News from around St. Marys.

Lincs down to 25 players following the weekend

Nine players at Ontario Hockey League training camps this week By Pat Payton Following weekend action, St. Marys Lincolns are down to 25 players — 15 forwards, seven defencemen and three goaltenders. “The team still has as many as three moves to make,” head coach Trent McClement told the Independent at Sunday’s practice. “If we…

One shot win at Douglas Memorial golf tournament

Tourney has now raised almost $25,000 for St. Marys minor hockey By Pat Payton It was close at the finish line! The foursome of Will Fink, Trevor Warwick, Cole Warwick and Mike Gould claimed a one-shot victory in the 8th annual Gary Douglas Memorial golf tournament Saturday at River Valley Golf and Country Club. A…

St. Marys Sr. Ryder Cup team competes in playoff round

CHATHAM – St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s Senior Ryder Cup team successfully qualified for the SouthWest Regional competition held at the beautiful Maple City golf course in Chatham-Kent last Friday, Aug. 16. The St. Marys G&CC team, consisting of two-man pairings — Merlin Malinowski and Brian Hughes, Neil Dust and Wayne Ross, Rich Parsons…

Lincs go into training camp with 20 players signed

Team’s main focus this season is winning games: GM Smale By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ GM Greg Smale announced the signing of another player last week, just two days before the start of their GOJHL main training camp. He’s Ethan Lamoureux, a “hard-nosed” right winger who played for the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Major Midgets last…

Twelve teams compete in Bull Memorial tourney

Ontario president on hand for 130th anniversary celebrations Saturday By Pat Payton Twelve teams competed in the annual Gerald W. Bull Memorial men’s pairs lawn bowling tournament this past Saturday at the Parks Lawn Bowling Club. The men’s pairs event has been held for over 20 years, St. Marys president Larry McLellan told the Independent.…

New Accessible Dock at Wildwood Conservation Area

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that a new accessible dock has been installed at Wildwood Conservation Area.  “This new EZ Launch® system provides a very stable, safe way to enter and exit your kayak or canoe at Wildwood Reservoir,” said Paul Switzer, Superintendent, Wildwood Conservation Area. “People of all ages…