News from around St. Marys.

Lincs coach expects tough quarter-final series

St. Marys hosts Games 1 and 3 Friday and next Tuesday at the PRC By Pat Payton Coach Trent McClement is expecting a close, hard-fought playoff series between two teams who play similar defensive styles. McClement’s third-place St. Marys Lincolns (30-13-3-4) and the sixth-place Strathroy Rockets (19-26-3-2) open a best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final this Friday…

Legion Midgets complete three-game SHL sweep

Win final two games of Dorchester series in overtime By Pat Payton The Royal Canadian Legion A-E Midgets completed a three-game sweep of their best-of-five Shamrock League quarter-final playoff series with the Dorchester Dragons last Thursday night at the PRC. A goal by forward Carter Reid with just 2:25 remaining in a 10-minute overtime period…

Firefighter Peewees explode in third, sweep Belmont

By Pat Payton BELMONT – Five unanswered third-period goals powered the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees to a convincing 7-2 victory over the home-town Rangers here Saturday afternoon. The win gave Dwain Smith’s squad the best-of-three Shamrock League quarter-final playoff series in two straight games. The score was deadlocked 2-2 after two periods, and Belmont had out-shot…

Cascades Peewees undefeated champions at Brantford tourney

Team out-scores its opponents 11-3 on the weekend BRANTFORD – The St. Marys Peewee ‘C’ girls hockey team went undefeated and captured the 39th annual Walter Gretzky tournament here over the weekend. They all played their hearts out and were even congratulated by Mr. Walter Gretzky himself! Truly a memorable experience for everyone. The team,…

Mayor Al Strathdee addresses UTRCA Board

The following is a presentation by Mayor Al Strathdee to the Board of Upper Thames River Conservation Authority last week: Good Morning Chair Levin, members of the board, General Manager Wilcox, UTRCA staff, and other stakeholders. I want to start by speaking to the history of the UTRCA and its relationship with the town of…

Police parking back to Church Street

In the fall of 2019 the Town and the Stratford Police Service began a trial period to have cruisers park on Queen Street. The goal was to increase police visibility, and to have the parked cruisers act as traffic calming on Queen Street for speeding motorists.  Although the idea was good in theory, in practice…