News from around St. Marys.

Lincs drop pair on weekend, lose ground to Stars

Lincolns now trail St. Thomas by eight points in chase for final playoff spot By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The times are getting desperate for St. Marys Lincolns. If Lincs hope to take part in the Western Conference playoffs, the time is now to start winning games. With only 10 regular-season contests remaining, Lincolns (9-25-3-1)…

Lincolns’ Alumni roster nicely taking shape

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ Alumni roster for the upcoming game against the Montreal Canadiens’ Alumni squad is nicely taking shape. The highly-anticipated game–now less than two months away–will be held Friday, Mar. 22 at the PRC. It’s being billed as a ‘Celebration of Hockey: Two Storied Franchises. One Night To Remember.’ There are…

Clark named OUA Female Athlete-of-the-Week

By Pat Payton For her high-scoring exploits on the ice, St. Marys native April Clark was recently named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete-of-the-Week for the period ending Jan. 13, 2019. Clark, a fourth-year forward, has been consistently putting up points this 2018-19 season for the Western Mustangs women’s hockey team. Her…

Update on Queen Street West fire

Charges have now been laid in regards to the fire on Queen Street West as reported last week. On Sunday, January 13, 2019 shortly after 11:00 a.m. the Stratford Police were called to assist the Fire Department at a fire on Queen St West in St Marys. The fire was extinguished and nobody was found…

Sonnet Writing in St. Marys

Submitted by John A. Cull The St. Marys Poetry Circle, under the devoted and encouraging leadership of Ione Grover, with extra assistance from Alizon Sharun, held a special meeting at The St. Marys Public Library on Saturday January 19, 2019. St. Marys resident, Heather l. Meakin, conducted a workshop devoted to the sonnet. Heather’s expertise,…

Cade Property now Open to the Public

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that its newest land acquisition, the Cade Tract, is now open to the public! Barnby Cade and his family donated this 32 ha (78 acre) Perth South property to the UTRCA in 2016. The property is located west of the Town of St. Marys, at…

Sr. Salukis defeat St. Mikes, Central in three sets

Sr. Salukis defeat St. Mikes, Central in three sets By Pat Payton STRATFORD – How about that DCVI Senior girls volleyball team! Salukis went into the Central gymnasium here last Thursday, and defeated two Perth County rivals in gruelling three-set matches. The DCVI Seniors, who are coached by Steve Chateauvert and Ruthann Waldick, are now…

Bantams, Atoms reach semi-finals at Int. Silver Stick

Over 230 games played in the Niagara area this past weekend By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Two St. Marys minor hockey teams reached the Tier 2 semi-finals before being eliminated at the 20th annual International A-E and Local League Silver Stick tournament here this past weekend. Both the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams and Dunny’s…

Special teams lift Leamington past Lincolns, 4-2

By Pat Payton Special teams proved to be the difference last Friday night at the PRC. Two second-period powerplay goals lifted Leamington Flyers to a 4-2 victory over St. Marys Lincolns. Flyers’ penalty-killing was also very solid, holding Lincs (0-for-6) off the scoresheet when they had the man advantage. “Special teams were the difference,” Leamington…

Three-team deal brings ‘exciting’ forward to Lincs

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns acquired another forward just before last Thursday’s OHA trading deadline. In a rather complicated three-team deal, Lincs obtained Jacob Bloomfield from Elmira Sugar Kings. Bloomfield was originally property of Listowel Cyclones, who dealt the 17-year-old forward to Elmira for forward Luke Israel. Lincolns then obtained Bloomfield from the Sugar…