News from around St. Marys.

SMMHA teams post good records in Shamrock

By Pat Payton St. Marys minor hockey teams have now completed their Shamrock League regular schedules. The following is a summary, detailing how each SMMHA team did in its respective SHL division. Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices tied for fifth place in the Novice Central standings with an 8-10-2 record. Todd Dittmer’s squad…

Local winners of the annual Poster & Literary contest

The Royal Canadian Legion Perth Regiment Veterans Branch 236 St. Marys recently awarded the local winners of the annual Poster and Literary contest. Many of the winners and finalists gathered at the Legion on December 11 to receive certificates and prizes. Front row from left are Simon Greig, Adam Nelson, Charlotte Hodges, Brooke Hahn, Landon…

Women’s Doubles Exhibit opens January 11

Paintings by Deb Dicker and Sylvie Verwaayen St. Marys Station Gallery is pleased to showcase its upcoming exhibit ‘Women’s Doubles’, paintings by Deb Dicker and Sylvie Verwaayen. Deb Dicker is a mixed media, acrylic artist. She is well known for her pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint and unusual materials. Often abstract in nature…

From Hong Kong to China, Valcke returns to Asia

By The IBA Baseball Reporter Zhongshan, China – Following a couple of treasured months back home in Stratford, Tom Valcke will be flying back to Hong Kong on January 7th, where he spent most of 2018 coaching their national men’s team.  Both parties knew that agreement would conclude on September 30th, 2018 as it was…

SMMHA teams post good records in Shamrock League

Firefighter Peewees finish in first place, undefeated By Pat Payton St. Marys minor hockey teams have now completed their Shamrock League regular schedules. The following is a summary, detailing how each SMMHA team did in its respective SHL division. Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices tied for fifth place in the Novice Central standings…

Lincolns back in the hunt for a playoff spot

Gain three of a possible four points before Christmas Break By Pat Payton ST. THOMAS – It’s going to be a tough road ahead, but St. Marys Lincolns are back in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff spot. Lincs are within striking distance after gaining three of a possible four points in their final…

Curling Club offering ‘Public Curling’

In an effort to generate interest in curling among local residents who can’t commit to a weekly league, the St. Marys Curling Club is offering a promotion called ‘Public Curling’ — a bi-weekly (every two weeks), drop-in league on a first-come, first-serve basis — starting Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. No curling experience? Not…

SMMHA hosting annual Local League tournament

This weekend at the PRC; five St. Marys teams taking part By Pat Payton A total of 23 teams, in four age divisions, will be competing in St. Marys Minor Hockey Association’s annual Local League tournament this weekend, Jan. 4-6. Five SMMHA teams will be taking part in the 44-game, three-day event. Games start Friday…

Kaleb Pearson rising star with Owen Sound Attack

St. Marys native attracting attention from NHL teams By Pat Payton St. Marys native Kaleb Pearson continues to improve and put up numbers with the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack. Going into the Christmas break, the 18-year-old forward was sixth in Attack team scoring with seven goals, 11 assists and 18 points in 31…