News from around St. Marys.

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…

Nethercott lifts ANAF Bantams in series opener

By Pat Payton MT. BRYDGES – A pair of third-period goals by forward Keegan Nethercott lifted the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams to a 3-1 victory over Mt. Brydges Cougars here Sunday night. The win gives Brandon Boyd’s Bantam Rock a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five, opening-round OMHA playoff series. Game 2 is Wednesday, Jan. 16 in…

Barber, U-14 Snipers earn two close ringette wins

What a beautiful weekend to travel and the St. Marys U-14 Snipers took advantage of the sunny skies travelling almost 400 km. for games in Mount Forest and Goderich. On Saturday, Snipers took on the Wellington North Ringers in Mount Forest, and on Sunday Jim Burlingham’s squad travelled to Goderich to clash with the Ice…

Police Reports for the week

Below are press releases from Stratford Police pertaining to St. Marys. The police are reminding people if they are witnessing a crime in progress call 911, but if they are reporting after the fact, just call the non-emergency number at 519-271-4141. They also remind people to not leave information regarding a possible concern on the…

Truck fire Friday morning

Around 10am on Friday January 11th, there was a loud explosion coming from James Street at Elizabeth Street just before the railroad tracks. The St. Marys Fire Department was on the scene immediately. A delivery van was on fire with a hole blown out of the right rear cargo hold. Faulty air brakes were presumed…

Four centres win gold at Local League tourney

Twenty-three teams compete in SMMHA event at PRC on the weekend By Pat Payton Four different centres won the four age divisions this past weekend as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association held its annual Local League tournament at the PRC. A total of 23 teams competed in the SMMHA’s 2nd annual tournament. Altogether, five St.…

Atom teams need double OT to decide winner

At Local League hockey tournament on the weekend By Pat Payton The following are game summaries for the two St. Marys Atoms teams which competed in St. Marys minor hockey’s 2nd annual Local League tournament this past weekend. The Nicholson Concrete Atoms started their weekend Friday afternoon with a 5-2 loss to Lucan Irish. Grayson…