News from around St. Marys.

Monday mixed curling holds closing bonspiel

St. Marys Curling Club held the Closing Bonspiel for the Monday Afternoon Mixed League on March 26. Eight teams competed for the Jim Nairn Memorial Trophy. Two eight-end games were played. Ernie Vanderschot’s rink was overall winner. Playing with Ernie that day were Murray Pink, Gord Moylan, Maxine Coulthard and Donna Goldstraw. A great day…

NHL Playoff Predictions

An April tradition in the St. Marys Independent is the posting of our NHL Predictions. Two years ago, editor-in-chief Frank Doyle correctly foresaw the Penguins’ Cup Victory while our graphic designer Tyler Carruthers declared “The Penguins can’t be dethroned” with last year’s successful prediction. This year, I’m hoping it is my turn to be correct,…

2018 NBC TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD

Thursday Coyotes 0 – Tribe 0 Mighty Drunks 6 – Canucks 3 4th Liners 4 – Chiefs 1 OV Knights 2 – 96 Boys 2 Friday Pyramid Power 5 – Tsunami Warriors 1 Wellburn Weapons 1 – Bounty Hunters 0 Team Marziali 4 – Team Stewart 0 Frayne Flyers 1 – Gunners 0 NGCOC 3…

Seven division champs crowned in NBC tourney

Two final games Saturday go to shootouts By Pat Payton Seven division champions were crowned this past Saturday as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Al Kennedy Memorial No-Body Contact tournament at the PRC. Twenty-four teams competed in the popular three-day SMMHA fundraiser, which re-unites former teammates and brings out lots of family…

Lincs hire new head coach from Jr. C ranks

Trent McClement guided Mt. Forest Patriots the past two seasons By Pat Payton On Easter Sunday, St. Marys Lincolns’ director of hockey operations Jim MacEachern informed the Independent newspaper that a new head coach has been hired by the GOJHL’s Western Conference team. He’s Trent McClement, who coached the Mount Forest Jr. ‘C’ Patriots to…

SMMHA teams win Shamrock playoff titles

By Pat Payton It’s been a great 2017-18 season for the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association! Three teams reached the OMHA finals, three girls teams are off to the Provincials in Toronto this weekend (Apr. 5-8), and five teams reached division finals in Shamrock League playoffs. Of the five SMMHA teams which reached the SHL…

More great results for Stonetown Karate members

LONDON – Stonetown Karate Centre members combined for eight top-three finishes here recently. The event was the 22nd annual Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at the Carling Heights Community Centre. Aayden Ragoo claimed a first in the 11-12 Novice point sparring division. Brady Campbell was first in kata (forms) in the Tiny Tigers division.…

A Passion for Dancing

Abigail (Abby) Jeffrey, 15, of St.Marys certainly has that passion to dance. Abby has won numerous championships held throughout Southwestern Ontario. Competitive dancing in Solo, Duo/trio and Performance have shown her accomplishments in Lyrical, Jazz, Acro and Ballet. In February of this year, at her first competition in Guelph, she was chosen by the judges…

Grill safely this barbeque season

With the barbeque season under way across Ontario, St Marys Fire Department recommends taking a few safety precautions before grilling that first meal this season. Few things can match the fun and enjoyment of a barbecue with family and friends. Practise sensible, safe barbecuing and your get-together will be a sizzling success. “Barbecuing is one…