News from around St. Marys.

Lincolns honouring 1984-85 champions

Junior ‘B’ fans, please circle Friday, Feb. 9. That’s the night the Lincolns are hosting Strathroy Rockets at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the game, Lincs will honour the 1984-85 St. Marys team which captured the Western League playoff championship. That memorable spring, Lincolns defeated Dickie Robinson and the London Diamonds (now nicknamed the Nationals) in…

Ballantyne paces Dunny’s Atoms’ win over Oilers

By Pat Payton On Monday, Jan. 29 at the PRC, a hat trick by Jared Ballantyne paced the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms to a 9-0 romp over the Petrolia Oilers. It was the fourth straight OMHA playoff win for Sean Porter’s squad. They are currently involved in a four-team round-robin, with Dorchester Dragons…

UTRCA set to close Glengowen Dam project

By Chet Greason Ian Wilcox, general manager of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA), has said that the Glengowen Dam project will never happen and needs to close. The topic came up during Wilcox’s presentation to St. Marys Council during their budget deliberation meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 30. Wilcox annually presents…

“Love Is In The Air” – The Courtship Of Bald Eagles

By Jennifer Thorpe Perth County is a great destination for birders and nature photographers in all seasons.  Though the snow and lower temperatures present practical challenges, winter offers a chance to observe in forests and along waterways without the green screen of foliage. This week’s feature was taken just east of St Marys by photographer…

Lincs battle Rockets to double-OT tie Saturday

Huge home games this month against Strathroy, Komoka JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton STRATHROY – February is going to be both busy and interesting for the playoff-seeking St. Marys Lincolns. Going into the final month of the regular schedule, Lincs still had 13 games to play–the most of any GOJHL team. On three consecutive Friday…

Henderson powers G&CC Atoms to 2-0 series lead

OMHA PLAYOFFS By Pat Payton STRATHROY – Sparked by centre Colton Henderson’s three goals, the Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms skated to a convincing 7-2 victory over the home-town Jr. Rockets here Tuesday night. The win gives Dan Schiedel’s squad a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five, second-round OMHA playoff series. Game 3 is…

Frayne A-E Bantams faced with must-win situation

After losing 1-0 to Dorchester last Sunday By Pat Payton The Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams have allowed just one goal in three OMHA playoff games, but already they’re facing a must-win situation. At the PRC last Sunday, Brent Rae’s squad dropped a 1-0 nail-biter to Dorchester Dragons. The loss left the Rock with a…