News from around St. Marys.

Lincs hire new Director of Hockey Operations

Greg Smale joins staff as Assistant GM By Pat Payton Jim MacEachern and Greg Smale are passionate hockey people with extensive hockey backgrounds. And both men want to help rebuild the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns and make the long-time Western Conference franchise a winner again. MacEachern, a 50-year-old Kitchener resident, is the Lincs’ new…

Norampac Peewees lose heartbreaker

At recent Woodstock Wildcats tournament WOODSTOCK – The Norampac Peewee girls lost a heartbreaker in the early Sunday morning semi-finals at the recent 22nd annual Woodstock Wildcats tournament, Jan. 4-7. Goalie Kiera Akey started the tournament off with a shutout of the host Wildcats team Friday morning, leading her Norampac squad to a 2-0 victory.…

Finnbilt Novices pull out big playoff win

The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novice team had the Dorchester Dragons come to town on Monday, Jan. 15. The boys were expecting a challenge and got just that in Game 2 of their round-robin playoff series. It was a fast-paced game, going back and forth, until the Dragons were able to slide one past St. Marys goalie…

McPhail’s Bantams tie West Oxford Inferno 1-1

Team entered in tournament this weekend The McPhail’s Pet Store Bantam girls skated to a hard-fought 1-1 tie with the West Oxford Inferno in a league game on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the PRC. Strong goaltending at both ends of the ice–by the Rock’s Emma Luyten and the Inferno’s Ella Baker–kept the game scoreless for…

Snowblower stolen from Downie Central

During the overnight hours of January 11, 2018, an unknown suspect(s) entered the property at Downie Central Public School in the Township of Perth South. A locked shed on the school property was entered and the school’s snow blower was removed. Both the lock and shed door were damaged. The stolen snow blower is described…

ANAF Bantams down 2-1 to Jr. Rockets

OMHA PLAYOFFS By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams faced a must-win situation on Wednesday night at home after losing 3-2 in overtime here Tuesday (Jan. 16) in the pivotal third game of their best-of-five OMHA playoff series with Strathroy Jr. Rockets. It was the third straight one-goal decision in the series, and…

Masters Provincial curling

Barrie skip Gayle McKenna delivers a shot during round-robin play against the Brantford rink last weekend at the St. Marys Curling Club. A Galt-based entry defeated the Barrie team in the women’s final of the 2018 Masters Provincial championships. Dale Curtis’s Galt team now advances to the nationals in Surrey and White Rock, B.C. the…

G&CC Atoms reach semi-finals in Sarnia

St. Marys team posts 4-1 record on weekend MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton SARNIA – St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms certainly proved that they were one of the best teams in the ‘A’ Division at the International Silver Stick tournament here last weekend. In fact, one more goal in the semi-finals and…

Frayne Bantams finalists in Niagara Silver Stick

Dunny’s Atoms advance to semi-finals MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Three St. Marys minor hockey teams represented the association very well in International Silver Stick competitions last weekend. The Frayne Custom Cabinets Bantams and Dunny’s Source for Sports Atoms combined to play 11 games at the annual Pelham International A-E event. Brent Rae’s…

Firefighter Peewees complete sweep of Cougars

St. Marys wins opening-round series 3-0 MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Mt. Brydges Cougars put up a good fight, but the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees managed to complete a three-game sweep of their best-of-five OMHA playoff series Monday night at the PRC. A 3-1 victory over the Cougars moves Dwain Smith’s Firefighters to the next round…