News from around St. Marys.

1,800 pigs die in barn fire

Members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise that a barn fire which occurred on Perth Line 16, shortly before 6:00 a.m. on January 9, 2018 has been determined to be non-suspicious in nature. Approximately 1800 pigs were inside the barn at the time of the fire; all of which were lost. No…

Atom teams thrill fans in Local League tourney

Twenty-four teams compete in four age divisions MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent The first-ever Local League tournament, sponsored by the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association, provided lots of exciting and thrilling action for the fans last weekend at the PRC. A total of 24 teams, in four age divisions, competed in…

Legion Midgets end schedule on a high note

St. Marys team goes 5-0-1 in its last six Tri-County League games MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent The Royal Canadian Legion Minor Midgets recently completed their Tri-County League ‘A’ regular schedule on a high note. Owen Penney’s squad won two games and tied another in a five-day stretch to finish with…

Lincolns hope to stop skid against Leamington

JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent St. Marys Lincolns will attempt to stop an 0-11-1 skid in their last 12 GOJHL games when they host Leamington Flyers tonight (Friday, Jan. 12) at the PRC, starting at 7:30 p.m. It’s Lincs’ lone Western Conference game of the weekend. Lincolns (6-23-1-3) dropped a pair…

Shackleton off to Scotties tournament

St. Marys resident will skip Team Nunavut in Penticton CURLING By Pat Payton Special to the Independent PENTICTON, B.C. – It seems that a dream has come true for Amie Shackleton. The St. Marys resident and long-time curler will compete for Team Nunavut at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2018 Canadian women’s curling…

Finnbilt Novices reach semi-finals in Pelham

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices headed to Pelham for their annual Regional Silver Stick tournament. Bill Scheuermann’s squad started the tournament off on a shaky note, losing to Tillsonburg Tornadoes by a score of 3-2.  For the second game, it was a match-up with the Grimsby Peach Kings and it ended in…

Aarts paces ANAF

Bantams’ victory Paced by forward Ethan Aarts’ three goals, the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams skated to a 6-1 Shamrock League victory over the visiting Ilderton Jets on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Brandon Boyd’s squad built period leads of 2-1 and 3-1. Aarts completed his hat trick by scoring the last two goals of the game. The speedy…

Firefighter Peewees complete unbeaten Shamrock season

MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent An unbeaten Shamrock Hockey League season! The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees recently completed an almost perfect SHL regular schedule. An 8-1 victory over Petrolia Oilers and a 4-1 triumph over Ilderton Jets extended Firefighters’ league winning streak to 14 games and gave Dwain Smith’s squad a very…