What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

SMRA very busy preparing for return to the ice

Local ringette association approved to move to Stage 2 It has been a very busy month behind the scenes for the St. Marys Ringette Association (SMRA). Since the revised release of Ringette Ontario’s ‘Return to Ringette Guidelines’ on Aug. 10, the executive has been extremely proactive developing protocols and procedures to allow for a safe…

Griffiths retains men’s title at River Valley G&CC

Clark, Osgerby and Sedley other division winners this past weekend By Pat Payton Jeff Griffiths posted rounds of 70 and 78 in the annual Club Championship at River Valley Golf and Country Club this past weekend. Griffiths’ 148 two-day total was enough to give the defending champion a three-shot victory in the men’s division. Second…

St. Marys minor hockey announces Oct. 1 start-up

Registration for 12-week program closes Sept. 17 During the past few weeks, the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association executive has been busy reviewing the OHF Framework recently released as well as other guidelines sent out by HC, OHF, OMHA/OWHA, the Town of St. Marys, and local health officials. Although the game of hockey will look…

GOJHL starting 2020-21 regular season Dec. 2

Three dates considered by league teams By Pat Payton In a recent press release from Commissioner Mark Tuck, he reported that Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) teams have determined Wednesday, Dec. 2 as the opening night for 2020-21 regular-season games. The GOJHL will work with the Government and the OHA to be granted approval.…

Hockey equipment collected for reserve in northern Ontario

Local project spearheaded by True North Aboriginal Partnership supporter By Pat Payton St. Marys has come through once again! Just ask Brenda Burston, a St. Marys resident who supports True North Aboriginal Partnership, a not-for-profit charitable organization. True North has had a long-standing relationship with Mishkeegogmang, an Ojibway Nation reserve six hours north of Thunder…

Ten teams compete in doubles tennis tourney

London pair emerges overall champions on Saturday Spring came late to the St. Marys Tennis Courts this past Saturday as the annual ‘Rusty Springs’ tournament was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The extra practise time allowed 10 teams to shine on the courts, as deft drops, long lobs and sweet slices were hallmarks of…