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SMMHA announces Major Award winners for 19-20

By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association recently announced eight of its 10 Major Award winners for the 2019-20 season. “Although we are not able to present these awards in person right now, we hope to host a recognition event when we can safely return to the arena,” SMMHA president Kristene McCurdy told the…

Lincs looking for new assistant coach for 2020-21

MVP Kyle Curtin headed for Jr. ‘A’ League in Alberta? By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are advertising for a new assistant coach. Cole Stewart recently informed the Lincs that he is leaving the team after one season with the GOJHL club. Stewart, a former Mitchell Jr. ‘C’ Hawks’ coach, was in charge of the…

Thomson finishes university career on high note

Goaltender named Falcons’ MVP, and to All-Conference team in NCHA By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – It was a great way for goaltender Breanna Thomson, of St. Marys, to finish off her university hockey career with the Falcons here at Concordia University. Thomson, 21, recently completed her Senior year at the Wisconsin school and was…

St. Marys minor hockey thanks its 2019-20 sponsors

On behalf of St. Marys minor hockey, the association wants to thank all of its generous sponsors for their support during the 2019-20 season. These companies and businesses have helped to provide opportunities for the SMMHA’s young players this season. Team sponsors: Tim Hortons – St. Marys Ford Sales – Finnbilt Contracting Ltd. – St.…

Scott Driscoll retires after 28 seasons in the NHL

Former Lincolns’ defenceman had hoped to officiate his last game at MSG in New York By Pat Payton GUELPH – It appears that Scott Driscoll is getting very close to hanging up his skates after 28 seasons as a National Hockey League linesman. The 52-year-old Seaforth native and former St. Marys Lincolns’ defenceman (1985-89) was…

Ontario golf courses make case for safe opening

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “During this time of physical distancing, golf courses are uniquely positioned to provide safe environments that support the safety protocols put in place by the government,” read a letter to MPP Randy Pettapiece, penned by St. Marys Golf & Country Club (“SMGCC”) General Manager Matt Staffen earlier this…

Wildfong has fond memories of Lincolns, St. Marys

Feisty winger from Clinton was a member of last Lincs’ championship team in 1993-94 By Pat Payton It’s been 25 years since Dan Wildfong (1992-95) was a member of the St. Marys Lincolns. But he says it seems like it was yesterday. Playing for the Lincs and living in the Stonetown for parts of three…

Urquhart home from New Zealand

Local fastball player spent winter playing down under By Pat Payton It was recently a “great experience” for Kirkton area native Fraser Urquhart, who spent the winter playing Senior men’s fastball in New Zealand. The St. Marys minor ball product enjoyed all aspects of his time there. The South Perth Men’s Fastball League player is…

Lincolns announce team award winners for 2019-20

Rookie Ryan Burke double recipient; goalie Kyle Curtin named regular-season MVP By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently named their team award winners for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Winners of 11 team awards were announced. Centre Ryan Burke is the only double recipient. The 17-year-old London native will get his…