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Brady Wiffen signs with East Coast hockey team

Former Lincolns’ centre joining Reading Royals in Pennsylvania By Pat Payton Brady Wiffen is soon embarking on a new chapter of his life: professional hockey. The former St. Marys Lincolns’ centre and leading scorer, now 25, recently agreed to join the Reading, Penn. Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). For Wiffen, the road…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors finish in first place

With 19-1 record in Huron Perth Fastball League; playoff tourney this weekend By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors wrapped up their Huron Perth Fastball League schedule with two wins in their final three games — played on back-to-back nights. The St. Marys girls, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, were hoping to complete a…

Lincolns’ training camp starts next Wednesday

First pre-season games at home on Aug. 17 and 18 By Pat Payton Believe it or not, the hockey season is almost here again. St. Marys Lincolns open their 2019-20 main training camp next Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the PRC, with about 40 skaters hitting the ice at 8 p.m. Another on-ice workout is scheduled…

Lincolns’ 2019-20 roster continues to take shape

Training camp two weeks away; GM Smale acquires winger from Brantford By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ General Manager Greg Smale informed the Independent recently that he has acquired a 17-year-old right winger from Brantford Jr. ‘B’ Bandits (formerly the 99ers) of the Midwestern Conference. He’s Mason Mantzavrakoz, who had nine goals, 12 assists and…

Stonetown Tribe wins Stonetown Summer League

As the Stonetown Summer Hockey League turns 10 years old, the Stonetown Tribe emerge as 2019 champions with a recent 4-2 win over the Wellburn Whalers. League MVP Darryl Sterkenburg tallied the game winning goal with just two minutes to play, his second of the game. Rounding out the scoring were Brett Petrie and Kaleb…

U-12 boys defeat St. Thomas 6-1 in minor soccer action

Danny Graham of the St. Marys U-12 team battles a St. Thomas player for the ball during an Elgin-Middlesex minor soccer game last Thursday. (Payton photos) Minor soccer three stars. These three members of the U-12 boys soccer team were selected the three stars following a 6-1 Elgin-Middlesex Soccer Association win over St. Thomas at…

Gord Ash remembers several great Blue Jays teams

Thomson heard lots of good baseball stories in Yankees’ clubhouse over 28 years By Pat Payton Toronto native Gord Ash was one of four Canadians recently inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Ash was Toronto Blue Jays’ assistant GM for five years (1989 to 1994) and later the team’s GM for…