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U-10 Snipers take silver in Mitchell Stingers tournament

MITCHELL – St. Marys U-10 White team went into the final game looking to take the gold from Mitchell U-10 here at the recent Stingers tournament, hosted by Mitchell ringette. Carrie McKichan’s Snipers again came off the bench ready for business. Defenders Peyton VanStratten and Evelyn Borg had their sticks down and were ready to…

Two comeback wins keep Lincolns firmly in third

Lincs improve road record to 8-2-1-2 with 6-4 victory over Komoka Saturday By Pat Payton KOMOKA – You have to give the St. Marys Lincolns high marks for resiliency. The Lincs maintained their grip on third place in the Western Conference standings by fighting back to win two GOJHL games this past weekend. Here Saturday…

Lincolns may or may not name new team captain

Lincs acquire new forward from Stratford Warriors in cash deal By Pat Payton The St. Marys Lincolns have not yet named a team captain to replace the departed Blair Butchart, who left the team earlier this month to return to the Jr. ‘C’ ranks. The Lincs currently have five assistant captains, although only three players…

ANAF Bantams stressing speed, puck possession

Rock team heading to Michigan tournament early next month By Pat Payton The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams are stressing team speed and puck possession to compensate for being a relatively small squad this season. “We’ve had an up-and-down season so far,” coach Dale Switzer told the Independent in a recent interview. “We have one game where…

Legion A-E Midgets go 1-2 at Regional Silver Stick

By Pat Payton EXETER – The Royal Canadian Legion A-E Midgets went 1-2 this past weekend and didn’t advance to the playoff round here at their Regional Silver Stick tournament. In the eight-team Midget division, Bob Davis’s squad opened with a convincing 7-0 victory over Hanover on Friday night. “We played really well,” coach Davis…

ABS Tracs Bantams win Festival Cup tournament

G&CC Atoms finalists in Matt Kelly Memorial in Bracebridge STRATFORD – The ABS Tracs Bantam ‘C’ girls captured the Aces’ Festival Cup tournament here on the Nov. 15-17 weekend. The Don Scott-coached Bantams won their first five games by shutouts. They defeated the Lambton Attack 5-0, TCDMHA (Chatsworth and District) 2-0, West Oxford Inferno 5-0…

U-16 Snipers hang on to down Ice Crushers 8-6

Team hosting first-place Mitchell this Thursday at the PRC The St. Marys U-16 Snipers hosted the Goderich Ice Crushers at the PRC in WRRL action last Thursday. The Ice Crushers (0-5) entered the game looking for their first win of the ringette season, while the Snipers were looking to improve on their 2-0 start. The…

Peewees, Bantams win Reg. Silver Stick titles

St. Marys A-E teams earn trip to International event in Pelham in January By Pat Payton COLLINGWOOD – Two St. Marys minor hockey Additional-Entry teams can look forward to the excitement of competing at the 2020 International Silver Stick tournament in Pelham the second weekend in January. The Home Building Centre A-E Peewees and the…

Butchart requests trade, returns to Mt. Forest

Veteran centre cites lack of ice time as one of the reasons for wanting to be moved By Pat Payton In a shocking turn of events, team captain Blair Butchart left the St. Marys Lincolns early last week — requesting a trade to a Jr. ‘C’ team. The swift-skating centreman has returned to his former…