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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…

Senior boys win volleyball bronze at WOSSAA ‘A’

By Pat Payton LONDON – Serving proved to be a major factor for the DCVI Senior boys volleyball team at the WOSSAA ‘A’ championships here last Tuesday (Nov. 12) at London Christian. Coach Stephen Chateauvert reported that Salukis didn’t serve the ball well in their semi-final match in the morning against the host London Christian…

U-16 Snipers skate to comeback 5-3 victory over the Edge

FERGUS – St. Marys U-16 Snipers travelled here last Thursday to take on the Elora-Fergus Edge at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. The Snipers, looking to forget their disappointing weekend at the recent London Lynx tournament, were excited to return to league play in only their second WRRL game of the year. Unfortunately, the Edge…

Brock Chessell honoured as Ontario Mark Maker

Air Canada invites 13-year-old St. Marys resident and his family to Leafs’ game last month By Pat Payton Thanks to Air Canada and the Toronto Maple Leafs, it was a day Brock Chessell and his family will never forget! Air Canada is recognizing youth making a difference in their communities across Canada with a season-long…

Team speed a big asset for Cement ‘BB’ Midgets

By Pat Payton Head coach Brent Rae says speed is a team strength with his Cement ‘BB’ Midgets this season. But his team also showed grit and physical play and got excellent goaltending in a recent 1-1 Shamrock League tie with the visiting Lambeth Lancers. Missing five regulars, the Cement men had just 10 skaters–eight…

Overtime loss leaves Lincs with one-point weekend

No home game Friday; Lincolns play in St. Thomas Sunday night By Pat Payton CHATHAM – St. Marys Lincolns managed to pick up just one point in two Western Conference games this past weekend. Lincs earned a point after losing 3-2 in overtime to the home-town Maroons here Sunday night at Chatham’s Memorial Arena. But…

Lincolns hold Remembrance ceremony last Friday

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns held their annual on-ice Remembrance Day ceremony just prior to last Friday night’s game against Strathroy Rockets. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, colour party consisted of: president Tom Jenkins, Sgt. At Arms Darryl Golz, back-up Sgt. At Arms Ernie Gillham, Veteran Service Officer Bill Taylor, and Tom Leier.…