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St. Marys Minor Ball cancels its 2020 season

It is with regret that the executive of the St. Marys Minor Ball Association is cancelling the 2020 season, involving all girls softball teams and boys baseball teams. The official announcement was made Saturday, June 13. “It was a hard decision, but the right one to make,” SMBA president Candy McEwan said in a press…

Lincolns sign three more new players for 2020-21

Kevin Perrott son of former Lincoln and NHLer Nathan By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns now have 10 players on cards as they continue to fill their roster for the 2020-21 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Last week, Director of hockey operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signing of three more new players —…

Hockey Canada statement on Return to Hockey in Canada

CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada. “On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but…

A member’s story . . . a COVID-19 hole-in-one

St. Marys Golf and Country Club member Paul Fitzgeorge recently recorded his first-ever hole-in-one. The London resident and a member of the famous Sandbaggers group tells his story. What a fun day! I played with Patty Hearn and two public players: Chris, a medical student in his last year, and Franz, a new lawyer. These…

MacPherson has had life-long love affair with baseball

Former mayor grew up in the baseball town of Marysville, New Brunswick By Pat Payton Dick MacPherson has been a baseball fan his entire life. As a youngster growing up in the town of Marysville, just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick, MacPherson played baseball. He was a lefthanded pitcher. He was also a devout follower of…

Lincolns get seven new skaters on players’ cards

Two highly-touted 16-year-olds among the players signed early last week By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ director of hockey operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signings of seven new skaters early last week. Owen Van Steensel, Jack Piper, Eric Smith, Diego Sabino, Nathan Marques, Josh Short and Cole Schnittker will suit up for the Lincs when…

MacPherson would like one more visit to Dunedin

Huge baseball fan has made trip to Jays’ spring training in Florida 30 times By Pat Payton Dick MacPherson loves the game of baseball. And the 87-year-old St. Marys man and former town mayor would like to make at least one more March trip to Dunedin, Florida to watch spring training and take in all…

Smale receives OHA trainer-of-the-year award

Vote by the selection committee was a unanimous one By Pat Payton It’s a feather in the cap for Darren Smale and the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns as well. Earlier this week, the Ontario Hockey Association announced its major award winners for the 2019-20 season and Smale was informed that he has been named…

Jerry Petrie had 17-year career as sports agent

Former Lincs defenceman represented stars such as Beliveau, Staub, Lafleur and Howe By Pat Payton Jerry Petrie didn’t play pro hockey, but he ended up representing some of the biggest stars in the professional sports world. In the early 1970s, the former St. Marys Lincolns’ defenceman (1960-61) launched a business with a partner Gerry Patterson…