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NBC tournament features lots of close games

Twenty-six teams compete in annual Al Kennedy Memorial on Easter Weekend By Pat Payton It’s usually not easy to win your division in the annual No-Body Contact tournament, sponsored by the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association. This year was no exception as there were a lot of close, hard-fought games in all seven divisions. There…

Eight SKC competitors qualify for national tryouts

By Pat Payton BURLINGTON – It was an outstanding day for the Stonetown Karate Centre here recently. The April 6th event was the WKC Provincial Tryouts at the Haber Rec. Centre, and eight Stonetown Karate members qualified for the National Tryouts in Gatineau, Que., May 17-19. A competitor had to finish in the top eight…

Bettger, Gagnon qualify for WOSSAA badminton

By Chris Marcou, DCVI coach STRATFORD – The DCVI Junior badminton team took to the courts at the Stratford Agriplex for the Huron-Perth championships last Tuesday, Apr. 16. With a full team of 16 players, the action was fast and furious. After the dust settled, several Saluki players were still playing after the third round.…

Local players win awards at Aces banquet

Skylar Fadelle was named ‘Best Sport’ on the Peewee BBs this season. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Ella Gracey was selected ‘Ace of the Team’ on the Peewee BBs this season. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed)

Annual NBC tournament goes this weekend

Al Kennedy Memorial features 26 teams in seven divisions By Pat Payton It’s the weekend when bragging rights are earned for another year. The annual Al Kennedy Memorial No-Body Contact hockey tournament goes this Easter Weekend, Friday, Apr. 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the PRC. The St. Marys minor hockey fundraiser will feature 26…

Minor soccer ready to kick off 2019 season

St. Marys Association always looking for volunteers By Pat Payton St. Marys and Area minor soccer is ready to kick into full swing in the next few weeks after completing their registration process earlier this week. “What’s exciting about minor soccer is that we’ve had a resurgence of volunteers and interest,” association president Chris Gwyn…

Local players win awards at Aces’ hockey banquet

Rylee Nethercott was named top defensive player on the Peewee BBs. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Eve Greig was selected top offensive player on the Bantam ‘BB’ squad. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Kiara McGregor was chosen top offensive player on the Peewee…

Local goalie Bentley on Provincial gold champion

Goalie Rachael Bentley and her London Devilette Jr. PWHL teammates won gold at the Provincials in Mississauga on the Apr. 5-7 weekend. She is a former St. Marys Rock player, coached by Marc Cameron and Kevin McDougall. Bentley played the first three games, allowing just one goal throughout. Her goaltending partner Jamie Johnson (from British…

Salukis compete well in H-P Senior badminton

Four DCVI players advancing to WOSSAA in Strathroy By Bob Ellison, DCVI coach STRATFORD – The DCVI Senior badminton team competed in the Huron-Perth championships at the Stratford Agriplex last Thursday, April 11. Taking on the best players in the conference proved to be both frustrating and rewarding at times for the 14 members of…