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Firefighter Peewees drop opener 3-2 to Dragons

Now need to win an OMHA game in series in Dorchester By Pat Payton The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewee are faced with winning a playoff game in Dorchester after losing the series opener 3-2 on home ice last Wednesday night. Game 2 in the best-of-five, second-round OMHA series was on Tuesday of this week in Dorchester.…

McCotter’s hat sparks Finnbilt Novices’ comeback

By Pat Payton DORCHESTER – The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices were 1-1 after their first two OMHA playoff games early last week. In dramatic fashion, Todd Dittmer’s squad pulled out a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Dragons here last Tuesday night. After Dragons jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead, Declan McCotter spearheaded the Rock comeback.…

Jr. Salukis win, stay in hunt for H-P playoff spot

DCVI boys team holds off Central Huron 53-41 last Wednesday By Pat Payton It didn’t end up being easy, but the DCVI Junior boys basketball team may have clinched a Huron-Perth playoff berth last Wednesday afternoon at the collegiate. A determined Central Huron Phoenix team made the Salukis earn their 53-41 victory, leaving St. Marys…

Lincs drop pair on weekend, lose ground to Stars

Lincolns now trail St. Thomas by eight points in chase for final playoff spot By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The times are getting desperate for St. Marys Lincolns. If Lincs hope to take part in the Western Conference playoffs, the time is now to start winning games. With only 10 regular-season contests remaining, Lincolns (9-25-3-1)…

Lincolns’ Alumni roster nicely taking shape

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ Alumni roster for the upcoming game against the Montreal Canadiens’ Alumni squad is nicely taking shape. The highly-anticipated game–now less than two months away–will be held Friday, Mar. 22 at the PRC. It’s being billed as a ‘Celebration of Hockey: Two Storied Franchises. One Night To Remember.’ There are…

Clark named OUA Female Athlete-of-the-Week

By Pat Payton For her high-scoring exploits on the ice, St. Marys native April Clark was recently named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete-of-the-Week for the period ending Jan. 13, 2019. Clark, a fourth-year forward, has been consistently putting up points this 2018-19 season for the Western Mustangs women’s hockey team. Her…

Sr. Salukis defeat St. Mikes, Central in three sets

Sr. Salukis defeat St. Mikes, Central in three sets By Pat Payton STRATFORD – How about that DCVI Senior girls volleyball team! Salukis went into the Central gymnasium here last Thursday, and defeated two Perth County rivals in gruelling three-set matches. The DCVI Seniors, who are coached by Steve Chateauvert and Ruthann Waldick, are now…

Bantams, Atoms reach semi-finals at Int. Silver Stick

Over 230 games played in the Niagara area this past weekend By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Two St. Marys minor hockey teams reached the Tier 2 semi-finals before being eliminated at the 20th annual International A-E and Local League Silver Stick tournament here this past weekend. Both the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams and Dunny’s…

Special teams lift Leamington past Lincolns, 4-2

By Pat Payton Special teams proved to be the difference last Friday night at the PRC. Two second-period powerplay goals lifted Leamington Flyers to a 4-2 victory over St. Marys Lincolns. Flyers’ penalty-killing was also very solid, holding Lincs (0-for-6) off the scoresheet when they had the man advantage. “Special teams were the difference,” Leamington…