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Three-team deal brings ‘exciting’ forward to Lincs

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns acquired another forward just before last Thursday’s OHA trading deadline. In a rather complicated three-team deal, Lincs obtained Jacob Bloomfield from Elmira Sugar Kings. Bloomfield was originally property of Listowel Cyclones, who dealt the 17-year-old forward to Elmira for forward Luke Israel. Lincolns then obtained Bloomfield from the Sugar…

Nethercott lifts ANAF Bantams in series opener

By Pat Payton MT. BRYDGES – A pair of third-period goals by forward Keegan Nethercott lifted the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams to a 3-1 victory over Mt. Brydges Cougars here Sunday night. The win gives Brandon Boyd’s Bantam Rock a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five, opening-round OMHA playoff series. Game 2 is Wednesday, Jan. 16 in…

Barber, U-14 Snipers earn two close ringette wins

What a beautiful weekend to travel and the St. Marys U-14 Snipers took advantage of the sunny skies travelling almost 400 km. for games in Mount Forest and Goderich. On Saturday, Snipers took on the Wellington North Ringers in Mount Forest, and on Sunday Jim Burlingham’s squad travelled to Goderich to clash with the Ice…

Four centres win gold at Local League tourney

Twenty-three teams compete in SMMHA event at PRC on the weekend By Pat Payton Four different centres won the four age divisions this past weekend as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association held its annual Local League tournament at the PRC. A total of 23 teams competed in the SMMHA’s 2nd annual tournament. Altogether, five St.…

Atom teams need double OT to decide winner

At Local League hockey tournament on the weekend By Pat Payton The following are game summaries for the two St. Marys Atoms teams which competed in St. Marys minor hockey’s 2nd annual Local League tournament this past weekend. The Nicholson Concrete Atoms started their weekend Friday afternoon with a 5-2 loss to Lucan Irish. Grayson…

Lincolns add forward before Thursday’s deadline

At least six more wins needed to make playoffs: Lincs’ coach By Pat Payton At press time Monday afternoon of this week, St. Marys Lincolns had made one player move prior to Thursday’s OHA trading deadline. Lincs acquired veteran forward Thomas McLatchie from St. Thomas Stars in a straight cash deal. McLatchie had seven goals,…

SMMHA teams post good records in Shamrock

By Pat Payton St. Marys minor hockey teams have now completed their Shamrock League regular schedules. The following is a summary, detailing how each SMMHA team did in its respective SHL division. Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices tied for fifth place in the Novice Central standings with an 8-10-2 record. Todd Dittmer’s squad…

SMMHA teams post good records in Shamrock League

Firefighter Peewees finish in first place, undefeated By Pat Payton St. Marys minor hockey teams have now completed their Shamrock League regular schedules. The following is a summary, detailing how each SMMHA team did in its respective SHL division. Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices tied for fifth place in the Novice Central standings…

Lincolns back in the hunt for a playoff spot

Gain three of a possible four points before Christmas Break By Pat Payton ST. THOMAS – It’s going to be a tough road ahead, but St. Marys Lincolns are back in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff spot. Lincs are within striking distance after gaining three of a possible four points in their final…