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Lincolns earn road win in St. Thomas

By Stewart Grant Three weeks ago, the St. Thomas Stars came into the Lincolns’ home rink and left with a 4-1 victory. Last Sunday, the ever-improving St. Marys squad returned the favour and skated off with a convincing 6-2 victory at the Joe Thornton Community Centre. Cal Horvat opened the scoring for St. Thomas just…

Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees off to a strong start

Hodkinson line returns intact; six players back from last season By Pat Payton Coach Dwain Smith says his 2018-19 Firefighter Peewees have loads of speed, skill and hockey knowledge. “Every one of our kids can skate and handle the puck,” Smith said in a recent interview with the Independent. “I’m amazed at their hockey sense,…

Twenty-four teams competing in A-E tourney

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees and Frayne Bantams taking part this weekend By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is again hosting an Additional-Entry boys hockey tournament. The 24-team A-E event goes this weekend, Oct. 19-21, at the Pyramid Rec. Centre and teams are coming from as far away as Huntsville, Penetang and Pelham. The…

Stonetown Karate Centre members post great results

At Ontario Grand Nationals event in London By Pat Payton LONDON – Several young members from the Stonetown Karate Centre posted great results here at a recent competition. Brothers Fox and Finley Houston, Jaseena Cates, Nathan Campbell and Jalyne Lorentz combined to bring home two firsts, four seconds and one third from the Ontario Grand…

DCVI Field Hockey ties Mitchell Blue Devils

The Field Hockey team took to the pitch yesterday in chilly conditions to face the Listowel Lightning and the Mitchell Blue Devils.  Having faced both teams earlier in the season, the Salukis having been preparing for the re-matches with a different style of play and were eager to put it into practice. In the opening…

Productive night for Hodkinson line in home opener

By Pat Payton It was a productive night for the Hodkinson line last Wednesday night at the PRC. In their Shamrock League home opener, the trio of centre Ryan Hodkinson and wingers Finn Stewart and Peyton Lobb was dominant for the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees. They controlled the play every time they were on the ice…

Mitch Watt competing at OFSAA in Whitby

By Pat Payton WHITBY – St. Marys DCVI student Mitch Watt is competing at the 2018 OFSAA golf championships here this week. The three-day event is being held at The Royal Ashburn golf club in Durham region. After a practice round Tuesday, Round 1 is Wednesday and Round 2 Thursday. “The course has a lot…

Senior girls start strong with 3-1 record

Three fifth-year players have been the team’s leaders By Pat Payton The St. Marys DCVI Senior girls basketball team is off to a strong start in Huron-Perth Conference action. After games last week, the Sr. Salukis sit with a 3-1 won-loss record–good for a third-place tie with Goderich Vikings in the H-P standings. Salukis, who…

Butchart named Lincolns’ player-of-the-month

Talented centreman now third in Western Conference scoring By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s home game, Blair Butchart was named St. Marys Lincolns’ player-of-the-month for September and received a plaque from team official Bill Lowe. The talented centreman had one goal and nine assists in seven games last month. After a six-point night…