What is going on in St. Marys Sports.

Seven division champs crowned in NBC tourney

Two final games Saturday go to shootouts By Pat Payton Seven division champions were crowned this past Saturday as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Al Kennedy Memorial No-Body Contact tournament at the PRC. Twenty-four teams competed in the popular three-day SMMHA fundraiser, which re-unites former teammates and brings out lots of family…

Lincs hire new head coach from Jr. C ranks

Trent McClement guided Mt. Forest Patriots the past two seasons By Pat Payton On Easter Sunday, St. Marys Lincolns’ director of hockey operations Jim MacEachern informed the Independent newspaper that a new head coach has been hired by the GOJHL’s Western Conference team. He’s Trent McClement, who coached the Mount Forest Jr. ‘C’ Patriots to…

SMMHA teams win Shamrock playoff titles

By Pat Payton It’s been a great 2017-18 season for the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association! Three teams reached the OMHA finals, three girls teams are off to the Provincials in Toronto this weekend (Apr. 5-8), and five teams reached division finals in Shamrock League playoffs. Of the five SMMHA teams which reached the SHL…

More great results for Stonetown Karate members

LONDON – Stonetown Karate Centre members combined for eight top-three finishes here recently. The event was the 22nd annual Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at the Carling Heights Community Centre. Aayden Ragoo claimed a first in the 11-12 Novice point sparring division. Brady Campbell was first in kata (forms) in the Tiny Tigers division.…

Dunny’s Atoms All-Ontario champs!

Team scores three unanswered third-period goals Saturday in Port Elgin By Pat Payton PORT ELGIN – The third time was the charm for the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms. After losing the first two games of the best-of-five OMHA final at the Saugeen Shores Community Complex, Sean Porter’s squad won the fifth and deciding…

Easter Monday ball clinic

STRATFORD – An Easter Monday baseball/softball clinic, featuring fun-instructional, contests and games, will be held here Monday, Apr. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy, 533 Romeo St., Stratford (enter driveway on left, stay left of guard house, park 100m down in front of the…

Dunny’s Atoms force fifth and deciding game

This Saturday afternoon in Port Elgin By Pat Payton It’s now a one-game showdown for all the marbles! The Dunny’s Source for Sports Atoms forced a fifth and deciding game in their OMHA A-E final with a 4-1 victory over Saugeen Shores Storm last Sunday afternoon at the PRC. Game 5 is this Saturday in…

G&CC Atoms leave everything on the ice

Midland goalie the difference in OMHA ‘BB’ final series By Pat Payton St. Marys Golf and Country Club Atoms left everything on the ice Saturday afternoon at the PRC. Midland Centennials’ goalie Mason Downs was the difference, plus a couple of goals from forward Drew Robson. Downs stopped everything the Atom Rock could throw at…

Hard work pays off for Landscaping Atoms

By Pat Payton Hard work has certainly paid for the Landscaping Atom girls. Since Christmas, the Atoms have played their best hockey and head coach Jeff Richardson says there are a couple of good reasons for that. “We are a hard-working team,” Richardson told the Independent recently. “We are a team that tries to put…