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Mustangs’ April Clark receives F.W.P. Jones Trophy

For top contributing female athlete at Western University By Pat Payton LONDON – It’s another award for April Clark at Western University. The 23-year-old St. Marys native and graduating hockey forward (2015-20) recently won the F.W.P. Jones Trophy as top contributing female athlete at Western. Other finalists nominees for the 2019-20 award were Mustangs’ Julia…

Playing with Flyers shaped Crisp’s coaching career

Former Lincolns’ centre played for great hockey men like Fred Shero, Scotty Bowman By Pat Payton Terry Crisp was a member of the Broad Street Bullies. And playing for those notorious Philadelphia Flyers teams in the mid-1970s helped shape Crisp’s future coaching career. Crisp was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams in Philadelphia…

Pearson shares award after consistent season

St. Marys native scores 28 goals, top point-getter for OHL Attack after Christmas By Pat Payton OWEN SOUND – Consistency! Kaleb Pearson became a consistent two-way player with Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. When all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities were suspended effective Friday, March 13, the 19-year-old St. Marys native…

Valcke baseball clan feeling stranded at third base

Jaxon, Mia student athletes at UBC “Like everyone else, our kids are finishing up their university exams, signing up for an online summer course or two, while helping empty our job jar, reading, playing board games and card games and online games, watching movies, improving their culinary skills, stuff like that,” summarized Tom Valcke, from…

Crisp reflects back to his Broad Street Bullies days

Former Lincolns’ centre played on tough, talented Flyers teams in mid-1970s By Pat Payton The Broad Street Bullies. Nicknamed for their brawn and brash style on the ice, they were an NHL team that was loved at home and hated on the road, but that Philadelphia Flyers team is still remembered today–some 45 years later–for…

SMMHA announces Major Award winners for 19-20

By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association recently announced eight of its 10 Major Award winners for the 2019-20 season. “Although we are not able to present these awards in person right now, we hope to host a recognition event when we can safely return to the arena,” SMMHA president Kristene McCurdy told the…

Lincs looking for new assistant coach for 2020-21

MVP Kyle Curtin headed for Jr. ‘A’ League in Alberta? By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns are advertising for a new assistant coach. Cole Stewart recently informed the Lincs that he is leaving the team after one season with the GOJHL club. Stewart, a former Mitchell Jr. ‘C’ Hawks’ coach, was in charge of the…

Thomson finishes university career on high note

Goaltender named Falcons’ MVP, and to All-Conference team in NCHA By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – It was a great way for goaltender Breanna Thomson, of St. Marys, to finish off her university hockey career with the Falcons here at Concordia University. Thomson, 21, recently completed her Senior year at the Wisconsin school and was…

St. Marys minor hockey thanks its 2019-20 sponsors

On behalf of St. Marys minor hockey, the association wants to thank all of its generous sponsors for their support during the 2019-20 season. These companies and businesses have helped to provide opportunities for the SMMHA’s young players this season. Team sponsors: Tim Hortons – St. Marys Ford Sales – Finnbilt Contracting Ltd. – St.…