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DCVI swimmers compete well at Huron-Perth championships

Lagace, Jantzi qualify for WOSSAA in February Amazing results were achieved by the small but mighty DCVI Saluki swim team at the Huron-Perth Conference championships at the PRC pool last Tuesday, Jan. 16. Eric Lagace claimed first place in the Senior boys 200-metre freestyle, and also in the highly competitive Senior boys 100-metre freestyle–qualifying him…

Team Nunavut starts Saturday against Quebec

Shackleton skipping rink at Scotties in Penticton CURLING By Pat Payton PENTICTON, B.C. – Team Nunavut, skipped by St. Marys resident Amie Shackleton, will play seven round-robin games at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts, starting Saturday. The 2018 Canadian women’s curling championship will be held here at South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 27 to…

Norampac Peewees lose heartbreaker

At recent Woodstock Wildcats tournament MINOR HOCKEY WOODSTOCK – The Norampac Peewee girls lost a heartbreaker in the early Sunday morning semi-finals at the recent 22nd annual Woodstock Wildcats tournament, Jan. 4-7. Goalie Kiera Akey started the tournament off with a shutout of the host Wildcats team Friday morning, leading her Norampac squad to a…

ANAF Bantams complete comeback against Rockets

Shackleton, penalty-killers stand tall in Game 5 in Strathroy OMHA PLAYOFFS By Pat Payton STRATHROY – Sparked by the great goaltending of Nolan Shackleton and solid penalty-killing all night, the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams emerged with a 1-0 Game 5 victory over the home-town Jr. Rockets here last Friday night. The win gave St. Marys the…

Lincolns beat Kings 4-1, end long winless skid

St. Marys still one point out of a playoff spot JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton KOMOKA – A lengthy winless streak ended here last Saturday night for St. Marys Lincolns. Lincs skated to a 4-1 victory over the home-town Kings, one of the teams they’re hoping to catch and pass to gain a Western Conference…

Lincs hire new Director of Hockey Operations

Greg Smale joins staff as Assistant GM By Pat Payton Jim MacEachern and Greg Smale are passionate hockey people with extensive hockey backgrounds. And both men want to help rebuild the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns and make the long-time Western Conference franchise a winner again. MacEachern, a 50-year-old Kitchener resident, is the Lincs’ new…

Norampac Peewees lose heartbreaker

At recent Woodstock Wildcats tournament WOODSTOCK – The Norampac Peewee girls lost a heartbreaker in the early Sunday morning semi-finals at the recent 22nd annual Woodstock Wildcats tournament, Jan. 4-7. Goalie Kiera Akey started the tournament off with a shutout of the host Wildcats team Friday morning, leading her Norampac squad to a 2-0 victory.…

Finnbilt Novices pull out big playoff win

The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novice team had the Dorchester Dragons come to town on Monday, Jan. 15. The boys were expecting a challenge and got just that in Game 2 of their round-robin playoff series. It was a fast-paced game, going back and forth, until the Dragons were able to slide one past St. Marys goalie…

McPhail’s Bantams tie West Oxford Inferno 1-1

Team entered in tournament this weekend The McPhail’s Pet Store Bantam girls skated to a hard-fought 1-1 tie with the West Oxford Inferno in a league game on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the PRC. Strong goaltending at both ends of the ice–by the Rock’s Emma Luyten and the Inferno’s Ella Baker–kept the game scoreless for…