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Finnbilt Novices reach semi-finals in Pelham

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices headed to Pelham for their annual Regional Silver Stick tournament. Bill Scheuermann’s squad started the tournament off on a shaky note, losing to Tillsonburg Tornadoes by a score of 3-2.  For the second game, it was a match-up with the Grimsby Peach Kings and it ended in…

Aarts paces ANAF

Bantams’ victory Paced by forward Ethan Aarts’ three goals, the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams skated to a 6-1 Shamrock League victory over the visiting Ilderton Jets on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Brandon Boyd’s squad built period leads of 2-1 and 3-1. Aarts completed his hat trick by scoring the last two goals of the game. The speedy…

Firefighter Peewees complete unbeaten Shamrock season

MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent An unbeaten Shamrock Hockey League season! The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees recently completed an almost perfect SHL regular schedule. An 8-1 victory over Petrolia Oilers and a 4-1 triumph over Ilderton Jets extended Firefighters’ league winning streak to 14 games and gave Dwain Smith’s squad a very…

Lincs get big point in Leamington

Just before the Christmas break JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent LEAMINGTON – St. Marys Lincolns have played the Leamington Flyers tough! The well-coached Flyers are again one of the top clubs in the Western Conference, and Lincs have taken three of a possible four points on Leamington ice to date. Lincolns…

Lots of player movement with Lincolns

Five players request trades over Christmas break JUNIOR HOCKEY NOTEBOOK By Pat Payton Special to the Independent Over the holiday break, the Independent learned that five players are no longer with the GOJHL’s St. Marys Lincolns. Forwards Nick Jung, Tanner Hertel and Matt Zilke, defenceman Oliver Wieringa and goalie Tristan Lewis all requested to be…

G&CC Atoms capture Regional Silver Stick title

Four SMMHA ‘BB’ teams advance as far as semi-finals MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent NIAGARA – St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms punched their ticket to the 2018 International Silver Stick championship here last week. Dan Schiedel’s squad won all six of their games to capture the Pelham Regional…

ANAF Bantams’ coach sees positive signs going forward

By Pat Payton Special to the Independent Despite a 2-1 home-ice loss to South Huron Sabres on Dec. 13, coach Brandon Boyd sees positive signs going forward with his ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams. Sabres’ goalie Tomas Brintnell was plain and simply the difference in this Shamrock League game, frustrating Rock shooters all night. “I’ve been told…

Legion Minor Midgets hitting their stride

Team goes 2-1-1 in recent four-game stretch By Pat Payton Special to the Independent Coach Owen Penney thinks his Royal Canadian Legion Minor Midgets are hitting their stride at the right time of the season. After a couple of losses to start the month of December, the Legion Rock recently went 2-1-1 in four Tri-County…

Lincs acquire new defenceman

Chris Carr-Ansah hails from Mississauga By Pat Payton Special to the Independent In a rather complicated trade, involving a handful of Junior teams, St. Marys Lincolns have acquired a new defenceman. Chris Carr-Ansah, 17, made his debut with the Lincs last Friday night against Sarnia. The Mississauga native, who is 6 ft., 3 inches and…