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GOJHL starting 2020-21 regular season Dec. 2

Three dates considered by league teams By Pat Payton In a recent press release from Commissioner Mark Tuck, he reported that Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) teams have determined Wednesday, Dec. 2 as the opening night for 2020-21 regular-season games. The GOJHL will work with the Government and the OHA to be granted approval.…

Hockey equipment collected for reserve in northern Ontario

Local project spearheaded by True North Aboriginal Partnership supporter By Pat Payton St. Marys has come through once again! Just ask Brenda Burston, a St. Marys resident who supports True North Aboriginal Partnership, a not-for-profit charitable organization. True North has had a long-standing relationship with Mishkeegogmang, an Ojibway Nation reserve six hours north of Thunder…

Ten teams compete in doubles tennis tourney

London pair emerges overall champions on Saturday Spring came late to the St. Marys Tennis Courts this past Saturday as the annual ‘Rusty Springs’ tournament was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The extra practise time allowed 10 teams to shine on the courts, as deft drops, long lobs and sweet slices were hallmarks of…

Wilhelm-Forster team overall champions, shoots 59

Twenty-three foursomes take part in Mixed Scramble Saturday at St. Marys G&CC By Pat Payton A fast start obviously helped the Wilhelm-Forster entry on Saturday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. The local team of Joe and Yvette Wilhelm and Kurtis and Marie Forster was six-under-par after their first six holes and went on…

PPA holds its 45th annual NHL playoff draft

The oldest draft of its kind in North America started in St. Marys By Pat Payton The Playoff Payoff Association (PPA) held its 45th annual NHL draft on Aug. 10. It was conducted at St. Marys Golf and Country Club, with 14 of the 15 members taking part. Twelve were at the draft (social distancing…

Creamery Juniors add Canadian title to their laurels

Fastball team went undefeated at the 1988 national championship in Lloydminster, Alta. By Pat Payton After a bitter loss to Napanee in the 1987 finals in Ottawa, St. Marys Creamery Juniors’ goal the following summer was to win the Ontario Eliminations and represent the province at the Canadian championship tournament in Lloydminster, Alta. As the…