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New Lincs coach wants skating team

By Pat Payton Trent McClement is very confident he can turn St. Marys Lincolns into a winner again. McClement is used to winning. He guided the Mount Forest Jr. ‘C’ Patriots to back-to-back PJHL Pollock Division championships the last two years, and was named coach-of-the-year following the 2016-17 campaign. This past season, the first-place Patriots…

Thomson finishes strong sophomore season

By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – Breanna (Bea) Thomson, of St. Marys, recently completed an outstanding sophomore season with the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) women’s hockey team. The Falcons finished fourth in the league and played off in the NCHA Slaats Cup quarter-finals against the third-place St. Scholastica Saints. Thomson played in both playoff games,…

SMMHA hosts Shamrock League all-star games

Almost 300 players take part on Sunday at PRC By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted the 2018 Shamrock League all-star games this past Sunday at the PRC. There were a total of eight games played, with four on each ice pad. Almost 300 players took part, reported John Hodkinson, St. Marys minor…

U-14 Snipers bring home silver medals from Regionals

KITCHENER – St. Marys Cascade and Optimist U-14 Snipers team participated in the Regionals ringette tournament here over Easter weekend. Snipers took on Forest for their first game on the Thursday. A few minutes into the game, Forest found the back of the net twice to grab an early 2-0 lead. St. Marys was quick…

Monday mixed curling holds closing bonspiel

St. Marys Curling Club held the Closing Bonspiel for the Monday Afternoon Mixed League on March 26. Eight teams competed for the Jim Nairn Memorial Trophy. Two eight-end games were played. Ernie Vanderschot’s rink was overall winner. Playing with Ernie that day were Murray Pink, Gord Moylan, Maxine Coulthard and Donna Goldstraw. A great day…

NHL Playoff Predictions

An April tradition in the St. Marys Independent is the posting of our NHL Predictions. Two years ago, editor-in-chief Frank Doyle correctly foresaw the Penguins’ Cup Victory while our graphic designer Tyler Carruthers declared “The Penguins can’t be dethroned” with last year’s successful prediction. This year, I’m hoping it is my turn to be correct,…

2018 NBC TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD

Thursday Coyotes 0 – Tribe 0 Mighty Drunks 6 – Canucks 3 4th Liners 4 – Chiefs 1 OV Knights 2 – 96 Boys 2 Friday Pyramid Power 5 – Tsunami Warriors 1 Wellburn Weapons 1 – Bounty Hunters 0 Team Marziali 4 – Team Stewart 0 Frayne Flyers 1 – Gunners 0 NGCOC 3…

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…