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SMMHA players named Shamrock League all-stars

By Pat Payton The following St. Marys minor hockey players were named Shamrock League all-stars for the 2019-20 season. G&CC ‘BB’ Atoms Zach Larmer, Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms. Larmer anchored his team’s defence, logging a lot of playing minutes this season on Dan Murrell’s squad. Dunny’s Sports A-E Atoms Forward Zach Matheson and…

Golf course among many businesses closing this week

Due to Ontario government mandated closures for non-essential businesses By Pat Payton St. Marys Golf and Country Club planned to open its 18-hole course to members and the public on Tuesday of this week for walking. However, due to a government mandated closure of non-essential businesses, they will have to remain closed for at least…

SMMHA year-end major award nominees announced

St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019-20 major association awards. SMMHA president Kristene McCurdy says the winners of these awards will be announced in the near future. Nominees are submitted by coaches and their staff from Peewee, Bantam and Midget level teams. Coaches speak to their nominations and…

World Karate Commission honours Jalyne Lorentz

Stonetown Karate Centre member named athlete-of-the-month for March By Pat Payton Since starting karate when she was just five years old, Jalyne Lorentz has come a long way in a relatively short time. Being the youngest in her family, who call Uniondale home, she followed her three older siblings, Jaron, Jenessa and Jelena, and mom…

Opportunity cost of a Lincolns season cut short

By Stewart Grant Since the summer of 2016, I’ve held the volunteer position of Treasurer for the St. Marys Lincolns Junior B hockey club. It has been a remarkably interesting and challenging experience, to say the least. The Lincolns’ status as “the second-oldest continuously-operating Junior B hockey club” has been threatened at various times throughout…

St. Marys minor hockey cancels all year-end activities

To all St. Marys Minor Hockey Association players, families, and volunteers: As a result of the COVID-19 virus and concern for our players, staff, and participants, we announced last week that we would have to cancel all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities effective immediately. At the time that we posted this information on March 13, 2020,…

Richardson leads Peewees’ offence against Aces

By Pat Payton Centre Charlotte Richardson collected three points and goalie Marta Rintoul provided shutout goaltending as the Cascades Peewee girls blanked the Stratford Aces 4-0 last Thursday night at the PRC. The WOGHL ‘C’ playoff game was the last one played in St. Marys this season. Later that night, Hockey Canada cancelled all remaining…

GOJHL cancels rest of season, including playoffs

Lincolns’ spring camp next month will also not take place By Pat Payton LEAMINGTON – Prior to Hockey Canada cancelling all of its sanctioned activities (effective Friday, March 13) due to the on-going health concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, St. Marys Lincolns and Leamington Flyers played the first game of a best-of-seven Western Conference…

Lincs win coaching staff-of-the-year for 2019-20

Curtin, Burke named to Western Conference all-star teams By Pat Payton A 30-win season and a third-place finish have brought individual awards to the St. Marys Lincolns. The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) recently announced its 2019-20 award winners for the Western Conference, and Lincs received three special honours. The biggest award involving the…