SMMHA Weekly Roundup - via P.Payton, Journal Argus, News (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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Submitted By jbrock on Tue 09 26, 17
Each week, we hope to share some of the coverage provided by venerable sports writer Pat Payton, of the St.Marys Journal Argus.  Pat has long covered minor sports in the Stonetown, and will be sharing some of his columns over the course of the upcoming season.

Please read on for more information about coaches, team overviews, and a donation on behalf of the Douglas Memorial golf tournament.


Pat Payton

Sports editor

 

St. Marys Minor Hockey Association has all of its coaches in place for the 2017-18 season.

Shamrock League regular schedules for some SMMHA ‘BB’ teams began this week.

‘BB’ teams

The Finnbilt General Contracting ‘BB’ Novices are once again coached by Bill Scheuermann and his staff.

Back to coach the St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms is Dan Schiedel. Schiedel and his staff guided the Atoms to Game 5 of the provincial ‘BB’ final last spring.

Dwain Smith and his staff return to coach the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees.

Brandon Boyd and his staff are also back to coach the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams, another team that reached Game 5 of their provincial final a year ago.

Brent Nairn is the new bench boss of the Cement ‘BB’ Midgets.

Minor Midgets in Tri-County loop

Speaking of new, the SMMHA is icing a Minor Midget team that is playing in a new league—the Tri-County ‘A’ minor hockey loop.

Team sponsor is the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236.

Coaching the Minor Midgets is Owen Penney, who will do a great job with this group of 15-year-olds.

The Tri-County ‘A’ League is comprised of 13 teams. In addition to St. Marys, the other teams are: Oakville Blue, Oakville Red, Halton Hills, Guelph, Owen Sound, Ancaster, Hespeler, Caledon, New Hamburg, Woolwich, Brampton and Centre-Wellington.

SMMHA president Chris Boyd reports that the Legion Minor Midgets will compete as a ‘BB’ team when OMHA playoffs begin early next year.

Four A-E teams

The SMMHA is icing four Additional-Entry teams.

Dan Murrell is at the helm of the Stonetown Foodland A-E Novices.

Sean Porter returns to coach the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms.

The Home Building Centre A-E Peewees are being coached this year by Greg Smale.

Behind the bench of the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams is Brent Rae.

Five girls teams

Five girls teams come under the SMMHA umbrella this season.

Scott Richardson is in charge of the Kin Canada Novice girls, while his brother Jeff Richardson is coaching the St. Marys Landscaping Atoms.

Coaching the Norampac Peewee girls is Reg Clinton.

Brittany (Sterkenburg) Petrie is behind the bench of the McPhail’s Pet Store Bantams, and long-time coach Bill McPhail returns to guide the Hubbard Pharmacy Midgets.

Cheque presentation

Last Monday, Sept. 18, John McCarthy was at the PRC, representing ‘The Friends of Gary Douglas’ committee.

McCarthy and his committee help host the annual Gary Douglas Memorial golf tournament at River Valley each year in mid-August.

McCarthy presented a cheque for about $5,000 to the SMMHA, which goes to under-privileged youngsters in the association. Accepting on behalf of the SMMHA were president Chris Boyd and the five returning players on the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees.

Over the past six years, the Douglas Memorial golf tourney has raised approximately $17,000 for under-privileged youngsters in the SMMHA.

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