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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Novice Rep team keeps playoff hopes alive-update

March 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Minor Hockey Novice Rep player Ashton Curtis rushed the puck toward the Lucan net during game 2 of an Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship series at East Elgin Community Complex, Thursday night, March 22. Aylmer was down two games in the series, with 1-4 and, in this game, 2-4 losses, but on Saturday, March…

Carnival coming to the Complex March 28

March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday evening, March 21, Abbie Shannon got some air time while practicing the Queen of Hearts routine during the dress rehearsal for the Aylmer Skating Club’s 66th annual Carnival that will be held at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday, March 28 starting at 6 p.m. The other members of the Queen of Hearts…

Having a curling hoedown

March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Local curlers Diane Campbell, left, and Jeanette Pesall worked hard to sweep a rock into the house during the annual Day Ladies Bonspiel held at Aylmer Curling Club on Wednesday morning, March 21. Their out of the photo frame teammate Bertha Strickland had just thrown the rock and Skip Kathi Vandermeer (also not pictured) was…

Novice Flames playing for OMHA title

March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Aylmer Novice Rep Flames have made it to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship final series, which started earlier this week in Lucan versus the Irish. Aylmer lost the first game of the Novice West C OMHA final 4-2 in Lucan on Monday evening, March 19. The Flames host game two at East…

Atom Rep Flames advance to league final

March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Flames Atom Rep centre Dylan Rempel, middle, fought for the puck following a face-off in his defensive zone against a Tillsonburg Tornadoes opponent during their Southern Counties League semi-final playoff game at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday afternoon, March 18. Rempel scored what turned out to be the winning goal as Aylmer held…

Flames salvage a win in A/E tourney

March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Winger Drew Thoonen of the Aylmer Atom Select team, right, battled for the puck with a Lambeth player in the first period of one of the host squad’s games during the annual Aylmer Minor Hockey Association A/E Tournament held at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday morning, March 17. The Aylmer Flames lost that game…

Going green for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christine Hoffer of the Games of Stones rink threw a rock during the first draw of the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin Curl for Kids Sake Bonspiel at the Aylmer Curling Club on Saturday morning, March 17. Most of the curlers participating in the event were wearing some sort of green and…

Skating with the constable

March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adelaide Wadsworth, 5, of St. Thomas spent some time with Aylmer Police Constable Charity Duckworth during the March Break free public skate offered at East Elgin Community Complex on Tuesday morning, March 13. The free skate continued to be offered at the Complex from 10 a.m. to noon each weekday for the rest of March…

Sweeping to victory

March 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Silverthorn looked on in the background at left after throwing one of his skip stones while second Andrew Kunkel (in purple and gold pants) and lead Jesse Silverthorn sweep it to knock a guard into the house during the 52nd annual Mahlon Hale Service Club and Community Volunteer Bonspiel held at the Aylmer Curling…

BAD Bantam HL blaze by Lady Flags

February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Bantam HL (House League) forward Courtney Gostis (#11), middle, battled for the puck with a Mooretown Lady Flags player during a hockey game played at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17. Ms. Gostis’s teammate Brianna Rand looked on at left. The host Blazers won 4-1. (AE/Craig Bradford)

Celebrating the snipe

February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cole Laur of the Aylmer Flames Senior IP (Initiation) Blue hockey team celebrated scoring a goal on Mount Brydges during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday morning, Feb. 17. Scores are not kept in Sr. IP. The players are six years old and all games are played on half of the arena…

Eagles felled by WCI in girls hockey

February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bailey Nutley of host East Elgin Secondary School flicked the puck away from a Woodstock Collegiate Institute player during a girls hockey game at East Elgin Community Complex Thursday, Feb. 8. WCI ended up taking home a 7-1 win.

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