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September 26, 2018

Four second period goals carry Stars at LaSalle

LASALLE, ON. - Four second period goals carried the St. Thomas Stars to a 4-1 win, over the LaSalle Vipers, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Scoreless after one period, Liam Fedak put the Stars on the board just 41 seconds into the second period. Less than a minute later, it was 2-0 Stars thanks to Thomas McLatchie. LaSalle's Brett Vorshuk responded just 18 seconds later.
The Stars struck twice within a three minute stretch later in the period, with Nicolas Grandy and Jake Robinson finding the back of the net. Vipers' Dan Skinner scored in the third period.

 

 

September 23, 2018

Lead vanishes as Stars fall in OT

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars couldn't get a winning streak going. Despite a 2-0 lead after one period, the Stars fell to the Sarnia Legionnaires, 4-3, overtime, leaving the home team with a record of 1-1-1, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Jon Sanderson scored for Sarnia, 55 seconds in to OT. Stars' Mathew Shuckett assisted on all three of his team's goals.

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September 22, 2018

Brown's three assists helps Stars find win column

ST. MARYS, ON. - Jackson Brown assisted on goals by Liam Fedak, Russell Oldham and Carson Moniz, to lead the St. Thomas Stars over the St. Marys Lincolns, 6-3, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action. Branden Speziale added an empty net goal with 1:13 remaining in the third period. It is the Stars' first win of the season, after tying Leamington, 3-3, in their season opener, eight days earlier.
St. Marys' Darcy Winkler put the host Lincolns on the board first, six minutes in to the first period. Fedak tied the game four minutes later. The Stars led 2-1 after both the first and second period. Oldham gave the Stars breathing room, 78 seconds into the third period. Brown leads the Stars in scoring, with a goal and four assists.

 

 

September 14, 2018

Stars settle for a tie in home opener

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars had to settle for a tie in their season opener, after failing to hold on to a two goal with under five minutes remaining in the third period. Overtime solved nothing and the Stars and Leamington Flyers both left with one point, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action, at the Joe Thornton Centre. The Leamington Flyers scored twice in 1:46, the second goal with the extra attacker, tying the game with 1:27 remaining in the third period.

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September 13, 2018

Stars retool to stay competitive

ST. THOMAS - Following their best playoff run in six years, the St. Thomas Stars are aiming to build off the momentum created by the team advancing to the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference final. However head coach Darren Kelly has been spending time filling vacant spots, instead of adding a few pieces, following an unexpected turnover of the roster.

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July 7, 2018

Stars sign three forwards and a defenceman

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have added four players to their galaxy, in recent signing for the Junior B club.
Most recent is 18-year old Jordan Hurtubise, the younger brother of Starsí goalie Anthony. The six-foot four defenceman split last season between the Sarnia Legionnaires (23 games) and Mooretown Flags, of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (19 games, 11 during the playoffs).
Ian Lutowicz had eight goals and 28 assists, in 30 games, for the London Jr. Knights midget AAA team during the 2017-18 campaign. The 17-year old forward known for his play making skills, hails from Strathroy.
Brayden Smith moves up from his hometown Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires. As a 16-year old, the six-foot one forward had 11 goals and 13 assists in 34 games last season. Among his goal tally were three short handed markers. Smith and Lutowicz were teammates on the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs minor midget team during the 2016-17 season.
Darren Beattie signs from the Lambton AAA minor midget program. The 16-year old five-foot 10 defenceman gained some Junior B experience, playing one game with the Sarnia Legionnaires. Beattie, a 10th round pick by the Sudbury Wolves, in the 2018 OHL Priority Draft, is described as a great puck rushing defenceman with excellent mobility.
Following three seasons with the Stars, forward Adam Keyes, 20, was traded to the Cobourg Cougars, of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Keyes averaged 1.07 points per game for the Stars, posting career highs with 25 goals and 41 assists in 49 games last season. Over 25 playoff games, Keyes contributed 10 goals and 13 assists.

 

 

May 14, 2018

Stars scout at spring prospects' camp

ST. THOMAS - Over 40 players sharing a similar goal of playing hockey at a higher level, attended the St. Thomas Stars two day prospects camp, over the weekend at the Timken Centre.

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April 3, 2018

Nationals win Western final sweeping the Stars

ST. THOMAS - The London Nationals have won their third consecutive Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference championship. Brenden Trottier, Max Vinogradov, Jack Webb and Derek Di Iorio scored, as the Nationals defeated the St. Thomas Stars, 4-1, at the Timken Centre, completing a four game sweep of the conference final. The Nationals, who never trailed in the series, led 1-0, just 1:39 into game four, on a goal by Trottier and 2-0 after two periods. Adam Keyes had a beauty unassisted effort, for the Stars' lone goal. London joins Caledonia, Elmira and Listowel, in the Sutherland Cup.

 

 

March 31, 2018

Double OT loss leaves Stars facing 3-0 deficit

LONDON, ON - The St. Thomas Stars face a mighty big hill to climb now. Colin Wilson scored 7:18 in to double overtime, lifting the London Nationals past the Stars, 2-1, for a three games to none lead in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference final. London opened the scoring on a first period power play goal, by Thorndale native Carson Brookshaw. The Stars tied the game, on their first power play goal of the series, Brett Fisher's team leading eighth of the playoffs. London out shot St. Thomas 44-33. Both goalies, Stars' Anthony Hurtubise and Nationals' David Ovsjannikov, had their shining moments making saves for their teams.

 

 

March 29, 2018

Fatal second period kills Stars in game two

ST. THOMAS - Last time the St. Thomas Stars were thumped in the playoffs the Junior B club rallied with back to back wins. The Stars need a similar response in order to avoid a deeper hole than currently they're in, following a 7-2 loss to the London Nationals, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference final. The Nationals lead the series, two games to none. London scored twice in 18 seconds during four-on-four-play in the first two minutes of the second period and added four more goals before the middle frame was over for a 7-0 lead.

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March 25, 2018

Seventh heaven as Stars advance to GOJHL Western final

LEAMINTON, ON - The St. Thomas Stars will be playing hockey in April. Jake Robinson scored with just under five minutes remaining in the third period and Kevin Hu, added an empty net goal, as the Stars blanked the Leamington Flyers, 2-0, in game seven of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference semi-final. Anthony Hurtubise made 26 saves for his first shutout of the playoffs. Adam Keyes assisted on both goals and leads the Stars with 17 points, on six goals and 11 assists.
St. Thomas will face the London Nationals in the conference final, with game one on Wednesday, March 28, at Western Fair District, in London. The Stars won the season series against the first place Nationals, four games to two.

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March 23, 2018

Stars and Flyers heading to a game seven semi-final showdown

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars are heading to game seven. Brett Fisher scored with under seven minutes remaining in the third period, to lift St. Thomas over the Leamington Flyers, 2-1, tying the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference semifinal at three games, in front of 850 observers, at Memorial Arena. It was Fisher's team leading seventh goal of the playoffs. Jake Robinson gave the Stars a 1-0 lead, striking on the power play, just 22 seconds into the second period. Leamington's Jayden Fetter knotted it at one, on the power play, nearing the eight minute mark of the third.  Game seven is at Leamington on Sunday.

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March 22, 2018

Flyers' rout puts Stars on the brink of elimination

LEAMINGTON, ON. - It was a rough outing and now the St. Thomas Stars face elimination. The Leamington Flyers scored three goals in the first period and four more in the second, to rout the Stars 7-3, in game five of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference semifinal. Jayden Fetter, with two goals, Jake Nimmo, Kenny Styles, Maddux Rychel, Griffin Robinson and Josh Pope-Ferguson, who has scored in every game of the series, did the damage for Leamington. Jake Robinson, with two goals and Kevin Hu, replied for St. Thomas. The Flyers chased Stars' starting goalie Anthony Hurtubise from the net after the third goal, 13:05 in to the first period. The Stars' once red hot power play has gone cold, going zero for five in game five. Meanwhile the Flyers were three for three with the man advantage.

 

 

March 19, 2018

Lack of effort and shots doom Stars in a 3-2 game four loss to Flyers

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars were scoring on 12 per cent of their shots, but finished with just two goals. That's right mathematicians, the Stars only had 17 shots on net for the entire game. After taking a two games to one lead, winning at Leamington on Sunday, the Stars seemed to relax on their home once, allowing the Leamington Flyers to tie the series, with a 3-2 victory, at the Timken Centre. Now the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference semifinal, is a best of three affair, with game five at Leamington, on Thursday.

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March 18, 2018

Power play drives Stars to victory and 2-1 series lead

LEAMINGTON, ON. - The St. Thomas Stars are making the Leamington Flyers pay for their infractions. Brett Fisher and Peter Fleming, both scored third period power play goals, as the Stars edged Leamington, 2-1, in game three of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference semifinal. St. Thomas now leads the best of seven series, two games to one, with game four at St. Thomas, on Monday. Entering game three, the Stars' power play was humming along at 30 per cent, fourth best in the entire GOJHL this post season. Now the Stars have 11 goals with the man advantage in eight games. Fisher and Fleming, now each have six playoffs goals, tying Adam Keyes for the team lead. Kyle Fisher picked up an assist, his first point as a Star. Kevin Hu assisted on Fleming's game winner. Josh Pope-Ferguson broke Stars' goalie Anthony Hurtubise's shutout bid, with six and half minutes remaining in the third period.

 

 

March 16, 2018

Christian provides OT magic as Stars tie series with 3-2 win

ST. THOMAS - Christian Clark's first ever junior hockey overtime goal is a big one. The St. Thomas Stars' forward scored 2:52 in to the extra period, lifting his team over the Leamington Flyers, 3-2, tying the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference semifinal at one. The Stars had gone almost five periods without a goal going back to game one, before striking twice in a 1:22 late second period, for a 2-1 lead. Cal Horvat and Brett Fisher on the power play tallied for the Stars.

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March 13, 2018

Stars return to second round knocking Sarnia to the sidelines

ST. THOMAS - For the first time since the 2010/11 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season, the St. Thomas Stars are moving on to the second round. Adam Keyes and Brett Fisher, two of the offensive weapons in the series, led the Stars to a 5-1 win, eliminating the Sarnia Legionnaires in five games. Keyes scored twice, including the game winner, while Fisher had a goal and two assists. Curtis Ferreira and Lucas Mastroianni, also scored for the Stars. St. Thomas faces the Leamington Flyers, in the second round, starting Thursday in Leamington.

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March 6, 2018

Stars take 3-1 lead of GOJHL series vs Sarnia

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas are in command of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Series. Adam Keyes and Curtis Ferreira, both scored twice to lead the Stars to a 6-4 win over the Sarnia Legionaires, for a 3-1 lead in their first round series. The Stars rocketed to a 4-0 lead, with four goals in the first 13 minutes of the first period. But Sarnia replied with a four goal run of their own, tying the game before the sixteen minute mark of the second period. Keyes restored a Stars' lead with a 1:42 remaining in the middle frame and added insurance in the third period.
Brett Fisher and Jake Robinson, also scored for the Stars. Ferreira tallied on the power play and shorthanded. Sarnia's marksmen were Nolan DeGurse, Ben Schoch, Josh Barraclough and Cade Robbins. Stars goalie Anthony Hurtubise picked up the win in relief of starter Jesse Hodgson. The Stars out shot Sarnia, 35-26, for the game, but the Legionaires had the shot advantage, 17-14, in the second period. Game five is Thursday, at Sarnia.

 

 

March 4, 2018

Sarnia holds on as Stars' comeback falls short

SARNIA, ON. Ė The Sarnia Legionaires scored three times in the first nine minutes and then held on for a 4-3 win, over the St. Thomas Stars. The Stars still lead the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League series, two games to one. Sarnia busted out of the gate, with goals by Greg Hay and Alec DeKonig, 15 seconds apart in the first minute of the game. Ben Schoch made it 3-0, on the power play. DeKoning made it 4-1 mid second period. Peter Fleming had a hat trick for the Stars, twice scoring with the man advantage. Adam Keyes picked up two assists. Six of the Stars' nine goals in the series, have come on the power play.

 

 

March 2, 2018

Fisher worth wait as Stars take 2-0 lead over Sarnia

ST. THOMAS - Brett Fisher has been worth the wait. The 18-year old scored the game winner and assisted on power play goals by Adam Keyes and Peter Fleming, carrying the St. Thomas Stars over the Sarnia Legionaires, 3-2, in game two of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference series. St. Thomas leads the best of seven affair, two games to none, after taking home ice advantage against the fourth place Legionaires, with a 3-1 win at Sarnia on Thursday. Fisher had a goal and one assist, in the opener.
Acquired from the Komoka Kings prior to the trade deadline in January, Fisher didnít make his Starsí debut until the GOJHL playoffs, due to high school hockey.

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March 1, 2018

Keyes ignites Stars to game one win at Sarnia

ST. THOMAS - Adam Keyes had a goal and two assists, as the St. Thomas Stars dumped the Sarnia Legionaires, 3-1, in the opening game of their Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League best of seven playoff series. Scoreless after one period, Keyes opened the scoring early second period, before Sarnia's Sam McCormack tied the game. Peter Fleming restored a Stars' lead three minutes later. Brett Fisher secured the win, with a last minute empty netter. Sarnia out shot St. Thomas, 28-19, forcing Stars' goalie Jess Hodgson to make 27 saves.

 

 

February 25, 2018

Stars finish regular season smashing Lincolns

ST. THOMAS - Russell Oldham scores his first career hat trick in junior hockey, leading the St. Thomas Stars to a 9-2 rout of the St. Marys Lincolns, in their final regular season game. The Stars finish in fifth place (29-16-1-5) and will face the Sarnia Legionaires (29-15-1-5), in the first round of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. Kevin Hu potted a pair of goals and picked up an assist, to finish with 38 goals and 42 assists for 80 points, tops in the Western Conference. Cal Horvat, Adam Keyes, Christian Clark and Luke Mastroianni, complete the Stars' goal scoring. Keyes also has four assists.

 

February 16, 2018

Stars fall to Maroons during Fill the Rink night

ST. THOMAS - Just over 1,500 excited fans filled the Timken Centre for the sixth annual Fill the Rink game, but left disappointed. Bryce Yetman scored twice, as the Chatham Maroons defeated the St. Thomas Stars, 5-1, in Greater Ontario Hockey League action. Yetman opened the scoring just under two minutes into the game. Curtis Ferreira tied the affair eight minutes later.
Chatham scored twice in both the second and third periods. St. Thomas remains in fifth place in the Western Conference, with a 26-15-2-2 record, two points behind fourth place Sarnia, in what could be a first round playoff match-up.

 

 

February 2, 2018

Stars upend first place Nationals

ST. THOMAS - No better way to build confidence than to beat the first place team. Two power play goals in the second period lifted the St. Thomas Stars over the London Nationals, 4-2 in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action, at Memorial Arena. Kevin Hu and Curtis Ferreira scored with the man advantage within five minutes of each other, to regain a two goal lead.
The Stars appeared to be heading into the first intermission up 2-0, before the Nationals struck twice in eight seconds with 90 seconds left in the opening period.

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February 1, 2018

Maroons ride special teams to edge the Stars

ST. THOMAS - Special teams proved the difference as the Chatham Maroons edged the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. The Maroons scored twice on the man advantage, including Noah Bushell's game winner, while killing all five St. Thomas power plays. Ryan Bangs, Jake Desando and Kevin Hu, with his 32nd goal of the season, scored for the Stars. St. Thomas (22-14-2-2) sits fifth in the Western Conference, six points behind fourth place Sarnia. Chatham (19-20-1-1) led 2-0, after one period and 3-1, following 40 minutes. Dane Johnstone, a former Star from St. Thomas, opened the scoring and picked up an assist.

 

 

January 26, 2018

Stars give away crucial point in OT loss

ST. THOMAS - It was a crucial point given away. The St. Thomas Stars lost 4-3 in double overtime, after surrendering a two goal lead to the Leamington Flyers, a team they're battling for second place, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference. With the Stars up 3-1, the Flyers used the man advantage twice to pull even. Dalton Langlois scored 1:55 into the three on three second overtime period.

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January 21, 2018

Stars overcome 'sloppy' start for big 6-1 win

ST. THOMAS - For two periods the Strathroy Rockets carried the play and held the advantage in shots. But the Rockets couldn't produce what mattered most on the scoreboard. Despite being outplayed, the St. Thomas Stars did score and led 3-1 after two periods. The home team added three more goals in the third for a 6-1 win, tightening the log jam of teams battling for second place, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference.

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January 20, 2018

Stars aim for lucky 13 stretch

ST. THOMAS - Lucky or unlucky. The next 13 games, the remainder of the regular season, will determine if the St. Thomas Stars can achieve their goal of finishing second, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference. Currently it is a four team battle with the Stars, LaSalle Vipers, Leamington Flyers and Sarnia Legionnaires, gunning for second spot, behind the London Nationals, the run away leaders in the West.

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December 15, 2017

Millman delivers game winner in Stars' 19th win

ST. THOMAS -  The St. Thomas Stars continue the battle among the top echelon. Mason Millman's early third period goal held up to be the game winner, as the Stars edged the Komoka Kings, 3-2, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action, at the Timken Centre. Sitting third in the Western Conference, the Stars reached the 40-point plateau and won their 12th game at home. Peter Fleming and Ryan Bangs also scored for the Stars. Millman and Fleming will be representing the Stars at the GOJHL Future Stars game, Decemeber 28, in Ancaster. Teammate Jake Desando will be skating in the GOJHL Top Prospects game.

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September 24, 2017

Hu's hat trick leads Stars to 7-4 win

ST. THOMAS -  Kevin Hu scored a goal in each period to lead the St. Thomas Stars past the Sarnia Legionnaires, 7-4, in Greater Ontario Hockey League action, at the Timken Centre.
Hu twice tied the game, at ones and then fours, before completing the hat trick with power play goal late in the third period. Justin Badour scored the game winner early in the third frame, the first of three unanswered goals. Adam Keyes, Jake Desando and Craig McKague, also scored for St. Thomas, now owners of a 3-3-0-0 record. Curtis Ferreira and Eric Langridge, both picked up two assists. Jon Sanderson and Matt Stoia, with two goal each, scored for Sarnia.

 

 

September 22, 2017

Hu lifts Stars over Lincolns in double OT

ST. MARYS, ON. - Kevin Hu scored 45 seconds in to double overtime, as the St. Thomas Stars edged the St. Marys Lincolns, 2-1, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Lincolns' Mitch Bakker opened the scoring, mid way through the first period, before Stars' Ryan Roseborough replied less than three minutes later. The teams combined to be zero for 10, on the power play, but there were no penalties in overtime. The Stars host Sarnia, on Sunday. Prior to the 7:30 p.m. game, the Stars are hosting a tail-gate BBQ, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

 

September 21, 2017

Keyes' hat trick not enough

SARNIA, ON. - Two goals in the final six minutes of the third period, lifted the Sarnia Legionnaires over the St. Thomas Stars, 5-3, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Tied 3-3, Joel Pavey, at 12:34 of the third and Jon Sanderson, five and half minutes later, scored for Sarnia. Adam Keyes had a hat trick for the Stars, who drop to 1-3-0, on the season. The Stars visit St. Marys on Friday.


September 15, 2017

Strathroy spoils Stars home opener

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars out shot the Strathroy Rockets nearly two to one, scored twice on the power play and didn't allow a goal while short-handed, but it was the Rockets leaving the Timken Centre, with a 4-3 victory. St. Thomas held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, on goals by Kevin Hu and Peter Fleming, but Strathroy scored three consecutive to take a 4-2 lead. Fleming, a sixth round draft pick by the Barrie Colts this year, finished with two goals, both on the power play, and an assist. Shots were 39-25, for the Stars.

 

September 3, 2017

St. Thomas Stars sign two 16-year olds

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have signed a pair of 16-year olds, who both played last season with London Jr. Knights' minor midget AAA team. Peter Fleming had 10 goals and 23 assists in 33 games, for the Jr. Knights. The forward had two goals and four assists in six games, at the OHL Cup. Fleming was chosen in the sixth round by the Barrie Colts in this year's OHL Priority draft. Mason Millman had five goals and 14 assists, in 33 games, from the Jr. Knights' blue-line. The Saginaw Spirit drafted Millman in the seventh round of the 2017 OHL draft. The season opens with the Greater Ontario Hockey League (GOHL) showcase September 8-10, at Brantford. St. Thomas plays Stratford on Saturday and Thorold on Sunday. The Stars home opener is Friday, September 15, against the Strathroy Rockets.

 

August 29, 2017

Voakes, Gibson, added to Stars coaching staff

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have added a couple familiar faces to their coaching staff. The Greater Ontario Hockey League club named Paul Gibson and Craig Voakes, as assistant coaches to head coach Darren Kelly. Gibson, from St. Thomas, is a former Stars' goalie, who was a three-time all-star during the mid 2000's. Voakes, also of St. Thomas, played five seasons in the OHL, with Kitchener, Sudbury, Windsor and Sarnia. He spent the past three seasons playing in Europe. Scott Stafford, another St. Thomas native, returns as skills development coach.

 

June 12, 2017

Stars sign three players out of spring camp

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have signed Aidan Reid, Ryan Rosborough and Billy Finney, out of their spring camp, held the Timken Centre over the weekend. Reid is a 17-year-old forward who hails from Springfield. Reid is a product of both the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and London Jr. Knights AAA. Rosborough, of Mount Brydges, is a 17-year-old forward, who last season recorded 10 goals and 14 assists, in 35 games, with the Lambton Jr. Sting AAA. Rosborough played two games as a Stars' affiliate player last season. Finney, a native of Lindsay, Ontario, played for the Little Britain Merchants, of the Provincial Junior Hockey League last season and recorded three goals and 18 assists in 36 games.

. Peter Fleming and Ryan Bangs also scored for the Stars. Millman and Fleming will be representing the Stars at the GOJHL Future Stars game, Decemeber 28, in Ancaster. Teammate Jake Desando will be skating in the GOJHL Top Prospects game.

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September 24, 2017

Hu's hat trick leads Stars to 7-4 win

ST. THOMAS -  Kevin Hu scored a goal in each period to lead the St. Thomas Stars past the Sarnia Legionnaires, 7-4, in Greater Ontario Hockey League action, at the Timken Centre.
Hu twice tied the game, at ones and then fours, before completing the hat trick with power play goal late in the third period. Justin Badour scored the game winner early in the third frame, the first of three unanswered goals. Adam Keyes, Jake Desando and Craig McKague, also scored for St. Thomas, now owners of a 3-3-0-0 record. Curtis Ferreira and Eric Langridge, both picked up two assists. Jon Sanderson and Matt Stoia, with two goal each, scored for Sarnia.

 

 

September 22, 2017

Hu lifts Stars over Lincolns in double OT

ST. MARYS, ON. - Kevin Hu scored 45 seconds in to double overtime, as the St. Thomas Stars edged the St. Marys Lincolns, 2-1, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Lincolns' Mitch Bakker opened the scoring, mid way through the first period, before Stars' Ryan Roseborough replied less than three minutes later. The teams combined to be zero for 10, on the power play, but there were no penalties in overtime. The Stars host Sarnia, on Sunday. Prior to the 7:30 p.m. game, the Stars are hosting a tail-gate BBQ, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

 

September 21, 2017

Keyes' hat trick not enough

SARNIA, ON. - Two goals in the final six minutes of the third period, lifted the Sarnia Legionnaires over the St. Thomas Stars, 5-3, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Tied 3-3, Joel Pavey, at 12:34 of the third and Jon Sanderson, five and half minutes later, scored for Sarnia. Adam Keyes had a hat trick for the Stars, who drop to 1-3-0, on the season. The Stars visit St. Marys on Friday.


September 15, 2017

Strathroy spoils Stars home opener

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars out shot the Strathroy Rockets nearly two to one, scored twice on the power play and didn't allow a goal while short-handed, but it was the Rockets leaving the Timken Centre, with a 4-3 victory. St. Thomas held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, on goals by Kevin Hu and Peter Fleming, but Strathroy scored three consecutive to take a 4-2 lead. Fleming, a sixth round draft pick by the Barrie Colts this year, finished with two goals, both on the power play, and an assist. Shots were 39-25, for the Stars.

 

September 3, 2017

St. Thomas Stars sign two 16-year olds

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have signed a pair of 16-year olds, who both played last season with London Jr. Knights' minor midget AAA team. Peter Fleming had 10 goals and 23 assists in 33 games, for the Jr. Knights. The forward had two goals and four assists in six games, at the OHL Cup. Fleming was chosen in the sixth round by the Barrie Colts in this year's OHL Priority draft. Mason Millman had five goals and 14 assists, in 33 games, from the Jr. Knights' blue-line. The Saginaw Spirit drafted Millman in the seventh round of the 2017 OHL draft. The season opens with the Greater Ontario Hockey League (GOHL) showcase September 8-10, at Brantford. St. Thomas plays Stratford on Saturday and Thorold on Sunday. The Stars home opener is Friday, September 15, against the Strathroy Rockets.

 

August 29, 2017

Voakes, Gibson, added to Stars coaching staff

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have added a couple familiar faces to their coaching staff. The Greater Ontario Hockey League club named Paul Gibson and Craig Voakes, as assistant coaches to head coach Darren Kelly. Gibson, from St. Thomas, is a former Stars' goalie, who was a three-time all-star during the mid 2000's. Voakes, also of St. Thomas, played five seasons in the OHL, with Kitchener, Sudbury, Windsor and Sarnia. He spent the past three seasons playing in Europe. Scott Stafford, another St. Thomas native, returns as skills development coach.

 

June 12, 2017

Stars sign three players out of spring camp

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have signed Aidan Reid, Ryan Rosborough and Billy Finney, out of their spring camp, held the Timken Centre over the weekend. Reid is a 17-year-old forward who hails from Springfield. Reid is a product of both the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and London Jr. Knights AAA. Rosborough, of Mount Brydges, is a 17-year-old forward, who last season recorded 10 goals and 14 assists, in 35 games, with the Lambton Jr. Sting AAA. Rosborough played two games as a Stars' affiliate player last season. Finney, a native of Lindsay, Ontario, played for the Little Britain Merchants, of the Provincial Junior Hockey League last season and recorded three goals and 18 assists in 36 games.