December 14, 2020
ST. THOMAS - It was a weekend the St. Thomas community scored.
Over the weekend, the St. Thomas Stars and the St. Thomas Professional Firefighter's Association (STPFA), along with Santa, collected donations for Christmas Care, walking the streets of the Railway City. The team hit Dalewood Meadows in north St. Thomas on Saturday and were throughout Orchard Park in the southeast on Sunday.
Santa jingled his way around, not on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, but a 1951 Bickle Seagrave fire truck. A modern working fire truck also made the rounds.
June 17, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars recently announced the signing of seven players, including goalie Owen Willmore from Dutton. The Stars also added to the galaxy, forwards Maddox Amaral, Paterson MacNair, Owen Rainey, Logan Mastrandrea and Keegan Damota and defenceman Owen England.
January 25, 2020
KOMOKA, ON. - Kolby Poulin scores twice, Colton Wiacek notches the winner and Ethan Lamoureux has a goal and one assist, as the St. Thomas Stars defeat the Komoka Kings, 4-2, in GOJHL action. Quinton Pepper and Ben Diamond, have two helpers each. Poulin leads the Stars with 26 points (15 goals 11 assists).
January 16, 2020
SARNIA, ON. - Bryce Lewis scores with 1:19 left in the third period, to lift the St. Thomas Stars over Sarnia, 4-3, in GOJHL action. The Stars led 3-0 on goals by Kolby Poulin, Ben Diamond (also two assists) and Christian Froese, just 13 minutes into the first period.
November 29, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Ryan Brown had a goal and an assist, while Brock Trichilo potted his team leading 13th goal into an empty net as the St. Thomas Stars defeated Sarnia, 4-2, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. The win snaps a three game losing skid. Sterling Wolters and Bryce Lewis also score for the Stars, owners of a 8-17-0-2 record in the Western Conference.
October 26, 2019
KOMOKA, ON. - Christian Froese and Sean Aitken both scored twice leading the St. Thomas Stars over the Komoka Kings, 7-5, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action.
Brock Trichilo, also two assists, Ryan Brown and Colton Wiacek, also buried pucks for the Stars. Jackson Brown drew three assists.
The Stars led 3-0 by the 10 minute mark of the opening period and had four goals on 27 first period shots.
Trichilo leads the Stars with 15 points, on seven goals and eight assists. Ryan Brown has five goals and five assists. St. Thomas is 5-9-0-2, eighth in the Western Conference.
October 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Liam Hoskins bulges the twine with 2:19 to go in the third period, as the Strathroy Rockets edge the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action.
Stars' Brock Trichilo while shorthanded, Jake Robinson, Ethan MacKinnon and Russell Oldham score. Brendan Mairs with two goals, Zachary Berriault, Brandon Sanders, also score for Strathroy.
The Stars drop to 4-9-0-2, sitting in the basement of the Western Conference.
October 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Cole Kimble scored with 1:36 left in the third period, lifting St.Thomas Stars over the St. Marys Lincolns, 4-3, in Greater Ontario Hockey League action at the Joe.
Christian Froese, Jackson Brown and Kimble, all scored on the power play for a Stars' 3-2 lead. Noah Small, Joe Mazur, shorthanded and Mason Mantzavrakos replied for the Lincs.
Seventeen year old goalie Matt Onuska made 35 saves in his debut with the Stars. Last season, Onuska back-stopped the Waterloo Siskins to the Sutherland Cup, going 20-6 during the playoffs, with a 2.85 goals against average and .909 save percentage. In 28 regular season games, the six-foot-three 176-pounder went 19-7-0-0, with a 2.69 goal against average and .915 save percentage.
Selected in the seventh round of the 2018 OHL Priority draft by the Kingston Frontenacs, Onuska was acquired by the London Knights in August for two draft picks.
The Knights sent Onuksa to St. Thomas Friday.
October 4, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It seems the St. Thomas Stars only appeared after 40 minutes in a double overtime 5-4 loss, to the Komoka Kings, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action, at the Joe.
The Kings led 4-0 heading into the third period. Stars' Colton Wiacek, Kolby Poulin, Sean Aitken and Ethan MacKinnon, on the power play and with an extra skater, combined to knot the affair at four.
Poulin and Russell Oldham, both picked up two assists. Komoka's Dario Beljo ruined the comeback scoring the winner, 2:17 into the second extra period.
St. Thomas has lost back to back home games in double overtime, falling to Chatham, 6-5, a week ago.
Poulin and Brock Trichilo lead the Stars with eight points each.
September 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Griffin Robinson scored 20 seconds into double overtime lifting the Chatham Maroons over the St. Thomas Stars, 6-5, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action, at the Joe.
The Stars trailed 5-3 after two periods, before Jordan Hurtubise on the power play and Brock Trichilo short handed, combined to knot the affair.
A pair of Maddux Rychel goals, both assisted by Robinson, 2:15 apart mid second period, gave Chatham a 4-2 lead. \Darius Mani, Kolby Poulin and Jake Robinson, also scored for the Stars. Ryan Brown picked up three assists, while Sterling Wolters had two helpers. Evan Wells, short-handed and Dallas Maurovic, completed the Maroons' goal scoring. Rychel also had three assists.
September 25, 2019
LASALLE, ON. - Cole Schnittker, Bhrett Hibbert and Brock Trichilo score, as the St. Thomas Stars defeat the LaSalle Vipers, 3-1, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. Goalie Catalin Morin stopped 25 of 26 shots. Jake Robinson picks up an assist and now leads the Stars with six points, on one goal and five assists.
September 20, 2019
ST. MARYS, ON. - Maxim Mulder's power play goal with 1:52 left in the third period, lifted St. Marys Lincolns over the St. Thomas Stars, 7-6, in GOJHL action.
The Stars had come back from deficits of 3-1, 5-3 and 6-5. Ryan Brown, with two goals, Daruis Mani, Colton Wiacek, Russell Oldham and Brady Elder scored for the Stars.
Kolby Poulin and Jackson Brown, each picked up two assists. The Stars (2-3-0-0) host the London Nationals (4-1-0-0), Sunday, at the Joe.
Forward Brayden Smith was traded to the Aylmer Spitfires of the PJHL. The 18-year old played for his hometown team during the 2017-18 season.
September 13, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Leamington Flyers had already scored 12 goals in five periods over two games. The St. Thomas Stars just wanted to win the third period of their home opener at the Joe.
Led by Jake Robinson and Brock Trichilo, the Stars did more, responding with five unanswered goals, coming back to take the game, 7-6, in overtime.
September 12, 2019
LEAMINGTON, ON - It was a rough one on the road for the St Thomas Stars falling 6-0 to the Leamington Flyers, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action.
The home team led 2-0 after 40 minutes before scoring twice in 2:09 mid third. The Flyers added two more in the final minute of the game. Wyatt O'Neil had two goals.
The Stars (1-2-0-0) have their home opener Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Joe, hosting Leamington.
September 6, 2019
ST. THOMAS - When fans attend the St. Thomas Stars' home opener in a week, they will need a new program. Team turnover was high over the summer, therefore it may take a few games to recognize all the new faces.
This weekend the players themselves will get an opportunity to know each other better, at the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Showcase, the kick-off event to the 2019/20 regular season, today through Sunday, in Pelham. Update: The Stars won their season opener 5-2.
August 26, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Head coach Rob Coutts would love to lead the St. Thomas Stars back to the glory days of his playing career. A week into training camp of his first year behind the bench of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League club, Coutts brings experience of winning a Sutherland Cup, something he and Stars' new assistant coach, Mike Teeple, did as players with the Stars in 1987.
March 13, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Sean McGurn, a forward with the St. Thomas Stars has been named to the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference All-Rookie Team.
The 16-year had 13 goals, 25 assists in 40 regular season games, finishing second in team scoring with the Stars. McGurn only had 12 minutes in penalties. The London Knights drafted the Ottawa native in the third round, 53rd overall, during the 2018 OHL Priority draft. In December, McGurn participated in the GOJHL Future Stars game.
March 5, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars survived to fight another night. Lucas Mastroianni scored the game winner while short-handed and assisted on goals by Jordan Hurtubise and Nicolas Grandy, to lead the Stars to a 5-2 win over the London Nationals, in game four of the GOJHL Western Conference quarterfinal. The Stars extend the series to a fifth game, tomorrow in London, trailing the series three games to one. Sean McGurn and Jake Robinson, into an empty net, also scored for the Stars. Brady Elder and Eric Langridge, both picked up two assists. Max Vinogradov and James Turner, replied for London.
March 2, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Stars are in a deep hole now. The London Nationals have a three games to none lead in the best of seven Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference quarterfinal after a 4-1 tonight. St. Thomas led 1-0 after one period on Jack Wieringa's goal, but the Nationals responded with four unanswered goals. Christian Polillo with two, James Turner and Wes Dobbin scored, as the Nationals out shot the Stars, 38-18, in the game. London has out scored the Stars 15-5, in the series, while dominating the shot clock, 122-73.
March 1, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Six different goals scorers buried pucks as the London Nationals left with a 6-2 win over the St. Thomas Stars.
London leads the best of seven Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference quarterfinal, two games to none, with game three tomorrow in London. Noah Tooke, Christian Polillo, Wes Dobbin, James Turner, George Diaco and Zach Sheedy scored for the Nationals.
London led 3-0 late into the second period, before the Stars found the scoreboard with Ryan Brown's power play goal. Nicolas Grandy scored late in the third period for the Stars. With London leading 5-1, tempers boiled over leading to the teams combining for 44 minutes of penalties in the third period, including a tussle between Stars' Colton Wiacek and Nationals' George Diaco.
February 27, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Stars couldn't build on early game momentum. The Stars held a 2-0 lead after one period, but watched the London Nationals respond with five consecutive goals, for a 5-2 win, in the opening game of the best of seven Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Western Conference quarterfinal. Jake Robinson and Brady Elder scored for the Stars, who went zero for four on the power play and only mustering 13 shots after the first period. The Nationals kept Stars' goalie Anthony Hurtubise busy with 40 shots for the game. Christian Polillo, Austin Jeffers, Zach Sheedy on the power play, Brett Harrison and James Turner, in to an empty net, scored for London.
February 20, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Sean McGurn scored twice as the St. Thomas Stars edged the London Nationals, 2-1, tonight in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Anthony Hurtubise was 2:07 away from shutting out the Nationals for a second consecutive game. The Stars' goalie blanked London, 4-0, on February 8th. The Stars, now 6-3-0-1 in their past 10 games, have a four point cushion over eighth place Strathroy, in the Western Conference. Strathroy has two games remaining, while the Stars finish the schedule hosting Sarnia on Sunday. Liam Fedak continues to lead the Stars with 39 points, on 12 goals and 27 assists. McGurn has 13 goals and 24 assists.
February 18, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Eight beat one, as the eighth place St. Thomas Stars doubled up on the Western Conference leading Leamington Flyers, 6-3, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Joe.
The win leap frogs St. Thomas over Strathroy into seventh place, with both teams having two games remaining on the schedule. Three third period goals broke a 3-3 tie, as the Stars won their fourth game in six outings. St. Thomas led 3-1 after 40 minutes, before the Flyers scored twice in the first four minutes of the third period. Sean McGurn and Russell Oldham had a pair of goals, while Brayden Smith and Liam Fedak, potted one each. Fedak and Darren Beattie both picked up two assists. Two games after scoring, goalie Anthony Hurtubise had an assist on the Fedak goal. St. Thomas won the special teams battle, going two for five on the power plays and killing all four Leamington power plays. Fedak leads the Stars with 39 points, on 12 goals and 27 assists. Jake Robinson had a team high 14 goals.
February 17, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars are looking like a playoff contender now. Following a 13-game winless streak in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Stars have won three of their past four games, two by shutout, including a 1-0 win in double overtime over the Komoka Kings, on home ice Friday. The Stars have four games remaining, including at Chatham today.
February 16, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Anthony Hurtubise may just be a part of some hockey history. The St. Thomas Stars' goalie scored the winning goal, along with posting the shutout, in a 1-0 win over the Komoka Kings, in GOJHL action, Friday at the Joe. With less than 90 seconds remaining in the second of two five minute overtime periods, Hurtubise made a save, before firing the puck the length of the ice and in to Komoka's empty net.
“It's surreal. I still can't wrap my head around it,” said the 20-year old Hurtubise. "My phone was just blowing up. Everybody has been talking about it. People are messaging me, old friends, old teammates, family. A lot of people are telling me it's going to be in the history books."
The word of his game winning goal has spread throughout the hockey community, even getting mentioned today on CBC's Coach's Corner with Don Cherry.
February 9, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Jake Robinson scored and assisted on goals by Jackson Brown, Jack Wieringa and Sean McGurn, to lead the St.Thomas Stars over the London Nationals, 4-0, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action tonight at the Joe. The Stars leap-frog Strathroy into sixth place in the Western Conference and have back to back wins first time since November.
Stars' goalie Anthony Hurtubise made 34 saves for the shutout. Brady Elder picked up two assists, while McGurn, Brown and Lucas Mastroianni, had a helper each.
Liam Fedak continues to lead the Stars win scoring, with 35 points, one more than Robinson, who is the team leader with 14 goals.
St. Thomas aims for a season best three consecutive wins, at LaSalle, February 13th.
February 1, 2019
ST. MARYS - Defenceman Jack Wieringa scores his first goal and assists on goals by Ryan Brown and Jake Robinson, as the St. Thomas Stars down the St. Marys Lincolns, 5-1, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. Eric Langridge and Sean McGurn also score for the Stars. Liam Fedak picks up two assists and now leads the Stars with 35 points, on 10 goals and 25 assists.
Wieringa has a goal and three assists in six games, since arriving in St. Thomas along with Brady Elder in a trade that sent Adam Keyes to the London Nationals in January.
The Stars sitting eighth in the Western Conference, increase their margin over St. Marys to seven points and move within a point of seventh place Strathroy.
January 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - With 10 seconds left in the third period, Adam Jeffrey's second goal of the game lifts the Leamington Flyers over the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3 in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action.
Brayden Smith, Colton Wiacek and Jake Robinson had the Stars up 3-2 early third period. Ryan Gagnier and Dylan Watson also scored for Leamington.
Also with an assist, Robinson has 11 goals and 17 assists for the season, tied with Sean McGurn, for second in Stars' scoring, behind Liam Fedak, who has 10 goals and 22 assists.
The Stars sit eighth in the Western Conference, five points up on St. Marys and three points behind seventh place Strathroy.
January 20, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - Liam Fedak had a hat trick helping the St. Thomas Stars end a 13-game winless streak by defeating the Strathroy Rockets, 6-4, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Sean McGurn, with two goals each, Darren Beattie and Brandon Cooper completed the Stars' scoring. McGurn and Brady Elder, both had three assists, while Fedak picked up two.
St. Thomas had gone 51 days without a victory.
Leading 4-3 after two periods, McGurn and Fedak potted pucks 31 seconds within each other mid way through the third period, stretching their lead to three goals.
Fedak, who scored three of the Stars' final goals, now leads the team in scoring with 32 points, on 10 goals and 22 assists.
Jake Robinson, who was absent from the game, has 28 points, with 11 goals and 17 assists.
Sitting eighth in the Western Conference and seven points up on ninth place St. Marys, the Stars move to within three points of seventh place Strathroy.
January 17, 2019
SARNIA, ON. - Nolan DeGurse scored 4:08 into overtime to lift the Sarnia Legionnaires over the St. Thomas Stars 3-2, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. The home team trailed 2-0, mid third period, before Logan Gardner struck for a pair of goals. Sean McGurn and Ryan Brown scored for the Stars, now winless in 12 games.
December 27, 2018
WATERLOO, ON. - Four St. Thomas Stars are playing in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Futures and Prospects games. Defenceman Darren Beattie and forward Sean McGurn are in the Futures game (for 16 year olds), while defenceman Jake Rendall and forward Liam Fedak will be skating in the Prospects game (17 year olds).
December 23, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars' winless streak hit seven games following a 2-2 tie with the St. Marys Lincolns, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Joe.
The Stars last won on November 30th and only have two ties, both with St. Marys, in the month of December. The Stars' lone win in their past 10 games, was a 7-6 OT victory over Sarnia on November 30th. Liam Fedak and Colton Wiacek scored for the Stars tonight. Carter Schoonderwoerd shorthanded to open the scoring and Blair Butchart, tying the game at two, had the St. Marys' goals.
December 21, 2018
ST. THOMAS - When old St. Nick arrives in St. Thomas on Christmas Eve, the St. Thomas Stars hope in his red sack is something high on their wish list. That would be a healthy line-up for the remainder of the season.
Heading into the final weekend of the GOJHL season before the holiday break, the Stars are playing with three-quarters of a line-up.
Currently winless in their most recent five games (0-4-0-1), and only two wins in the past 10, the Stars are trying to hang on to sixth position in the Western Conference. At the mid point of the 50 game schedule the Stars owned an 11-11-1-2 record.
December 20, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars will have two players participating in the both the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Futures and Prospects games, Decemeber 27th at the Memorial Complex, in Waterloo. Defenceman Darren Beattie and forward Sean McGurn have been selected for the Futures game (for 16 year olds), while defenceman Jake Rendall and forward Liam Fedak will be skating in the Prospects game (for 17 year olds).
McGurn, a 2018 London Knights' third round draft pick, has three goals and 16 assists in 22 games. Beattie, a Lambeth native drafted by the Sudbury Wolves this year, has four goals and six assists.
Fedak, at six foot two, has five goals and 16 assists, third in team scoring. The Oakville native was a Barrie Colts' 2017 draft pick. Rendall, a London native, is in his second season on the Stars' blueline.
December 17, 2018
ST. THOMAS - St. Thomas Stars' forward Jake Robinson is the GOJHL Western Conference November Co-Offensive Players of the Month, with Sarnia Legionnaire Jon Anderson.
Robinson had three goals and nine assists for a total of 12 points in nine games. Anderson had six goals and six assists for a total of 12 points in nine games.
December 12, 2018
LASALLE, ON. - Two goals in the final three minutes of the third, including AJ Ryan's third of the game into an empty net, lifted the LaSalle Vipers over the St. Thomas Stars, 6-4, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action. Mathew Shuckett, Darren Beattie, Nicolas Grandy and Cal Horvat scored for the Stars, who slip to 11-12-2-2 on the season. Stars' Brayden Smith picked up two assists. With a goal and an assist, Shuckett moves into a share of the Stars' scoring lead, with Jake Robinson, both with 24 points. The Vipers out shot the Stars 30-17. The Stars' power play was zero for four.
December 9, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Liam Fedak's shorthanded goal with two minutes remaining in the third period gave the St.Thomas Stars a 3-3 tie with St. Marys Lincolns in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) action at the Joe. Overtime solved nothing. Fedak also assisted on goals by Sean McGurn on the PP and Jake Robinson. The Stars sit sixth in the Western Conference with a 11-11-2-2 record.
September 26, 2018
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
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.
September 22, 2018
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
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.
September 13, 2018
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.
July 7, 2018
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 Stars’ 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
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.
April 3, 2018
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
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
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.
March 25, 2018
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.
March 23, 2018
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.
March 22, 2018
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
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.
March 18, 2018
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
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.
March 13, 2018
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.
March 6, 2018
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, ON. – 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
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 didn’t make his Stars’ debut until the GOJHL playoffs, due to high school hockey.
March 1, 2018
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
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
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
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.
February 1, 2018
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
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.
January 21, 2018
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.
January 20, 2018
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.
December 15, 2017
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.
September 24, 2017
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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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.