THURSDAY, Feb. 11/10


AYLMER VALENTINES DAY QUIZ (See answers below;  after EESS Sports ; Info supplied by Margarets Fernlea Flowers)

1-Busiest Flower Sales for Margarets? (Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day)

2-Busiest Valentines Sales Day this week at Margarets ? (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday)

3-Average cost of Valentines purchase at Margarets? ($20-35, $35-50; $50-65)


ACT presents “Dearly Departed” at Old Town Hall Theatre; 8 pm;  $15 adults (also Friday, Saturday)

-(First Impressions/ Aylmer Optimists  present:  “20 Years of Hairstyle/Fashion – “Share the Passion”- “;  Feb. 25 at 7 pm at East Elgin Community Complex;  Cost $30;  Silent Auction; Proceeds to St Thomas-Elgin Big Brothers and Sisters and The Local Breakfast Club; Tickets at First Impressions, Campbells, Durkees)

“Elgin County Conference Series presents: Evolution of the Harvest” (Info supplied by Elgin Economic Development)

-A one-day seminar advancing the agricultural community towards a profitable, sustainable future.

Wed., March 3; 8:30 am to 3 pm;  at New Sarum Diner;  Tickets: $25

This seminar will give farmers, agricultural service providers, and rural leaders the opportunity to find out what’s around the corner and down the road for on-farm alternative energy, biomass, and energy crop developments. Dynamic keynote presentations will be delivered by speakers ranging from innovative farmers to energy researchers.

For more information on speakers and to register visi t or call 519-631-1460 ext 164


Floyd Desrochers;  of Mossley;  on Feb. 9; in his 67th year; husband of Anne;  Visitation at Kebbels Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 amd 7-9 pm; Funeral Saturday at 11 am at Our Lady of Sorrows.


(-At Aylmer – Aylmer 1 New Hamburg 0;  Best of 7 Playoffs now tied 2-2; SOG by Aylmer 28-19)

“Schruder Scores OT Winner” (contributed by Gus Lagrandeur)

“It took over sixty-two minutes of hockey to get either team to score a goal and the Aylmer Spitfires are thankful that it was their team that got it. At 2:44 of the first overtime period, Travis Schruder scored the lone goal and game winner in a 1-0 victory for the Spitfires.

With the win Aylmer has tied the series with the New Hamburg Firebirds at two games each. Game three was on Tuesday night with New Hamburg winning 7-3. Game five is on Friday February 12 back in New Hamburg with game six slated for Saturday February 13 in Aylmer at 7:30.

Game four had the Spitfires having the territorial advantage keeping the play in New Hamburg’s end zone most of the opening period and into the second frame. The Spits easily out chanced the Firebirds in the first half of the game but could not solve their goalie Corey Moore.

Aylmer had an excellent opportunity to get a lead in the dying seconds of the first period. Speedy forward Scott Mugford was sent in all alone on a breakaway and Moore was not fooled by the deke attempt of Mugford.

The Firebirds were able to mount an attack in the latter half of the game but they too were stymied by Spits goalie Brandon Rohrer. Both teams had hit the goal post or cross bar and after playing sixty minutes there was no goals scored.

In the first overtime of the series, Aylmer’s top line ensured another home game on Saturday night. Adam Vandepoele got the puck up to Curtis Maracle who found himself on a two-on-one break with Travis Schruder.

Maracle carried the puck into the Firebirds zone and waited for the defencemen to commit to him. A flip, saucer pass to Schruder on the left wing and Travis wasted no time in burying the game winner. Brandon Rohrer stopped 19 shots for the shut out.

Game three the previous night had the home team Firebirds score five times in the first period with two goals coming on the power play. Periods two and three had Aylmer out score the ‘Birds 3-2 but it was too little too late. Scoring for the Spits were Adam Vandepoele, Mark Pfohl, and Scott Mugford.

Again, game 5 is Friday night in New Hamburg with game 6 in Aylmer Saturday night. Both games to start at 7:30 pm.

EESS GIRLS HOCKEY WEDNESDAY – Cancelled,  vs. West Elgin

-Monday, EESS 4 Parkside 1 ( EESS Scorers = Nooren, Todd, Braund, Vansevenant)


VALENTINES QUIZ ANSWERS = 1. Mothers Day 2. Saturday 3. $50-65


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