December 2008

Legion peewees win Silver Stick title

Edge out Listowel 3-2 in finals

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks will be joining the Kincardine bantams in Port Huron, MI.

Seamus Small celebrates as the Kincardine Legion peewees win the Regional Silver Stick championship this afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

The peewees advance to the International Silver Stick finals with a 3-2 win over Listowel at the Davidson Centre this afternoon.

Kincardine, who beat Goderich 1-0 in last night's semi-final, led the entire game.

Payton Dunlop opened the scoring late in the first period, tapping home a pass from Ethan Skinner. Skinner kept the puck in at the blueline and wheeled past the Listowel defence to set up Dunlop for the game's first goal.


Bantams win Silver Stick

Peewees in semi-final tonight

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantam Kinucks are Silver Stick champions.

The Kincardine bantams celebrate after beating Listowel 3-1 this afternoon to claim the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine earned a 3-1 win over Listowel this afternoon in front of a full house at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Kinucks handed Listowel its first loss all season en route to claiming the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick title.

After a goalless first period, Mitch Dickson opened the scoring off the rush. After making a nice move on a 1-on-1, Dickson got the Listowel goaltender moving the wrong way and beat him with a hard wrist shot from just inside the top of the circles.

Listowel tied the game with a power play goal 20 seconds into the second period. It was the only goal of the frame.


Bantams advance to final

Title match at 2:30 p.m. today

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams are heading into the championship game of the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick this afternoon.

Kincardine goaltender Paul Boyadjian leaps for joy as the buzzer sounds on the bantams 2-1 win over Tavistock last night in the Silver Stick semi-finals. (Josh Howald photo)

The bantams qualified for the championship after a dramatic 2-1 win over the Tavistock Titans in front of a huge crowd at the Davidson Centre Monday evening.

Dylan Sales scored both goals for the Kinucks in a 2-1 win. The game was scoreless until just minutes remaining. Sales first scored on a power play and added another two minutes later.

Mitchell scored a power play goal of their own, but could not tie the game in the dying seconds.

Today's bantam "B" championship game is set for 2:30 at the Davidson Centre.


Silver Stick starts Saturday

52 teams in town for tourney

The holidays – time for celebration, family and the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick Tournament.

This year’s tournament, once again run by convener Jay Dunlop and a slew of community volunteers, will see 52 teams in action at three local arenas.

Action will begin the Saturday morning, Dec. 27.

The bantams will play at the Davidson Centre, the peewees at the Tiverton Arena, and the novices in Ripley. All of the championship games will be played on Tuesday in Kincardine.

 The opening ceremonies are set for Saturday night in Kincardine. The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band will officially open the tournament before the Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams will face off against Ayr.


Knights perfect at the break

KDSS hockey team improves to 4--0 with over PDHS

The Knights are cruising into the Christmas break with a perfect record.

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 9-4 drubbing of the Peninsula Shores District High School Phoenix Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Brandon Mullen of the Kincardine District Secondary School Knights skates past a Peninsula Shores defender during Bluewater Athletic Association boys hockey action Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Mullen scored once in a 9-4 KDSS win. (Kiel Edge photo)


Bowlers off to provincials

Three Kincardine bowlers have qualified for the provincials in the Four-Steps Tournament.

 

Jenna Easton, Andrea Plagos and Robbie Clemens qualified for the zone (Second Step) provincials after winning at the  first-Step  at the Bruce Bowling Lanes in Kincardine.

From left, Jenna Easton, Andrea Plagos and Robbie Clemens will advance to the provincials in the Four-Steps tournament. (Eric Howald photo)

  


Wolves edge out Lancers

Ripley takes 5-4 win in shootout

The Ripley Wolves earned the party.

The Wolves needed a shootout to get past the Lucknow Lancers Friday night in Ripley.

The game was followed by the annual Christmas party the two teams enjoy every season around this time of year. The Wolves’ Den featured the music of “Next Rite” following the game.

It was one of the only WOAA games that wasn’t postponed due to weather conditions Friday night.

With the win, Ripley improves to 8-4-0-1, which leaves them tied for fifth place overall with Palmerston in the WOAA North Division. However, the 81’s (8-2-1), have two games in hand on the Wolves.


Slow weekend for Bulldogs

Lone game postponed

Kincardine’s Friday night bout with the Goderich Sailors was one of four weekend league games to be postponed due to winter weather.

The Friday night contest will be made up a date later this season. The two other games on the schedule were also postponed. Walkerton was supposed to be in Hanover to face the Barons, while Mitchell was to travel to Wingham to face the Ironmen.

Saturday night, a break in the weather allowed the Western League to play all three scheduled contests. The Walkerton Hawks pounded Goderich 8-1, Mitchell doubled up Hanover 4-2 and the Ironmen beat Mount Forest 4-1.

The lone Sunday game of the weekend, between Mitchell and Wingham, was also postponed.


Some good news

The Kincardine hospital was one happy place when I arrived shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.

And why not? The staff had just successfully delivered twins. Fact is, they seldom get the chance to deliver babies in Kincardine any more since the removal of the obstetrics department.

Doctors and nurses deal daily with sickness. I can see how bringing new life into the world would give them a real lift.

Look at a newborn, and you see a miracle.

The weekend weather, closed roads everywhere, and the delivery of the twins shows you how important the hospital is to this community.

 

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Although the daily news is all doom and gloom, there are many in this community whose


Shane vying for a playoff spot

Action is heating up in the Career Horizons Grey-Bruce Major Curling League.

With three games remaining, eight playoff spots are still up for grabs.

The league’s top three teams are a win away from clinching a position, while the two last place teams have been officially eliminated from contention.

Assuming the top three rinks win one of their remaining games, that leaves five playoff spots available for nine teams, including Les Shane’s Kincardine BDO Dunwoody rink.

Shane dropped an 8-3 decision to Jeff Thomson’s Hutton Transport rink last Wednesday night in Chesley.

 Shane’s rink is right in the thick of a logjam in the middle of the standings with a 5-5 record.