February 2010

Bulldogs and Hawks start tonight

Mitchell beats Pats 7-6 in Game 5

The Kincardine Bulldogs will meet the Walkerton Hawks in the Western Junior C semi-finals.

That was determined last night as the Mitchell Hawks beat the Mount Forest Patriots 7-6 in a nail-biter of a Game 5 in Mitchell.

Mitchell will now face the Hanover Barons in the other league semi-final.

Kincardine and Walkerton will kick off the series tonight in Walkerton at 8:30 p.m.

Game 2 of the series will be Wednesday (March 3) in Kincardine at 7:30 p.m. Game 3 is back in Walkerton on Friday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m., and Game 4 is in Kincardine the following evening at 6:30 p.m.

Games 5 and 7, if necessary, will be in Walkerton March 7 and 10, with a possible Game 6 set for Kincardine March 9.

'Dogs opponent decided tonight

Hawks, Pats play Game 5

When they wake up Friday morning, the Kincardine Bulldogs will have a playoff opponent.

Kincardine swept the fifth place Wingham Ironmen in the Western Junior C League quarter-finals, and are waiting on the result of tonight's Game 5 between Mitchell and Mount Forest.

The Patriots, riding the goaltending of Brendan Zwambag, were not expected to push this series to a fifth and deciding game (Thursday night in Mitchell, 8:30 p.m). Mount Forest took Games 1 and 4 of the series, with the Hawks winning Games 2 and 3.

Midget schedule set

The Kincardine Miller midgets will face Lambeth in the OMHA semi-finals.

Lambeth downed Blenheim on the weekend to take that series and will face Kincardine, who eliminated Listowel in three straight games. For details on that series, see this week's print edition of The Independent.

The series will open up Saturday night in Kincardine at 6:15 p.m. Game 2 is back in Lambeth on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Game 3 is back in Kincaridne March 2 at 8:30 p.m., and Game 4 is in Lambeth March 6 at 7:15 p.m. Game 5, if necessary, will be played in Kincardine March 7 at 7:15 p.m.

Legion peewees win WOAA

The Kincardine Legion peewees won a WOAA championship Saturday night on the road.

Scott McFarlan battles with a Listowel forward during Game 3 of the WOAA championship series at the Davidson Centre last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The peewees beat Listowel 5-2 to capture a 3-1 series victory. After dropping the first game of the series in overtime, Kincardine railed off three straight wins for the town’s second WOAA championship of the season.

Knights at CWOSSA Friday

Brady Risteen of the KDSS senior boys basketball team drives the hoop in BAA playoff action against JDSS last week in Kincardine. Risteen and the Knights won this game 63-55, but lost in the BAA semi-finals Friday. The Knights will play in the CWOSSA tournament this Friday in Walkerton. KDSS will face Our Lady of Lourdes at 1 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)

Double BAA gold for KDSS hockey program

Kincardine District Secondary School walked away from yesterday's Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) championships with two championships.

Marissa Jolley dangles through the West Hill defence in Tuesday's BAA championship game at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound. (Josh Howald photo)

Both the girls and the boys hockey teams won BAA titles and will advance to the CWOSSA championships.

The girls hockey team dominated West Hill of Owen Sound 6-1 in a rematch of last year's final. Marissa Jolley and Hannah Davidson each scored twice for Kincardine, with Amanda Lawrence and Cathleen Roppell each scoring once.

Feb. 24, 2010


Robert “Bob” Bushell, formerly of R.R. 2, Holyrood, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Feb. 15, 2010, in his 67th year. 

Beloved son of the late Russell and Lily Bushell. He was born on Oct. 4, 1943 in Kincardine Township.   

Hospital quality

In reply to your editorial in the Feb 10 issue where you tell the Friends of the Kincardine Hospital to patch up their differences with the hospital board and get behind the expansion, you are wrong.


The hospital board has announced grand plans for spending almost $100 million to rebuild the hospital and still provides no local input as to what services will be available in this grand new building. A hospital is a lot more than four walls and a roof with a big H painted on the side. It should be a place where all of the community’s health needs can be met - this includes delivering babies, emergency, in patient care, surgery and diagnostic services.


Critter craving

A chipmunk carries food in its mouth as it scurries through the branches of a tree along the trails near Geddes Park in Kincardine, on Saturday. Critters big and small were out enjoying the sunny weekend weather. (Kristen Shane photo)

Canadian pride

There’s no mistaking Kincardine deputy mayor Laura Haight is rooting for the home team at the Winter Olympics, happening in Vancouver until this Sunday. Haight decked out her desk in Kincardine council chambers last Wednesday in Canadian swag. (Kristen Shane photo)