February 2011

Game 1 won

Midgets take 1-0 series lead

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets celebrate the game winning goal in the third period earlier tonight at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The midgets edged out Strathory 3-2 in a tightly contested opening game of the OMHA semi-final series. Game 2 is Monday night in Strathroy. For full details, see next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

No BAA hockey titles for KDSS

Neither the Kincardine District Secondary School boys or girls hockey team were able to repeat as Bluewater Atheltic Association champs.

The girls were shut out 1-0 Tuesday afternoon in Owen Sound by the West Hill Raiders in the BAA championship game. The lady Knights still advance to the CWOSSA tournament, held the second week of March in Guelph.

Yesterday (Wednesday), the boys hockey team was edged out 4-3, also in Owen Sound by the WHSS Raiders. That was a semi-final contest. The Raiders move on to face Sacred Heart in the BAA final next week. Despite dominating the game, Kincardine couldn't finish its chances, and came out on the wrong end of some questionable officiating. For full details, see next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Musical farewell

Pat Fox, sitting at the keyboard, has retired from the Kincardine Community Singers after 10 years of service. She is pictured with musical director Patt Lowry. Following Wednesday evening's practice at Knox Church, the choir held a party for Fox, singing a few goodbye songs before cake and gifts. John Low has taken over as pianist for the choir. (Eric Howald photo)

Kincardine to loan land to keep EMPS off chopping block

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine will allow Elgin Market Public School (EMPS) to use a municipally-owned adjacent lot if it will mean keeping the school open.


Kincardine joins mobility transit corporation

By Barb McKay


Kincardine council has agreed to join the Saugeen Mobility and Regional Transit (SMART) corporation.


It was not a decision easily reached during Wednesday’s council meeting, as a number of councillors voiced concerns about the high cost of signing up as a member of the transit corporation. Four other municipalities, including Hanover and Arran-Elderslie Township, are already members. SMART provides transportation for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.


A round about way home

When we told friends last week that we were off to Toronto by bus Thursday for three days, they said, “Oh what a great idea – no worries about parking or weather.”


How wrong they were.


Getting to Toronto was simple. We were checked in and enjoying the sights of downtown Toronto by noon.

We had a great couple of days – number three was a different story.


Chantry Chinook alive and well

Recent articles in regards to the problems with the 2011 Kincardine Fishing Derby allude that the reason all local derbies are having problems is due to the decline in this sport. Those of us who organize and run the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby totally disagree and our experience has shown a rapid three-year growth in attendance and financial strength. The 2011 Chinook Classic Salmon Derby will be our 28th annual event.


The demise of any local event is due to lack of qualified persons to take up the mantle. Most organizations suffer from burn-out of key people. This is the case for Kincardine.


Five straight trips to OFSAA

Two KDSS swimmers qualify for provincials

By Josh Howald

For the fifth consecutive year, Carly Schmidt has advanced to the provincial swimming finals.

Schmidt was one of two members of the Kincardine District Secondary School swim team to earn a berth at the OFSAA championships at the CWOSSA meet last week at the University of Guelph. Ashlee Banyard, the defending Ontario Para 50m backstroke champion, will also compete at the meet, held March 1 and 2 in Etobicoke.

Carly Schmidt

Upset win for Knights

Semi-final game today

When it mattered the most, the Knights came to play.

Despite an 0-4-2 record in the regular season, the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team will look for a berth in the league final and the CWOSSA tournament today (Wednesday) in Owen Sound.

Last week, the Knights proved the regular season is meaningless, eliminating the top-seeded Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions in a quarter-final game on the road. GHSS carried a 5-1 record into that contest, but Kincardine – the defending BAA champs – controlled the play from start to finish. Still, the Knights had trouble putting the puck in the net, but timely scoring and strong goaltending kept the season alive.

Midgets open Friday

OMHA semi-finals vs. Strathroy

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget hockey team has advanced to the OMHA semi-finals. The defending All-Ontario champions completed a three-game sweep of Listowel to win a WOAA title last week.

Kincardine will face Strathroy in the sem-finals, with the other semi-final series will feature Penetang and Glanbrook. Kincardine will host Game 1 on Friday night at the Davidson Centre. For full details, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

GAME 1: Friday, 8 p.m., Kincardine

GAME 2: Mon., Feb. 28, 8:25 p.m., Strathroy

GAME 3: Wed., March 2, 8 p.m., Kincardine

*GAME 4: Fri, March 4,, 8:25 p.m., Strathroy

*GAME 5: Sun, March 6, 7:15 p.m., Kincardine

*GAME 6: Mon, March 7, 8:25 p.m., Strathroy