April 2011

SugarKings take Game 1

Grimsby has champs on the brink

You could say Friday night was fit for a 'King.

The Elmira SugarKings took Game 1 of the Sutherland Cup on the road, while the Grimsby PeachKings are one game away from winning the Schmalz Cup.

In Grimsby, two third period goals from Stevan Manojlovic were the difference in a 6-4 win over Alliston in Game 4 of the provincial Junior C championship. The PeachKings now lead the two-time defending Schmalz Cup winners 3-1. with Game 5 in Alliston Sunday evening.

OHL Finals set

Sutherland Cup starts tonight, the RBC tomorrow

The Ontario Hockey League finalized the schedule for its Championship Series today, and the Owen Sound Attack will begin looking for its first ever OHL title Tuesday night.

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, who finished first overall in the OHL regular season, will host Game 1 of the series Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Owen Sound will host the Western Conference champs for Game 2 of the series Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The complete is schedule is as follows.

GAME 1: @MISS Tues, May 3. 7 p.m.

GAME 2: @OS Thurs, May 5, 7 p.m.

GAME 3: @MISS Fri, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

GAME 4: @OS Sun, May 8, 4:30 p.m.

*GAME 5: @MISS Tue, May 10, 7 p.m.

*GAME 6: @OS Thurs, May 12, 7 p.m.

*GAME 7: @MISS, Sun, May 15, 2 p.m.

Windsor choked out

Petgrave powers peers to first berth since ‘86

By Josh Howald

Two slumps ended last night, one a little longer than the other.

Goaltender Scott Stajcer looks on as Matt Stanisz grabs Windsor's Jake Carrick by the throat following a stoppage in play last night. (Josh Howald photo)

A hat trick from defenceman Matt Petgrave – who hadn’t scored in four months – propelled the Owen Sound Attack to its first Memorial Cup berth since 1986, when the franchise was the Guelph Holody Platers.

Memorial night in the Sound

Attack down Spits, earn spot in Memorial Cup

The Owen Sound Attack is headed for the Memorial Cup after a wild 10-4 win last night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound. Here, they celebrate after winning the Bobby Orr Trophy with a five-game win of the defending Memorial Cup champs from Windsor. Owen Sound will play the tournament hosts, Mississauga, for an OHL title, with both teams getting a spot on the big stage. For the full story, photos and comments from the players and coaches, visit this site again Thursday morning. (Josh Howald photo)

One win over Windsor

And the Owen Sound Attack has Memorial Cup berth

By Josh Howald

One year ago, the Owen Sound Attack was watching the OHL playoffs from afar.

Tonight, the Attack could clinch a berth in the Memorial Cup in front of a packed house, at home, for the first time ever.

Owen Sound leads the defending national champions from Windsor 3-1 in the OHL Western Conference Championship, and could claim the Bobby Orr trophy with a win tonight. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound.

It's been quite a year for the Attack. They set franchise records for wins and points, coach Mark Reeds was named OHL Coach of the Year and finished first overall in the Western Conference with a 46-17-1 record. That was the OHL's second best, behind only the Memorial Cup hosts from Mississauga. Last night, the Majors completed a five-game series win over Niagara to win the Eastern Conference, which means the Bobby Orr winner will get the other OHL berth at the Memorial Cup.

Hey Blinky!

Sam Hodge, 15 months, tries to get Blinky's attention Saturday morning at the Easter Egg Hunt in Victoria Park. Hundreds attended the annual event, including Blinky, put on by the Kincardine Rotary Club. (Josh Howald photo)

Water and sewer rates to surge

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and Tiverton residents will pay significantly more for water and sewer services over the next several years.


Craig Binning of Hemson Consulting Ltd. made a presentation to Kincardine council last Wednesday outlining the results of a water and wastewater rate study that will set rates for the municipality until 2020.


New regulations from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment require all municipalities to have a financial plan for their drinking water systems.


Legion future in doubt

By Eric Howald

Unless someone comes forward May 1 to stand as president of Kincardine Legion Branch 183, the provincial command will step in and shut it down.


“Without a president, you can’t have a branch,” outgoing president Red Larsen said Thursday.


Then provincial command takes over, pays off any debts and sells off the property. The proceeds go to provincial command which is in the process of setting up a fund to handle branch closings. The fund would be used to help branches with financial problems.


Kincardine’s Home and Garden Show next weekend

The 2011 Kincardine Home and Garden Show is the place to go for the latest gardening and decorating ideas.


The annual event, organized by the Kincardine Skating Club in conjunction with myFM, will run May 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Davidson Centre.


This year, more than 60 exhibitors, including contractors, landscaping companies, decorators and home improvement vendors, will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the home and garden trends for 2011. There will also be products for sale at special prices, including plants and patio furniture.


Knee surgery for Ehgoetz

Season ends too soon Cincinnati captain

By Josh Howald

Often, Kincardine native Barret Ehgoetz ends his hockey season by lifting a trophy. But this year, the season ended in disappointment as his Cincinnati Cyclones were ousted in the opening round of the East Coast Hockey League playoffs with a double overtime goal by the Reading Royals.

The Cyclones were the defending Kelly Cup champions, and have worn the ECHL crown for two of the past three seasons. But this year was different, with a new coaching staff and all kinds of new players. The Cylcones went into the Reading series, a best 3-of-5, as the underdog after finishing seventh to Reading’s third. Currently, Ehgoetz is recovering from surgery after having his knee operated on Thursday.