December 2011

Bantams shut out in Silver Stick final

Listowel off to Port Huron

Listowel shut out the Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams 3-0 tonight to win a bantam B championship at the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.

Listowel celebrates as time runs out during the Bantam B final in front of a full house at the Davidson Centre Friday evening. (Josh Howald photo)

A packed house at the Davidson Centre was treated to an entertaining hockey game, but didn't get to see any goals from the home team. Listowel scored once in the second period, once midway through the third period and sealed a trip to the International Silver Stick tournament with an empty net goal in the final 30 seconds.

Novices win Silver Stick title

By Josh Howald

Kincardine has won its first novice Silver Stick title since 2005.

Jordan Beisel, left, and Heidi Allen celebrate Kincardine's first goal of the Silver Stick final against BCH Friday morning. (Josh Howald photo)

The Home Hardware novices defeated BCH 5-1 this morning in Kincardine to finish the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick undefeated. This was a close game until the third period, when Kincardine's offence broke loose to put away this game in front of a huge crowd at the Davidson Centre.

Jordan Beisel paced the attack with a hattrick, scoring the only goal of the first period before tallying twice in a one-minute span midway through the third. Mitch Pyke assisted on the first period maker.

Great Scott! McFarlan delivers knockout blow

Bantams off to final after double OT thriller

Scott McFarlan didn't want this game to end in a shootout.


A Twin Centre forward is knocked through Dalton Regier's crease last night. Regier was sharp, and made some huge saves, including a game savier with eight seconds left in regualtion. (Josh Howald photo)

McFarlan danced out of the corner and roofed a backhander with less than a minute to play in double overtime last night to give his Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams a berth in Friday's Silver Stick final.

"It's the biggest goal I have ever scored," said McFarlan, who capped off the game winning goal with a Jaromir Jagr salute. "I don't really know what happened, puck kind of hopped to me and I walked out, I guess."

Novices off to final

Can bantams join them tomorrow?

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices will play for a Silver Stick title tomorrow morning (Friday) on home ice.

The novices defeated West Lorne this evening in Ripley to advance to tomorrow's Novice B final at the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament. Kincardine will face the winner of the other semi-final game, between BCH and Tavistock currently in progress.

The Legion peewees, however, are not likely to live to see tomorrow. Kincardine trailed Listowel 3-0 after two periods. The score could have been much worse if not for some fine work by both Kincardine goaltenders. The peewees had no more than two shots on goal through two frames. The 5:30 game did not start until after 6:10 p.m., as the schedule in Tiverton was delayed by an injury earlier in the day, as well as problems with the ice resurfacing machine.

Silver Stick semi-finals set

Three Kincardine teams in action this evening

The strong have survived, and the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick semi-finals are now set. Here are the teams still in contention, including all three KMHA teams.

NOVICE C SEMI-FINALS IN RIPLEY (All games today - Thursday)

Seaforth vs. Shallow Lake 3:15 p.m.

Norwich vs. Dundalk 4:15 p.m. 


Kincardine vs. West Lincoln 5:30 p.m.

BCH vs. Tavistock 6:30 p.m. 


Mildmay vs. Seaforth 3:15 p.m.

Norwich vs. TCDMHA 4:15 p.m. 


Listowel vs. Kincardine 5:20 p.m.

BCH vs, Goderich 6:30 p.m. 


Byth, Wainfleet, Flesherton and Blyth-Brussels are the semi-finalists. Games at 4:10 and 5:20 p.m. 

Novices, bantams make semi-finals

Bantams and peewees wait to learn Silver Stick fate

Two Kincardine teams will play in Silver Stick semi-final games tonight, and a third is watching the scoreboard.

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices and the Tim-BR Mart bantams both posted big wins this morning to clinch semi-final berths at the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.

The novices hammered Goderich 7-1 this morning in Ripley to clinch first overall and a spot in a semi-final game this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Ripley. The opposition has yet to be determined, though it would appear it will likely be either West Lincoln or Mount Forest. Should the novices (3-0) win tonight, Kincardine will play in the Novice B final tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in Kincardine.

The Kincardine novices will dance into a semi-final game tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)

Win or go home

A complete Silver Stick update

The 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick is entering Day 3 of action, and it will be another busy at local arenas. Preliminary round games end this morning, teams will be eliminated and the semi-finals in all six divisions will begin.

Kincardine is in good shape in all three divisions. The novices are 2-0 and currently taking on Goderich (9 a.m. start) at the Ripley arena this morning. Kincardine beat Blenhiem 5-1 yesterday after smoking Listowel 6-1 in the team’s first game of the Silver Stick. Should Kincardine win this morning, and perhaps even if they don’t, the Home Hardware novices would play in a semi-final contest at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. today in Ripley. The novice B finals will be played at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine – as our all final games tomorrow.

Bantams tie Tavistock

Silver Stick semis begin today

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams celebrate this Shane Vollmer goal last night at the Davidson Centre. It was the only goal Kincardine scored in a 1-1 draw against Tavistock. The 1-0-1 bantams will play at 10 a.m. this morning against Walkerton. A full tournament update will be available soon on this site. (Josh Howald photo)

'Dogs lose in shootout

It took six rounds of a shootout, but the Wingham Ironmen defeated the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs 4-3 last night (Wednesday).

Joel Bowman was the 13th player to try his luck in the shootout, and the first player to score. He beat Gatlin Burt to end this Wednesday night affair at the Wescast Community Centre in Wingham.

The Ironmen stormed out to a 3-0 first period lead last night, but Kincardine scored once in the second period, again early in the third and finally with just 1:26 remaining. Shawn Stewart forced overtime, scoring from brother Paul and Alex Legrand. Ryan Armstrong and Joel Alton each tallied once for the ‘Dogs, who get a point for the shootout loss to move one up on the sixth place Mount Forest Patriots. Wade Stephenson scored twice for fourth place Wingham, and Bowman also scored once in regulation.

Silver hopes for Kincardine

Semi-finals begin tomorrow at Silver Stick

Kincardine is looking good heading into the third day of Silver Stick action.

The Tim-Br Mart bantams played Tavistock to a 1-1 draw earlier tonight at the Davidson Centre. After a scoreless first period, Shane Vollmer scored midway through the second period. The game remained 1-0 until the final minute of play, when Tavistock tied the game with less than 40 seconds to play.

The bantams are now 2-0 heading in a final preliminary game tomorrow against Walkerton (Thursday) morning at 10 a.m. Tavistock falls to 1-1, with an 11:20am game against Hanover on deck.

The Legion peewees defeated South Huron 4-1 tonight in Tiverton to finish the o[ening round at 2-1 and four points. It may be enough to get the peewees through to the semis, but nothing is assured until tomorrow morning's games are played. The Home Hardware novices also won today, 5-1 over Blenhiem to remain undefeated, and face Goderich at 9 a.m. tomorrow.