December 2015

Listowel spoils Silver Stick for peewees

One bad shift can change a game.

Carson Fletcher fires a puck wide of the net in the peewee B final this afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


If the Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks didn't know that last night, they know it now.

Listowel is the 29th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick bantam B champion after defeating the peewee Kinucks 4-1 this afternoon (Wednesday) in front of a large crowd at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

It was the second time the teams have met in as many days. The previous day, they played to a 1-1 draw. That was the only goal Listowel had allowed in four tournament games heading into today's championship.

Peewees play for Silver Stick title today

All championships decided today in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks will play for a Regional Silver Stick championship today (Wednesday) on home ice.

Kincardine will face Listowel at 1:30 p.m. today, with the Bantam B championship on the line at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. It should be a good one. Kincardine and Listowel locked horns yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in Tiverton, the final preliminary round game for both teams. That game finished in a 1-1 tie.

SIlver Stick underway

Good start for local teams

The 29th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick is underway, with local teams getting off to a strong start at all three arenas.

The Ripley novices celebrate an empty net goal that sealed a 3-0 win over Minto this morning in the opening game of the Kincardine Regional novice Silver Stick tournament. Ripley will be in action again this afternoon at 2:15 p.m. against Seaforth in the village. (Josh Howald photo)


Baker signs with University of Regina

Early Christmas gift for 18-year-old goaltender

By Josh Howald

Christmas came early this year for Morgan Baker.

Morgan Baker signed a letter on intent last week to play hockey for the University of Regina. (Josh Howald photo)


The 18-year-old goaltender signed a letter of intent last week to accept a scholarship to become a University of Regina Cougar.

"It is one of my life goals realized," said Baker on Sunday afternoon. "There is a huge sense of relief, and I'm just so happy I get to go play at a great school for a great hockey program."

Bruce Power setting a good example to world, says Chrétien

By Barb McKay


Former prime minister Jean Chrétien was in Kincardine last week to support Bruce Power as it marked the completion of a rigorous safety review.



Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, left, with Saugeen First Nation Chief Vernon Roote and Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne. (Barb McKay photo)



New walking trail proposed along Boiler Beach

 By Barb McKay

Residents in the Boiler Beach area are volunteering their time and skills to extend a walking trail system from Kincardine to Concession 10.

Refugee fund reaches $21,000

The Kincardine Refugee Committee reported Monday that it has received $19,802 in cash and pledges.


Part of the big increase in funds this week comes from the commitments of two of the churches on the committee.


Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church said Monday that she had just heard about additional donations of $500, $100 and $200 and another $600 in pledges. That brings the total raised and pledged to $21,202.


Traffic stop leads to criminal charges

A large quantity of stolen property, as well as illegal street drugs, was found during a traffic stop on Highway 21 just before midnight on Dec. 17.

The South-Bruce OPP said officers on patrol along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp. stopped a grey Ford pick-up truck. In the back of the truck, police found the stolen property. In the front of the truck, they found drugs.

Three men are facing numerous charges. South-Bruce OPP Cst. Kevin Martin said Friday the arrests were not related to the rash of recent break-ins in downtown Kincardine.

Local teams gear up for run at Silver Stick

By Josh Howald

Starting Sunday, no less than six local squads will be seeking Silver Stick success.

The 29th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick will kick off Sunday, drawing 50 teams for four days of minor hockey action in Kincardine, Tiverton and Ripley.

Last year, it was the Timber Mart bantam Kinucks that kept a Silver Stick banner in Kincardine. The bantams advanced to the International Silver Stick finals with an exciting 3-1 win over Tavistock in the tournament finale in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Davidson Centre. The Legion peewee Kinucks also played for a tournament title, but were defeated by Penetang in a heartbreaking loss.

Bulldogs win two in OT

By Josh Howald

The ‘Dogs are Shawn a roll.

Shawn Moore celebrates the first of his three goals Sunday at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Back-to-back overtime wins on the weekend have moved the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs to within two points of first place in the Western Junior C hockey league.

While the newly acquired Shawn Rooke wielded the dagger in overtime Saturday night in Mitchell, Sunday afternoon’s double overtime victory over the Wingham Ironmen belonged to veteran Shawn Moore.