January 2016

Kincardine novices done early at Silver Stick

Ripley shut out in semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks were all but eliminated on the opening day of the 29th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick Tournament.

The Ripley novices advanced to the C semi-final, where the Wolf Cubs were shut out by Blyth/Brussells. (Josh Howald photo)

The novices went into the tournament on a winning note, having posted a 4-0 win over Hanover and a 5-1 victory over Listowel. The Lil' Kinucks were also buoyed by the return of Trent Houghton, the team's leading goal scorer prior to the Silver Stick. Kincardine was one of eight teams in the Novice B Division, played at the Ripley Community Complex.

Wolves lose to Lucknow in shootout

Ripley plays at home twice this weekend

The Ripley Wolves remain in third place in the WOAA Senior AA North Division standings despite losing two weekend games.

Ripley did manage to bring a single point home from Lucknow Friday night. The Lancers defeated the Wolves in a shootout. Rick Andrew scored the shootout winner for the Lancers, who are now 4-14, seventh in the WOAA North. Drew Davidson, Tyler McCarthy and Brett Catto scored for Ripley, who trailed until late in the third period when Catto scored to force extra time. Evan Ducharme, Chase Chapman and Andrew scored in regulation for Lucknow, who led 3-1 at the second intermission.

Sunday in Ripley, the Wolves were dumped 5-2 by the league leading Mapleton-Minto 81s. Ryan Armstrong and Davidson scored for Ripley, while five different players scored for the 81's. Mapleton-Minto is now 15-1 on the season, three points ahead of second place Durham and a dozen points better than the third place Wolves.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Wesley “Wes” Rosswell Giesz of Kincardine passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in his 97th year.

Missed by his good friends Gordon and Mary McGarvey. Predeceased by his brothers Percy Giesz and Maurice (Gladys) Giesz. He will be missed by many cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will take place at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Harry, officiating. Spring interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the Kincardine United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com



Two-way street

This letter is in response to a public notice titled “Have You Received This Letter?” that appeared in the Dec. 23 edition of The Kincardine Independent.


I am not one of the recipients of the letter, nor do I know of anyone who has received one. I do not know the circumstances about which the letter was written.


The “get outta town before sundown” (if you need health care) tone of the letter irks me.