January 2017

 International Silver Stick title for midget girls

Peewee girls lose in triple-OT

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls are International Silver Stick champions.

The midget girls went undefeated at the Sarnia tournament with one tie and two wins in the preliminary round of play. After falling behind 1-0 in the semi-finals, Kincardine came back to grind out a 4-2 win. In the championship game, the girls led from the start and skated away with a 4-1 win and a Silver Stick title.

The midget girls faced Lambton Shores in the tournament final. Morgan Murray and Rainor Kuz each scored first period goals to put Kincardine in the lead. Payton McCormick made it 3-0 in the second period before Lambton Shores made it 3-1 early in the third period. Kuz then scored an insurance goal, her second goal of the game, to make it a 4-1 final.

The midget girls hosted Huron Heat last night (Tuesday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. On Saturday, they will entertain South Huron in a 4:15 p.m. game in Kincardine.


Bulldogs stumbling towards playoffs

Loss, tie means Kincardine could finish fifth

By Josh Howald

Hopes at a third place finish have all but flickered away for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Robert White picks up the puck as Trent Michie forechecks for Goderich Saturday night in a 2-2 tie between Kincardine and the Flyers. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Winning week at KDSS

It was a winning week at Kincardine District Secondary School, with the volleyball and basketball teams clinching playoff spots, the girls hockey team keeping a perfect record intact and the boys curling team putting up its first win of the season.

Jayden Troke of the KDSS junior boys basketball team grabs a rebound during last week's lopsided win over the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals at the high school. KDSS finished the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Emergency services, high school face off to end youth homelessness

Push for Change Hockey Challenge on Feb. 18

By Barb McKay

On Hockey Day in Canada, three Kincardine teams will face off with two goals in mind – to earn bragging rights and raise money to end youth homelessness.

Peter Wolfe, left, Det. Const. David Hackney and Mike Drake representing the high school, OPP and Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department respectively, met to promote a Feb. 18 challenge recently. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Knights at hoops ASG

By Josh Howald

There was no shortage of Kincardine content in Friday night's Bluewater Athletic Association girls basketball all-star games in Walkerton.

Kincardine District Secondary School - the defending Bluewater Athletic Association and CWOSSA champions - was well-represented with a number of players being named to the BAA South all-star team.
KDSS seniors named to the team were Cassidy Murray-Collins, Bethany Wilken, Georgia Fields and Rainor Kuz. The all-star team ran to an easy win over a team of all-stars from the BAA North Division. Kincardine coach Vince Jenssen minded the bench for the senior all-star game. Murray-Collins was named player of the game.


Have you checked your smoke alarm recently?

Yes
90% (19 votes)
No
10% (2 votes)
Total votes: 21

Can't stop a loppet

The Kincardine cross-country ski club held it's annual race Saturday at Stoney Island Conservation Area just north of Kincardine. Fears that warm weather and rain may ruin the day were unfounded, as the trails were in good condition and the weather was perfect. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Canada 150 grant for Kincardine lighthouse repairs

By Barb McKay

Repairs to Kincardine’s lighthouse will go ahead this year after the municipality successfully obtained a sizable Canada 150 Community Infrastructure grant.


 Inverhuron Pavilion project continues to stall

By Barb McKay

Plans to build a pavilion in Inverhuron could continue to collect dust until municipal sewer service is available in the community.

The Inverhuron Pavilion Committee was one of several groups hoping its project will be included in the 2017 Municipality of Kincardine capital budget. During last Wednesday’s council meeting Parks and Recreation Director Karen Kieffer presented a report from the committee after spokesperson Marelle Evans was unable to attend.


KDSS showcases artistic talents Thursday evening

Kincardine and District Secondary School (KDSS) will hold its third annual Knight of the Arts tomorrow evening.

The event, held at the high school, is a compilation of artistic work by students and includes work from the media, drama, and visual art classes.