May 2017

Dudley Two, right?

Kincardine's Ben Scheel lifts the Dudley Cup Saturday night in Trenton after his Golden Hawks defeated Georgetown 2-1 in the Central Canadian Championship tournament final. The Hawks will now play of a national championship at the RBC Cup in Cobourg. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (photo courtesy of OJHL Images/Amy Deroche)

 Second Sutherland Cup for Skinner

By Josh Howald

Ethan Skinner lifted the Sutherland Cup for the second time in three years Friday night.

The Kincardine native had two assists in a 4-1 win over the London Nationals in Game 5, which clinched the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship at Western Fair in London.

"It's pretty cool," Skinner said Monday morning. "The second (Sutherland Cup championship) was definitely a little tougher to get."

He set up Klayton Hoelscher late in the first period to put Elmira up 2-0. London cut the lead in half early in the third period, Mitch Hoelscher scored to make it 3-1 with 12:44 remaining. Skinner assisted on that goal, as well. The Sugar Kings put it away with a Jake Brown goal with 2:43 to go.

 Four in a row for soccer Knights

BAA Track and Field Championships today in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team took a perfect 4-0 record onto the field yesterday in Walkerton.

Coach Watson Morris was impressed with the two victories by his squad last week, but said Tuesday’s game against the rival Sacred Heart High School Crusaders would be the true indicator of how far the Knights could go this season. Regardless of yesterday’s result, however, KDSS will remain in first place as SHHS went into the game with a 1-1-1 record.

 Twenty years of the indoor beach

The 20th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament was again successful, with more than 100 teams taking part over the weekend. In addition, dozens of user groups, schools teams and physical education classes utilized the volleyball courts during the week.

Friday night action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For more photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Although the sand went in last Monday and the floor was in use Tuesday and Wednesday, nobody started keeping score until Wednesday night when the Kincardine Recreational Volleyball League held its annual year-end tournament. The Campfires won the championship tournament, while the Redwoods won the consolation side.

Centennials battle back to win Schmalz Cup

The Ayr Centennials have won a second straight Schmalz Cup.

The Centennials clinched the Provincial Junior Hockey League championship Friday night with a Game 6 win over the Port Hope Panthers.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Gilberte Marie Cecile Joly passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, at the age of 68.


Daughter of the late Wilfrid and DesNeiges Joly.


Who will win the Stanley Cup?

10% (3 votes)
23% (7 votes)
60% (18 votes)
7% (2 votes)
Total votes: 30

 Neighbour’s quick thinking saves teens from house fire

By Barb McKay

Several young people escaped unharmed from a house fire on Reynolds Drive Friday evening thanks to the quick actions of a neighbour.

Firefighters battle flames erupting from a Reynolds Drive home Friday evening. (photo courtesy of Lime Blu Photography)


Octavian Deaconescuwas cutting his lawn around 7:30 p.m. that evening when he noticed flames coming from the garage of the home directly across the street. He asked his wife to call 911 while he raced across the street.

“I knocked on the door but no one answered so I walked in,” he said. “Kids were in the basement and didn’t know what was going on.”

 Deer me – bones discovered in Macpherson Park

By Barb McKay

A grisly discovery in Macpherson Park turned out to be old deer bones.

A South-Bruce OPP officer guards a section of Macpherson Park where bones were discovered last week. (Barb McKay photo)


Volunteers with the Kincardine and District Lions Club discovered the bones last Wednesday morning when they were working on replacing a section of boardwalk in the park that had been taken down last year due to erosion along the shoreline.

Is this permanent?

Scott Duncan of Sugar Shack Tattoo Parlour draws a Sharpie tattoo of a fish on Owen Johnson, 4, at the Kincardine Home Expo Saturday. The expo featured home, garden, water sports, energy and financial vendors as well as craft beer and cider breweries. For more photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Barb McKay photo)