To 2009!

Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer toasts 2009 along with five Legion members at the New Year's day levee at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183, Kincardine. From left are Stewart Taylor of Hensall, Legion Zone C commander; Gord Wilkinson, Kraemer, Bob Forrest, Irv Kennedy and Red Larsen. (Eric Howald photo)


Legion peewees win Silver Stick title

Edge out Listowel 3-2 in finals

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks will be joining the Kincardine bantams in Port Huron, MI.

Seamus Small celebrates as the Kincardine Legion peewees win the Regional Silver Stick championship this afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

The peewees advance to the International Silver Stick finals with a 3-2 win over Listowel at the Davidson Centre this afternoon.

Kincardine, who beat Goderich 1-0 in last night's semi-final, led the entire game.

Payton Dunlop opened the scoring late in the first period, tapping home a pass from Ethan Skinner. Skinner kept the puck in at the blueline and wheeled past the Listowel defence to set up Dunlop for the game's first goal.


Bantams win Silver Stick

Peewees in semi-final tonight

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantam Kinucks are Silver Stick champions.

The Kincardine bantams celebrate after beating Listowel 3-1 this afternoon to claim the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine earned a 3-1 win over Listowel this afternoon in front of a full house at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Kinucks handed Listowel its first loss all season en route to claiming the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick title.

After a goalless first period, Mitch Dickson opened the scoring off the rush. After making a nice move on a 1-on-1, Dickson got the Listowel goaltender moving the wrong way and beat him with a hard wrist shot from just inside the top of the circles.

Listowel tied the game with a power play goal 20 seconds into the second period. It was the only goal of the frame.


Bantams advance to final

Title match at 2:30 p.m. today

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams are heading into the championship game of the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick this afternoon.

Kincardine goaltender Paul Boyadjian leaps for joy as the buzzer sounds on the bantams 2-1 win over Tavistock last night in the Silver Stick semi-finals. (Josh Howald photo)

The bantams qualified for the championship after a dramatic 2-1 win over the Tavistock Titans in front of a huge crowd at the Davidson Centre Monday evening.

Dylan Sales scored both goals for the Kinucks in a 2-1 win. The game was scoreless until just minutes remaining. Sales first scored on a power play and added another two minutes later.

Mitchell scored a power play goal of their own, but could not tie the game in the dying seconds.

Today's bantam "B" championship game is set for 2:30 at the Davidson Centre.


Knights perfect at the break

KDSS hockey team improves to 4--0 with over PDHS

The Knights are cruising into the Christmas break with a perfect record.

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 9-4 drubbing of the Peninsula Shores District High School Phoenix Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Brandon Mullen of the Kincardine District Secondary School Knights skates past a Peninsula Shores defender during Bluewater Athletic Association boys hockey action Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Mullen scored once in a 9-4 KDSS win. (Kiel Edge photo)


Christmas Miracle

By Eric Howald

 

 

The Kincardine hospital was a joyful place early Monday morning.

The reason - the unexpected arrival of identical twins.

Dan Scott, 22, and Angela Fraser, 20, of Bervie became  the proud parents of daughters, Alexis and Alyssa.

Since the hospital lost its obstetrics department a few years ago, births have become a rare occurrence there.

But the weekend snow storm  played a role in these births.

Angela’s father, Ron, started driving the couple to the hospital and on the way they phoned the ambulance which met them at the intersection of Highways 9 and 21.


Christmas music

Guest soloist Emily Van Veghel belts out a number at the Kincardine Community Concert Band's fundraising concert in honour of Dr. Lou Tusz Wednesday evening at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine. The other special guest was keyboard artist Scott Jacks, brother of band leader Mary Kloesterbooer. The evnt raised $1,642.60 for the Grey-Bruce Alzheimer's Society - people donated $1,427.60 and the sale of Jacks' CDs raised another $215. (Eric Howald photo)


Sun!

After weeks of dull, snowy weather, area residents awoke to a clear, crisp day Saturday. The cold weather kept fog billowing off the lake' surface. That's the break wall in Kincardine in the above photo. Stormy weather returned Sunday and Monday, leaving area highways closed to traffic because of blowing snow. (Eric Howald photo)


Festive tunes

Students at St. Anthony's School entertained parents and staff at the Davidson Centre last week during the school's Christmas concert. Perfomers included, back, from left Brontae Hunter and Aaron Frampton. In front are Thomas Veenstra, left, and Quinn Richardon. (Kiel Edge photo)


Oh, deer

Ripley-Huron Community School held its annual Christmas concert last week. Students performed skits, ang and played with the school band. Playing a pair of reindeer are, Santana Feenstra, left, and Alexa Collins. (Kiel Edge photo)