7-2 win for Knights

'Dogs host Goderich tonight

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team closed out the preseason today with a convincing 7-2 win over Walkerton at home.

Mitch Burrows and Ryker Killins each scored twice against the WDSS Raiders, while Ashton Wilken was sharp between the pipes. He held the Raiders scoreless until late in the third period and his team ahead 6-0.

Gerrit Satosek, Jordan Bell and Chris Beattie scored once each for Kincardine, who will open the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season on Monday. Burrows and Satosek also had assists, with single hlepers going to Payton Dunlop, Mike Osadca and Austin Rees. Andrew Scott and Brock Tanner replied for Walkerton District.

The Sacred Heart Crusaders will visit the Davidson Centre Monday afternoon to open the BAA regular season. SHHS and KDSS were the BAA representatives at last year's CWOSSA tournament, which will be held in Kincardine this year. Game time is 2 p.m.

But all kinds of other hockey action will happen before Monday. Tonight, the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will host Goderich in an 8:30 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre. Kincardine will look to end a four-game losing skid against the 0-16 Goderich Sailors. Paul Boyadjian, who today was named to the Western Junior C prospects team, will get the start in goal for the 'Dogs as Gatlin Burt serves the fourth game of a five-game suspension. Trevor Ammerman of the Kincardine midgets will serve as Boyadjian's back-up tonight. Tomorrow night, Kincardine will be in Mount Forest.

Elsewhere in the Western Junior C League tonight, the 12-1 Walkerton Hawks will travel to Hanover to face the second place Barons at the P&H Centre at 8:30 p.m. In Wingham, the Ironmen will host the 6-8 Mount Forest Patriots at 7:30 p.m. in a contest that is important to both teams in the standings.

In Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Junior B action, the Listowel Cyclones will try to rebound from a weeknight loss to the last place Owen Sound Greys at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The Brantford Golden Eagles will be at the Listowel Memorial for the Cyclones lone weekend game. There are five other GOJHL games on the schedule for tonight (Friday).

In WOAA Senior AA action, the Ripley Wolves are also at home this evening. The Wolves entertain the undefeated Durham Thundercats at 8:30 p.m. tonight. Durham has quietly gone 5-0 to start the year, while Ripley has lost three straight games. There are two other contests in the WOAA North Division tonight - the Lucknow Lancers are in Walkerton to take on the 0-8 Capitals, while the Shallow Lake Crushers are in Elora to face the second place Rocks. Tomorrow night, Ripley will take on the 8-0 Saugeen Shores Winterhawks.

There are eight OHL games tonight, but the Owen Sound Attack has the night off. The Plymouth Whalers will visit the Guelph Storm for a 7 p.m. start, while two of the O's hottest teams - London and the Soo Greyhounds, will face off tonight at the John Labatt Centre in London.

For full details on all these games, and more, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

-Josh Howald