KDSS edges out Walkerton

Girls team falls to SDSS
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The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 win Wednesday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Despite badly outplaying the visiting Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders, the Knights escaped with a narrow 2-1 win on home ice.

The Knights opened the scoring just 18 seconds into this one. Off the game’s opening draw, Garrett Meurs walked in from centre to give Kincardine an early lead. Jared Colling assisted on the goal.

Grade 10 student Garrett Meurs works the puck down low during BAA boys hockey action last week at the Davidson Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

Walkerton tied the game late in the first period. Trevor Robinson, alone in the slot, beat KDSS goaltender Keegan Woodman with a wrist shot that found the top right hand corner of the net.

Alex Legrand scored the eventual game winner with six minutes remaining in the second period. Joey Kosmerly and Scott Beaton assisted on the goal.

The teams played a scoreless third, with WDSS creating some scoring chances late in the game.

Kincardine outshot the Raiders 37-29.

Grant Craddock was exceptional in the Walkerton net but suffers the loss, while Woodman earns his second win of the year in the KDSS goal.

KDSS lost the services of defenceman Luke MacLennan in the dying seconds. A hit in front of the KDSS bench left MacLennan, who also skates for the Kincardine Crabby Joe’s juveniles, out for a month with a shoulder injury.

The Knights are in action again Friday afternoon in Flesherton. KDSS will take on the 1-1 Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions in a 1 p.m. start.

Meanwhile, the KDSS girls hockey team fell to 1-1-1 after being shut out in Port Elgin Wednesday. The Knights dropped a 2-0 decision to the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals. It was SDSS’ first win in four years.

In other girls hockey action, Sacred Heart and West Hill played to a 0-0 tie. The Cruasders sit in first place in the girls BAA standings with a 2-0-2 record, while West Hill moves past KDSS into second place at 1-0-2.

The Knights and the Crusaders were two of 16 teams competing in last weekend’s Listowel Lightning High School Girls Hockey Tournament.

The Knight were in action yesterday (Tuesday) against the West Hill Raiders from Owen Sound in a 2:30 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre.