Wingham wins Game 6, series

Edge out Bulldogs in Kincardine
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The Western Junior C League final will feature the Walkerton Hawks and the Wingham Ironmen.

Kincardine defenceman Michael Osadca made a great play to strip Jeremy Ross of a breakaway here, but in the end, the Wingham Ironmen defeated Kincardine 3-2 tonight in Game 6 to earn a spot in the Western Junior C League final against Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Ironmen punched their ticket to the league final earlier tonight with a narrow 3-2 win over the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs in Game 6 at the Davidson Centre.

Holdyn Lansink took a centring pass from Kiefer McInnes and fired a wrister off the crossbar with 6:51 to play in tonight's game. The goal snapped a 2-2 tie in an entertaining battle betwween Wingham and Kincardine tonight, and held up as the game winner.

Matt McCracken and Patrick Wiejak traded first period goals, and the Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead on a power play in the middle of the second peroid. Chad Simpson neatly deflected a hard point shot by Luke Inglis past Ben Nelson in the Wingham net. But just two minutes later, Alex Kuntz shook off three checks in the neutral zone and waltzed through the Kincardine defence before scoring on a wrist shot to Campbell's blocker side.

It looked like this one was going remain even, and Kincardine had just finished off a textbook penalty kill where they didn't allow a shot when Lansink scored the winner. All it took was a split second of poor timing in Kincardine's corner for McInnes to find Lansynk in the slot. The Bulldogs pushed to tie this game, but couldn't put another puck past Nelson.

For the full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

- Josh Howald