Highlanders dump Owen Sound in Tiverton

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By Josh Howald

It was the first organized lacrosse game played in the Municipality of Kincardine since 1979.

Dustin Kunderman scored on this chance for the Highlanders in a 9-3 win Thursday night in Tiverton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Kincardine Highlanders erased any lingering memories of the dreadful Kincardine Powermen with a 9-3 win over Owen Sound Thursday evening at the Tiverton Sports Arena.

The game was the first of an exhibition home-and-home series between the two Junior Masters teams. The return match has yet to be scheduled, but is likely to take place in mid-August in Owen Sound.

The Highlanders had little trouble with Owen Sound. Even with a few Kincardine players suiting up for the visitors, Kincardine coasted to a 9-3 victory.

Kincardine, the defending Ontario Lacrosse Association provincial champions, have played in two tournaments this season. The first was in Midland, the second was played in Brantford in mid-June. Next up for Kincardine is another OLA tournament in Fergus on the July 14 weekend. Each tournament contributes points that determine rankings for the provincial championship tournament at the end of the season.

Kincardine went into last year's tournament as Ontario's top seed, and lived up to that rating by winning the Ontario Lacrosse Association provincial championship.

The Highlanders were playing pick-up twice a week in Tiverton, but the floor times have been reduced to just once each week in July and August. All are welcome to play on Thursday evenings at the Tiverton Sports Centre at 8 p.m., regardless of experience.