Midgets can't defend McMillan Memorial

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The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks couldn't defend the Archie McMillan Memorial midget tournament championship on the weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Brennan Long of the Miller Insurance midgets is stopped on a scoring chance during the second period of a 1-1 tie with Penetang Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Twin Centre eliminated Kincardine from the Archie McMillan Memoiral midget tournament in a semi-final game Sunday. (Barb McKay photo)

The Kinucks were eliminated from the eight-team weekend tournament by the Twin Centre Stars in a Sunday afternoon semi-final contest. Twin Centre played Wallaceburg for the tournament championship later in the day. Wallaceburg recorded a 3-0 victory.

Kincardine certainly kicked off the tournament on the right foot. The midgets posted a 7-0 win over Goderich Friday night. However, Kincardine played again early Saturday morning and were defeated by South-Bruce 4-1. They followed that up, and stayed in contention, with a 1-1 draw against Penetang in a Saturday afternoon showdown.

Last year, Kincardine defeated Saugeen Shores in the tournament final.

The eight-team tournament also featured teams from BCH and Hanover.

The midgets have a busy schedule leading into the Wingham Regional Silver Stick tournament, which begins Nov. 12. The Kinucks have home games this week tomorrow (Thursday) night against BCH at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday night against Wingham at 9:10 p.m. Then, Kincardine will be in Palmerston Nov. 7 to play Minto and back at home Nov. 9 to host South-Bruce.