Golden Hawks off to Dudley Cup final

The Trenton Golden Hawks will play a one-game showdown for a berth at the national Junior A championship tournament on Saturday night.

Daniel Urbani makes a stop as Josh Allan looks on in the Game 4 of the OJHL Buckland Cup finals in Georgetown. (Josh Howald photo)


Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner of Kincardine both play for Trenton, the Ontario Junior Hockey League champions.

Opening day smiles

Bethan Killin, left, and Taylor Hasson celebrate Killin's second half goal in KDSS' soccer opener at the Davidson Centre last week. THe Knights pasted Chesley 6-0. (Josh Howald photo)

Two of Kincardine’s tennis courts back in action

By Barb McKay


Two out of three tennis courts on Harbour Street will be open for play this week.


Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke told The Independent last week that nets would be installed this week on two courts. He said it was never the municipality’s intention to close the courts, which will now remain open for the season. One court on the west end will not be set up as it has surface issues.


Early last month, the Kincardine Tennis Club decided to suspend its programming for the season and would not operate the courts citing safety issues and liability. The courts have not been resurfaced since 2003.


Winning start for soccer teams

By Josh Howald

It was a sweet start to the soccer season for Kincardine District Secondary School last week.

Ethan Primeau makes a move on a Chesley defender Thursday at the Davidson Centre. Primeau scored twice in a 6-0 Kincardine win over the Cougars. (Josh Howald photo)


Both the KDSS boys and girls soccer teams opened the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season with lopsided wins at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The boys first hammered Chesley District Community School 6-0, then the girls took a turn and beat the Cougars by the same score.

Fisher named to RHC roster

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher has been named to Canada's national women's roller hockey team and will represent Canada at the FIRS World Championships.

The world championship tournament is happening in Italy in June.

This isn't the first time Fisher has minded the net for Canada's national inline hockey team. She won a gold medal at the FIRS World Championships in 2012, and has represented Canada at the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships on at least four other occasions, including in 2014 when Canada lost in the gold medal game to the United States.

Volleyball weekend

The 19th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament meant all kinds of volleyball action last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the winning teams and other photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Ayr sweeps Schmalz Cup

Corvairs win Sutherland Cup

The Ayr Centennials swept the Port Hope Panthers in four straight games to win its first ever Schmalz Cup OHA provincial Junior C championship.

Tait Seguin looks to deflect a Ryan Punkari shot past London goaltender Connor Hughes in Game 3 of the Sutherland Cup. Caledonia clinched the Junior B championship with an overtime win in Game 4 Monday night. (photo courtesy of Spencer Smye Photography)


Ayr wrapped up the series Friday night in front of a home crowd of 1,475 at the North Dumfries Community Centre. The Centennials had goals from five different players in the 5-2 win.

Dudley Cup underway

Scheel, Skinner in Kirkland Lake

By Josh Howald

The Dudley Hewitt Cup is officially underway in Kirkland Lake.

The Trenton Golden Hawks, including Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner, kicked off the Central Canada Junior A championship tournament yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon against the Soo Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds are champions of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, while the Golden Hawks are Buckland Cup champions as the Ontario Junior Hockey League's best team. Scheel had the winning goal for Trenton in Game 5 of the Buckland Cup finals to clinch a spot at the Dudley Cup.

Kincardine to host 2018/19 OFSAA hockey tournament

By Josh Howald

The provincial high school boys hockey championships will be played in Kincardine in March, 2019.

The 16 best secondary school hockey teams from across the province will descend upon Kincardine in order to crown an Ontario champion. One would assume that arenas in Ripley, Tiverton and possibly Lucknow will be used in addition to the ice at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

OFSAA, the governing federation of 18 regional school athletic associations spread across Ontario, informed Kincardine District Secondary School of the news on Thursday.

“It is great for the school and the municipality,” said Peter Wolfe on Monday.

Scheel goal clinches Buckland Cup

OOJHL title for Kincardine duo in Trenton

By Josh Howald

Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner are Buckland Cup champions.

Ben Scheel, seen here in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup in Georgetown, scored the game winning goal in Game 5 to clinch the Buckland Cup for the Trenton Golden Hawks. (Josh Howald photo)

Scheel scored in the third period of Game 5 of the Ontario Junior Hockey League finals Friday night to give the Trenton Golden Hawks a 2-1 win over the Georgetown Raiders. The win clinched Trenton's first junior hockey championship since 1980.

Scheel couldn't have picked a better time to score his first goal of the postseason.

His Golden Hawks were tied 1-1 with the Georgetown Raiders Friday night after two periods of Game 5.