Sports

Ripley Wolves clinch semi-final series

 

by Pauline Kerr

The Ripley Wolves have done it! The team took the series with the Durham Thundercats in six games, and will go on to play the Clinton Radars for the league championship (schedule to be announced). The team played an exciting and hard-hitting back-and-forth game Friday night on home ice in front of a capacity crowd, finally finding an extra burst of energy from somewhere and pulling ahead in the final period to win the game 7-5. Saturday night in Durham, Ripley took an early lead and never looked back. Final score was 7-3 for the Wolves.


KDSS to host OFSAA A/AA boys’ hockey championships

by Pauline Kerr

 


Season over for the Bulldogs

by Doug Kennedy


Bulldogs down three to Ironmen

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

The Bulldogs dropped both game this past week to the Wingham Ironmen.

 

The Ironmen continue to dominate on the power play, scoring six power play goals in three games. Wingham won game two in Kincardine 5-2. Jordan Caskenette and Mike Fiegehen scored for the Bulldogs. Assists went to Logan Frieburger (two), Logan Swanton and Fiegehen.

 

Last Friday night in Wingham, the Bulldogs lost 5-1. Keegan Angel got the lone goal from Fiegehen to break the shutout. Craig Luinstra took the loss in net in both games.

 

Game four was to be held Sunday night in Kincardine but was snowed out and will now be played at the Davidson Centre on Friday night at 8:25 p.m.


Bulldogs win series against Mitchell

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

The Bulldogs won game six in Mitchell last Friday night to take the series against the Hawks 4-2.

 

Grant Stevens scored the winner three minutes into overtime, with Hunter Robins-Gibbons assisting. Jake Fair opened the scoring in the first period, with assists from Logan Freiburger and Mike Fiegehen. Mitchell tied it later in the first and it stayed that way until overtime.

 

Last Monday in Kincardine, the Bulldogs won 7-5 against Mitchell on home ice .Blake Buchanan, Jerrid Fossold, Jordan Caskenette, Keegan Angel, Logan Swanton, Freiburger and Fiegehen contributed to the win. Craig Luinstra got the win in net in both games.

 


Basketball thrives in the community

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Kincardine POWER Basketball is an elite Bruce County community basketball league that is gaining popularity in the county while uncovering undiscovered talent.

 

The league promises to prepare participants for success both on and off the court by following the tenets of the team name - POWER - representing persistence, obedience, working hard, positive energy and respect.

 


Two wins, one loss to start playoffs

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

The Bulldogs had a slow start to the playoffs on Friday night, losing game one to Mitchell 2-0.

 

Kincardine bounced back on Saturday night in Mitchell and came home with a 4-1 win. Jake Fair opened the scoring, with Brent West getting the assist. The Bulldogs scored a couple of power play goals in the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Logan Freiburger scored the first one, with Jordan Caskenette and Hunter Robins-Gibbons assisting. Brett Burrows banged in a rebound, with Jerrid Fossold assisting. Mitchell scored late in the second period to make it 3-1. Logan Swanton scored a late empty net goal to seal the 4-1 win.

 


The road to the Super Bowl

 

By Doug Kennedy

 

The road to the Super Bowl goes through New England once again.

 

Both games on Sunday went to overtime and both were won by the road teams. It looked like New England might be beat, but Tom Brady led them down the field in overtime to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in an unbelievable game.

 


28th annual Ross Young Memorial Tiverton Tyke Hockey Tournament held

 

By Karen Ballok

 

On Jan. 5, I had the pleasure of attending the 28th annual Ross Young Memorial Tiverton Tyke Hockey Tournament at the Tiverton arena. Even though this has been going on for 28 years, they did have to cancel the winter of 2018 because of the dreaded Bruce County winter weather.

 


Rep basketball is up and running in Bruce County

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Volunteer and executive director of Kincardine POWER basketball, Branko Veljovic, has big plans for furthering the popularity of basketball in Bruce County, and introducing more youth to the sport.