Wingham wins Game 6, series

Edge out Bulldogs in Kincardine

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.

Do-or-die for the 'Dogs -again

Game 6 tonight in Kincardine

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will once again have their backs to the walls tonight in the Western Junior C semi-finals.

Kincardine's Gerrit Satosek had the OT winner in Game 5 Wednesday night. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)


The Wingham Ironmen hold a 3-2 series lead on Kincardine heading into tonight's (Friday) Game 6 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre.

Bulldogs stay alive with OT win

Game 6 Friday tonight in Kincardine

Gerrit Satosek scored at 12:51 of overtime to keep the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs alive to see another day.

Satosek's overtime winner forces a sixth game in this Western Junior C League semi-final series, which will be played tonight (Friday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at 8:30 p.m. Wingham now holds a 3-2 series lead.

The Bulldogs trailed last night's Game 5 in Wingham 3-2 heading into the third period. But Shawn Moore scored from Chad Simpson and Matthew Mah with 4:26 to play to force the extra period. It was Moores's second goal of the game. Brycin Morrison also scored for the 'Dogs in the first period. JJ Harland, Ryan McNeil and Brett Brophy had goals for the Ironmen

Kincardine outshot the Ironmen 42-36. Mitch Campbell made 33 saves for the win, while Ben Nelson stopped 28 shots for Wingham.

Bulldogs on brink of elimination

Season on the line tonight in Wingham

By Josh Howald

It’s do-or-die tonight for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Mike Smailes cuts between Wingham's Greg Hansford and Carter Stewart in the third period of Game 5 of the Western Junior C semi-finals at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Bantams will face Highland Storm in semis

Series schedule released

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks have been idle since Feb. 9, awaiting an opponent in the OMHA bantam B semi-finals. Now, they have one, and it is The Highland Storm from Haliburton and Minden.

The Storm defeated Gananogque in five games to advance to the OMHA semi-finals against Kincardine. The series schedule is as follows:

GAME 1: Sat, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. in Haliburton

GAME 2: Sun, March 1, 2:30 p.m. in Haliburton

GAME 3: Fri, March 6, 8 p.m. in Kincardine

*GAME 4: Sat., March 7, 8 p.m. in Kincardine

*GAME 5: Sun., March 8, 3:30 p.m. in Kincardine

Midgets sweep Elmvale

Kincardine advances to OMHA semi-finals

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks have advanced to the OMHA All-Ontario semi-finals.

The midgets completed a three-game sweep of Elmvale last Wednesday night with a win on home ice at the Davidson Centre.

The midgets took to the ice for Game 3 of this series following a thrilling overtime Game 3 win by the Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms that gave them a sweep over Elmvale and moved them on to the OMHA semi-finals.

Curl for Kids Sake March 7

This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine & District will hold its first “Curl For Kids Sake” on March 7 at the Kincardine curling rink. Curlers of all levels of ability are welcome to take part. Prizes will be awarded for the highest pledge amounts earned.

This new event is presented by the Society of Energy Professionals in co-operation with the Kincardine Curling Club. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to support our community and have fun.

Registration forms and pledge sheets are available at the Kincardine Curling Club (277 Penetangore Row), the BBBS office (910 Queen Street, 519-396-3565) or online at (under the events tab).

Atoms to meet Parry Sound in OMHA semis

Schedule now available

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will face Parry Sound in the OMHA All-Ontario semi-finals.

The Kincardine atom Kinucks eliminated Elmvale last Wednesday night at home. (Josh Howald photo)


As of Sunday night, a series schedule had not been finalized, but it will be posted on once it is. Parry Sound just wrapped up a five-game series win over Gananoque to move into the semis, while Kincardine earned its spot last Wednesday night at home. The atom Kinucks capped off a three-game sweep of Elmvale in dramatic fashion, scoring with 2.1 seconds left on the clock in overtime.

Wolves clinch spot in A semi-finals

7-3 wins for Ripley on the weekend

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves have clinched a spot in the WOAA Senior A semi-finals.

Ripley posted a pair of 7-3 wins on the weekend, which guarantees a top four spot in the six-team Senior A playoff round robin. The Wolves are actually at the top of the standings with a 3-1 record, with one game left to play. Milverton and Shallow Lake have also secured semi-final berths, leaving three teams battling for the fourth and final spot.

Friday night in Ripley, the Wolves scored four times in the third period to pull away from Milverton.


Donna McBride sweeps at the Ripley Curling Club as Cathy Alcombrack looks on at the annual Women's Bonspiel on Saturday in the village. (Barb McKay photo)