Ropp wins Kincardine Independent pool, $500

Matt Ropp is the Kincardine area's resident NHL hockey expert.

Either that, or he was having a lucky day when he filled in his entry for the third annual Kincardine Independent NHL Hockey Pool. Either way, he is $500 richer.

Ropp grabbed the lead in January, right after the NHL took its two-week hiatus for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He never again relinquished the lead, leading until the NHL regular season ended last week. He finished with 1,370 points, which was 47 more points ahead of Tanya Jones, our second place finisher. Jones wins a prize of $250, while Doug Holtby gets $100 for finishing third overall. Holtby was only six points behind Jones.

Bantam girls honoured with parade

If you heard the sirens last Saturday, you can rest easy there was no major emergency.

The Lakeside Chevrolet bantam girls cruise through downtown Kincardine last Saturday, celebrating an OWHA title. (submitted photo)

It was, in fact, a celebration to honour the Lakeside Chevrolet bantam C girls hockey team. The team was honured with a parade, accompanied by an ambulance provided by Bruce County EMS, a vintage fire truck and a modern pumper truck provided by the Kincardine Fire Department.

Lakefield leads Essex 2-0

The Lakefield Chiefs made the most of home ice advantage, and have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the Schmalz Cup finals.

Lakefield, champions of the Central Junior C League, had no trouble in the first two games of this series, winning Game 1 5-0 and game 2 5-1. The Chiefs are coming off a four-game sweep of the Grimsby PeachKings, while the Essex 73s needed six games to eliminate the Wingham Ironmen, the Western Junior C League champions.

Perhaps this series will take a different twist in Essex. The 73s, best of the Great Lakes Junior C League, will host Games 3 and 4 of this provincial Junior C championship series this weekend. Game 3 is Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with Game 4 at 2:30 p.m. the following afternoon.

OHA rejects Junior B request

GOJHL will remain Junior B

By Josh Howald

The Ontario Hockey Association rejected an application from the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL)  to be reclassified as a Junior A League.

The OHA, the governing body of junior and senior hockey within the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) made the decision at a Board of Directors meeting on April 16.

OWHA title for bantams

The Lakeside Chevrolet bantam girls hockey team went undefeated to win gold at the OWHA championship tournament.

OWHA champions include, back left, trainer Dani Murray, assistant coach Jeff Fuller, Ariel Luinstra, Alice Thorpe, Callie Martyn, Lily Freiburger, Rainor Kuz, Georgia Fields, Hailey Woods, Peyton McCormick and coach Don Martyn. Middle row, left, Alexis Whitworth-Bjerg, Jlia McGregor, Alayna Card, Chelsea Fuller, Madison McBride and trainer Heather Card. Front, Cassidy Murray-Collins, left, and Sophia Tomaini. (submitted photo)

Three get Wall of Fame nod

By Josh Howald

There are three new names on the Kincardine Bulldogs Wall of Fame.

Ironmen run ends in Essex

By Josh Howald

The road to the Schmalz Cup came to an end for the Wingham Ironmen last Tuesday night in Essex.

Knights play gracious BAA hosts

No BAA titles for KDSS badminton team

By Josh Howald

The kings and queens of the shuttlecock will be crowned this week at CWOSSA.

Geoffrey Dadson fires a backhander over the net during a senior boys singles match during the BAA senior badminton championship tournament last week at the high school. Dadson dropped this game, but four teammates, all senior girls, qualified for tomorrow's CWOSSA tournament. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine District Secondary School qualified four athletes for the CWOSSA badminton championships, held today (Wednesday) and tomorrow at Conestoga College in Kitchener.

Ironmen run ended in Essex

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Sunday's warm temperature left people in shorts and t-shirts chipping away at snow and ice. Here, Andy Cline serves with some Spring in his step during a game of tennis in Kincardine. The courts had to be cleared of snow before this match. (Josh Howald photo)