Sports

All seven KDSS gymnasts qualify for OFSAA

By Josh Howald

Every single athlete on the Kincardine District Secondary School gymnastics team qualified for the OFSAA provincial championships.

Grace Brousseau, left, and Rylee Evans had first place finishes in the Bars Friday at the OFSAA qualifier held in Owen Sound. Evans won hers in Level 3, while Brousseau was first in the Level 1 competition. Both KDSS athletes, as well as all of their teammates, advanced to OFSAA in Sudbury. (Josh Howald photo)

 

All seven of the Knights punched a ticket to Sudbury for the Ontario secondary school finals with a top-six finish at Friday's OFSAA Qualifier Meet held at the Owen Sound Satelites Gymnastics Club in Owen Sound.


Ford girls win provincial title

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team won a provincial hockey championship April 12 in Toronto.

The team overcame a series of setbacks, including the loss of their starting goaltender, to play some amazing hockey at the OWHA Provincial championship tournament. Kincardine capped it all off with a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Almaguin Gazelles at Chesswood Arena in Toronto.

Kincardine knew their work was cut out for them - Almaguin had defeated the Kinucks earlier this season at the Walter Gretzky Tournament in Brantford.

By the time the finals started, both teams were worn down and suffering from bruises and sore muscles. But from the drop of the puck, the two teams battled hard.


Hanover, Lucan join TVSBL

There will be two new franchises in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League this season.

The TVSBL announced last week it will welcome the Hanover Hitmen and the Lucan Irish Nine to the fold for the 2015 baseball season. However, it will still be a seven-team league, as both the Oakridge Reds and Listowel Legionnaires will not return to the TVSBL this season.

The Kincardine Cubs, the defending TVSBL and OBA champions, will play an 18-game regular season against Mitchell, St. Thomas, Ingersoll, Hanover, Lucan and the London Area Angels. The playoff format this year will be a double elimination playoff tournament in late August.


SugarKings lose in Game 7

LaSalle rode a pair of first period goals to a Game 7 win over the Elmira SugarKings Sunday afternoon in the Sutherland Cup provincial Junior B semi-finals.

The win sends the LaSalle Vipers to the Sutherland Cup finals, where they will face the Caledonia Corvairs. The Vipers trailed this series 2-0 and 3-2, but forced Game 7 with a win at home Friday night and then ended Elmira's season at home, in front of more than 1,500 fans at the Dan Snyder Memorial Arena.

The Vipers scored twice in a 31-second span early in this game. Elmira got one back in the second period, and outshot LaSalle 21-7. The only goal of the third period came into an empty SugarKing net with 34 seconds remaining.


Provincial champions!

Ford midget girls perfect at OWHA tourney

 

From left, Jorie Elliott, Megan Stewart-Kemp and Eden McFarlane display the provincial championship banner captured by the Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team on Sunday at Chesswood Arena in Toronto. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (submitted photo)


Wolves complete comeback

Ripley wins WOAA Senior A title

By Josh Howald

 

The Ripley Wolves are WOAA Senior A playoff champions.

 

 

The Ripley Wolves celebrate one of seven goals Saturday night at home in Game 6 of the WOAA Senior A finals against Shallow Lake. (Josh Howald photo)


Guns 'N Hoses

Detective Constable David Hackney, left, attempts to knock the puck away from firefighter Jay Paul Sunday afternoon at the 3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game to benefit the Kincardine Food Bank. The South-Bruce OPP eked out a 7-6 shootout win, beating the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department for the first time. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine Tennis Club launches new junior program

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Tennis Club is launching a progressive new tennis program for the 2015 season.

For the first time ever, the league will have a Parent/Child League, which will run Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning on June 15.


Storm loses Game 1

McFadden has three assists in loss

Game 1 belonged to the Soo Greyhounds.

The Soo took a 1-0 series lead on the Guelph Storm last night at home with a 7-4 win. This one was close until the end, when the Storm sealed things with an empty net goal with 55 seconds to play.

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden had three assists for Guelph in the loss. He set up Givani Smith in the second period for Guelph's first goal of the game, making it 3-1. He assisted on back-to-back power play goals in the third period that made this game tight. He had a helper on CJ Garcia's goal at 15:37, then set up Jason Dickinson, also on the power play, with three minutes to go.

McFadden now has a goal and five assists in six playoff games.


Firefighters will defend on-ice title this Sunday

3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department is confident heading into Sunday's charity hockey game against the South-Bruce OPP.

Colleen Craig of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department prevents Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP from getting to close to the Golden Nozzle on Wednesday afternoon at the municipal fire hall. (Josh Howald photo)

 

So confident, they have already had KFD 2015 engraved on the Golden Nozzle, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game between local firefighters and cops.

"Hey, what is this?", asked Kevin Martin of the OPP on Wednesday afternoon at an event promoting Sunday's hockey game when he saw 2015's winnner already marked.