Sports

 Wolves to open season in Kincardine

Ripley signs Hamilton, Scheel and Lang

By Josh Howald

The new-look Ripley Wolves will open the 2017-18 WOAA Senior AA regular season in Kincardine Oct. 7.

Jason Hamilton last season playing against the Wolves in Ripley. (Independent file photo/Howald)

The Wolves will take on the rival Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 5:15 p.m. at the Davidson Centre as part of the Hockey Day in Kincardine festivities.


Knights second at BAA golf

Aljoe wins event at BlackHorse Golf Course

By Josh Howald

Mark Aljoe of John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is the 2017-18 Bluewater Athletic Association boys golf champion.

Mark Aljoe of JDSS won the BAA boys golf championship last week at BlackHorse. He was in Listowel competing in the CWOSSA tournament today (Wednesday). (Josh Howald photo)

Aljoe fired a +2 38 on the front nine and an even par 36 on the back to finish with an 18-hole score of 74. That was more than enough for the win last Wednesday in ideal conditions at BlackHorse Golf Course.


 Bulldogs win a pair

By Josh Howald

A road trip was just what the doctor ordered for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs picked up the first win of the season Saturday, and followed that up with win #2 on Sunday. It was a good way to kick off the new interleague play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League and moved Kincardine out of the Pollock Division basement. The 'Dogs are now 2-4, tied for fifth place with the Goderich Flyers.

"Four big points for us, it was a great weekend," said Kincardine's head coach Shawn Burrows.

"We played two good games and the players had some fun. It was a very positive weekend for us."

Burrows said the power play was clicking Saturday night in Huntsville, which put the 'Dogs in a good place - leading 4-1 at the first intermission.


Knights host tourney

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team hosted a tournament last weekend. The Knights picked apart Goderich 54-18 in this Friday afternoon contest at the high school. (Barb McKay photo)


Wolves to open season in Kincardine

Hockey Day in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves will open the WOAA Senior AA regular season in Kincardine at the Davidson Centre Oct. 7.

After a full day of minor hockey games scheduled between the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association and the Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey system, the Wolves will kick off another season with a 5:15 p.m. contest against the rival Saugeen Shores Winterhawks. It had previously been reported that this game was an exhibition preseason affair, but that is not the case.

Following the Wolves and Winterhawks, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will take on the Penetang Kings in Provincial Junior Hockey League action.

in other senior hockey news, the Minto-Mapleton 81's have pulled out of the league for the 2017-18 hockey season. The 81's roster was decimated by player retirement and movement. It is a one-year leave of absence, officially.


 Early losing streak continues for Kincardine Bulldogs

By Barb McKay

It was another tough weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs who ended up winless against Mount Forest and Goderich.

The ‘Dogs faced the Mount Forest Patriots on home ice Friday evening and despite having several chances at the Mount Forest net during the first period were unable to capitalize. Patriots’ KlaytonHoelscher was able to get one past Bulldogs goaltender Ethan Primeau on a power play at 4:41 to make the score 1-0 for the Patriots.

The Bulldogs lost some momentum in the second period and were outshot 15-7 by Mount Forest. Hoelscher came into score early for the Patriots, just one minute in, to make it 2-0. Despite chances at both ends of the ice neither team was able to make them count until Hoelscher earned a hat trick with a short-handed goal at 17:09.


Up and atoms

Talon Hope of the Walkerton atoms tries to stop this shot from the Kincardine atoms during an exhbition game last Friday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. This shot did go in, and the atoms defeated Walkerton 7-2 in this contest. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs open season Friday night

Wingham in town for home opener

By Josh Howald

The puck will drop Friday night in Kincardine as another Provincial Junior Hockey League season begins for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.


Canada 3-0 in China

By Josh Howald

Canada defeated Italy 3-1 yesterday to finish first in Pool A at the World Roller Games in Najing, China.

The women's inline hockey national team will play a quarter-final game today (Wednesday) against either Austrailia or New Zealand.

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher, recently added to the Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame at the Davidson Centre, is one of two goaltenders for Canada at the World Roller Games (FIRS World Championship).


Welcome to the wall

The inaugural group that will hang on the Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame, which was unveiled recently at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the full story, including a photo and short bio of each inductee, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)