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Shuffling

Linda and Grant McRae won the Local 55+ shuffleboard event Thursday at the Davdison Centre in the hall. The Senior Games continue this week. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


 Trenton, Georgetown headed for Game 7

The Buckland Cup will be handed out tonight (Wednesday) one way or another.

The Trenton Golden Hawks and the Georgetown Raiders will play a one-game showdown to determine the best team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Kincardine's Ben Scheel plays for Trenton. Scheel has a goal and three assists in 14 playoff games for the Golden Hawks.

A seventh and final game became necessary as the teams split weekend contests. This series has gone back and forth. Trenton took Game 4 of the series 2-1 in overtime Thursday and Game 5 Friday night 5-2 on the road. The Golden Hawks had a chance to wrap things up on home ice Sunday, but were blanked 5-0 by the Raiders.


 Huron Heights wins Bluewater basketball

Huron Heights Public School won the Bluewater Boys Basketball championship last week in Owen Sound.

The HHPS Lightning Hawks qualified for the tournament by winning the Southwest Regional tournament March 29 at Kincardine District Secondary School. Last Tuesday in Owen Sound, they were joined by other regional champions Syndenham (Owen Sound), GC Huston (Southampton), Hepworth, John Diefenbaker (Hanover), Osprey (Maxwell), Mildmay-Carrick and Georgian Bay (Meaford).

Huron Heights opened the tournament against Hepworth. Mack Beisel and Holden Stevenson each scored eight points, but it was a great team effort that propelled the Lightning Hawks to a 38-16 win.

The second game pitted HHPS against an extremely aggressive team from Hanover. The Lightning Hawks were able to shut down JDSS' offence, however, to come away with a 26-13 victory. Mack Beisel had 10 points for Huron Heights, while Jordan Beisel chipped in with five.


Listowel hosts Game 4 tonight

Caledonia battles back to cut Elmira lead

Game 4 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Sutherland Cup semi-final series between London and Listowel will be played tonight (Wednesday) at Western Fair in London.

The Nationals lead the Listowel Cyclones 2-1 after a 4-1 Game 3 win Monday night in Listowel. Brandon Glover scored twice for London, while Cameron Zanussi made 27 saves in the London goal

Listowel, the Midwestern Conference champions, dropped Game 1 to the Nationals Friday night in overtime at home. The series opener was tied 2-2 after two periods, before Adam Sinclair scored his second goal of the game to give London a 3-2 lead. However, Kincardine native Danny Skinner scored four minutes later to even the score. It remained tied until Glover scored in overtime to give the Western Conference champions a 4-3 lead.


 Soccer season opens Tuesday

The Kincardine District Secondary School soccer teams will kick off another season on Tuesday.

The BAA soccer season will open tomorrow, with KDSS teams in action on Tuesday. (Independent file photo/Howald)

 

The Bluewater Athletic Association boys and girls soccer regular season schedules were released last week, and both KDSS teams will open the season Tuesday afternoon on the road. The KDSS boys will be up first, with a 2 p.m. game in Walkerton against the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks. The girls will also take on the WDCS girls in a game that will follow the boys match, or roughly 3:45 p.m.


Plenty of pickleballers

The inaugural Kincardine pickleball tournament can certainly be considered a success.

Things were tense in the B final last Wednesday in the hall at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

A total of 24 doubles teams took part in the two-day event, whcih came to a conclusion last Tuesday afternoon with some exciting pickleball action in the Daivdson Centre hall. The tournament was held on consecutive Wednesdays.

When all the dust had settled, the team of Paul Hamann and Steve Baulch came out as the A Division champions. They swept Les Booth and Linda MacTavish 2-0 in the championship final. The B final, pictured above, saw Terry VanGaver and Don Brisson win a third and deciding match.


Walkerton wins indoor soccer event

A Walkerton team captured the second annual Kincardine Adult Soccer Association Co-Ed Indoor Soccer Tournament April 1.

The second annual KASA Indoor Co-Ed champions. (submitted photo)

 


 Listowel wins Cherrey Cup

But both Skinners get to play for Sutherland Cup

By Josh Howald

Well only one could win the Cherrey Cup this season, Kincardine brothers Ethan and Danny Skinner will both play for a Sutherland Cup championship.

Danny's Listowel Cyclones defeated Ethan's Elmira SugarKings 3-0 in Game 6 of the Cherrey Cup finals Sunday night in Elmira to win the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Midwestern Conference championship.


Alliston trails Panthers 2-1

Trenton and Milton meet again in OJHL final

The Alliston Hornets trail the Port Hope Panthers 2-1 in the OHA Schmalz Cup semi-finals.

Each team has won at home, and Alliston will try to tie this Provincial Junior Hockey League series up tonight (Wednesday) in Game 4 at the New Tecumseth Rec Centre in Alliston at 7:30 p.m.

Game 5 is Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Port Hope.

The other semi-final series has the Essex 73's up 3-1 on the defending Schmalz Cup champions from Ayr. Essex doubled up the Centennials 4-2 last night.

Game 5 of that series is in Ayr tomorrow (Thursday) evening.

Ontario Junior Hockey League

The Trenton Golden Hawks will meet the Georgetown Raiders in a rematch of last year's OJHL championship series.


 Laidler wins bronze in Austria

By Barb McKay

Kincardine figure skater Rosie Laidler brought home a bronze medal from the Special Olympics World Winter Games, held in Austria late last month.

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Rosie Laidler with her World Winter Games medals.

 

Laidler competed on March 23 in Level 5 free skate and placed third out of six competitors. She had butterflies leading up to her performance but managed to quell them by the time she stepped onto the ice.

“It felt good,” she said. “I was nervous, but the head coach calmed me down and I tried to calm myself down.”