Atoms win OMHA championship

Host Hanover tonight for Game 2 of WOAA finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire Kinucks are OMHA atom B champions.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms celebrate a Game 3 victory Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


The atoms clinched an All-Ontario in Petrolia with a Game 4 win Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Bishop scored twice for Kincardine in a 4-3 win. Aiden Renaud scored Kincardine's third goal, and Nolan Janes buried the game-winner late in the third period.

 Midgets down a pair to Mooretown

Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks came home from Mooretown empty-handed.

Jake Fair blasts a shot on goal during the OMHA semi-finals against Parry Sound. (Josh Howald photo)


The midgets dropped Games 1 and 2 of the OMHA midget B All-Ontario finals Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon on the road. So now, it will be win or else starting at 8 p.m. Friday night at the Davidson Centre.

Patriots upset Walkerton

By Josh Howald

For the first time since 1996, the Mount Forest Patriots have won a league playoff championship.

Mount Forest goaltender Max Oullette celebrates one of two empty net goals his team scored in Game 7 Saturday night in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)


Mount Forest claimed the first ever Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division, formerly known as the Western Junior C League, championship Saturday night in Walkerton.

 KDSS girls win CWOSSA championship

OT thriller sends Knights to OFSAA tournament

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School is headed for the OFSAA provincial girls hockey championship tournament.

Jennelle Smeltzer celerbrates an early goal in the BAA final recently in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


"It was certainly a goal of ours to win CWOSSA after losing in last year's final," said Madison Beishuizen, who scored twice in this year's CWOSSA title bout, including the game winner in overtime.

 Splitting atoms

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks and the Petrolia Oilers each won at home to leave the OMHA atom B championship series even after the opening weekend.

Kincardine swept Parry Sound in three straight games to advance to the OMHA final. (Josh Howald photo)


It is somewhat fitting that the OMHA final series is even, as either Kincardine or Petrolia could quite easily be holding a 2-0 lead right now. Both games could have gone either way, and Game 2 in Petrolia was decided in overtime.

Game 3 of the series will be played in Kincardine Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Game 4 will be Sunday at 4:10 p.m. back in Petrolia. Game 5 in the best-of-five series, if necessary, will be played March 25 in Tiverton at 3 p.m.

 Midgets open OMHA finals on the road

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insue midget Kinucks will head to Mooretown this weekend to open the OMHA midget B championship series.

Kincardine celebrates a goal in Game 3 of the OMHA Finals.Gaem willl be replayed TBD.


Game 1 of the All-Ontario finals will be played Saturday night in Mooretown. The puck drops at 7 p.m. to open this best-of-five series. Game 2 of the series will also be played in Mooretown. It is scheduled for Sunday at 2:40 p.m.

Patriots up on Hawks

The Walkerton Hawks are on the brink of elimination.

Few would have predicted the Mount Forest Patriots would have a chance to eliminate the Hawks and win the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Pollock Division at home Friday night in Game 6 of the league finals.

Mount Forest finished third in the regular season standings, with two points of the fourth place Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and the fifth place Hanover Barons. The Pats had no trouble sweeping the sixth place Wingham Ironmen in the opening round, but then went down 3-0 to the second place Mitchell Hawks. But Mitchell couldn't finish Wingham off, and the Ironmen stayed alive in Games 4 and 5 and forced a seventh game with an overtime win in Game 6. After a convincing Game 7 win, the Pats promptly went into the league finals and shut out Walkerton 4-0 in Game 1.

Hockey grins

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher, left, with former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rick Vaive Thursday afternoon following a charity hockey game between Tundra and the Bruce Power Nighthawks. The teams raised $2,000 for the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association. (Josh Howald photo)

BAA, CWOSSA championships for KDSS girls

By Josh Howald

After winning a Bluewater Athletic Association championship on home ice last week, the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team kept the good times rolling by going 4-0 at the CWOSSA tournament this week. The Knights defeated St. David’s in overtime yesterday (Tuesday) to win a CWOSSA championship and qualify for the OFSAA provincial championship tournament later this month in Stratford.

The KDSS girls hockey team winning the BAA girls hockey championship last week at home. Yesterday the Knights won a CWOSSA championship in Owen Sound. (Josh Howald photo)


OT win moves midgets into OMHA final

Kinucks sweep Parry Sound

By Josh Howald

It was a slow start but a frenzied finish Friday night for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

Kincardine celebrates the game-tying goal late in the third period of Game 3 of the OMHA semi-final series with Parry Sound Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine advanced to the All-Ontario finals with a 3-2 come-from-behind overtime win over Parry Sound in Game 3 of the OMHA semi-finals Friday night in front of a near capacity crowd at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.