Skate gala

Mikaela Hackett dazzles at Friday night's gala performance by the Kincardine Skating Club at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Undefeated Knights cruise into final

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights have to be considered the favourite to win a Bluewater Athletic Association girls hockey championship.

KDSS absolutely hammered the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders on Friday in a BAA semi-final playoff game at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Kincardine clinched a spot in the league final with the 9-1 pasting Friday afternoon.

The Knights remain undefeated in BAA regular season and playoff action. KDSS finished first overall with a 5-0 record and received a bye through the quarter-final round and into the semis.

The other semi-final game had yet to have been played. It will feature St. Mary's High School and Grey Highlands Secondary School and be played in Owen Sound today (Wednesday). The winner of that game will draw the Knights in the BAA final.

The date for the BAA final has yet to be determined, but could be played tomorrow or Friday.

- Josh Howald

Former NHLers join local cops, firefighters for cause

The Face-Off Against Youth Homelessness drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Davidson Centre Saturday. Members of the South-Bruce OPP, Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and KDSS faced off against each other for three short games. Here, Joan Chanmey of the YMCA Housing Services of Grey Bruce, drops the puck betwen Greg de Vries, left, and Boyd Deveraux. Each of the former NHLers picked a side for the games. (Barb McKay photo)

Bring on Parry Sound

By Josh Howald

How does a trip to Parry Sound sound?

Kincardine finished off Elmvale Saturday evening on home ice in Game 4. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks will face Parry Sound in the OMHA semi-finals.

Atoms open in Parry Sound

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will take on Parry Sound in an OMHA semi-final series.

The Kinucks had been waiting for an opponent since completing a three-game sweep of Penetang on Feb. 12. On Saturday, Parry Sound eliminated Stirling to advance to the All-Ontario semis. The other atom B semi-final will feature Ingersoll and Petrolia.

CWOSSA berths for hoops teams

By Josh Howald

There may have been no championships for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys basketball teams, but there are CWOSSA berths.

Both the junior and senior KDSS teams will be in Kitchener this week for the CWOSSA A basketball championship tournament, hosted by Rockway Collegiate.

Novices split with Listowel

Wyatt Sheppard of the Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks clears the puck out of Nathan Bishop's crease Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the full stoy, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 Wolves bow out in Game 5

The season is over for the Ripley Wolves.

The Petrolia Squires eliminated the Wolves with a 6-4 victory in Game 5 of the opening round WOAA Senior AA series at home on Saturday. Petrolia will now take on the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in a semi-final series. The other semi-final will feature Clinton and Tillsonburg.

In Game 5, Petrolia took a 2-0 lead before the game was two minutes old. But the Wolves scored three times to take a 3-2 lead to the first intermission. Cody Britton, Dan Nicoloff and Brian Stanley had the Ripley goals. Petrolia took a 4-3 lead with two second period goals. Matt Mah tied the game with a power play goal early in the third period, but the Squires answered shortly after and sealed the game with an empty net goal with 24 seconds remaining.

Bantams burned on the road

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams watched a 2-1 series lead vanish on the weekend.

The bantams were edged out twice in Penetang on the weekend and have been eliminated from the OMHA playdowns. Penetang will move on to the OMHA semi-finals to take on Ennismore.

It was a disappointing finish for the Kinucks. Kincardine appeared to be in control of this series after a dominant 7-3 win in Game 3 in Kincardine last weekend. But Saturday afternoon they lost a 2-1 decision in Penetang, which forced a rubber match Sunday afternoon.

Game 5 was one to forget for the bantams. Kincardine couldn't muster up any offence at all, and came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision.

Ingersoll and Lambeth are playing in the other OMHA bantam B semi-final series.

 Midgets, Elmvale left in the dark

Kincardine holds 2-0 series lead

By Josh Howald

Kincardine thought they would have a chance to sweep away the Elmvale midgets Sunday night at home.

Kyle Hunter buries a first period chance during Game 1 of the OMHA midget quarter-finals aganist Elmvale Friday night at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)