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.

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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.


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.”

Ford girls win LLFHL title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls are the best of the best.

The LLFHL midget B champions include, back row left, Don Martyn, Brad Humphrey, Carrie Charette, Lily Freiburger, Callie Martyn, Taylor Humphrey, Laura Fohkens, Rainor Kuz, Alice Thorpe, Payton McCormick and Abbey McCormick. Middle row, left, Madison McBride, Georgia Fields, Morgan Murray, Kailee Hewitt, Aylea Murray, Emma Twolan and Hailey Woods. Front row, left, Cassidy Priestap and Sophia Tomaini. Missing from the photos is Mary Lynn Young and Steve Dales. (submitted photo)


Hornets through to semi-finals

Mount Forest eliminated in Game 5

The Alliston Hornets are through to the Provincial Junior Hockey League Schmalz Cup semi-finals.

The Hornets disposed of the Mount Forest Patriots in Game 5 of the quarter-finals Friday night at home. The PJHL Pollock Division champs from Mount Forest staved off elimination with a Game 4 victory at home last Tuesday night.

Alliston will now face the Port Hope Panthers in the All-Ontario semi-finals. Port Hope is coming off a six-game series win over Lakefield.

The Hornets, best of the PJHL Carruthers Division, couldn't complete the four-game sweep of Mount Forest. After a dominating Game 3 performance, Alliston dropped the fourth game of this series thanks to a third period power play goal. Ostop Mostowy notched the game winner on a third period power Patriots power play. Mitch Betts added an insurance marker into an empty net. Michael Stefanelli and Alliston's Devon Gillham had traded first period goals.

Sibling rivalry for Cherrey Cup

The Elmira SugarKings took a 2-0 series lead on Listowel into Game 3 of the Cherrey Cup last night (Tuesday).

Elmira took Game 1 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Midwestern Conference finals in Listowel in overtime Friday night. Jeff Jordan scored early in overtime to snap a 3-3 tie. Sunday afternoon in Elmira, Kincardine native Ethan Skinner set up Jake Brown for the game winning goal early in the third period. Brown had all three goals in Elmira's 3-2 win.

Game 3 of the series was played last night (Tuesday) in Listowel. Game 4 is tonight (Wednesday) in Elmira at 7:30 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 is Friday in Listowel at 7:30 p.m. Game 6 would be played Sunday in Elmira and if a seventh game is necessary it would be played Monday evening in Listowel.

Sheppy’s Girls win Ladies Division

Sheppy’s Girls won the Ladies Division at the 41st annual Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars hockey tournament recently at the Davidson Centre.

The Pine River Stars also won a Ladies Division.

The Men’s Divisions winners included the Tiverton Panter’s, the Goderich Deckhands, the Owen Sound 45s and the Cambridge Horndogz.

The Men’s Rec Division was captured by the Ripley Dirty Birds. They beat the Ripley Roosters in a close division final.

This year’s tournament was sponsored by the Erie Belle, SuperHeat FGH, Miller Insurance, Penetangear, Hair Connection, Beef Way, the Bruce Steakhouse, Boston Pizza, Home Hardware, Hawg’s Breath and Gilley’s Feedlot. The OldStars appreciate the support of all of their sponsors.

Mooretown sweeps midgets

Tough finish for Kincardine in Game 3

By Josh Howald

A storybook season ended in a bit of a nightmare Friday night for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

Mooretown celebrates Bailey Smalls' third period goal in Game 3 of the OMHA finals Friday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


"To sum up Game 3, the result sucked," said Kincardine coach Cory Hamilton on Monday.

Antique bronze for KDSS girls

Knights knocked off in OFSAA semi-final

By Josh Howald

An impressive run by the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team came to a screeching halt in the OFSAA provincial semi-finals Friday morning.

Alyssa Andrews wins a loose puck during Kincardine's game agasint L'Escale Thursday morning in Stratford at the OFSAA provincial hockey championship tournament. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights have plenty to be proud of - an undefeated regular season, a Bluewater Athletic Association championship and a CWOSSA title. But that is little consolation to the team, which admittedly did not play its best hockey in a 7-5 loss to All Saints Catholic Secondary School of Whitby in an 8 a.m. game Friday morning in Stratford.

Hornets sting Patriots in Game 3

By Josh Howald

The Alliston Hornets had just too much firepower for the Mount Forest Patriots Sunday night.

The Hornets absolutely crushed Mount Forest 8-1 at home in Game 3 of the Provincial Junior Hockey League's North Conference final. Alliston had a chance to sweep the Patriots last night (Tuesday) in Mount Forest. If the Pats survived, they will have to travel to Alliston for Game 5 Friday night.

Games 1 and 2 of this series were close. The Hornets took the series opener 4-2 at home. Mount Forest looked to have Game 2 under control with a 2-1 lead late in the third period, but the Hornets tied the game with 1:29 left in the third period and then won in overtime on a goal from Drake Board.

Game 3 was not close.

 Ripley wins Walkerton Classic

The Ripley Ravens won the 2017 Walkerton District Community School Elementary School girls basketball tournament last week.

Ripley went 3-0 in Walkerton last week to win the WDCS Classic basketball tournament. Back row, from left, coach Dave Quinn, Mercedes McBride, Kate Leppington, Megan Hirst, Abby MacDonald, Desirae MacLennan, Allison Pope and Tegan VanderHoek. Front row is Kenzie Fry, left, and Hannah Gallant. (submitted photo)


Ripley travelled to the tournament Thursday to face Northport School from Port Elgin in its first game. Ripley walked all over Northport in a fast-paced game. The final score was 39-6. In the next game, Ripley’s quick passing was too much for Chesley as the Ravens dribbled to a 27-12 victory.