Sports

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.


Atoms sweep Parry Sound

Host Petrolia for Game 1 of OMHA finals Saturday night

By Josh Howald

Kincardine will now take on Petrolia for an OMHA All-Ontario atom B championship.

Kincardine fires a slapper at the Parry Sound goal during Game 3 of the OMHA atom B semi-final series Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Laidler ready to represent Canada at World Winter Games

Rosie Laidler will travel to Austria next week to compete in free skate at the Special Olympics World Winter Games. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Go figure

Alexis Milner skates at the Kincardine Skating Club's annual gala performance at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine Friday evening. A large crowd turned out to see the club's final show of the season. (Josh Howald photo)


 CWOSSA title for junior boys

Kincardine District Secondary School may have come up short in the Bluewater Athletic Association final, but it was all-Knights, all day at the CWOSSA junior boys basketball tournament Friday in Kitchener.

The KDSS junior boys basketball team won a CWOSSA championship Friday. (submitted photo)

 

The KDSS juniors cruised to a 44-23 win over Emmanuel. Cam Lamont led all Kincardine scorers with 13 points. Justin Van Wodenboerg had seven points for Emmanuel.

Earlier in the day, the Knights had defeated Delhi District Secondary School 44-30 in a semi-final contest. Carson Stevenson had 17 points for KDSS in the win. Dylan Wells had 14 points for DHSS.


OT win gives midgets 2-0 lead

Parry Sound in town for Game 3 Friday

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks are a game away from the All-Ontario finals.

Kincardine won Games 1 and 2 of their OMHA semi-finals on the weekend in Parry Sound, and could complete a three-game sweep Friday night on home ice.


 Novices eliminate Listowel

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices are one of three teams remaining in the hunt for a WOAA championship.

Brody Lyndon escapes a Listowel defender Thursday evening in Tiverton during Game 4 of the novice series between Kincardine and Listowel. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The novice Kinucks eliminated Listowel Thursday evening in Tiverton during Game 4 of a best-of-five series. Kincardine won Game 1 of the series at home 2-0 but dropped Game 2 on the road 2-1. The novices shut out Listowel 4-0 in Game 3 in Listowel, and had a chance to wrap things up Thursday.