Silver sticks

Elle Cottrill of the Kincardine Armow Wind peewee AE girls battles it out behind the net wiht a Mount Forest player during Silver Stick action Friday in Tiverton. Mount Forest won this game, and the Silver Stick title. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, (Josh Howald photo)

 Bulldogs trail Barons 2-1

Game 5 in Kincardine Saturday night

By Josh Howald

So much for home ice advantage.

Mike Fiegehen and Hanover's Kyle Borth work along the boards in Game 1 of the opening round series between Kincardine and Hanover Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Pauline Kerr photo)


The road team has won all three games and the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs trail the Hanover Barons 2-1 in the opening round of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division playoffs.

Bulldogs draw Barons in opening round

 Kincardine hosts Game 1 Friday night

By Josh Howald

The second season begins Friday at the Davidson Centre.

The Bulldogs host Games 1 and 3 of the PJHL Pollock Division quarter-finals Friday and Sunday at the Davdison Centre. (Independent file photo/Howald)


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will host the Hanover Barons for Game 1 of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division playoffs.

Wolves to face Petrolia in opening round

Game 2 in Ripley Saturday night

By Josh Howald

You don't need a degree in mathematics to figure out the opening round WOAA Senior AA playoff match-ups - but it wouldn't hurt.

Those hoping the final regular season games being played would clear up the playoff picture a little bit were left disappointed. Just three points separate third place from eighth place. The Ripley Wolves dropped a 7-6 decision in overtime Friday night to Clinton, which left them with a final record of 11-7-2. That's the same record as the Tavistock Royals. Both teams have 24 points - one back of Petrolia, two back of Clinton and one up on Tillsonburg and Durham.

How exactly the final seedings were worked out isn't exactly clear - but what seems to have emerged is the fact the Wolves will face the Petrolia Squires in the first round of the Senior AA postseason.

Playoff time in town

The Kincardine Legion peewees dropped Game 2 of the opening round series to Listowel, but bounced back with a 5-4 win the next day in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. For the full minor hockey playoff picture, pick up this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 Kincardine to erect Sports Wall of Fame

By Barb McKay

Local athletes will soon receive some very public recognition.

The Municipality of Kincardine plans to erect a Sports Wall of Fame at the Davidson Centre. During its meeting last Wednesday, council approved a recommendation from the municipality’s parks and recreation department to create a wall that will recognize deserving athletes, teams and builders (supporters) of athletics in the community.

“It’s popular in other communities and we’d like to bring it to Kincardine because we have a lot of deserving athletes and builders,” said Recreation Director Karen Kieffer. “It’s long overdue.”

Wolves look strong on road to AA playoffs

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves have been WOAA Senior A champions before, thank you very much.

Shawn Stewart makes a move in tight on Shallow Lake goalie Derek Downs Saturday night in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)


 International Silver Stick title for midget girls

Peewee girls lose in triple-OT

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls are International Silver Stick champions.

The midget girls went undefeated at the Sarnia tournament with one tie and two wins in the preliminary round of play. After falling behind 1-0 in the semi-finals, Kincardine came back to grind out a 4-2 win. In the championship game, the girls led from the start and skated away with a 4-1 win and a Silver Stick title.

The midget girls faced Lambton Shores in the tournament final. Morgan Murray and Rainor Kuz each scored first period goals to put Kincardine in the lead. Payton McCormick made it 3-0 in the second period before Lambton Shores made it 3-1 early in the third period. Kuz then scored an insurance goal, her second goal of the game, to make it a 4-1 final.

The midget girls hosted Huron Heat last night (Tuesday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. On Saturday, they will entertain South Huron in a 4:15 p.m. game in Kincardine.

Bulldogs stumbling towards playoffs

Loss, tie means Kincardine could finish fifth

By Josh Howald

Hopes at a third place finish have all but flickered away for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Robert White picks up the puck as Trent Michie forechecks for Goderich Saturday night in a 2-2 tie between Kincardine and the Flyers. (Josh Howald photo)


Winning week at KDSS

It was a winning week at Kincardine District Secondary School, with the volleyball and basketball teams clinching playoff spots, the girls hockey team keeping a perfect record intact and the boys curling team putting up its first win of the season.

Jayden Troke of the KDSS junior boys basketball team grabs a rebound during last week's lopsided win over the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals at the high school. KDSS finished the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. (Josh Howald photo)