Sports

Garrett McFadden named OHL Humanitarian of the Year

 

By Doug Kennedy

This is the first time someone has won the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy twice in their OHL career. Garrett McFadden has raised more than $20,000 for his program, called McFadden’s Movement. He introduced an ambassadors program where the money raised goes to local mental health resources.

 


Kincardine athlete chosen as top 100 ‘Future Olympian’ prospect

 

By Barb McKay

 

A young Kincardine athlete has the opportunity to showcase her skills in front of Canadian Olympic and national sporting scouts next month.

 

Amelia Arciszewski, 16, is an athlete through and through, and when it comes to sports she does not discriminate. In soccer, she has consistently played one year up, first with the Huron United boys rep team in Kincardine for three years and for the past three years girls Waterloo rep L1 team with the Ontario Youth Soccer League.

 


Success stories

 

It was a great night in Listowel last Tuesday night as the Cyclones won the Sutherland Cup with a 4-1 win over Caledonia to sweep them four straight. Kincardine residents Dan Skinner and Bryce McFadden are All-Ontario champions at the Junior B level. It is tough for a small town that is one hour away from colleges or universities to win this title. They did it with the best local players within 90 miles. They also have three really good 20-year-olds from their hometown.

 


Slow start to baseball season

 

Usually around the first of May baseball is starting to get into full swing. Unfortunately, one company out of three that is doing the work at Connaught Park is a couple of months behind. It will cost the local kids and ball players a month of baseball on the back diamond at Connaught Park.

 

To make things worse, Ripley is without its main field until July.

 


Playoffs

 

It is an exciting time of year to be a sports fan. The first round of NHL playoffs is as exciting as hockey can be in the NHL.

 

In the NBA playoffs, the Raptors have such a good team but are having a tough time against Washington.

 

The Blue Jays are getting off to a better start. Toronto FC is one win away from the CONCACAF League Championship.

 


A local connection to Humbolt

 

By Doug Kennedy

Former Ripley Minor Hockey player Art Houghton used to play for the Humbolt Broncos junior team that just had that bus accident a couple weeks ago. He played for Humbolt in 1993-94. Although he only played there for four months, that crash must have brought back many memories about his time in Humbolt and he has had lots of communication with ex-junior teammates. Although most of the calls came from Listowel teammates it just shows you how tight the hockey family is.

 


Novice Rep boys play on same ice as the Detroit Red Wings

 

By Chris Bianco

 

The Kincardine Home Hardware Novice Rep team capped off their season with a once-in-lifetime opportunity to play an exhibition game at the Little Ceasars arena in Detroit, before watching the Detroit Red Wings take to the same rink and play an NHL game.

 


Municipality seeks inductees for Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame

Nomination deadline is April 30

 

By Barb McKay

 

Do you know an athlete or team with Kincardine roots who deserve to be recognized?

 

The municipality is currently seeking nominations for the Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame. The recognition wall was erected at the Davidson Centre last year and the first inductees were unveiled in June. More than three dozen athletes and teams and five ‘builders’ – individuals who have supported local athletes, teams or organizations – are profiled on the Wall of Fame.

 


It’s over for the Wolves – Ripley eliminated in game five

 

 

The Ripley Wolves came close to coming back from three losses to win game five of the playoff series with Durham, but lost the game by a single point – 5-4. The final few minutes of Saturday night’s game was probably the most exciting hockey seen all season as both teams fought to score. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Synchronized skating

Brianna Pointon and Chloe Shields perform their duo “Sorry” during the Ripley-Huron Skating Club showcase on Saturday. (Chris Bianco Photo)