Sports

Wolves to face Lucknow

Game 1 Friday night in Ripley

The Ripley Wolves will meet the Lucknow Lancers in a WOAA Senior A quarter-final series.

The series opens Friday night in Ripley, with Game 2 in Lucknow the following night.

It should be an interesting showdown, as Ripley and Lucknow have long enjoyed a good rivalry. The teams split their contests during the regular season.

Ripley has home ice advantage in the series, finishing four points ahead of Lucknow in the regular season standings.

Lucknow was eliminated from AA contention last week by the Elora  Rocks in five games. The Wolves had the weekend off after being swept by the Shelburne Muskies.


Knights lose in finals

At CWOSSA next week

The Knights earned a CWOSSA berth, but couldn’t claim a Bluewater Athletic Association championship.

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team fell 7-4 in the BAA championship game Wednesday at the Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.

After watching their female counterparts defeat West Hill 6-4 to win a BAA title, the Knights fell behind early to the first place Crusaders.

Kyle Parks, Kyle Bross and Tristan Flachs scored to give SHHS a 3-0 first period lead.

“We went over a few things defensively before the game,” said Knights coach Doug Kennedy. “We didn’t execute early, but we got better as the game went on.”

Zach Bross made it 4-0 before KDSS found its stride.


Knights win BAA championship

Girls defeat West Hill 6-4, boys lose to SHHS

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team won a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Wednesday in Owen Sound.

Kincardine's Cayly Bellan scores on a second period wrap-around attempt in the BAA championship game Wednesday in Owen Sound. Bellan's second period tally gave the Knights a 3-1 lead. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights defeated the West Hill Secondary School Raiders 6-4 at the Lumley Bayshore Community Centre to clinch the BAA title.

Cayly Bellan scored twice, while Sara Gossell, Kayla Crouchman, Marissa Jolley and Kait McDonell each added a goal for the Knights. Assists went to Cathleen Roppel, Gossell, Jolley and Morgan Padfield.


KDSS hockey teams play for BAA today

In Owen Sound looking for championships

It could be a banner day for Kincardine District Secondary School.

Both the KDSS boys and girls hockey teams are playing for Bluewater Athletic Association championship banners today at the Lumley Bayshore Arena in Owen Sound.

The girls are up first, facing off against the West Hill Secondary School Raiders at noon, while the boys will play Sacred Heart High School at 2 p.m.

The boys teams advanced to the BAA finals with a dramatic overtime win Friday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.


Wolves swept away

Muskies win both weekend games

The Ripley Wolves will not play for a WOAA Senior AA championship this season.

The Wolves were relegated to the A playoffs after being swept in four games by the Shelburne Muskies.

The Muskies sealed Ripley’s fate with 5-3 and 5-4 wins over the weekend.

Friday night in Shelburne, the Wolves got goals from Nick Locking, Nathan Gavey and Mark Smith in a 5-3 loss. Assists went to Locking, Jeremy McQuillin, Darrin MacDonald, Smith, Russ O’Handley and Shawn Detzler.

Jason Reid took the loss in goal, as the Wolves fell behind three games in the best-of-seven series.


Kincardine sweeps Mount Forest

Bring on the Barons

Bring on the Barons.

The Kincardine Bulldogs will begin the Western Junior C League semi-finals Friday night at the Davidson Centre.

Kincardine put the Mount Forest Patriots out of their misery Saturday night, sweeping the best-of-five quarter-final series 3-0.

“They battled hard right until the end,” said ‘Dogs assistant coach Steve Stepaniak. “They had some outstanding goaltending that kept the games tight until the third period.”

The Bulldogs fired 51 shots at Pats goalie Thomas Black Friday night in Game 2, a 7-1 Kincardine win.

The following night, Kincardine wrapped up the series on the road with a 4-0 win in Game 3.


Knights win in OT

Off to BAA finals

Charles Palmer scored 10 seconds into overtime to lead the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team to a berth in the BAA championships.

Palmer's goal capped off a third period comeback for Kincardine, who trailed Grey Highlands 3-1 in the third period of today's BAA semi-final match-up at the Davdison Centre.

The Knights will now join the KDSS girls hockey team at Wednesday's BAA championship in Owen Sound.

KDSS will face Sacred Heart of Walkerton in a 2 p.m. start.

Garret Meurs opened the scoring in the first period, but Grey Highlands scored three times in the second period to sieze control of the contest.

But Mike Cracknell got the Knights back in the game early in the third with a nice wrist shot to the bottom right corner of the net. Josh Gauthier assisted on the goal.


Knights off to finals

Boys team in semi-finals today

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team advanced to the Bluewater Athletic Association championship with a 3-2 win over St. Mary's of Owen Sound Wednesday in Walkerton.

Amanda Lawrence,  Kait McDonell and Hayley Stewart each scored for Kincardine in the win over the Mustangs. KDSS, which finished seecond overall,  received a bye to the semi-finals while St. Mary's had to defeat John Diefenbaker Secodary School of Hanover in a quarter-final game earlier in the day.

Kincardine’s Cayly Bellan looks for a loose puck in the OSCVI crease Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Bellan’s Knights beat the visiting Falcons 7-1 in the last regular season game on the BAA schedule. (Josh Howald photo)


'Dogs prep for playoff action with Pats

The Kincardine Bulldogs kicked off the Western Junior C playoffs last night (Tuesday) against the Mount Forest Patriots.

Kincardine wrapped up the regular season on the road Saturday with a 5-1 win over its playoff opponents from Mount Forest.

Kincardine, which finished in second place with a 26-8-2 record, are heavily favoured to sweep the Pats (1-34-1).

“We know Mount Forest is going to work hard,” said ‘Dogs assistant coach Steve Stepaniak Sunday. “But realistically we have to use this series to prepare for Hanover.”

Hanover , who finished third with a 23-11-2 record, is facing the sixth place Goderich Sailors in its quarter-final series.


Wolves drop first two games

Game 4 Saturday night in Ripley

The Ripley Wolves trail the Shelburne Muskies 2-0 in the opening round of the WOAA Senior A playoffs.

Shelburne beat Ripley 5-3 Friday night in Shelburne and 7-1 Saturday night at home.

“We played really well Friday night,” said goaltender Scott MacSween Monday morning. “I don’t know if were tired or whatever from Friday, but Saturday night we were bad.”

The Wolves trailed 4-0 after the first period, and never got back in the game.

“It’s a series we can win,” said MacSween. “We just need to get our (act) together.”

Friday night’s game in Shelburne was delayed, and the teams didn’t get on the ice until almost 10 p.m.