Sports

Knights beaten in final regular season game

To host PDHS in quarter-final Feb. 4

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team fell short in its bid for an undefeated season.

A shorthanded Knights team was soundly beaten by the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders last Tuesday. It was a make-up game after weather forced the cancellation of the game originally scheduled for the previous Friday.

Kincardine fell behind 3-0 in the first period and never recovered. The final score was 8-3.

Still, the Knights are assured home ice until the Bluewater Athletic Association championship.

Kincardine and Sacred Heart finished in a tie for first place with identical 6-1 records. Since SHHS won last Tuesday’s game, they will face the eighth place St. Mary’s Mustangs (0-7) in the quarter-finals.


Dunlop to coach Canada

She already had the ink, now she has a coat to match.

Kincardine’s Julie Dunlop is one of four coaches selected by Special Olympics Canada to lead our figure skaters at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho.

The games, which begin Feb. 2, will be Dunlop’s first world championship event. She got a tattoo of a Maple Leaf with a skate at last year’s National Championships.

Julie Dunlop will coach the National skating team at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs drop two

Play Mount Forest, Walkerton this weekend

The Kincardine Bulldogs lost back-to-back games on the weekend.

The ‘Dogs were downed 4-2 in Wingham Friday night and 8-4 at home Saturday night by the Hanover Barons.

The Bulldogs no longer have a chance at catching the Walkerton Hawks in the Western Junior C League standings, as Walkerton won both its weekend contests


Peewees win North American finals

Silver Stick champs

Legion peewees win Silver Stick

The Kincardine Legion Peewees are North American champions.

Kincardine claimed the International Silver Stick Championship Sunday with a 3-1 win over Pembroke.

It is the first time Kincardine has won an International championship since 1996.

After trailing 1-0 for the entire game, Kincardine scored three times in the final two minutes of the game to finish the tournament in dramatic style.

Riley Cook tied the game with 1:58 remaining, and Keegan McLelland scored the game winner 23 seconds later. Ethan Skinner added an empty net goal with 51 seconds remaining in the game.


Junior jumper

Phil Adler pulls up for a jumper during Bluewater Athletic Association junior boys basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the high school. Adler and the Knights beat Chesley in a one-sided affair. (Josh Howald photo)


Throwing stones

Dan Fry of the KDSS boys curling team leaves the hack last Wednesday afternoon at the Kincardine Curling Club. The Knights defeated Chesley District High School to remain undefeated, while the KDSS girls dropped a close decision to the Cougars. (Natasha Zettler photo)


Bulldogs downed by Hawks

The Kincardine Bulldogs trail Walkerton by five points in the Western Junior C hockey league standings after falling to the Hawks at home Friday night.

New Bulldog Jordan Doig, left, battles with Walkerton's Mike Roelfson during Friday night's battle between Kincardine and Walkerton at the Davidson Centre. The Hawks came out on top with a 5-4 win. (Kiel Edge photo)

Behind 4-1 after two periods, Kincardine staged a late comeback but couldn’t tie the game. It ended 5-4 in Walkerton’s favour.


Playoff picture brightens

The playoff picture is looking bright for Les Shane’s Kincardine rink.

Shane moved into a tie for third place with a 6-3 win last Wednesday night in Career Horizons Grey-Bruce Major Curling League play in Chesley.

Shane’s BDO Dunwoody rink beat Lorne Johnson’s RE/Max Realty rink to improve to 7-5. The win all but guarantees a spot in the postseason for the Kincardine team.

Three teams have clinched berths, with Shane and Rob Lipsett’s rink tied for fourth place with one week remaining in league action. Any make-up games are also set to be played in the next week.

Action begins tonight at 9 p.m. at rinks in Owen Sound and Port Elgin.


Wolves beat Muskies at home

Regular season schedule ends this weekend

The Ripley Wolves picked up a big win at home Friday night.

The Wolves beat the 14-4 Shelburne Muskies 6-5 in an exciting contest at the Ripley Community Centre.

The league’s leading scorer, Nick Locking, tallied three times for the Wolves. One of Locking’s goals came with Ripley on the power play.

Jeremy McQuillin,Travis VanGaver, Darrin McDonald and Shea Armstrong each scored once for Ripley, which now sits just one point back of the fifth place Palmerston 81s.

VanGaver, McDonald, McQuillin, Corey McCrae, Dustin Catto and goaltender Scott MacSween all picked up assists in the win.


KDSS girls double Hanover

Boys team plays Friday in Walkerton

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team skated to a 4-2 win over John Diefenbaker Seccondary School of Hanover yesterday afternoon.

Caitlyn Smith scored once, and Kincardine got a goal each from Amanda Lawrence and Brianna Husk in the win. Picking up assists were Smith, Kait McDonell and Sara Goessell.

Kortney Watson got the win in the KDSS net.

The Knights have a rematch with the Trojans tomorrow (Thursday), this time in Hanover.

Meanwhile, the boys hockey team improved to 6-0 with a win over St. Mary's of Owen Sound Monday afternoon.

Dusty Hughes, Marek Siekierski, Shawn Stewart, Alex Legrand, Zac McIntosh and Karsen Ellis each scored for the Knights in the win.