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.

Bulldogs win two of three weekend contests

Home to Walkerton Friday night

The Kincardine Bulldogs won two of three weekend games.

After dropping a Friday night road contest to the Hanover Barons, the ‘Dogs rebounded with 4-1 wins over Wingham and Hanover.

Had the Bulldogs beaten Hanover Friday night, they would see themselves just a point behind the Walkerton Hawks in the standings. The Hawks were also defeated on the weekend, 2-0 by the Mitchell Hawks Saturday night. Walkerton is three points up on Kincardine in the Western Junior C points race.

Wolves drop two

Host Muskies Friday

For the first time this season, the Ripley Wolves have dropped three consecutive games.

The Wolves lost twice on the weekend in a pair of close games.

Friday night in Lucknow, the Wolves were edged out 3-1 by the Lucknow Lancers.

Lucknow used a pair of power play goals from Jon MacKinnon and Brad Burton to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Ripley cut the lead in half in the second frame, but Kincardine’s Ryan Murley scored a third period goal for the Lancers to put the game out of reach.

The following night at home, Ripley was defeated 5-4 in an entertaining contest with the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks.

Catto off to prospects game

One of three '92 born players selected

Any scouts yet to see Kincardine’s Brett Catto on the ice will get their chance Monday night.

Brett Catto (Independent file photo)

Catto, a Belleville Bulls draft pick who skates for the Listowel Cyclones, is one of only three 1992-born players selected to play in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL)Top Prospects game at the Sarnia arena.

The best young players from all three Ontario Junior B leagues that make up the GOJHL were selected to play in the game.

Knights keep winning

KDSS beats JDSS 5-1 at home

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved its record to 5-0 after a 5-1 win this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

KDSS beat the visiting John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans 5-1 in its first game back since the Christmas break.

Garret Meurs scored twice for Kincardine, while single goals went to Shawn Stewart, Marek Siekerski and Zac McIntosh.

With the win, the Knights have now clinched home ice in the opening round of the Bluewater Athletic Association playoffs.

Kincardine has two games remaining - next Friday in Walkerton against the Sacred Herat Crusaders and a make-up game with the St. Mary's Mustangs that has yet to be scheduled.