Wolves edge out Lancers

Ripley takes 5-4 win in shootout

The Ripley Wolves earned the party.

The Wolves needed a shootout to get past the Lucknow Lancers Friday night in Ripley.

The game was followed by the annual Christmas party the two teams enjoy every season around this time of year. The Wolves’ Den featured the music of “Next Rite” following the game.

It was one of the only WOAA games that wasn’t postponed due to weather conditions Friday night.

With the win, Ripley improves to 8-4-0-1, which leaves them tied for fifth place overall with Palmerston in the WOAA North Division. However, the 81’s (8-2-1), have two games in hand on the Wolves.

Slow weekend for Bulldogs

Lone game postponed

Kincardine’s Friday night bout with the Goderich Sailors was one of four weekend league games to be postponed due to winter weather.

The Friday night contest will be made up a date later this season. The two other games on the schedule were also postponed. Walkerton was supposed to be in Hanover to face the Barons, while Mitchell was to travel to Wingham to face the Ironmen.

Saturday night, a break in the weather allowed the Western League to play all three scheduled contests. The Walkerton Hawks pounded Goderich 8-1, Mitchell doubled up Hanover 4-2 and the Ironmen beat Mount Forest 4-1.

The lone Sunday game of the weekend, between Mitchell and Wingham, was also postponed.

Shane vying for a playoff spot

Action is heating up in the Career Horizons Grey-Bruce Major Curling League.

With three games remaining, eight playoff spots are still up for grabs.

The league’s top three teams are a win away from clinching a position, while the two last place teams have been officially eliminated from contention.

Assuming the top three rinks win one of their remaining games, that leaves five playoff spots available for nine teams, including Les Shane’s Kincardine BDO Dunwoody rink.

Shane dropped an 8-3 decision to Jeff Thomson’s Hutton Transport rink last Wednesday night in Chesley.

 Shane’s rink is right in the thick of a logjam in the middle of the standings with a 5-5 record.

Another win for KDSS

Hockey team heads to break undefeated

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team earned a 9-4 win Wednesday afternoon at home.

The Knights beat Peninsula District High School of Wiarton to improve their record to 4-0 in BAA play.

Mike Cracknell, Jared Colling and Conor Walden each scored twice in the KDSS win. Single goals went to Brandon Mullen, Zac McIntosh and Garret Meurs.

Meurs added three assists to finish with a four-point game. Matt West had three assists for the Knights, while Josh MacDonald had a pair.

The Knights are now idle until after the Christmas break.

Goodbye first place

Bulldogs drop two weekend games

For the first time in two years, the Kincardine Bulldogs are not at the top of the Western Junior C standings.

Kincardine goalie George Grammenopoulos reacts after Walkerton scores the game winning goal with a minute remaining in Sunday's game at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Knights improve to 3-0 with 5-4 win

Host St. Mary's this afternoon

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team is looking to improve to 4-0 this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

A Monday game against the St. Mary’s Mustangs was postponed due to weather. This was the second time the Mustangs and Knights game had been delayed.

Friday in Flesherton, the Knights skated to a 5-4 win over the Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions.

The Knights took a 2-0 first period lead on goals from Shawn Stewart and Brandon Mullen. Mullen’s goal was assisted by Josh MacDonald.

Grey Highlands made it 2-1, but Mike Cracknell scored from Charles Palmer to restore Kincardine’s two goal lead heading into the third period.

Clean sweep for Knights

It was a clean sweep for the Knights.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls volleyball team earned straight set wins over Sacred Heart and Saugeen District last week in Kincardine.

The Knights hosted SHHS and the SDSS Royals for a pair of regular season Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) games last Tuesday.

Erin Hardman, right, passes the ball as teammate Mel Davidson backs her up during senior girls volleyball action last week at the high school. KDSS beat both Sacred Herat and Saugeen District in straight sets. (Josh Howald photo)

Girls bounce back

Jolley scores winner with 25 seconds left

After being upset by Saugeen District, the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team bounced back in a big way.

Marissa Jolley’s goal with just 25 seconds remaining lifted the Knights to an exciting 4-3 win over Owen Sound’s West Hill Raiders.

The Knights got a pair of goals from Hayley Stewart and a single tally from Sara Gossell in the victory, which came at the Davidson Centre Tuesday afternoon.

Amanda Lawrence had two assists for KDSS, while single assists went to Cathleen Roppel, Jaqui Fair, Brianna Husk, Morgan Padfield and Kait McDonell.

Goaltender Kortney Watson earned the win in net for Kincardine.

Wolves wax Shallow Lake

Travis Van Gaver scored six times Friday night as the Ripley Wolves hammered Shallow Lake 13-3.

He also added a pair of assists to finish with eight points in the Wolves lone game of the weekend. Ripley is now 7-4-0-1 in WOAA Senior A hockey action.

A Saturday night game in Palmerston was postponed due to weather conditions. The game will be replayed at a date yet-to-be determined.

Kyle Wreford scored once, as did Matt Willis, Nick Locking, Darrin McDonald, Dustin Catto, Adam Shular and Shawn Detzler.

Mayor suits up for Wolves

Shorthanded Ripley team wins two

The Ripley Wolves got a little help from council on the weekend.


Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan suited up for the shorthanded Wolves in a pair of weekend wins. Ripley beat Drayton 12-6 Friday night at home and Nottawasaga 8-4 Saturday on the road.


“It was fun,” said Twolan Monday morning. “They said they were short (players) and they were looking for some help. I had a good time.”


Twolan had one assist in Friday night’s win over the visiting Icemen.