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Wolves open season Friday night

Host Nottawasaga in home opener

The Ripley Wolves will open the 2008-09 WOAA Senior A hockey season Friday night at home.

The Wolves will play host to the Nottawasaga RiverRats at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre for an 8 p.m. start.

During the off-season, the RiverRats relocated to Borden. The team had been playing out of Thonrbury and were known as the Georgian Bay RiverRats.

After a strong regular season last year, the Wolves were swept by the Clinton Radars in the oepning round of the WOAA "AA" playoffs.

Most of last year's team is returning, including the league's leading scorer Travis VanGaver.


Socer teams fall to West Hill

Both Kincardine District Secondary School junior soccer teams were defeated at home Thursday afternoon.

The Knights played host to West Hill Secondary School School of Owen Sound in wet conditions at the Davidson Centre.

Jessilyn Wolfe, left, battles a West Hill midfielder to the ball during the second half of Thursday’s junior soccer game between KDSS and the WHSS Raiders. KDSS lost 1-0. (Josh Howald photo)

In the boys game, KDSS jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Raiders fought back to make it 2-1 before the half.


Dogs double up Wingham

The Kincardine Bulldogs are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Western Junior C hockey league.

The 'Dogs scored a 6-3 win earlier tonight (Friday) over the Wingham Ironmen at the Wescast Community Centre in Wingham.

Blake Underwood and Tim Dwinnell each had a goal and two assists, as Kincardine's big line once again paced the attack.

Tonight, Kincardine will try to make it five in a row when they host the Hanover Barons at the Davidson Centre in an 8 p.m. start.

For full details on Kincardine's weekend action, as well as the latest standings and league leaders, be sure to pick up Wednesday's edition of the Kincardine Independent.


'Dogs to do battle with Wingham, Hanover

The Kincardine Bulldogs will be get the first real test in Western Junior C League action this weekend.

Tonight, the Bulldogs travel to Wingham to take on the Ironmen, as both clubs will put undefeated records on the line.

The Ironmen are 2-0, while Kincardine heads into weekend action with a 3-0 record.

Saturday night at home, the Bulldogs will host the 1-1 Hanover Barons. Last week the Barons scored a 5-4 win over the Walkerton Hawks.

Other action tonight will see the Walkerton, who is surprisingly still looking for its first win of the year, travel to Goderich to face the 1-2 Sailors. Meanwhile, the Western League's other winless team, the Mount Forest Patriots, will travel to Hanover to face the Barons.


West Hill edges out Knights

Jessilyn Wolfe takes the ball past a pair of West Hill Raiders during junior BAA soccer action yesterday at the Davidson Centre. Wolfe and the Knights lost 1-0. (Josh Howald photo)

The West Hill Raiders won a pair of soccer games yesterday in Kincardine.

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights fell 1-0 in junior girls action, while the boys team was beaten 3-2.

See Wednesday's edition of The Kincardine Indpendent for full details and a complete round-up of the week's sporting action.


Knights roll through first week

KDSS teams go undefeated

It was a week of wins for the Kincardine District Secondary District School Knights.

KDSS volleyball, soccer and golf teams opened the BAA regular seasons with wins right across the board.

Monday at KDSS, the senior girls basketball team opened the BAA season with a 52-14 win over the Chesley District High School Cougars. Coach Vince Jennsen said the squad had a balanced attack, with 10 different players putting points on the board. Taylor Schmidt scored a game high 13 points.

The junior basketball team also handily defeated the Cougars. Carly Schmidt had a game high 14 points, while Taylor Risteen and Jessica Smith each added six in the 35-16 victory.

Both teams are in action today in Port Elgin.


'Dogs improve to 3-0

Fire 70+ shots at Mount Forest net

It was hardly a boring night for Brad Unruh.

It was a long one, however, for the Mount Forest Patriots net minder, who faced a whopping 74 shots from the Kincardine Bulldogs Saturday night. A 65-save performance still left his team on the wrong side of a 9-1 loss.

It was Kincardine’s second win of the weekend, as the Bulldogs skated to a 6-2 win Friday night in Goderich at the Sifto Centre.


Junior soccer teams win in Chesley

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior soccer teams kicked off the season with wins yesterday.

Both the junior boys and the junior girls teams opened the Bluewater Athletic Associaiton (BAA) regular season yesterday in Chesley.

The girls team got goals from four different players and a shut out from Sam Bianco as the Knights beat the host Lady Cougars 4-0.

Meanwhile, the KDSS junior boys earned a 3-1 win over CDHS.


Home sweet home!

Mike Rutherford celebrates a Steve Crone goal early in the second period of Kincardine’s home opener Friday night at the Davidson Centre. The goal gave Kincardine a 3-0 lead and stood up as the eventual game winner as the Bulldogs defeated Mitchell 8-2. (Josh Howald photo)


Welcome to the West

Bulldogs take home opener 8-2

Tim Eickmeyer of the Mitchell Hawks tries to stop Devin Kemp of the Bulldogs from getting to Matt Stirling’s crease during second period action in Kincardine’s Friday night game. Kemp had an assist in a 8-2 Kincardine victory. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kincardine Bulldogs showed the Mitchell Hawks just how things are done in the Western Junior C loop Friday night.