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Ripley hits the road

Wolves face Shallow Lake, Shelburne this weekend

The Ripley Wolves had the weekend off to host the team’s annual 3-on-3 tournament at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre, but are back in action this weekend.

The Wolves will play a pair of road games. Friday night the team will be in Shallow Lake to take on the 2-6-1 Crushers. Saturday night Ripley will be in Shelburne to face the undefeated Muskies.

The Muskies sit atop the Senior A WOAA’s North Division with a perfect 7-0 record. Ripley is currently in sixth place in the Division with a 3-3-0-1 record.

There were eight other games in the WOAA North over the weekend.


Knights win hockey opener

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights opened the season with a 7-5 win yesterday in Meaford.

KDSS controlled the play in Thursday’s game against the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings from the start. The Knights built up a 7-3 lead and the Vikings scored a pair of late goals to make it close.

Brandon Mullen scored twice and added an assist for the Knights.

Other KDSS goals were from Scott Beaton, Garret Meurs, Charles Palmer, Jared Colling and Josh Gauthier.

Meurs had three helpers to finish with four points in the game. Other assists went to Beaton, Zac MacIntosh and Shawn Stewart.


Opening day draw

KDSS girls hockey team ties SHHS 1-1, boys in action tomorrow

The high school hockey season has begun.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team opened the year on the road, and played the Sacred Heart Crusaders to a 1-1 tie.

The KDSS boys hockey team begins action tomorrow afternoon. The Knights will be in Georgian Bay to face the Vikings in the BAA regular season opener.

The girls team will be in action again at the Davidson Centre Nov. 27 when they play host to the St. Mary’s High School Mustangs of Owen Sound. The puck drops at 2:30 p.m.

The second game for the boys is also against the Mustangs at home, just a few days later. The boys will host SMHS on Monday, Dec. 1 for a 1:30 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre.


Wolves downed

Durham leaves Ripley with a shootout in

The Ripley Wolves lost in a shootout Friday night at home.

A shootout was necessary after Durham and Ripley could settle nothing in three periods of hockey and one overtime frame.

Ripley gets one point for the overtime loss, and now has a record of 3-3-0-1 in WOAA Senior A men’s hockey action.

Travis Van Gaver of the Ripley Wolves makes a move around a Durham defenceman Friday night at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

The teams traded goals in the first period. Dustin Catto and Travis VanGaver scored for Ripley.


Wins keep 'Dogs in first

Hawks two points back with game in hand

The Kincardine Bulldogs maintained a grip on first place with a pair of weekend wins in Western Junior C hockey action.

The Bulldogs edged out Hanover on the road before pasting the Goderich Sailors 7-2 at home Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the Walkerton Hawks kept pace, but still trail Kincardine by two points after beating Mount Forest twice on the weekend.

Saturday night the Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Goderich got on the board in the third period.

George Grammenopoulos stopped 17 shots to pick up the win for the ‘Dogs, while Goderich’s Cory Gascho faced 49 shots in defeat.


Home split for Shane

Major Curling League makes a stop in Kincardine

The Career Horizons Grey-Bruce Major Curling League made a stop at the Kincardine Curling Club Sunday for a full schedule of action.

Les Shane’s Kincardine rink used home ice to cruise to a 7-1 win over Doug Hamilton in the first draw of the day. Shane, however, was beaten by Don Shane’s Karn’s Roofing Rink 8-6 in the afternoon match-up.

Kincardine's entry in the Grey-Bruce Major Culring Leauge, pictured Sunday afternoon in Kincardine following a league game. In back are skip Les Shane and vice Mike Merawa. In front, seccond Graig Milburn, left, and lead Sam Turcotte. (Eric Howald photo)

The Kincardine games were two of the six played at the Kincardine Club Sunday.


Bulldogs dumped twice by Hawks

Kincardine still has a hold on first

The Walkerton Hawks are breathing down the necks of the Kincardine Bulldogs.

 The Hawks moved within striking distance of the first-place ‘Dogs by winning both games of a home-and-home weekend series between the clubs.

Kincardine's Ryan Armstrong, left,  and Brady Houston of the Walkerton Hawks, battle for the puck Saturday afternoon in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bulldogs are still at the top of the Western Junior C League standings, but the gap between Kincardine and Walkerton is down to one point.


Wolves lose, win

Fall at home to 81's, beat Drayton on the road

The Ripley Wolves earned a split on the weekend in WOAA Senior A hockey play.

The Wolves were downed 7-2 at home Friday night by the Palmerston 81’s, but rebounded with a 6-2 win in Drayton Saturday afternoon.

Ripley improved to 3-4 with Sunday’s win over the Icemen.

Drayton took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in this game, but Ripley tied the game twice on goals from Nick Locking and Travis VanGaver. The game was tied 2-2 heading into the third period.

Ripley pulled away from the Icemen in the final frame and skated to a 6-2 win.


Midget girls dump Normanby

After jumping to an early lead, the Kincardine midget rep girls hockey team cruised to a 6-2 win over Normanby Township Thursday night at the Davidson Centre.

A Kincardine forward has a wide open net after a Cayly Bellan rebound pops out to the top of the crease during the second period of midget girls hockey action last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kinucks scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the game to take control of this contest from the start. Kincardine, who dropped one preseason game and won a tournament in St. Mary’s, is now 3-2 in regular season play.

Coming off a 2-1 loss to Mount Forest, Cayly Bellan gave the Kinucks the start they were looking for.


Crabby Joe's Juvey's tie Normanby

The Kincardine juveniles skated to a 3-3 tie in Normanby last week.

 

It was the second draw of the season for the Crabby Joe’s Kinucks, who are still looking for the first win of the year.

 

Kincardine got out to a good start, playing in the offensive zone, but it was Normanby that got on the board first after a goal mouth scramble during a Normanby power play.

 

The hosts went ahead 2-0 on a rebound that beat Kinucks goalie Keegan Woodman.