Sports

Bulldogs win streak ended

Fall 2-1 in overtime to Walkerton

A five- game  winning streak to begin the season came to an end Friday night in Walkerton.

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs were edged out 2-1 in overtime by the Walkerton Hawks in what was the first meeting of the teams this season.

 

The teams traded second period powerplay goals to make it 1-1.

 

Blake Underwood scored first to give Kincardine a 1--0 lead. With Trevor Harper in the penalty box, Tim Dwinnell set up the Underwood tally.

 


Novices shut out Mitchell 2-0

Jamie Brock stole the show Saturday afternoon as the Kincardine Home Hardware Novice rep team opened the season with a 2-0 win over Mitchell.

 

Brock stopped four breakaways, including one with just two minutes remaining, to earn his first shutout of the year in his first start.

 

Kendon Zettle gave Brock a lead to work with early in the opening frame. Zettle scored from Christopher Coady.

 

The defence of Emma Swift, Travis Anderson, Jacob Bishop and Jake Colley did a good job in helping clear the rebounds out of Brock's crease.

 


Wolves drown Rats in opener

Ripley skates to 9-1 win

The Ripley Wolves put a 9-1 beating on the Nottawasaga River Rats Friday night in Ripley's home opener.

 

The Wolves opened the WOAA Senior A men's hockey regular season by beating the Rats, formerly known as the Georgian Bay River Rats 9-1.

 

Travis VanGaver and Jeremy McQuillin each scored twice in what was a chippy and rough affair at the Ripley-Huron Community Complex.

 

The newly acquired Shawn Detzler also scored for Ripley in the win. Detzler, a former member of the Mildmay Monarchs, did not play last season. He should add some more scoring punch to an already offensively gifted hockey team.

 


Leader of the pack

Jennelle Smeltzer, a Grade 3 Ripley District School student, runs the last leg of the Tyke Girls race at the annual Elementary School Cross-Country Meet at Ainsdale Friday afternoon. Smeltzer won the race by a large margin. Finishing second was Bethany Wilken, also of Ripley School, who can be seen in the photo trailing Smeltzer. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs hammer Hanover, Wingham

Kincardine now 5-0

Bulldogs forward MikeBujold tries to swat a rebound past Hanover goaltender Tyler Felstead during the third period of Saturday night’s game at the Davidson Centre. Felstead entered the game late in the second period after Kincardine chased Scott Kuglin from the net with five goals. (Josh Howald photo)

Wingham and Hanover were supposed to test the Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

However, neither club really challenged Kincardine, as the ‘Dogs improved to 5-0 on the season and continued to produce goals at a torrid pace.


Cross Country team wins meet

First run of the season

The Kincardine District Secondary School cross-country team got a great jump on the season.

The Knights had three first place finishes and two team titles at an exhibition meet last week.

Kortney Watson  was second in the midget girls race, behind only teammate Cheyenne Hunter. Together with MacKenzie Marshall and Hayley Stewart, the midgets won the overall team title.

KDSS also finished 1-2 in the midget boys race. Jesse Chen was first to cross the finish line, followed by Nate Fohkens. Those finishes, along with strong performances from Francis Lozada and Zihan Wong, gave Kincardine a second team title.

The senior girls were second overall, led by race winner Hayley Green  and Ramona Neferu, who was third.


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.