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Luck? No

Attack skate in Huron-Kinloss

Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack stops Zach Nastasiuk during a shootout drill at the end of practice last night in Lucknow. The Attack held an open practice at the Lucknow Community Centre, followed by an open free skate. For more photos and the full story, including an exclusive interview with Owen Sound head coach Greg Ireland, don't miss next week's print edition of The Independent. Also, we will be making a draw for Attack tickets today as part of our NHL Hockey Pool! The Attack are in Windsor tonight to play the Spitfires. (Josh Howald photo)


Attack in Lucknow tonight

The Owen Sound Attack will practice at the Lucknow Community Centre tonight at 6 p.m.

Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Lucknow Minor Hockey Association. The 2010 Ontario Hockey League champions are reaching out this season to the surrounding communities. Earlier this season, the Attack practiced at the P&H Centre in Hanover.

Practice runs from 6 to 7 p.m., and a community skate will follow at 7:30 p.m.


Knights bury Raiders

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team remained undefeated in league play with a lopsided win over Walkerton this afternoon (Tuesday).

The Knights are now 4-0-1 in Bluewater Athletic Association play after a 12-2 win at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Jacob Siekierski had a four-point game for Kincardine, scoring once and setting up three others. Gerrit Satosek, Mitch Dickson and Chris Beattie each had two goals and an assist in the win, while single goals came from Easton Battler, Brad Mangotich, Jordan Bell and Matt Baker. Garrett McFadden had three assists, while Battler, Paul Lamont and Matt Osadca each had a pair of helpers.

Ashton Wilken got the win in goal for the Knights, who will be in Walkerton next week for a rematch against the Raiders.


Raiders - KDSS rematch today

2 p.m. start in Kincardine

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team is in action today (Tuesday) in Kincardine.

The first place Knights (3-0-1) will host the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders for a 2 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre. This is the second of three meetings between the Knights and Raiders in a three-week span.

Last week, Mitch Dickson scored a natural hat trick to help pace KDSS to a BAA South Division best third win of the year. Today, Ashton Wilken of Ripley will make his first regular season start in goal for Kincardine.

Admission is free. If you can't make it to today's game, be sure to check this site later today for details.


Watched a good one

OUA Hawks edge out Cubs

Ryan Fraser watched this ball, caught by Laurier's Adam Chong, but he had some key hits in Kincardine's 10-9 loss last night, including a two-RBI double. The Golden Hawks and Cubs, of the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League, put on a great show for a solid crowd on a beautiful night at Connaught Park in Kincardine. For the full story, including photos and comments, see next week's print edition of The Independent. This weekend the Cubs will be at the OBA tournament, while the Golden Hawks will be in preseason tournament action at Brock University (Josh Howald photo)


Sea Dogs, Majors to meet for Cup tonight

Junior hockeys biggest prize will be handed out tonight in Mississauga.

The Saint John Sea Dogs will face the host Mississauga St. Michaels Majors for the 2011 Master Card Memorial Cup.  The Sea Dogs finished 2-1 in the round robin tourney, while the Majors defeated Kootenay in a semifinal game Friday night.

Saint John, the QMJHL Champs, will be bolstered by the return of sniper Stephen Anthony, who hasn't played since the QMJHL championship series.  The Majors have a chance to redeem themselves after losing to Owen Sound in the OHL championship series.  Mississauga finished first overall in the OHL's regular season.

The Kincardine Independent will be there to capture all the action when the 93rd Memorial Cup in won.  Check the site tomorrow for full details, or get in game updates on twitter @kincintheslot


Hornets host Game 2


SugarKings still alive

Must beat St. Thomas tonight at home

If they win, they’re in.

The Elmira SugarKings stayed alive last night with a 4-2 win over the St. Thomas Stars, and must beat the  undefeated Niagara Falls Canucks tonight in order to play for the Sutherland Cup, the Provincial Junior B championship.

The Canucks have already punched their ticket to the final, while Elmira comes into the game at 1-3. Currently in limbo are the Western Conference champions from St. Thomas, who blew a huge opportunity last night on home ice to clinch a finals berth. Tonight’s game concludes the round robin.