Pegrum picks up shutout in Dogs debut

The Kincardine Bulldogs have found a goaltender.

Drew Pegrum was perfect in his Davidson Centre debut Saturday night, shutting out the Fergus Devils in preseason exhibition Junior C action.

The 17‑year‑old made 29 saves in a 3‑0 win as the æDogs swept a home‑and‑home series with Fergus of the Georgian Bay Mid‑Ontario Junior C League.

Kincardine is now 4‑0 in preseason action.

"I thought he faced a lot of quality chances tonight," said Kincardine coach Brian Royle following the game. "I'm glad he was able to get the shutout. He seems to be able to stay focused out there, and he handled the puck much better (than in Friday's game in Fergus)."

Friday night Pegrum entered the game in the second period, and didn't allow a goal as Kincardine rallied for a 4‑3 win.

Small Crease

Kincardine defenceman Derek Regier, right, checks in with goaltender Drew Pedrum after he was driven into him by a Fergus forward during the third period of Saturday night's game at the Davidson Centre. Regier had a goal, while Pedrum stopped all shots sent his way as Kincardine beat Fergus 3-0.


Blake Underwood looks for a loose puck under Mount Forest goaltender Brad Unruh, while Pats defenceman Brad Booth tries to move him from the crease. Underwood scored the game winning goal in a shootout as Kincardine beat Mount Forest 5‑4. (Josh Howald photo)

Bulldogs bite back

Blake Underwood sent Bulldog fans home happy, scoring in a shootout to lift Kincardine to a 5-4 win over the Mount Forest Patriots in Western Junior C preseason action.

The Bulldogs used the game to take a look at several local prospects, dressing eight players from Kincardine, Tiverton and Ripley.

The ‘Dogs were down 4-1 in the third, but battled back with a pair of power play goals to draw within one. Derek Regier scored the game tying goal with just 40 seconds remaining in the game.

The Bulldogs dominated the first period, but only found the back of the net once. About four minutes in, Ripley’s Ryan Armstrong waltzed over the blueline and fired a wrist shot past Mount Forest netminder Brad Unruh. Andrew Haefling assisted on the goal, which gave Kincardine a 1-0 lead.

Nice Play

Cassidy Murray-Culmer makes a nice play to stop Curtis Chapleau of Ripley Green Acres during the first half of the under-8 championship game Saturday afternoon. The Green Acres squad edged out Kincardine McDonalds 4-3 to claim the league title. (Josh Howald photo)

Bulldogs defeat Junior B affiliate

The Kincardine Bulldogs started the season with a win, though the team got a little help from its opponent.
The 'Dogs beat the Owen Sound Greys, Kincardine's Junior B affiliate, but used Owen Sound goaltenders in the process.
Greys netminders Drew Peqrum and Jeff Flagler, who has signed with the Greys as an affiliate to the OHL's Owen Sound Attack, each took a turn in goal for Kincardine, who had no goaltenders dressed.

It looks like Andrew Smith - who didn't lose a regular season start last year - may not return to the club.
"I've been talking to maybe half­a­dozen goalies," said Bulldogs General Manager Doug Kennedy Monday morning. "Hopefully we'll find out more in the next week or so."

Kincardine controlled the play against the Junior B Greys, holding a 5­0 lead late in the second period before Owen Sound scored a pair of breakaway goals on Flagler to make it a game.

Bulldogs begin building roster

Roster spots up from grabs

The Bulldogs are back on ice.
Kincardine’s Western Junior C team used a Sunday night skate not only to get a look at some prospects, but also to make several key signings.

General Manager Doug Kennedy said that while he wasn’t able to get all the players he was hoping to sign cards Sunday, the team is starting to take shape.

Returning to the team are Nathan Barfoot, Alex MacLeod, Josh Catto, Devin Kemp and Tim Dwinnell, who signed one of four overage cards available to the Bulldogs. A second overage spot is reserved by goaltender Andrew Smith, who hasn’t yet signed but is committed to return. Kennedy said the other two spots will be determined shortly, but didn’t want to release any information until he had talked to his players. A likely candidate for one of those spots is Blake Underwood, who was at Sunday’s skate.

First Skate '08

Tim Dwinnell

Bulldog veteran Tim Dwinnell jokes around at Kincardine's first skate Sunday night. Hard to believe, but this year Dwinnell is returning for a seventh season with the Bulldogs. This will be his last, however, as he is one of four overage players the Dogs are permitted to sign. (Josh Howald photo)

Good Rookie Season!

Good season

Good rookie season!
Eight-year-old Kendrick Shepherd, left, celebrates the season's end with his KMBA rookie ball teammate Zach Wall, 6. They were at the year-end fun day Saturday at Connaught Park, joining rookie teams from Saugeen Shores and Ripley. (Kristen Shane photo)



The Kincardine Independent was one of 20 teams in Sunday's beach volleyball tournament at Station beac. Some of the team members included, left, Josh Howald, Evan Wendt, Kara Robertson and Kiel Edge. (Natasha Zettler photo)