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Bulldogs gear up for round one of playoffs

 

Kincardine finished off the regular season in style, with two home games. Friday night’s match with the Walkerton Hawks ended in a 3-3 tie; Saturday evening the Bulldogs claimed a 4-1 victory over Goderich.

 

Friday night started off slow for the Bulldogs. Walkerton’s Justin Donnelly scored the period’s only goal from Adel Zivojevic late in the first period.

 


Bulldog bursary

 

Hunter Robins-Gibbons is the recipient of one of two $500 bursaries presented by Ideal Supply. The presentation was made by Rob Lance just before the start of Friday night’s game at the Davidson Centre. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Two wins and a loss as Bulldogs gear up for playoffs

 

With a pair of wins and a loss on the weekend, the Kincardine Bulldogs seem destined to finish the regular season in the middle of the division. Mount Forest remains in first place with 58 points and 37 games played. Walkerton holds second place with 52 points and 37 games played. Weekend results put Kincardine back in third place with 48 points. Two teams have 46 points - Mitchell in fourth place with 38 games played (22 wins, 14 losses, one tie); Wingham is fifth with 38 games played (21 wins, 13 losses, three ties). Goderich and Hanover are sixth and seventh respectively, each with 15 points.

 


Bulldogs win one, lose one in weekend games

 

With only five scheduled games remaining in the regular season – three of them at home - the Kincardine Jr. C Bulldogs need to make every game count.

 

They took their momentum of a 7-1 win in Walkerton on Jan. 7 to Mount Forest on Saturday, Jan. 13 and claimed a 5-1 victory against the top team in the division. But the Bulldogs lost by the same score in Wingham the next afternoon.

 


Bulldogs upgrade skills with ice time in Sweden and Finland

The Kincardine Bulldogs faced off against teams in Sweden and Finland during the last week of December and the first week of January. (photo courtesy of Heather Ribey)

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs may be playing with a few new tricks up their sleeves after a recent hockey trip to Scandinavia.

 


Kincardine Bulldogs hold onto third spot in the division

 

The Jr. C Bulldogs went into the Christmas break with a pair of home games.

 

They won the first one, Thurrsday, Dec. 21 against Goderich 4-0, with Ethan Primeau getting the shutout, but lost the next one, Friday, Dec. 22 to division-leading Mount Forest 6-3.

 

The game against Goderich started with both teams scrambling to get organized. Both teams took a number of shots on goal, but it wasn’t until late in the first period that Kincardine was able to score – Justin Marlowe from Tyler Sutter.

 


A winning shot

A Kincardine Kinucks Peewee player moves the puck in close to score a goal in a Regional Silver Stick game against the Hanover Falcons Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. The Kinucks won the game 2-0. (Photo courtesy of Steve Small)


Ripley Wolves Novice and Atom teams claim double victory

 

It’s great for a place like Ripley to produce a team that brings home a championship trophy from a minor hockey tournament, but to do it twice in one tournament is remarkable.

Both the Ripley Wolves Novice Rep team and Ripley Wolves Atom Rep team headed to Muskoka on the weekend to compete in the annual Muskoka Rock Tournament in Port Carling and Bala.


Kincardine Bulldogs bring home two wins in a row

 

By Pauline Kerr

 

When the Bulldogs come back from a pair of losses, they do it in a big way. This past weekend, the Bulldogs took their winning attitude to opponents in Walkerton and Hanover.

 

Friday’s game in Walkerton started off slowly for the Bulldogs. The Hawks outshot Kincardine 13 to 7 in the first period. However, Kincardine made their shots on net count – Logan Swanton got one in the Walkerton net from Logan Freiburger to open scoring.

 


ROUGH WEEKEND FOR BULLDOGS

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs didn’t have a great weekend, coming home from a 5-2 loss Friday night in Walkerton only to lose to Wingham 5-4 in overtime Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Friday’s game saw the Hawks take a 3-0 lead in the first period, Gary Mantz from Maverick Petrie, Justin Donnelly from Mantz and Mantz on the power play from Braden Boley and Spencer Elder. That lead was to carry the Walkerton team for the rest of the game.