Bright future for Kincardine hockey player


By Doug Kennedy


Ryker Killins is about to start his final season playing hockey for the Division 1 Ferris State Bulldogs. During his first year they had a great play-off run and made it to the top eight in the country. The last couple years they were defeated in the first round of play-offs. Ryker is excited about this year as they have only lost six seniors and he thinks they have a strong rookie class.


Kinloss teen lighting up the stock car track at Varney


By Barb McKay


At 15 years old, Dawson Urbanek is already a stock car racing veteran.


In his fourth season at Varney Speedway, Dawson has more experience on the track than racers many years his senior and he is currently leading his class in points this season with nearly 20 wins under his belt.


“This year has been the best year so far in my career,” Dawson said from his home in Kinloss on Friday. “I’m far more improved from last year.”


KIPP Trail close to reaching fundraising goal

by Barb McKay


Work on the long-awaited Kincardine to Inverhuron Provincial Park (KIPP) Trail could begin next spring.


Kincardine Trails Association (KTA) president Brad Kirkconnell said the committee has raised more than $200,000 of its $240,000 fundraising goal.


“We’ll be putting the push on in the new year because the natural gas project will be getting underway,” he said.


Celebrity slo-pitch game this Saturday


By Doug Kennedy


There will be a lot of tall tales told at the Connaught ball park this Saturday. It starts with the Kincardine Cubs playing against some alumni players. That starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. From 4-5 p.m., General Gist plays besides the ball field to entertain fans between games.


At 5:30 p.m., there will be a celebrity slo-pitch game. Kincardine Minor Baseball President Jay Bell has done a good job of organizing this event. Scott McKay has lined up some ex-NHLers to come to Kincardine for the day. Todd Harvey and Todd Warriner are two who will play on Saturday.


The annual CKLD Charity Golf Classic

by Tammy Schneider


The weekend started a day early for golfers attending the 11th annual Community Living Kincardine and District golf tournament, on July 21, at Ainsdale Golf Course, as over 100 participants headed to the links for a day of fun, and to support the local charity.



by Pauline Kerr

Mushball! The Fanily Ties team defeated Hit the Grass 6-5 during the weekend’s mushball tournament in Tiverton.

Soccer star


By Doug Kennedy


Jaydon Troke has played a lot of high-level soccer at a young age. Jaydon started in Timbits soccer when he was three years old and played house league in Kincardine until he was eight.


When he was nine, Jaydon joined Huron United. That was the year he decided to play goal. Playing on a weak team where he would face a lot of shots probably helped him become a better goalie. An Owen Sound coach recruited him to play under-10 soccer for the Owen Sound United. That helped him gain the confidence to try out for Guelph Junior Gryhons three years ago.


Names added to sports wall of fame


By Doug Kennedy

The Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame has seven new members this year. One will be added in the builder’s category and six athletes will be added to the wall of fame.


Lurgan Beach-connected Keely Brown makes history with hall of fame induction


By Barb McKay


A world class athlete with ties to the Kincardine area is the first Ringette athlete to be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.


Keely Brown, whose parents Doug and Bobbie Brown are Lurgan Beach residents, was one of a dozen athletes – some Olympic medal and world championship winners – to be inducted during a banquet in Red Deer earlier this month. Brown is a Ringette goalie who started playing in Ontario before joining Edmonton WAM! of the National Ringette League. She competed in 19 Canadian Ringette Championships, winning nine gold and eight silver medals.


Satosek leads Huron United


By Doug Kennedy

Huron United played their fourth game of the current SWRSA premier league season on this past sunday. Their opponent was the Madmen from Shelburne. Gerritt Satosek headed home the first goal from a corner kick from Andreas Derksen. Satosek doubled the score in the first half. Gerritt missed out on a hat trick, hitting the crossbar with another header in the first half.