Sports

Wolves lose to Cents

 

The Ripley Wolves dropped an 8-7 overtime decision Sunday night in Seaforth to the Huron East Centenaries.

The win is just Huron East's third ever franchise victory. It's their second win of the WOAA Senior A round robin playoffs, which doubles their regular season point total. It also moves them ahead of the Wolves in the round robin standings.


Attack at HHPS

Players from the Owen Sound Attack were at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine last week to speak to students about their journeys to become OHL players. From left are Justin Brack, Jaden Lindo, Jarrett Meyer and Attack PR director Brent Fisher. (Barb McKay photo)


Major League win for Bartley rink

The Don Bartley rink from Tara has won the 2014-15 Grey-Bruce Major League Curling championship.

Bartley led his rink to a win over Chesley's Jeff Thomson in the "A" final Saturday afternoon at the Walkerton Curling Club.

Bartley advanced to the final after knocking off Bluewater Curling Club's Al Hutchinson in a semi-final game Saturday morning in Walkerton.

Bartley's rink includes Wayne Wedow, Trevor Coburn and Peter Eller.

In the third place game, Steve Gregg defeated Dave Cobean. Kincardine's Craig Milburn and the McNain Communications rink defeated Hutchinson to finish fourth overall.

Kincardine's other rink, the BDO Canada rink skipped by Les Shane, finished seventh.

Only the top eight teams in the area's premier curling league qualified to play in Saturday's year-end playoff championship.

This year's major sponsor of Grey-Bruce Major League Curling was Ackert/KD Soloman Insurance.


Falcons crowned in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The OSCVI Falcons never expected to win a senior girls Bluewater Athletic Association title in Kincardine on Friday.

Lexy Mahon and Kara Tobey of the OSCVI Falcons get up to block a Chesley hit during the senior girls BAA volleyball final Friday afternoon at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)

 

That's not to say the Falcons weren't confident heading into the BAA Final Four tournament. But the tournament was originally to take place on Thursday in Chesley, not Friday at Kincardine District Secondary School.


Bulldogs, Ironmen open Sunday

Game 2 in Kincardine Family Day

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and Wingham Ironmen will kick off the Western Junior C Hockey League semi-finals on Sunday evening in Wingham.

The Ironmen, who received a first round bye for finishing first overall in the regular season, have home ice advantage in this series. Game 1 will be played at the Wescast Community Centre in Wingham at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Game 2 of the series will be back in Kincardine on Family Day (Monday). It will be a 4 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game 3 will be back in Wingham, but not until Friday, Feb. 20. The complete schedule is as follows.

WESTERN JR C SEMI-FINALS KINCARDINE vs. WINGHAM

 

Game 1: Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Wingham


Atom, midget schedules released

Both Game 1s to be played today

Both the Kincardine atom and midget team will kick off the OMHA quarter-finals on Valentine's Day in Kincardine.

The Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will take to the ice first, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for Game 1 of their playoff series against Elmvale. The Miller Insurance midgets will also face Elmvale in the OMHA quarter-finals, and will play Game 1 of their series immediately following the atom game at 7:45 p.m.

The two series will follow similar paths. Game 2 of the atom series will be Monday in Elmvale at 5:15 p.m., while Game 2 of the midget series will be right after at 6:25 p.m. Both Game 3s will be in Kincardine on Wednesday, with Game 4s in Elmvale on Thursay.

The complete series schedules are as follows:

ATOM OMHA 1/4 FINALS KINCARDINE vs. ELMVALE


OT win puts out Patriots

Kincardine will face Wingham in semi-finals

Sam Feagan scored at 12:29 of overtime last night to lift the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs to a 2-1 win over Mount Forest and a 4-2 series win in the Western Junior C quarter-finals.

Game 6, last night in Mount Forest, was tied 1-1 after regulation as the teams traded second period goals four minutes apart. Chad Simpson scored for the 'Dogs, and four minutes later Luke Richardson replied for the Patriots.

The Bulldogs sent 52 shots at Mount Forest goalie John Nixon before Feagan's goal clinched the series. Meanwhile, Mitch Campbell stopped 47 of 47 Mount Forest shots at the other end.


Curl for Kids Sake!

Put the bowling shoes away for now. Time to grab your curling shoes!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine and District will be holding the first ever Curl For Kids Sake, presented by The Society of Energy Professionals on March 7.

Kincardine BBBS is traditionally funded by two major fundraising events - a summer golf tournament, and the Bowl For Kids Sake. With the Kincardine Bowling Alley damaged by fire, Bowl For Kids Sake wasn't an option this year. To help make up for that loss, the Kincardine Curling Club has generously co-operated with the Kincardine BBBS and invites curlers of all skill levels to come together to participate in this amazing event.


Kincardine could clinch tonight

Bulldogs lead Patriots 3-2, Game 6 tonight in Mount Forest

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs can advance to the Western Junior C League semi-finals with a win tonight (Wednesday) in Mount Forest.

Brady Richards fends off Cody Wright behind the Mount Forest net during Game 5 between Mount Forest and Kincardine at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Kincardine leads the best-of-seven opening round series with the Patriots 3-2 after a 3-1 win at the Davidson Centre Sunday evening.

"It's been a busy week with four games in five nights," said head coach Steve Stepaniak. "We're in a good spot to hopefully finish them off (tonight) in Mount Forest."


Atoms off to OMHA quarter-finals

Bantams could be champs as well

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms are WOAA champions.

Kincardine sealed the playoff title with a 4-2 win in Game 5 of the championship series against Listowel on Friday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The atom Kinucks advance to the OMHA quarter-finals, where they will meet Elmvale.