Sports

Wolves complete comeback

Ripley wins WOAA Senior A title

By Josh Howald

 

The Ripley Wolves are WOAA Senior A playoff champions.

 

 

The Ripley Wolves celebrate one of seven goals Saturday night at home in Game 6 of the WOAA Senior A finals against Shallow Lake. (Josh Howald photo)


Guns 'N Hoses

Detective Constable David Hackney, left, attempts to knock the puck away from firefighter Jay Paul Sunday afternoon at the 3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game to benefit the Kincardine Food Bank. The South-Bruce OPP eked out a 7-6 shootout win, beating the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department for the first time. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine Tennis Club launches new junior program

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Tennis Club is launching a progressive new tennis program for the 2015 season.

For the first time ever, the league will have a Parent/Child League, which will run Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning on June 15.


Storm loses Game 1

McFadden has three assists in loss

Game 1 belonged to the Soo Greyhounds.

The Soo took a 1-0 series lead on the Guelph Storm last night at home with a 7-4 win. This one was close until the end, when the Storm sealed things with an empty net goal with 55 seconds to play.

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden had three assists for Guelph in the loss. He set up Givani Smith in the second period for Guelph's first goal of the game, making it 3-1. He assisted on back-to-back power play goals in the third period that made this game tight. He had a helper on CJ Garcia's goal at 15:37, then set up Jason Dickinson, also on the power play, with three minutes to go.

McFadden now has a goal and five assists in six playoff games.


Firefighters will defend on-ice title this Sunday

3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department is confident heading into Sunday's charity hockey game against the South-Bruce OPP.

Colleen Craig of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department prevents Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP from getting to close to the Golden Nozzle on Wednesday afternoon at the municipal fire hall. (Josh Howald photo)

 

So confident, they have already had KFD 2015 engraved on the Golden Nozzle, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game between local firefighters and cops.

"Hey, what is this?", asked Kevin Martin of the OPP on Wednesday afternoon at an event promoting Sunday's hockey game when he saw 2015's winnner already marked.


Wolves trail Crushers 3-1

Thunder wins WOAA AA title

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves are facing elimination.

The Wolves trail Shallow Lake 3-1 in the WOAA Senior A championship series after back-to-back weekend losses in Games 3 and 4.

When, exactly, the Wolves will face elimination had yet to be determined as of Monday. Game 5, as well as Games 6 and 7, should they become necessary, had not yet been scheduled. Once finalized, they will be posted on our website, www.independent.on.ca.

Ripley and Shallow Lake went into the weekend with this series knotted at one win apiece. Friday night in Shallow Lake, the Crushers skated to a 5-3 win and a 2-1 series lead. Game and scoring details were unavailable.


McFadden, Storm eliminate Owen Sound

Knights finish off Rangers

By Josh Howald

The season is over for the Owen Sound Attack.

London's Max Domi fends off Max Iafrate during Game 6 Sunday evening in Kitchener. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Attack were eliminated Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph in Game 5 of their Ontario Hockey League opening round series against the Storm.

The Storm edged out Owen Sound 2-1 to take the series four games to one.

Owen Sound took a first period lead, but the Storm scored twice in a 1:18 span in the second period then rode the goaltending of Justin Nichols the rest of the way home.


Skinner nets trick in Cherrey Cup clincher

Kincardine's Ethan Skinner scored three times last Wednesday night to help the Elmira SugarKings to a Cherrey Cup championship.

Ethan Skinner hoists the Cherrey Cup at Dan Snyder Memorial Arena last Wednesday night. (photo courtesy of Chris Pope)

 

Skinner's hat trick paced Elmira to a 5-1 win over the Stratford Cullitons in Game 5, which clinched the Midwestern Junior B Conference title for the SugarKings. Elmira now advances to the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship tournament, the Sutherland Cup. Stratford remains in contention for the fourth and final spot at the Sutherland Cup, as a wild card berth has been thrown in the mix.


Knights move on

Guelph gets the Soo

The London Knights celebrate Victor Mete's second period goal last night (Sunday) in Kitchener during Game 6 of their opening round OHL playoff series. The Knights advanced with a 5-0 win and will now play Erie, while the Guelph Storm will face the Erie Otters. For more, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Wolves, Crushers even in A final

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves survived a Game 7, and now find themselves even with Shallow Lake after two games of the WOAA Senior A championship series.

Cody Britton works down low against Milverton's A.J. Smith during Game 7 last week in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)