Bulldogs open camp Aug. 10

Patriots will return to Western League

By Josh Howald

How was your summer?  Because it's time for hockey season.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs will open training camp Aug. 10 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Friday morning, the Bulldogs announced a preseason schedule, which includes a home-and-home series against the Hanover Barons on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. The 'Dogs will travel to Ayton to face the Barons in the first game, with the Barons coming to Kincardine for the second. Game times both nights is 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs will resume tryouts before travelling to Dorchester on Sept. 1 for another preseason tilt.

Fore CLKD!

Emily Jolley of Areva tees off on the first hole Wednesday at the Community Living Kincardine and District golf tournament at Ainsdale Golf Course. Areva made a alrge donation to CLKD at the tourney, which was filled to capacity. (Josh Howald photo)

Cubs sweep Jays at home

Kincardine moves into second place

By Eric Elliott

The Kincardine Cubs dominated the Ingersoll Blue Jays Sunday, sweeping them in a double header by final scores of 10-0 and 6-0.

With the weekend wins, the Cubbies moved into second place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a 6-2 record. Meanwhile, the expansion Jays fell to 0-10 on the season and remain mired in the basement of the TVSBL.

Triathlon set for this weekend

By Josh Howald


There is less than one week remaining until the big race.


The 14th annual Kincardine Women's Triathlon will officially kick off on Saturday morning, but things will begin a little bit early this year. Race organizers are holding a Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Reunion Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the harbour. But the big question remains - will there be a swim?


Canada defeated in overtime

United States wins world roller hockey title in France

By Josh Howald

Catherine Santo scored at 10:26 of overtime to lift the United States to a 3-2 win over Canada and a gold medal at the FIRS Women's World Inline Hockey Championships Sunday in Toulouse, France.



Cubs beat Mitchell at home

Host double header Sunday

Sunday night's Cubs game ended with fireworks, but not because of a walk-off home run.


The Kincardine Cubs already had this Thames Valley Senior Baseball League regular season contest under control when things came to a sudden halt in the seventh inning.


The Mitchell Astros catcher was ejected from the game for arguing with the home plate umpire. Since the Astros had already used up their substitute players, they had nobody to replace him and were forced to forfeit the game.


Playing Cards in Goderich

Peewee teams win A and B side at Ducharme Memorial

While the bagpipes played in Kincardine, the Kincardine peewee Cardinals played in Goderich.

The Kincardine Minor Baseball Association claimed both the A title and the B title on the weekend at the Ray Ducharme Memorial WOBA Tournament in Goderich. The major Cards (second year) won the A championships, while the minor team (first year players) brought home the B side title.

"It was an epic weekend for Kincardine minor baseball," said Jay Bell, coach of the major Cardinals and the Kincardine WOBA Cardinals team, which plays tournaments only, and is comprised of players from both the minor and major peewee teams. "We have a great group of kids here, and they played just awesome."

McFadden invited to under-18 camp

By Josh Howald

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden is one of 43 players in the country invited to attend Canada's National under-18 summer selection camp in Calgary.

"It's pretty exciting," said McFadden, who recently returned to town following the completion of his secondary school year in Guelph.

His Guelph Storm was defeated in the championship game of the Memorial Cup tournament by the WHL's Edmonton OilKings after cruising through the rest of the tourney undefeated.

"It is nice to be home," said the defenceman on Friday. "It's the longest season I have ever been a part of."

Locals will get their shot with 'Dogs

Former midget coach wants to get Bulldogs back on top

By Josh Howald

Local players will get a chance to show what they can do at the Junior C level this season, says Steve Stepaniak, who was named head coach of the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs last week.

Steve Stepaniak with some hardware in 2012 as head coach of the Miller Insurance midgets. That team won an OMHA All-Ontario title and an International Silver Stick Championship. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


Kippers compete at SWORSA in Fergus

Chelsea Fuller helped lead the charge for the Kincardine Kippers at the SWORSA Swim Meet held recently in Fergus. Just three teams competed in this year`s SWORSA championships - Fergus, Elmira and the Kincardine Kippers.

The Kippers had multiple first place finishes at the meet, including a full bag of medals for Fuller in the Girls 13/14 Division. She won the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Freestyle and was second in the 50m backstroke. She also finished first as a member of the Kippers 200m Free Relay team.