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Juvies move on

The Ripley Juveniles are shooting into the OMHA semi-finals. Zac McIntosh, above, and the juvies put away West Grey last night at home with a 5-0 win in Game 6 of the quarter-final series. For full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Wolves open in Elora tonight

The Ripley Wolves will travel to Elora tonight (Friday) for Game 1 of the WOAA Senior AA North Division semi-finals.

The Wolves and Rocks have confirmed the schedule for their best-of-seven series, which kicks off tonight in Elora at 8:30 p.m.

Ripley will host Game 2 of the series tomorrow night (Saturday), another 8:30 p,m. start. Game 3 of the seires is back in Elora on Friday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m., while Game 4 will be played Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Ripley.

If necessary, Games 5, 6 and 7& will be played:

Friday, March 8 in Elora at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10in Ripley at 2 p.m.

Monday, March 11 in Elora at TBD


Bantams swept away

Peewees advance, midgets could sweep tonight

Kincardine couldn't pull off another crazy comeback.

The Tim-BR Mart bantams may have dug their was out of a 2-0 hole in the WOAA Finals, but they couldn't recreate that magic in the OMHA quarter-finals against Mt. Brydges. The Cougars completed a three-game sweep of Kincardine last night at home with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the series.

With the win, Mt. Brydges advances to the OMHA semi-finals - much like Kincardine's Legion peewees. The Kincardine peewees swept Mt. Brydges in three straight games, finishing off that series on Sunday with a 2-1 win. It would appear the peewee Kinucks now face Tavistock in an OMHA semi-final series. That series has yet to be scheduled.

The midget Kinucks, meanwhile, could seal a berth in the OMHA semi-finals tonight. The Miller Insurance midgets are in Lambeth for a 9 p.m. start tonight in Game 3 of the quarter-finals. Kincardine claimed narrow 4-3 wins in Games 1 and 2 of the series.


'Dogs sweep into final

Walkerton evens other semi-final with OT win

For the first time in five years, the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will play for a Western Junior C League championship.

Josh MacDonald knocks Mitchell's Ryan Sykes off the puck in Game 3 of Kincardine's sweep of the Mitchell Hawks. (Richard Lawson photo)

The Bulldogs clinched a spot in the league final by sweeping the Mitchell Hawks in four straight games. Kincardine won a 6-3 decision last night (Thursday) in Mitchell to close out the series.

"We played great. We kept our heads and played well in all zones," said Kincardine head coach Jeff Alcombrack. "I thought we were better in every game, now we just have to keep it going."


Kincardine has Mitchell on the ropes

Bulldogs could sweep with win tomorrow

By Josh Howald

The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are one win away from a spot in the Western Junior C championship series.

Cody Britton tries to lift the puck over Mitchell goalie Ben Nelson in the Western Junior C semi-finals. Applying the cross-check is Hawks defender Nick Tybik. Game 4 is tomorrow night in Mitchell. (Richard Lawson photo)


Done with Durham

Wolves draw first place Elora in second round

By Josh Howald

That’s a wrap, Thundercat. It’s time to rock, Elora.

The Ripley Wolves eliminated the Durham Thundercats from the WOAA Senior AA playoffs Saturday night with 5-4 win in Game 5 of their North Division quarter-final series.


Midgets, peewees lead

Bantams face elimination tomorrow night

By Josh Howald

It was business as usual for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

The defending OMHA All-Ontario champions took the first two games of a best-of-five OMHA quarter-final series with Lambeth on the weekend, and can wrap things up Friday night on the road.

Friday, Kincardine skated to a 4-3 win in Lambeth. Saturday afternoon, they defeated Lambeth by the same score here in Kincardine at the Davidson Centre. Game 3 of that series will be played Friday night at 9 p.m. in Lambeth. Should Lambeth stave off elimination Friday night, Game 4 will be played this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Kincardine. Game 5, if needed, would be back in Lambeth on Sunday at 6 p.m.


Pande's pad saves

Rose Pande of the Kincardine peewee girls rep team stops a point blank chance from a South-Huron player Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Pande was excellent, but managed to squeeze one shot by herr for a 1-0 win. (Barb McKay photo)


Fire department, OPP to face off for charity

Kincardine’s fire department will take to the ice this spring to battle the OPP for the title of greatest emergency services team.

 

The teams will face each on April 6 at the Davidson Centre arena for a charity hockey game. The winning team will receive the coveted Brass Nozzel trophy and bragging rights as the greatest emergency services team.

 

Proceeds from the event will go to the Kincardine food bank and Community Living Kincardine and District. Fire trucks and OPP cruisers will set up at the event for tours.

 


Playoff Central!

Playoff schedules galore! From peewee to Sr. AA

2 KINCARDINE BULLDOGS vs 3 MITCHELL HAWKS

              

#1 Thurs, Feb 14  7 p.m.  Kincardine

#2 Sat., Feb. 16 7:15 p.m. Mitchell

#3 Sun, Feb. 17 7 p.m. Kincardine

#4 Thurs., Feb. 21 8:30 p.m. Mitchell

#5 Fri., Feb. 22 8:30 p.m. Kincardine*

#6 Sat., Feb. 23 7:15 p.m. Mitchell*

#7 Mon., Feb. 25 TBA Kincardine*


 

4 RIPLEY WOLVES vs. 5 DURHAM THUNDERCATS (Ripley leads 2-1)