Weekend split for Wolves

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves just can't seem to get ahead.

After a big win on the road Friday night in Shelburne, the Wolves were thumped at home Sunday afternoon by a new-look Minto-Mapleton 81's squad.

It has been a year of change in the WOAA Senior AA Hockey League. The Shelburne Muskies, a perennial contender, find themselves at the bottom of the standings, while the 81's, who have struggled the past five seasons, are a contending team.

Back in action

Brody Hayes of the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team ran over the John Diefenbaker Seconcdary School Trojans from Hanover last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The scored four unanswered second period goals en route to a 4-1 win over JDSS. The Knights visit Sacred Heart tomorrow (Thursday). (Josh Howald photo)

Midget girls win cursed game

Exhibition hockey game plagued by car crash, power failure and more

By Josh Howald

The visiting TCDHMA (Chatsworth) midget girls team had bigger things to worry about then a hockey game on Saturday.

Two players and a coach with the Rebels were on their way to Tiverton Saturday afternoon for an exhibition minor hockey game against the Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls, when they were involved in a multi-car crash. Initial reports said it was a five-car crash, but Cst. Kevin Martin said Monday morning that there were two accident reports Saturday afternoon in the area - a three-car crash and a two-car crash. Martin had yet to receive any information on the crashes, but was hoping to learn more before press time.

McFadden named to Team Ontario

By Josh Howald

Call it an early Christmas gift.


Kincardine's Garrett McFadden was named to Team Ontario last week, and will play in the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia over the Christmas holidays.


"I'm really excited, and looking forward to heading to Cape Breton," said McFadden on Monday from Guelph.

Big Bulldog win over Wingham

By Josh Howald


In team sports, silence is rarely golden. More often than not, it's deadly.



Sam Feagan throws a hit Friday night in a 7-5 Kincardine win over the Wingham Ironmen. (Richard Lawson photo)

Knights ousted by champs

By Josh Howald


It was a heck of a season for a so-called "developing" team.


The basketball season came to a close for the Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls last week in Guelph at the CWOSSA tournament.


While it wasn't a close game, the Knights were beaten by the best team at the tournament.


"We got pasted in our final CWOSSA game," said coach Vince Yenssen. "Bishop Mac ended winning each game by about 20 points, minimum."

Curlers back in town tonight

After a tough draw on the road last week, a pair of local teams will be happy to back in Kincardine on home ice tonight (Wednesday).


Major League Curling comes back to town tonight, it's second stop at the Kincardine Curling Club in a three-week span. It is also the final stop of the season in Kincardine, meaning the last chance for home ice advantage for the Les Shane-skipped BDO Dunwoody rink and the McNain Communications rink, skipped by Sam Turcotte.


Novices in Tiverton Saturday

Dylan Chinnick of the Kincardine Home Hardware novices picks up a pass in minor hockey action on the weekend in Hanover. The novices are in action again this weekend, when they will host Mount Forest for a 1:30 p.m. game in Tiverton. (Richard Lawson photo)

Shane wins at home

McNain defeated 7-3 in Major League Curling

By Josh Howald

Les Shane got an early start on the action.

BDO Dunwoody skip Les Shane in the hack last Wednesday night at the Kincardine Curling Club. (Josh Howald photo)


So while three other games were just underway, Shane’s BDO Dunwoody rink was putting the rocks away as they took a convincing 7-1 win over Wade Walsh’s Cooke Distributing team.

“We started early, and we were done early,” said Walsh with a grin following the game, one of four Major League Curling games played at the Kincardine Curling Club Wednesday evening.

Shane took an early lead on Walsh, who said he was never in this one. With the win, Shane’s BDO Dunwoody rink from Kincardine improved to 2-1 in Major Curling League play.

Third time no charm for 'Dogs

Walkerton takes three in a row from Kincardine

By Josh Howald

If it had been a playoff series, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs would be in one heck of a big hole right now.

Lucky for the ‘Dogs, this was not a playoff series. It was but three straight games against the first place Walkerton Hawks, thanks to a quirk of the Western Junior C schedule. That resulted in three straight losses. Kincardine has now lost four straight regular season starts, and things get no easier this weekend.