Wild week for midget girls

Sophia Tomaini makes a key stop on a third period breakaway Thursday night in Walkerton. Tomaini posted her seventh shutout of the season in a 2-0 win for the Montgomery Ford girls. Sunday night, they chased Saugeen Shores right off the ice in a controversial affair. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

CTC atoms win Silver Stick

Noah Swann scored in double overtime to lift the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks to a Regional Silver Stick championship on the weekend.

It was the only goal of this championship thriller against Listowel, and it qualified the atoms for the International Silver Stick tournament later this winter. The atoms are riding a winning streak that stretches back into October.

Potter WOBA Pitcher of the Year

13-year-old prospect to play for Great Lake Canadians next season

WOBA Pitcher of the Year Will Potter, 13, stopped by our office last week to chat baseball with Josh Howald. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Three point weekend for Kincardine

Understaffed 'Dogs beat Pats, tie Barons

By Josh Howald

Slowly but surely, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are creeping up on the league leaders.

The third place Bulldogs are now just four points back of Wingham and six behind league leading Walkerton in the Western Junior C points race after a win and a double-overtime tie gave them three of a possible four points on the weekend. It is as much as the coaching staff could have hoped for this weekend - the Bulldogs bench was a short one.

"We were missing eight guys Friday and nine on Saturday due to college exams," said head coach Steve Stepaniak, who had 12 skaters for the third period and overtime frames of Saturday's game in Hanover.

Juniors sweep WDCS

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls volleyball team swept Walkerton District Central School 2-0 Thursday afternoon last week in Walkerton. The Knights won Game 1 25-20, pictured here, and Game 2 25-16. The senior girls, meanwhile, fell 2-1 to the Riverhawks. KDSS hosts WDCS and Sacred Heart on Tuesday for matches prior to the holiday break for BAA sports. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves best 81`s

The Ripley Wolves snapped a four-game losing streak with a big 3-2 win over the Mapleton-Minto 81's Friday night in Drayton.

With the win, Ripley moves two points up on both Shelburne and Lucknow in last place in the WOAA Senior AA North Division standings. The Wolves are now 4-8 on the season, while the loss moves the defending champions from Mapleton-Minto to 9-4 on the season and sitting in third place, one point back of the Durham Thundercats.

Back-to-back wins for Bulldogs

Kennedy honoured by OHA

By Josh Howald

The Bulldogs wouldn't let down their General Manager on a special night.

Brandon Priestap gets his stick on the puck as Kincardine's Patrick Wiejak watches it slip into the net Friday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine during Kincardine's 5-3 win over Goderich. (Richard Lawson photo)

Peewees power past Walkerton

Kincardine comes from behind to win sixth straight

By Josh Howald

A natural hat trick from Liam Colhoun in the third period powered the Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks to a come-from-behind win over Walkerton last Wednesday night on the road.

Liam Colhoun drives past a Walkerton defender in peewee hockey action last Wednesday evening in Walkerton. Colhoun had a natural hat trick in the third period that helped the Kinucks to a 4-3 win. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves in Drayton Friday night

The Ripley Wolves had a rare weekend off from WOAA Senior AA hockey action.


The Wolves, who last played Nov. 22 in Durham, will head to Drayton this Friday night to take on the Minto-Mapleton 81's. The 81's are 8-3, fourth overall in the WOAA North Division and defeated Ripley earlier this season 7-2 at home. The Wolves, meanwhile, are 3-8 and in a three-way tie for last place in the North with Shelburne and the Lucknow Lancers.


'Dogs hand Hawks first home loss

Kincardine beats Walkerton 2-1, but loses in Wingham in 2OT

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs won what seemed like a playoff game Saturday evening in Walkerton.


According to head coach Steve Stepaniak, the Bulldogs played their best game of the season thus far Friday night, a 2-1 win over the league leading Walkerton Hawks. The loss was Walkerton's second loss of the season, and their first one on home ice. Kincardine squeaked out a 2-1 win in a hard-hitting, intense hockey game.