Trappers knocked out in OT

Cambridge one win away

The North Bay Trappers, backstopped by Wingham native Greg Dodds, were knocked out of the Dudley Cup last night in a dramatic overtime thriller.

The Soo Thunderbirds scored 9:11 into overtime to spoil a dramatic comeback by the host Trappers in the final round robin game of the Central Canadian Junior A Championships. North Bay trailed this game 3-0 late in the second period, but battled back, finally drawing even with just 2:10 to play in the third period.

Picton best in the province, Dodds at the Dudley

Provincial playoff picture


The provincial champs are from Picton.

The Picton Pirates won the Schmalz Cup on home ice Wednesday night in unique fashion.

Picton won Game 5 of the OHA Junior C provincial championship series in overtime to go up 3-1 on the Essex 73s. Then, the Pirates won Game 1 of the finals to clinch the Schmalz Cup.

Knights blank Cougars in soccer opener

By Josh Howald

It had been long enough.

Kincardine District Secondary School officially welcomed the return of high school athletics Thursday afternoon with a pair of regular season home games.

The Bluewater Athletic Association soccer season opened up at the Davidson Centre, ending an athletic drought that lasted more than six months. Sports and other activities were left in limbo when the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation implemented a work-to-rule mandate on teachers in opposition to Bill 115. The BAA then suspended winter sports completely. At a March 14 meeting, the BAA voted to go ahead with a condensed spring sports schedule.

Whale of a comeback, but London lives

Tough finish to great game, series

By Josh Howald

It was a whale of a comeback.

Garrett Meurs had seven goals and seven helpers in 15 playoff games, including a brilliant goal in Game 5 of the OHL Western Conference finals. (Independent file photo/Howald)


Facing elimination, Plymouth staged a dramatic four-goal comeback Friday night in London, but the Knights ruined the fun early in overtime to claim the Wayne Gretzky Trophy as OHL Western Conference champion.

Volleyball weekend!

The beach is indoors this weekend

Local meteorologists have been calling for beach-like conditions this weekend inside the Davidson Centre on the arena floor.

The 16th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament is ready to kick off, amidst much anticipation. The annual fundraising event is eagerly anticipated each year by volleyball enthusiasts, as well as people who just like to have fun.

The arena floor has been filled with sand, and while the Bulldogs 2-on-2 and 6-on-6 action begins Friday night, the volleyball will actually begin much sooner. Tonight (Wednesday) the ladies recreational volleyball league will hold a year-end wrap-up tournament in the sand. Local schools will be using the sand for physical education classes, and tomorrow night (Thursday) there are tournaments for local businesses and the men's recreational hockey league.

Rockets handle Heat

The Rockets easily handled the Heat last week in OPG Senior basketball action at the high school. OPG Basketball continues with junior and senior games weekly until the end of May. (Josh Howald photo)

Sutherland under way

The Cambridge Winterhawks proved it isn't how you start the Sutherland Cup, but how you finish.

But the provincial Junior B hockey championship is far from finished.

In fact, it is just getting going. Cambridge took Game 1 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship series last night with a big 6-4 win on the road. A four-goal second period carried the Winterhawks to victory in this one. After opening the round robin portion of the Sutherland Cup 0-2, the 'Hawks turned things around, winning two in a row to advance to the fianals against London and leave St. Catharine's of the Golden Horeseshoe Conference on the outside looking in.

Bruce County rugby club given priority use of Tiverton sports field


By Barb McKay


The Bruce County Rugby Football Club has inked an agreement with the Municipality of Kincardine to develop and use a multi-purpose sports field at the Tiverton Sports Complex.


Plymouth must win Friday

London has the Whalers on the ropes

By Josh Howald

It was a long night, particularly for the London Knights.

The Plymouth Whalers will have some momentum headed home for Game 3 of the OHL Western Conference Finals after a big win in a marathon affair Sunday afternoon in London, Ontario.

OldStars give back

Dan McFadden, middle, of the Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars present a cheque for $1,000 to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation recently. Representing the foundation are, from left, Lois Hackett, Gregg McClelland, Jack Nancekivell and Jen Cook. Since 1996, the OldStars have donated more than $12,660 to the Kincardine Foundation. (submitted photo)