Charity hockey games Saturday, Sunday

EMS game Saturday, Turtles for Jorie on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The playoff hockey action is all wrapped up at the Davidson Centre, but a pair of big hockey games remain.

This weekend, two different charity hockey games will take place. On Saturday night, the Kincardine Fire Department and the South-Bruce OPP will face off to compete for the Golden Nozzle, with proceeds going to Kincardine Community Living and the Kincardine Food Bank.

Can you spot the Mooretown fan?

Nearly everybody was enthused with Cam Carruthers third period goal in Game 5, except one gentleman at the Davidson Centre. The stocky gentleman had the last laugh, however, as his team defeated the Kincardine AE midget Kinucks 4-1 on Monday evening to claim an OMHA title. For full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Deckhands win OldStars tourney

The Goderich Deckhands emerged as the best oldtimers hockey team at the 37th annual Erie Belle OldStars hockey tournament at the Davidson Centre recently.

The tourney, which featured 20 hockey teams, ran from Thursday to Sunday two weeks ago in Kincardine and Tiverton. The Deckhands, a regular opponent of the Erie Belle OldStars, beat Petty and the Heartbreakers 5-1 in the Erie Belle A Division final.

McFadden seeks spots on Team OMHA

Saturday big day for Kincardine teen

By Josh Howald

There isn't much of an off-season this year for Garrett McFadden.

The Kincardine-born defnenceman was one of 50 minor-midget aged hockey players who competed for a spot on Team OMHA on the weekend in Oakville. And if that sounds like a big weekend, the one in front of him is even bigger.

He's a potential first round pick in Saturday's OHL Priority Selection.


Winterhawks and Royals open Friday

Saugeen Shores title defence starts in Tavistock

The WOAA Senior AA Hockey League championship series will begin Friday night in Tavistock.

The South Division champions from Tavistock, fresh off a six-game series win against Komoka, will host Game 1 of this series Friday night at 8 p.m.

The defending league champions from Saugeen Shores will host Game 2 on Saturday. The Winterhawks eliminated the Elora Rocks in a six-game series to claim a North Division titile. Saturday night's game will start at 7 p.m. at the 'Plex in Port Elgin.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

GAME 3 - To be confirmed in Tavistock, likely Wednesday

AE Midgets defeated

Mooretown wins Game 6, OMHA tttle

Mooretown celebrates a goal in Game 5 Saturday night. They had reason to celebrate last night too, as they defeated Kincardine 4-1 in Game 6 of the OMHA AEGR3 Finals. (Josh Howald photo)

Mooretown is the new OMHA midget AE GR3 champion.

The midget additional entry team skated to a 4-1 win last night on home ice in Game 6 of the championship series against Kincardine. It was the first game of this series that a game was won by a home team.

For full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

On the run to Mooretown

Cass Carruthers skates by the Kincardine bench to celebrate his second goal of Saturday night's Game 5 of the OMHA AE GR3 championship series with Mooretown. Mooretown scored with just 20 seconds later to erase a one-goal lead, and overtime settled nothing - which means Game 6 of this five-game set will be played Monday night in Mooretown. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Josh Howald photo)

Tyke snipe

Junior tyke Cameron Carney celebrates a goal against the Orange team Friday evening at the 37th annual OldStars weekend at the Davidson Centre. (Barb McKay photo)

Game 5 Saturday in Kincardine

All-Ontario rubber match for AE Kinucks, Mooretown

There will be a Game 5, and it will be played in Kincardine.

An OMHA All-Ontario title will be on the line Saturday night at the Davidson Centre, as Kincardine will host Mooretown for Game 5 of the OMHA Midget GR3 AE championship series.

“The last couple of games have been a bit of a roller coaster ride,” said defenceman Colten Hendrie, “but I think we’re the stronger team and we can get the job done.”

Game time is 6 p.m. on Saturday and it will be the final meaningful minor hockey game played at the Davidson Centre this year.

Kincardine will have a bit of momentum, staying alive with a 3-1 win in Game 4 on the road Sunday night. But Kincardine has had issues with winning on home ice. Both of these teams have – the road team has won every game thus far.

NHL deal for Meurs

Ripley native inks entry level contract with Colorado

By Josh Howald

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that dreams really can come true.

Garrett Meurs earlier this season playing in Owen Sound. His Whalers became the first team to advance to the second round after completing a four-game sweep of Sarnia last night. (Independent file photo)


Just ask Garrett Meurs.

The Ripley native signed a National Hockey League contract Friday morning, a three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche worth about $1.8 million.

“It’s an incredible feeling, it’s hard to believe it has actually happened,” he said from a hotel room in Plymouth on the weekend. “Right now my focus is on Sarnia, but my agent called and let me know earlier today that a deal had been done. It’s something I always dreamed about when I was little.”