Ideal conditions?

More than 50 surfers from across the province as from as far away as Rochester, New York, as well as the Mexican longboard champion turned out for the second annual West Shore Huron Classic at Station Beach on Saturday. Despite cold and wet conditions, the surfers spent much of the day taking advantage of the excellent wave conditions. The event was a qualifier for the Rip Curl Tofino Pro in Britich Columbia next Spring. (Barb McKay photo)

McMillan Memorial this weekend

Eight midget teams in town for tourney

By Josh Howald


The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget rep Kinucks will take to the ice Friday night at 7 p.m. to kick off the annual Archie McMillan Memorial tournament.


The midgets will host seven other centres this weekend for the annual tourney, which usually draws some of the top midget-aged hockey teams from around the province.


Kincardine will open the tourney with a game against Minto Twp. The Kinucks will play in Pool A with Minto, Mitchell and Twin Centres. Pool B will consist of Petrolia, Penetang, Goderich and Mount Forest.

Bulldogs back in second spot

Post two wins at home over the weekend

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are back in second place after a four-point weekend in Western Junior C Hockey action.

Matthew Mah cuts around a Goderich defender Friday night at the Davidson Centre in a 9-3 rout over the Flyers. (Richard Lawson photo)

Huron Heights wins Bluewater West

By Josh Howald


Kincardine's Huron Heights Public School is the quickest school in the Bluewater West Region.


The HHPS Lightning Hawks ran to an overall championship at the 51st annual Bob Atkinson Memorial Bluewater West Region Cross-Country Championships, held last Wednesday at Saugeen Bluffs, near Paisley. The Kincardine elementary school won three division titles and four individual championships on the way to a 52-point finish and overall school championship.


Huron Heights won the Junior boys, Junior girls and Senior boys divisions in cool, muddy conditions.


Wolves rocked 6-2 in Elora

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves might be an improved team, but the Elora Rocks can still flex some muscle.

The Rocks, a perennial contender in the WOAA Senior AA League for the past decade, knocked down the Wolves 6-2 on Friday night in Elora. The Rocks, who lost just two games at home last season en route to an 18-3-0-3 campaign, did all of the damage in this game with the teams at even strength.

Kincardine claims Areva Cup

Hailey Woods stickhandles into the Bruce Peninsula zone during Kincardine's 3-1 win Sunday evening at the Davidson Centre. The previous day, the midget girls clinched the Areva Cup for the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association with a 5-0 shut out win over Saugeen Shores. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves win home opener

By Josh Howald

If opening weekend in the WOAA Senior AA League proved anything, it's that there won't be many easy games this season. It also proved that all of Ripley's young talent won't have too much trouble adapting to senior hockey.


Nick Locking of the Ripley Wolves buries a breakaway chance in the second period on Lucknow goalie Chris Skeates Saturday night at the Wolves WOAA Sr AA home opener. (Josh Howald photo)


Hockey Day

A Kincardine Legion peewee forward rings the puck off the post during one of several minor hockey games played Saturday as part of Hockey Day in Kincardine. Wingham was the opposition for all of the minor hockey games, with the Junior C game between the Bulldogs and Ironmen to cap off the night. Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Josh Howald photo)

Bulldogs edged out by Hawks, Ironmen

Four game win streak halted

By Josh Howald

While every hockey game remains close, Kincardine can't wind up on the winning end of all of them.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs had a four-game winning streak halted on the weekend with a pair of 3-1 defeats.

"We played well in both games, but we're having some trouble scoring," said head coach Steve Stepaniak. "Both games could have gone either way, and we've had lots of chances. We're not getting the bounces, and we're having trouble finishing."

HHPS cleans up at cross-country meet

County cross-country championships today

By Josh Howald

Wednesday was a banner day for the Huron Heights Public School Lightning Hawks.



Hester Page cruises towards the finish line in the senior girls race last week at Ainsdale Golf Course. Page and the HHPS teammates had great day at the emementary school cross-country meet The county meet is being held today (Tuesda) in North Brue.