What a Monster

Meurs gets NHL game action in

Ripley's Garrett Meurs during warm-up last week in Denver, Colorado. Meurs played two NHL preseason games with the Avs before being assisgned to the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland, Ohio. The monsters are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. He will be in Toronto on Sunday to take on the Toronto Marlies in a 5 p.m. start at Ricoh Coliseum. (photo couresty of Tracy Meurs)

Knights open season with win

Kincardine District Secondary School kicked off a new sports campaign in dramatic fashion.

Overtime was needed to determine the outcome of the first Bluewater Athletic Association basketball game of the season, and the KDSS senior girls came out on top.

Robyn Quinn had eight points for the Knights, including the game winning basket in overtime, in a 30-28 win in Port Elgin. Katrina Richards, Rachelle Schroeder and Ashley Campbell each scored six points for the Saugeen District Secondary School Raiders. The senior girls were in Kitchener on the weekend competing in a tournament.

The Knights will try to move to 2-0 today (Wednesday) with the Walkerton District Central School Riverhawks will visit the high school. WDCS was defeated 35-21 in their season opener by the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans from Hanover.

Terry's tee

Local schools hold Terry Fox events

Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School Grade 2 student Caden Jacobson, 7, was the lucky winner of a Terry Fox t-shirt on Thursday, and proudly wore it during the school’s annual Terry Fox Run at the school. Each student and staff member were encouraged to bring a toonie, and that resulted in KTTPS raising $320 for the Marathon of Hope. Huron Heights also held a Marathon of Hope fundraiser last week. For full details, see this week’s print edition! (Josh Howald photo)

Meurs still with NHL Avs

Survives another round of cuts

By Josh Howald

Garrett Meurs has another two National Hockey League games under his belt, and remains in training camp with the Colorado Avalanche.

The first round of cuts left the Avs with 48 players in camp. The Ripley native was not among those cuts, and was in the line-up last Wednesday night in a preseason exhibition game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Wearing #36, he played 5:48 in a 2-1 loss to the Ducks. Devante Smith-Pelley, a former Mississauga St. Michael’s Major, scored the game winner with less than six minutes to play in that one.

No panic in the pound

Winless ‘Dogs pick up points in heart breakers

By Josh Howald

This is your captain speaking: don’t panic.

Kincardine's Brett Catto looks to have Ben Nelson beat during the shootout, but Nelson made the save, and three others in the shootout to lead the Mitchell Hawks to a win in Kincardine. (Richard Lawson photo)


Brett Catto reminds the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs fan base that while his team is still looking for the first win of the 2013-14 Western Junior C hockey season, it’s not time to hit the panic button quite yet.

Braking on Wheeler

Kincardine's Ryan Wheeler makes a stop in his AAA debut last week with the Grey-Bruce atom Highlanders. For a full round-up of all local skaters playing AAA with Grey-Bruce or Huron-Perth, don't miss this week's In the Slot... (Richard Lawson photo)

McFadden gets point in OHL debut

By Josh Howald

It didn’t take long for Garrett McFadden to register his first Ontario Hockey League point.

Nineteen minutes and 23 seconds, to be exact.

McFadden had the second assist on Jason Dickinson’s tally late in the first period of the Guelph Storm home opener Friday night at the Sleeman Centre. The goal made it a 2-2 game just before the first intermission. The Erie Otters took a 3-2 lead late in the second period, but the Storm drew even midway through the third period with a power play goal from Tyler Bertuzzi. Then, at 13 seconds of the extra frame, Dickinson, fresh out of training camp with the Dallas Stars, set up Zac Leslie for the overtime winner to send the crowd home happy.

Attacking the Petes

OHL season underway

Zach Nastasiuk of the Owen Sound Attack looks for a deflection in front of Peterborough goaltender Michael Guigovaz at the Attack's home opener last week. The Petes spoiled the party with a 5-3 win, evening out Owen Sound's record after a win on the road against Mississauga. Owen Sound is in Barrie tomorrow night (Thursday) to face the Colts. (Richard Lawson photo)

Awful opening night for Bulldogs

Mount Forest thumps Kincardine in home opener

By Josh Howald

By the time the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs showed any sort of life, most fans had already left the Davidson Centre.

It was a less than ideal start to the Western Junior C Hockey Leagu eseason for Kincardine's new goaltender Mitch Campbell. Campbell was pulled in the third period with the score 5-1. (Richard Lawson photo)


Hockey Pool picks coming next week

The Kincardine Independent is pleased to once again offer our always popular NHL Hockey Pool to readers.

We’re once again offering up a grand prize of $500 to the winner of our third NHL Hockey Pool. You will be able to find entries in next week’s edition (Sept. 25) of The Kincardine Independent, and once again in our Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 editions. The deadline for registration will be 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The Independent has once again teamed up with, so you’ll be able to track your team’s progress on a daily basis from your computer or cell phone. You’ll also find the leader board published each week in our award winning sports section.