Kincardine Bulldogs hold onto third spot in the division


The Jr. C Bulldogs went into the Christmas break with a pair of home games.


They won the first one, Thurrsday, Dec. 21 against Goderich 4-0, with Ethan Primeau getting the shutout, but lost the next one, Friday, Dec. 22 to division-leading Mount Forest 6-3.


The game against Goderich started with both teams scrambling to get organized. Both teams took a number of shots on goal, but it wasn’t until late in the first period that Kincardine was able to score – Justin Marlowe from Tyler Sutter.


A winning shot

A Kincardine Kinucks Peewee player moves the puck in close to score a goal in a Regional Silver Stick game against the Hanover Falcons Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. The Kinucks won the game 2-0. (Photo courtesy of Steve Small)

Ripley Wolves Novice and Atom teams claim double victory


It’s great for a place like Ripley to produce a team that brings home a championship trophy from a minor hockey tournament, but to do it twice in one tournament is remarkable.

Both the Ripley Wolves Novice Rep team and Ripley Wolves Atom Rep team headed to Muskoka on the weekend to compete in the annual Muskoka Rock Tournament in Port Carling and Bala.

Kincardine Bulldogs bring home two wins in a row


By Pauline Kerr


When the Bulldogs come back from a pair of losses, they do it in a big way. This past weekend, the Bulldogs took their winning attitude to opponents in Walkerton and Hanover.


Friday’s game in Walkerton started off slowly for the Bulldogs. The Hawks outshot Kincardine 13 to 7 in the first period. However, Kincardine made their shots on net count – Logan Swanton got one in the Walkerton net from Logan Freiburger to open scoring.




The Kincardine Bulldogs didn’t have a great weekend, coming home from a 5-2 loss Friday night in Walkerton only to lose to Wingham 5-4 in overtime Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

Friday’s game saw the Hawks take a 3-0 lead in the first period, Gary Mantz from Maverick Petrie, Justin Donnelly from Mantz and Mantz on the power play from Braden Boley and Spencer Elder. That lead was to carry the Walkerton team for the rest of the game.


Kincardine hosts CWOSSA girls’ basketball championship

The Kincardine Knights senior girls defeated a strong team from Wellington Heights 42-24 in game one of CWOSSA girls’ A basketball Friday afternoon. They lost the championship game by a heart-breaking single point to Woodland Christian High School that evening. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Midgets can't defend McMillan Memorial

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks couldn't defend the Archie McMillan Memorial midget tournament championship on the weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Brennan Long of the Miller Insurance midgets is stopped on a scoring chance during the second period of a 1-1 tie with Penetang Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Twin Centre eliminated Kincardine from the Archie McMillan Memoiral midget tournament in a semi-final game Sunday. (Barb McKay photo)

Big weekend for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs welcomed back two important players, won two important hockey games and pulled themselves into a tie for third place overall in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division standings.

Ripley blanks Petrolia 3-0

Jason Hamilton posted a 53-save shutout as the Ripley Wolves dumped Petrolia Friday night on the road in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

Jason Hamilton made 53 saves for his first shutout of the season Friday night. (Josh Howald photo)

 Beisel honoured by WOBA

Kincardine's Warren Beisel will be honoured as the 2017 Western Ontario Baseball Association's Volunteer of the Year on Monday evening.

He is expected to be on hand at the WOBA meeting to accept the award. He will also now be considered for the honour of the Ontario Baseball Association Volunteer of the Year.

Beisel was nominated for the award by the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association for his involvement within the KMBA, as well as with the WOBA Bulls. His nomination listed some of his efforts, which includes ordering uniforms, acting as the KMBA's head coach, acting as a liason with the senior Cubs and organizing clinics and skill sessions.

For the fourth year, he organized the annual KMBA spring clinic for mosquito to peewee players. He organized the annual general meeting and helped coaches with diamond time bookings and provided new coaches with NCCP training.