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.

Two games, one point for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

A four-game win streak came to an end for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

Wingham's Josh Higgins searches for a loose puck as a Kincardine defender dives to cover it with his glove and goalie Ethan Primeau recovers from a save. (Josh Howald photo)

Weekend split for Wolves

Ripley dumps Cents in home opener

By Josh Howald

The refurbished Ripley Wolves looked good on the weekend, winning a Saturday night home opener to capture a weekend split in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

That leaves the Wolves tied for second place with four other teams in this extremely young season with a 2-1 record. After beating Saugeen Shores 2-1 in the season opener, the Wolves were in Clinton Friday night to face the defending champion Radars.

Four in a row for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

And just like that, the Nicol Insurance Bulldogs have a solid record, are within striking distance of the league's top clubs and have a four-game win streak on the go.

The Kincardine Bulldogs celebrate one of five third period goals against the Hanover Barons Thursday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine, as Hanover Barons Zack Vokes and goaltender Chase Krompocker look on. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves home opener Saturday night

By Josh Howald

After a big opening night win in Kincardine, the Ripley Wolves had a weekend off to recharge and prepare for the 2017-18 WOAA Senior AA hockey season.

The new-look Wolves have continued to add talent, size and skill to the club, as they displayed with a 2-1 win over the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at the Davidson Centre during Hockey Day in Kincardine. But the grind begins Friday, and continues Saturday night as the Wolves will play their first game of the season in front of a hometown Ripley crowd.

Oh, Pu

London Knights forward Clifford Pu reacts to Sean Durzi's overtime goal that gave the Owen Sound Attack a 4-3 win last Sunday afternoon in London. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves open with big win over Winterhawks

Late goal gives Wolves 2-1 victory

By Josh Howald

What would Hockey Day in Kincardine be without a Ripley Wolves game?

Jason Hamilton denies Brent McDermind on this first period scoring chance in a 2-1 Ripley win Saturday in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Bulldogs beat Penetang on Hockey Day

One would think with all of the waiting around the Penetang Kings did on Saturday they would have been prepared for a Provincial Junior Hockey League interleague game against the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

But it was the Bulldogs who struck first, and ultimately won this game, played Saturday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. This game followed the Senior AA game between Ripley and Saugeen Shores and was the day's grand finale.

Volleyball team wins a pair

D. Thompkins of the Kincardine District Secondary School killed this shot against Saugeen District last week at the high school. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine

This Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine.

A full schedule of games has been planned at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with a game between the novice Home Hardware Kinucks and Saugeen Shores. Each minor hockey game Saturday will be between Kincardine and Saugeen Shores. The novice game will be followed by games from  novice houseleague, novice girls houseleague, peewee girls rep, atom rep, atom girls rep, peewee rep, peewee girls houseleague, atom local league, peewee girls rep, midget girls rep, peewee local league, bantam girls rep, bantam lcoal league and mdiget local league.

The Ripley Wolves will open the WOAA Senior AA season at 5:15 p.m. against the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, and teh Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will play the Penetang Kings following that game.