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.

Knights in Hanover today

Rob McGregor on the hill for Kincardine District Secondary School duing an 11-0 win over JDSS of Hanover last week at Connaught Park. The Knights were in Hanover today (Thursday) to play in the BAA South Division playoffs. It was orgiinally slated to be played yesterday, but was postponed by rain. The BAA finals are next week in Flesherton. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves gear up for another season

By Josh Howald

A trio of players signed last week give the Ripley Wolves as much, if not more, depth than the WOAA Senior AA hockey team has ever had before.

The Wolves added goaltender Jason Hamilton and forwards Ben Scheel and Jordan Lang, coach Dustin Catto confirmed last Wednesday.

 Overtime losses for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

There were no wins, but still a couple of points for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

Kincardine dropped two overtime decisions on the weekend, one to Walkerton Friday night at home and one in Mitchell Sunday evening.

"We played well this weekend," said head coach Shawn Burrows. "Obviously we would have loved to win those games, but we are happy with a two-point weekend against two very good teams."

The two points do move Kincardine out of sixth place and into fifth in the Pollock Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The Bulldogs are now 2-4-0-2 in regular season action.

Friday night at home, the 'Dogs were badly outshot and trailed for the majority of the game but were able to force overtime against the visiting Walkerton Hawks.

 Wolves to open season in Kincardine

Ripley signs Hamilton, Scheel and Lang

By Josh Howald

The new-look Ripley Wolves will open the 2017-18 WOAA Senior AA regular season in Kincardine Oct. 7.

Jason Hamilton last season playing against the Wolves in Ripley. (Independent file photo/Howald)

The Wolves will take on the rival Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 5:15 p.m. at the Davidson Centre as part of the Hockey Day in Kincardine festivities.

Knights second at BAA golf

Aljoe wins event at BlackHorse Golf Course

By Josh Howald

Mark Aljoe of John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is the 2017-18 Bluewater Athletic Association boys golf champion.

Mark Aljoe of JDSS won the BAA boys golf championship last week at BlackHorse. He was in Listowel competing in the CWOSSA tournament today (Wednesday). (Josh Howald photo)

Aljoe fired a +2 38 on the front nine and an even par 36 on the back to finish with an 18-hole score of 74. That was more than enough for the win last Wednesday in ideal conditions at BlackHorse Golf Course.

 Bulldogs win a pair

By Josh Howald

A road trip was just what the doctor ordered for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs picked up the first win of the season Saturday, and followed that up with win #2 on Sunday. It was a good way to kick off the new interleague play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League and moved Kincardine out of the Pollock Division basement. The 'Dogs are now 2-4, tied for fifth place with the Goderich Flyers.

"Four big points for us, it was a great weekend," said Kincardine's head coach Shawn Burrows.

"We played two good games and the players had some fun. It was a very positive weekend for us."

Burrows said the power play was clicking Saturday night in Huntsville, which put the 'Dogs in a good place - leading 4-1 at the first intermission.