The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms and the Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are in Forest this weekend competing for International Silver Stick titles.
The atoms were defeated 8-1 by a strong team from Ingersoll this morning in Forest to open the weekend. The Kinucks bounced back with a 4-2 win over Elmvale late this morning. The atoms will wrap up preliminary play with a game against Lambeth at 9:10 a.m. tomorrow morning in Thedford. Kincardine will need to win to have a chance to advance past the preliminary stage of the Silver Stick,
The bantam Kinucks, meanwhile, opened the Silver Stick Finals with a 3-0 win over Syracuse, New York this afternoon. Kincardine will play again this evening at 6:10 p.m. against Ingersoll, and then take on Ayr at 10:20 a.m. tomorrow. Both of those games will be played in Thedford.
Brandon Bishop gets a shot on goal Sunday as he is watched by Hanover's Luka Abell in novice rep hockey action. The Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks won this contest 3-1. (Josh Howald photo)
By Josh Howald
So far, so good for the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association.
The bantam and peewee rep teams have already swept first round opponents, while the atoms and bantams, as well as the atom AE team, hold 2-0 leads in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Miller Insurance midgets completed a three-game sweep of first place Saugeen Shores with a 2-1 Saturday evening in Port Elgin. The midget Kinucks took Games 1 and 2 of the series 8-2 and 4-1, respectively. They advance to the WOAA finals, where they will meet the winner of a Walkerton - Listowel series. Listowel held a 2-0 lead in that semi-final.
There isn't much to do in Kincardine today anyways, except maybe shovel.
A look down Kincardine's main street this afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)
Pretty well everything scheduled for this evening, from hockey games to choir practices, have been cancelled due the most recent winter storm hitting the region. Buses did not run to any Kincardine area schools today, and both Highway 21 from Grand Bend to Port Elgin and Highway 9 to Walkerton remained closed as of 3:30 p.m. Most Bruce Power employees were told to stay at home this morning, and several businesses have also decided not to open their doors today.
A Penetang forward beats a Kincardine Legion peewee Kinuck to the outside during the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick final last Tuesday at the Davidson Centre in Kncardine. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of THe Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)
The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are Regional Silver Stick champs.
The bantam Kinucks celebrate their second goal of today's bantam B final in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)
The Kinucks clinched the championship on home ice this evening at the Davidson Centre with a 3-1 win over Tavistock. Tavistock had defeated the bantam Kinucks earlier in this tournament.
The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks were burned in the third period this afternoon at the 28th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.
Penetang scores the go-ahead goal in today's peewee B final at the Silver Stick in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)
Kincardine carried a 1-0 lead to the third period after call-up Noah Swann broke a scoreless tie late in the middle frame. Things went downhill in a hurry for the Legion peewees, who advanced to the final with a gutsy overtime win last night at the Davidson Centre.
Kincardine has two chances today for Silver Stick glory.
The Kincardine Legion peewees are up first at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre, taking on Penetang for a berth in the International Silver Stick finals and a regional Silver Stick championship. Kincardine last won the peewee title in 2009.
Kincardine and Penetang met yesterday, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. The peewees then edged out Twin Centre 5-4 in an exciting semi-final match-up last night. Earlier in the tournament, the Kinucks posted a 7-0 shutout win over Parry Sound. Penetang, meanwhile, advanced to today's final with a 3-2 win over Listowel last night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Penetang opened the week with a 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores.
The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams, too, have a shot at capturing a Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. The bantams will face Tavistock in the final game of today's action, a 4:45 p.m. start.
The Kincardine Independent office will be closed for holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2015. There will be no newspaper published on Jan. 1. Our next edition will be Jan. 7, 2015.
We will still be hard at it, however, as the official newspaper of the Kincardine Regional Stick. We will have updates available on this website, and don't miss the Jan. 7 edition for full coverage.
The staff at The Independent wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls volleyball team swept Walkerton District Central School 2-0 Thursday afternoon last week in Walkerton. The Knights won Game 1 25-20, pictured here, and Game 2 25-16. The senior girls, meanwhile, fell 2-1 to the Riverhawks. KDSS hosts WDCS and Sacred Heart on Tuesday for matches prior to the holiday break for BAA sports. (Josh Howald photo)