From left, Jorie Elliott, Megan Stewart-Kemp and Eden McFarlane display the provincial championship banner captured by the Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team on Sunday at Chesswood Arena in Toronto. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (submitted photo)
Game 1 belonged to the Soo Greyhounds.
The Soo took a 1-0 series lead on the Guelph Storm last night at home with a 7-4 win. This one was close until the end, when the Storm sealed things with an empty net goal with 55 seconds to play.
Kincardine's Garrett McFadden had three assists for Guelph in the loss. He set up Givani Smith in the second period for Guelph's first goal of the game, making it 3-1. He assisted on back-to-back power play goals in the third period that made this game tight. He had a helper on CJ Garcia's goal at 15:37, then set up Jason Dickinson, also on the power play, with three minutes to go.
McFadden now has a goal and five assists in six playoff games.
By Josh Howald
The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department is confident heading into Sunday's charity hockey game against the South-Bruce OPP.
Colleen Craig of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department prevents Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP from getting to close to the Golden Nozzle on Wednesday afternoon at the municipal fire hall. (Josh Howald photo)
So confident, they have already had KFD 2015 engraved on the Golden Nozzle, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game between local firefighters and cops.
"Hey, what is this?", asked Kevin Martin of the OPP on Wednesday afternoon at an event promoting Sunday's hockey game when he saw 2015's winnner already marked.
By Josh Howald
The season is over for the Owen Sound Attack.
London's Max Domi fends off Max Iafrate during Game 6 Sunday evening in Kitchener. (Josh Howald photo)
The Attack were eliminated Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph in Game 5 of their Ontario Hockey League opening round series against the Storm.
The Storm edged out Owen Sound 2-1 to take the series four games to one.
Owen Sound took a first period lead, but the Storm scored twice in a 1:18 span in the second period then rode the goaltending of Justin Nichols the rest of the way home.
The London Knights celebrate Victor Mete's second period goal last night (Sunday) in Kitchener during Game 6 of their opening round OHL playoff series. The Knights advanced with a 5-0 win and will now play Erie, while the Guelph Storm will face the Erie Otters. For more, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)
A 10-1 loss was a harsh way to end an excellent season for the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks.
But that's what the damage was last night in Ingersoll as the Express completed a three-game sweep of Kincardine to win the OMHA All-Ontario atom B championship. In three games, the Kinucks were outscored 28-3.
The win capped off an incredible season for Ingersoll. The team's overall record was 73-7-2. At one point this season, the Express railed of 48 straight wins.
Kincardine captured the WOAA playoff title before sweeping Elmvale and Parry Sound in the OMHA quarters and semis, respectively. But Ingersoll was just too much for Kincardine, who finishes with an impressive overall record of 40-14-3.
Two teams will take the ice for a good cause Saturday night in Tiverton.
The Tiverton Fire Department will take on the Tiverton P'anters Saturday night in a fundraising hockey game in honour of 19-year-old Lindsey Gossell.
Gossell is currently undergoing treatments for cancer.
The doors to the Tiverton Community Complex will open at 7 p.m., with a ceremonial puck drop to start the game at 8 p.m. A silent auction will also be held, as well as a chuck-the-puck between periods of the hockey game.
A large crowd is expected out to show support for Gossell, a Tiverton Minor Sports grad and herself a fine hockey player.
When it came to crunch time, the Ripley Wolves stepped up.
Ripley celebrates the game winner late in the second period of Game 7 last night (Tuesday) in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)
The Wolves dumped the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives 5-2 last night in the village to end this back-and-forth WOAA Senior A semi-final series. Ripley faced elimination in Games 6 and 7, but battled back to win both comfortably. Ripley will now face the Shallow Lake Crushers in the WOAA A finals. The Crushers are coming off a five-game series win over Lucknow.
Any Kincardine residents who have frozen pipes are being offered bottled water by the municipality.
Simply go to the Kincardine Fire Station at 127 Mahood Johnston Drive weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to pick up vouchers for cases of bottled water from Sobeys or No Frills in Kincardine. At this time, the municipality is supplying up to seven cases of bottled water per household.
Also, any residents left without water may use the shower facilities at the Davidson Centre, if required.
The Western Junior C League final will feature the Walkerton Hawks and the Wingham Ironmen.
Kincardine defenceman Michael Osadca made a great play to strip Jeremy Ross of a breakaway here, but in the end, the Wingham Ironmen defeated Kincardine 3-2 tonight in Game 6 to earn a spot in the Western Junior C League final against Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)
The Ironmen punched their ticket to the league final earlier tonight with a narrow 3-2 win over the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs in Game 6 at the Davidson Centre.
Holdyn Lansink took a centring pass from Kiefer McInnes and fired a wrister off the crossbar with 6:51 to play in tonight's game. The goal snapped a 2-2 tie in an entertaining battle betwween Wingham and Kincardine tonight, and held up as the game winner.