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.
The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will once again have their backs to the walls tonight in the Western Junior C semi-finals.
Kincardine's Gerrit Satosek had the OT winner in Game 5 Wednesday night. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)
The Wingham Ironmen hold a 3-2 series lead on Kincardine heading into tonight's (Friday) Game 6 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre.
Gerrit Satosek scored at 12:51 of overtime to keep the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs alive to see another day.
Satosek's overtime winner forces a sixth game in this Western Junior C League semi-final series, which will be played tonight (Friday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at 8:30 p.m. Wingham now holds a 3-2 series lead.
The Bulldogs trailed last night's Game 5 in Wingham 3-2 heading into the third period. But Shawn Moore scored from Chad Simpson and Matthew Mah with 4:26 to play to force the extra period. It was Moores's second goal of the game. Brycin Morrison also scored for the 'Dogs in the first period. JJ Harland, Ryan McNeil and Brett Brophy had goals for the Ironmen
Kincardine outshot the Ironmen 42-36. Mitch Campbell made 33 saves for the win, while Ben Nelson stopped 28 shots for Wingham.
The Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks have been idle since Feb. 9, awaiting an opponent in the OMHA bantam B semi-finals. Now, they have one, and it is The Highland Storm from Haliburton and Minden.
The Storm defeated Gananogque in five games to advance to the OMHA semi-finals against Kincardine. The series schedule is as follows:
GAME 1: Sat, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. in Haliburton
GAME 2: Sun, March 1, 2:30 p.m. in Haliburton
GAME 3: Fri, March 6, 8 p.m. in Kincardine
*GAME 4: Sat., March 7, 8 p.m. in Kincardine
*GAME 5: Sun., March 8, 3:30 p.m. in Kincardine
Both the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks and the Miller Insurance midget Kinucks have advanced to the OMHA semi-finals.
Both teams completed three-game sweeps of Elmvale last night in back-to-back Game 3s last night (Wednesday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Both games were 5-4 finals, with the atoms scoring with two seconds remaining in overtime to win their game.
The atoms will now play the winner of a series between Gananoque and Parry Sound. That series is even at 2-2 right now. The midgets, meanwhile, will take on the winner of Ennismore and Parry Sound. As of Thursday, Parry Sound held a 2-1 series lead in that quarter-final.
Watch next week's Kincardine Independent for the full details.
By Josh Howald
The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets hold a 2-0 lead on Elmvale in an OMHA quarter-final series, with Game 3 tonight in Kincardine.
The Kinucks can eliminate Elmvale tonight with a win, and move on to the OMHA semi-finals.
Kincardine took the opening game of the series 3-1, and them Monday night won Game 2 on the road by the same score.
As mentioned, Game 3 of this series between the Kinucks and Elmvale will be played tonight (Wednesday) at 8:15 p.m. at the Davidson Centre. It will follow Game 3 of the atom series between the same two centres. There will be a donation box at both games tonight for the Koberinski family, who lost their house in a weekend fire.
By Josh Howald
The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks could sweep into the OMHA semi-finals with a win tonight (Wednesday) at home.
Jared Houghton clearly has his man covered on this play in Game 1 of the atom B OMHA quarter-final series between Kincardine and Elmvale. The atom Kinucks could sweep Elmvale with a win tonight (Wednesday) in Kincardine at 7 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)
The atoms hold a 2-0 series lead on Elmvale, with Game 3 on tap tonight at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at 7 p.m.
By Josh Howald
The Ironmen showed no signs of rust in the series opener.
But the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs bounced back in a big way from a Game 1 beating to even their Western Junior C League semi-final series at 1-1.
Wingham trounced the Bulldogs 7-0 in Game 1 of this series, played Sunday evening in Wingham. But Game 2, played Family Day Monday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine, was a totally different story.
Sisters Kailey, 7, left, and Mya, 6, Benninger didn't let the cold weather stop them from enjoying the sunshine Monday morning. Tempertatures dipped to below -30 degrees celsius on Family Day Monday in Bruce County. (Josh Howald photo)
Both the Kincardine atom and midget team will kick off the OMHA quarter-finals on Valentine's Day in Kincardine.
The Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will take to the ice first, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for Game 1 of their playoff series against Elmvale. The Miller Insurance midgets will also face Elmvale in the OMHA quarter-finals, and will play Game 1 of their series immediately following the atom game at 7:45 p.m.
The two series will follow similar paths. Game 2 of the atom series will be Monday in Elmvale at 5:15 p.m., while Game 2 of the midget series will be right after at 6:25 p.m. Both Game 3s will be in Kincardine on Wednesday, with Game 4s in Elmvale on Thursay.
The complete series schedules are as follows:
ATOM OMHA 1/4 FINALS KINCARDINE vs. ELMVALE