The Western Junior C League championship series will begin tomorrow (Saturday) night in Wingham.
The Ironmen will host the first two games of this best-of-seven final this weekend. The Walkerton Hawks, six-time defending champs of the West, will have Games 3 and 4 the following weekend.
The Ironmen have home ice advantage for finishing first overall during the Junior C regular season. Both teams got an opening round bye. Wingham then swept the Hanover Barons, while Walkerton needed six games to scrape past the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.
The complete series schedule is as follows:
WESTERN JUNIOR C LEAGUE FINALS
It came to an end in overtime of Game 6 on Sunday.
Drew Davidson's OT goal ended the season for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs, and moved the Walkerton Hawks into position to defend the Western Junior C League crown.
Playoff games shouldn't end with 8-7 scores. Yet, ridiculously, three of the six games in this Western Junior C League semi-final series ended just that way. The Hawks were on the winning end of all three, two of them decided in extra time. This series couldn't have ended soon enough for the Hawks, who at one point held a 3-0 series lead.
Walkerton will now face the Wingham Ironmen for the Westrern Junior C League championship.
The Ironmen are coming off an easy four-game sweep of the Hanover Barons.
A schedule has not been set for the finals, but when it is you''ll be able to find it here.
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Huron Heights Public School held its annual Winter Carnival Friday, with students competingin a number of different events, including tug-of-war. Seen here digging into the snow is Matthew Gowland, Ellouise Thompson and Brady Mallet. (Josh Howald photo)
Two backchecking Kincardine District Secondary School hockey players knock down a Grey Highlands forward last week at the Daivdson Centre in BAA regular season hockey action. The first place Knights were defeated in this game, 4-2 by the GHSS Lions, from Flesherton. (Josh Howald photo)
The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will try to square things up with Walkerton today in Game 2 of the Western Junior C Hockey League semi-finals.
Cody Britton fights through a check last night at the Walkerton Community Centre during Game 1 of the Western Junior C semi-final series betweeen the Bulldogs and Hawks. Game 2 is today (Sunday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at 4 p.m. (Richard Lawson photo)
Katelyn Chilton, 10, left, and Rachel Thurman, 9, took part in the Walk For Memories event at Huron Heights Public School on Sunday. Only a handful of participants took part in the event, but more than $66,000 was raised Alzheimer research, education and programs. (Barb McKay photo)
Copy of an open letter sent to MP Ben Lobb and MPP Lisa Thompson.
At this time, the council of the Municipality of Kincardine and its engineers appear to try to steamroll ahead in their usual fashion with the Inverhuron water and sanitary sewer project. We wish to place for the record several issues and facts. The public, and public concerns are not being represented nor resolved in this project, while the proponents steamroll ahead as follows:
(1) Without resolving this community’s concerns outlined in our presentation of Aug. 9, 2013 with the proponents of the project as required by the Environmental Assessment (EA) process.
The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are a win away from advancing to the Western Junior C semi-finals.
Colin Whitfield drills a Mitchell forward coming through the neutral zone Friday night during Game 2 of the Western Junior C quarter-final series between the Bulldogs and Mitchell. (Josh Howald photo)
Kincardine could clinch this series Tuesay night on home ice. Game 5 is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Kincardine took control of the series with a 6-2 win last night (Sunday) in Mitchell.
For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Independent.
In the other Western Junior C playoff series, Mount Forest leads Hanover 3-1, with Game 5 Wednesday night.