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.
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.