Golden Hawks clinch semi-final spot

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks were defeated for the first time since Game 2 of the Ontario Junior Hockey League finals, but managed to earn a point from the West Kelowna Warriors in a shootout loss.

The point was an important won for the Golden Hawks, as it assured them a spot in one of two semi-final games on Saturday at the Royal Bank Cup, the national Junior A championship tournament being held in Lloydminster, Alberta.

Kincardine natives Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner both play for Trenton, the OJHL champs and the Central Canadian champions. Trenton is now 2-0-1 at the RBC Cup, and will wrap up the preliminary portion of the tournament tomorrow (Thursday) evening against the host Lloydminster Bobcats.

Soccer semi-finals tomorrow morning

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

As quickly as it all began, the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season soccer schedule has ended.

Macy Miller and her KDSS teammates will take on the St. Mary's High School Mustangs in a BAA semi-final game tomorrow morning in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)


Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls soccer teams won quarter-final playoff games yesterday (Tuesday) and will play in BAA semi-final contests tomorrow on the road.

Just dance

Grace Dance Academy held rehearsals Saturday morning for the Spring Dance Recital, which will be held on May 14 and May 15.Here, the pre-ballet class dances to My Favourite Things. From left are Liberty Martin, Katie Beddington, Ella Szydlowski, Coraline Henry, Piper Johnson, Evey Booth and Katelyn Edey. Tickets are available for the recital at Penetangear. (Josh Howald photo)

Volleyball weekend

The 19th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament meant all kinds of volleyball action last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the winning teams and other photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Trenton takes 3-1 lead in Buckland Cup

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks are one win away from the Dudley Cup.

Kevin Lavoie scores the game winning goal on Andrew Masters last night in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup OJHL finals. (Josh Howald photo)


Trenton can win the Ontario Junior Hockey League crown tomorrow (Friday) night on home ice after skating to a 2-1 last night in Georgetown in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup finals.

Hornets, Panthers meet tonight

Provincial playoff update


The Ayr Centennials will play for a provincial Junior C championship. But who they will face in the Schmalz Cup finals has yet to be determined.

On Wednesday night, Port Hope got four goals from four different players in a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the semi-finals against the Alliston Hornets. That evened the series at 2-2 heading into Game 5 tonight (Friday) night in Alliston. Game 6 will be played in Port Hope on Saturday night. If a seventh game is necessary, it is scheduled to be played Sunday in Alliston.

Ayr, of the Midwestern Junior C League, swept the Essex 73's in four straight games. They eliminated the defending Schmalz Cup champions on Sunday with a 3-2 win in double overtime.



Golden Hawks sweep Kingston

Provincial playoff picture


The Trenton Golden Hawks have swept Kingston and will play for an Ontario Junior Hockey League championship.

The Golden Hawks wrapped up a four-game sweep with a 3-2 win last night. Trenton will now have a bit of down time while waiting for an opponent. Georgetown holds a 2-1 series lead in the other OJHL semi-final series against the Burlington Cougars. Game 4 of that series is tonight (Thursday) at Appleby Arena.

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Dogs gone

By Josh Howald

The season came to an end for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs last night in Game 5 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals.

Kincardine captain Gerrit Satosek crashes into the goalpost after being hauled down on a partial breakaway by Alliston's Gianniuca Palotto in the second period of Game 5 last night at the Davidson Centre. Palotto received a minor penalty on the play. (Josh Howald photo)


Payton Dunlop sunk his hometown team last night with a blast from the point with seven minutes to go. Dunlop's goal was the dagger in a 3-1 win by the Hornets that eliminated Kincardine and moved them into a semi-final series against the Port Hope Panthers of the Empire B Junior C League.

Bulldogs stay alive with win in Alliston

Game 5 here Friday

We knew this team wasn't going to quit.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs survived Game 4 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals last night with a 4-3 win in Alliston. Kincardine will now host the Hornets - and face elimination again - Friday night at the Davidson Centre.

Last night in Alliston, Shawn Moore scored a power play goal with less than seven minutes remaining to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 win on the road and thwart an Alliston attempt at sweeping this series 4-0.