Snow, snow and more snow

Kincardine area hit hard by winter storm

Stay inside.

There isn't much to do in Kincardine today anyways, except maybe shovel.

A look down Kincardine's main street this afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Pretty well everything scheduled for this evening, from hockey games to choir practices, have been cancelled due the most recent winter storm hitting the region. Buses did not run to any Kincardine area schools today, and both Highway 21 from Grand Bend to Port Elgin and Highway 9 to Walkerton remained closed as of 3:30 p.m. Most Bruce Power employees were told to stay at home this morning, and several businesses have also decided not to open their doors today.

Penetang puts out peewees

A Penetang forward beats a Kincardine Legion peewee Kinuck to the outside during the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick final last Tuesday at the Davidson Centre in Kncardine. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of THe Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Bantams win Silver Stick title

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are Regional Silver Stick champs.

The bantam Kinucks celebrate their second goal of today's bantam B final in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kinucks clinched the championship on home ice this evening at the Davidson Centre with a 3-1 win over Tavistock. Tavistock had defeated the bantam Kinucks earlier in this tournament.

Peewees burned in third

Penetang wins Peewee B title, Kincardine bantams play at 4:45 p.m.

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks were burned in the third period this afternoon at the 28th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.

Penetang scores the go-ahead goal in today's peewee B final at the Silver Stick in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine carried a 1-0 lead to the third period after call-up Noah Swann broke a scoreless tie late in the middle frame. Things went downhill in a hurry for the Legion peewees, who advanced to the final with a gutsy overtime win last night at the Davidson Centre.

Peewees, bantams to play for Silver Stick titles

Title Tuesday at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick

Kincardine has two chances today for Silver Stick glory.

The Kincardine Legion peewees are up first at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre, taking on Penetang for a berth in the International Silver Stick finals and a regional Silver Stick championship. Kincardine last won the peewee title in 2009.

Kincardine and Penetang met yesterday, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. The peewees then edged out Twin Centre 5-4 in an exciting semi-final match-up last night. Earlier in the tournament, the Kinucks posted a 7-0 shutout win over Parry Sound. Penetang, meanwhile, advanced to today's final with a 3-2 win over Listowel last night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Penetang opened the week with a 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores.

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams, too, have a shot at capturing a Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. The bantams will face Tavistock in the final game of today's action, a 4:45 p.m. start.

Independent closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent office will be closed for holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2015. There will be no newspaper published on Jan. 1. Our next edition will be Jan. 7, 2015.

We will still be hard at it, however, as the official newspaper of the Kincardine Regional Stick. We will have updates available on this website, and don't miss the Jan. 7 edition for full coverage.

The staff at The Independent wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Juniors sweep WDCS

The Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls volleyball team swept Walkerton District Central School 2-0 Thursday afternoon last week in Walkerton. The Knights won Game 1 25-20, pictured here, and Game 2 25-16. The senior girls, meanwhile, fell 2-1 to the Riverhawks. KDSS hosts WDCS and Sacred Heart on Tuesday for matches prior to the holiday break for BAA sports. (Josh Howald photo)

Santa visits Kincardine

The one and only Santa Claus made a visit to Kincardine Saturday for Kincardine's Santa Claus Parade. It was a chilly night for a parade, but Santa was prepared and spent time visiting with local youngsters following the annual event. Claus promised The Independent he would return to visit all the well-behaved youngsters on Christmas Eve. For more parade photos, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Knights open against Villanova

Live feed from OFSAA

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team has opened the OFSAA A basketball tournament in Ingleside, near Cornwall.

A live feed of their opening game against Villanova College can be found here:


Kincardine fought back from a 20-11 deficit at the half to push the #4 seeded Villanova to the final buzzer. The Knights, the #10 seed this week, simply ran out of time in this one, and it ended in a 33-30 Villanova win.

KDSS play next at noon tomorrow (Friday) against either Rideau District High School or St. Paul Secondary School.

*update 2

On Friday afternoon, Kincardine was thumped by the Rideau District High School Lady Lions 60-19. The hot shooting Lady Lions dominated from the start, outscoring the Knights 21-2 in the first half.

CWOSSA champs!

Senior girls qualify for provincial tournament

Kincardine District Secondary School has won a CWOSSA championship in senior girls basketball.

The KDSS senior girls and OSCVI in the BAA semi-finals last week. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights defeated Walkerton District Community School 32-26 yesterday to claim the CWOSSA A title and qualify for the OFSAA provincial championship tournament next week near Cornwall.

Kincardine came from behind in the CWOSSA final to beat their BAA rivals from Walkerton after cruising through earlier games at the CWOSSA tournament played in Wiarton.

The junior Knights, meanwhile, came up just short of making the trip to OFSAA as well. The girls were edged out by a single basket in overtime by the host Peninsula Shores District School Phoenix.

For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.