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.

Provincial playoff picture


The season will be on the line tomorrow (Wednesday) night for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs trail the Alliston Hornets 3-0 heading into Game 4 of an OHA Schmalz Cup provincial quarter-final series in Alliston Wednesday evening.

Kincardine, champs of the Western League, has had trouble scoring goals in this series. They were shut out in Game 3 on home ice Sunday, and have scored just four times in this series. Meanwhile, former Peterborough Pete Stefan Nosad has carried Alliston offensively with four goals for the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario champions.

"We will be taking things period-by-period and hopefully get some momentum going," said Bulldogs head coach Steve Stepaniak. "We know how quick a series can turn. This team won't quit."

KDSS girls lose in CWOSSA final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team was able to exact a little bit of revenge last week at the CWOSSA A/AA tournament in Owen Sound. Unfortunately, they came up just short in the CWOSSA championship game.

The Knights had dropped the Bluewater Athletic Association title match the previous week in a hard fought game against the St. Mary's High School Mustangs. After running through their pool on the first day of the CWOSSA tournament, they met the same SMHS team in the CWOSSA semi-final game last Tuesday.

Rainor Kuz, Madison Beishuizen and Megan Stewart-Kemp each scored for KDSS in a 3-2 win over the Mustangs. All three goals came in the middle frame.

"That was a real good win for us," said Hailey Allen Wednesday morning. "Especially after the BAA final (the previous week)."

Kaitlin Eckert and Gabby Jex scored for St. Mary's.

Midgets eliminated in OT heartbreaker

Ennismore advances to OMHA finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks were 32.9 seconds away from playing for a provincial championship.

The Ennismore midgets celebrate the overtime winning goal in Game 6 Tuesday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


But a late tying goal, followed by an overtime winner sends Ennismore to the OMHA midget B finals and ends Kincardine’s season.

Ennismore had won 48 consecutive games coming into the semi-final series against Kincardine. But the Kinucks shocked the Eagles in Games 2 and 3. Kincardine had three chances to wrap up this series - but Game 4 finished in a 1-1 draw and Ennismore took Game 5 at home 2-0, which forced Tuesday night’s Game 6.

KSC skaters dazzle at gala

Brianna Clifford performs at Friday night's gala show put on by the Kincardine Skating Club at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

'Dogs look to clinch tonight

Win wild Game 5 at home

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs celebrate one of four second period goals last night (Friday) in Game 5 of the Western Junior C League semi-finals against Mount Forest. Kincardine is on the road tonight (Saturday), looking to eliminate the Patriots in Mount Forest. If Mount Forest can win tonight, a seventh and deciding game will be played tomorrow (Sunday) at 4 p.m. at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)