Bulldogs, Ironmen all even

Kincardine bounces back with big Game 2 win

By Josh Howald

The Ironmen showed no signs of rust in the series opener.

But the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs bounced back in a big way from a Game 1 beating to even their Western Junior C League semi-final series at 1-1.

Wingham trounced the Bulldogs 7-0 in Game 1 of this series, played Sunday evening in Wingham. But Game 2, played Family Day Monday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine, was a totally different story.

Snow big deal

Sisters Kailey, 7, left, and Mya, 6, Benninger didn't let the cold weather stop them from enjoying the sunshine Monday morning. Tempertatures dipped to below -30 degrees celsius on Family Day Monday in Bruce County. (Josh Howald photo)

Atom, midget schedules released

Both Game 1s to be played today

Both the Kincardine atom and midget team will kick off the OMHA quarter-finals on Valentine's Day in Kincardine.

The Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will take to the ice first, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for Game 1 of their playoff series against Elmvale. The Miller Insurance midgets will also face Elmvale in the OMHA quarter-finals, and will play Game 1 of their series immediately following the atom game at 7:45 p.m.

The two series will follow similar paths. Game 2 of the atom series will be Monday in Elmvale at 5:15 p.m., while Game 2 of the midget series will be right after at 6:25 p.m. Both Game 3s will be in Kincardine on Wednesday, with Game 4s in Elmvale on Thursay.

The complete series schedules are as follows:


Bulldogs, Ironmen open Sunday

Game 2 in Kincardine Family Day

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and Wingham Ironmen will kick off the Western Junior C Hockey League semi-finals on Sunday evening in Wingham.

The Ironmen, who received a first round bye for finishing first overall in the regular season, have home ice advantage in this series. Game 1 will be played at the Wescast Community Centre in Wingham at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Game 2 of the series will be back in Kincardine on Family Day (Monday). It will be a 4 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game 3 will be back in Wingham, but not until Friday, Feb. 20. The complete schedule is as follows.



Game 1: Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Wingham

OT win puts out Patriots

Kincardine will face Wingham in semi-finals

Sam Feagan scored at 12:29 of overtime last night to lift the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs to a 2-1 win over Mount Forest and a 4-2 series win in the Western Junior C quarter-finals.

Game 6, last night in Mount Forest, was tied 1-1 after regulation as the teams traded second period goals four minutes apart. Chad Simpson scored for the 'Dogs, and four minutes later Luke Richardson replied for the Patriots.

The Bulldogs sent 52 shots at Mount Forest goalie John Nixon before Feagan's goal clinched the series. Meanwhile, Mitch Campbell stopped 47 of 47 Mount Forest shots at the other end.

Bulldogs win Game 5

Now lead Mount Forest 3-2

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are one win away from the Western Junior C Hockey League semi-finals.

Chad Simpson fends off Mount Forest's Luke Richardson tonight in Game 5 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Simpson scored into an empty net to help the 'Dogs to a 3-1 win and 3-2 series lead. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine has a chance to eliminate the Mount Forest Patriots on Wednesday night in Mount Forest after taking Game 5 by a 3-1 score tonight (Sunday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The Bulldogs now lead the series 3-2.

Bulldogs even series

Beat Mount Forest 4-2 on the road

By Josh Howald

It's all even coming home.

Kincardine celebrates a goal in Game 1 of its series against Mount Forest. (Josh Howald photo)


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs doubled up the Mount Forest Patriots 4-2 last night (Wednesday) on the road to even the opening round Western Junior C quarter-final playoff series at 1-1.

Game 3 is set for Friday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Atoms, bantams at Silver Stick this weekend

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms and the Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are in Forest this weekend competing for International Silver Stick titles.

The atoms were defeated 8-1 by a strong team from Ingersoll this morning in Forest to open the weekend. The Kinucks bounced back with a 4-2 win over Elmvale late this morning. The atoms will wrap up preliminary play with a game against Lambeth at 9:10 a.m. tomorrow morning in Thedford. Kincardine will need to win to have a chance to advance past the preliminary stage of the Silver Stick,

The bantam Kinucks, meanwhile, opened the Silver Stick Finals with a 3-0 win over Syracuse, New York this afternoon. Kincardine will play again this evening at 6:10 p.m. against Ingersoll, and then take on Ayr at 10:20 a.m. tomorrow. Both of those games will be played in Thedford.

Novices best Hanover

Brandon Bishop gets a shot on goal Sunday as he is watched by Hanover's Luka Abell in novice rep hockey action. The Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks won this contest 3-1. (Josh Howald photo)

Playoff perfection

By Josh Howald

So far, so good for the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association.

The bantam and peewee rep teams have already swept first round opponents, while the atoms and bantams, as well as the atom AE team, hold 2-0 leads in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Miller Insurance midgets completed a three-game sweep of first place Saugeen Shores with a 2-1 Saturday evening in Port Elgin. The midget Kinucks took Games 1 and 2 of the series 8-2 and 4-1, respectively. They advance to the WOAA finals, where they will meet the winner of a Walkerton - Listowel series. Listowel held a 2-0 lead in that semi-final.