Legion peewees last hope for Kincardine

Bantams lose heartbreker in semi-finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Legion peewees are the lone local team remaining in the 23rd annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick.

The peewee Kinucks will face Ayr this afternoon in Tiverton (5:20 p.m.) in a semi-final match-up. En route to the semis, Kincardine beat Walkerton 7-0, Glanbrook 3-1 and played Tavistock to a 1-1tie. Kincardine finished even with Tavistock in Group 1 play, but will face the top team from Group 2- Ayr - due to a tie-breaker of goals for and against.

Tavistock will face Listowel in the other peewee B semi-final game, which is in progress in Tiverton. The peewee finals will be played tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Riley Cook (#10) is stopped inside the Tavistock blue line with a nice hipcheck during today's bantam semi-final match-up. (Josh Howald photo)

Meanwhile, the Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams were knocked out of the Silver Stick by Tavistock this afternoon in the bantam B semi-finals.

Kincardine outchanched the Titans, but couldn't buy a goal in a 1-0 heartbreaker.

With two minutes remaining in the first period, Kincardine goalie Spencer Montgomery stopped a hard wrist shot from the point, but bobbled the rebound. Tavistock's Kyle Nicklas was on the doorstep and made no mistake burying the eventual game winner.

Kincardine had several good chances in the second frame, but couldn't find the twine. Both Matt Baker and Payton Dunlop were turned away from close range.

Montgomery kept his team alive, however, making a big breakaway save in the third. But it was not to be, and Tavistock will face the winner of South Huron and Ayr tomorrow at 4:45 at the Davidson Centre.

In bantam C play, Mildmay is taking on Plattsville in one semi-final, with TCDMHA and Langton facing off in the other.

Meanwhile, the Kincardine novices were knocked out of the tournament after finishing the round robin with a 1-1-1 record. The Lil' Kinucks beat Mitchell 3-1, tied Goderich 4-4 and lost 7-3 to South Huron.

The novice C semi-finals have been set. Flesherton will meet Norwich in one game, with Durham playing Seaforth in the other.

For full results and a schedule of tomorrow's championship games in Kincardine, check out www.kincardineminorhockey.ca