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Ripley Wolves take series with Milverton in 6-3 victory

 

Game five Saturday night in the playoff series with Milverton had a bit of everything – stands filled to the rafters with cheering fans including youngsters in Wolves’ t-shirts, plenty of end-to-end action, a mistake that could have given the opposition a chance to even the score, lightning-fast skating, skilled passes and thrilling saves – a much closer and more exciting game than the 6-3 score would indicate.

 

From beginning to end, the Wolves showed their determination to win, and will go on to the next round of WOAA Sr. A playoffs, meeting the Durham Thundercats. As of press time, the schedule hadn’t been announced, but will start this coming weekend in Ripley.

 


Bulldogs lead series with Walkerton

 

Kincardine started the second round of division playoffs Friday night with a hard-hitting, action-filled 5-2 victory over Walkerton.

 

Cheered on by a vocal contingent of fans who made the trip east on Highway 9 to Walkerton, the Bulldogs came out determined to stand up to the Hawks’ fast and physical style, which they did, and then some.

 


Bulldogs sweep series with Goderich

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs have swept the first round of division playoffs in Provincial Junior Hockey Leagueaction, defeating Goderich four games straight.

 

The first three games were shutouts for Kincardine, but the team had to work hard for Friday night’s victory at the Maitland Recreation Centre. Ethan Primeau was in net for the Bulldogs.

 


Skinner scores 100th goal with Sugar Kings

Record held by only two other players in franchise history

 

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s Ethan Skinner has achieved a rare milestone as a member of the Elmira Sugar Kings junior B hockey team.

 

The fourth year forward scored his 100th goal with the team on Jan. 24 – a record only two other players have reached in the team’s history.

 


Bulldogs gear up for round one of playoffs

 

Kincardine finished off the regular season in style, with two home games. Friday night’s match with the Walkerton Hawks ended in a 3-3 tie; Saturday evening the Bulldogs claimed a 4-1 victory over Goderich.

 

Friday night started off slow for the Bulldogs. Walkerton’s Justin Donnelly scored the period’s only goal from Adel Zivojevic late in the first period.

 


Bulldog bursary

 

Hunter Robins-Gibbons is the recipient of one of two $500 bursaries presented by Ideal Supply. The presentation was made by Rob Lance just before the start of Friday night’s game at the Davidson Centre. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Two wins and a loss as Bulldogs gear up for playoffs

 

With a pair of wins and a loss on the weekend, the Kincardine Bulldogs seem destined to finish the regular season in the middle of the division. Mount Forest remains in first place with 58 points and 37 games played. Walkerton holds second place with 52 points and 37 games played. Weekend results put Kincardine back in third place with 48 points. Two teams have 46 points - Mitchell in fourth place with 38 games played (22 wins, 14 losses, one tie); Wingham is fifth with 38 games played (21 wins, 13 losses, three ties). Goderich and Hanover are sixth and seventh respectively, each with 15 points.

 


Bulldogs win one, lose one in weekend games

 

With only five scheduled games remaining in the regular season – three of them at home - the Kincardine Jr. C Bulldogs need to make every game count.

 

They took their momentum of a 7-1 win in Walkerton on Jan. 7 to Mount Forest on Saturday, Jan. 13 and claimed a 5-1 victory against the top team in the division. But the Bulldogs lost by the same score in Wingham the next afternoon.

 


Bulldogs upgrade skills with ice time in Sweden and Finland

The Kincardine Bulldogs faced off against teams in Sweden and Finland during the last week of December and the first week of January. (photo courtesy of Heather Ribey)

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine Bulldogs may be playing with a few new tricks up their sleeves after a recent hockey trip to Scandinavia.

 


Kincardine Bulldogs hold onto third spot in the division

 

The Jr. C Bulldogs went into the Christmas break with a pair of home games.

 

They won the first one, Thurrsday, Dec. 21 against Goderich 4-0, with Ethan Primeau getting the shutout, but lost the next one, Friday, Dec. 22 to division-leading Mount Forest 6-3.

 

The game against Goderich started with both teams scrambling to get organized. Both teams took a number of shots on goal, but it wasn’t until late in the first period that Kincardine was able to score – Justin Marlowe from Tyler Sutter.