by Doug Kennedy
This past Saturday was the annual Hockey Day in Kincardine, where the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) teams played at home all day before the Bulldogs and Ripley Wolves home games. The two games were not close, as Wingham defeated Kincardine 6-0 and the Wolves defeated Lucknow 6-0. There were over 500 fans between the two games.
The Wolves have won three in a row after an opening loss to Seaforth.
They won 6-3 in Petrolia a couple of weeks ago, with Ethan Skinner, Garrett Meurs, Adam Alexander, Pat Looby, Chris Coady and Evan Visser scoring. Last Friday night, they defeated Shallow Lake 6-3 on the road.
In the 6-0 win over Lucknow on Saturday, Ethan Skinner, Garrett Meurs, Cody Britton, Payton Dunlop, Tyson Soers and Jarred Colling scored for the Wolves.
Jason Hamilton got the shutout for the Wolves.
The three wins put the Wolves in third place behind Creemore and Seaforth, who are in first place.
The Wolves are on the road this Saturday night in Shelburne. Their next home game is Nov. 12 against Creemore.
If you would have asked me at the start of the season who would be at the top of the Pollock division, it would have been between Mitchell and Hanover, followed by a group of teams after that. Mount Forest has always had a solid team in the last ten years, while winning the league a couple of times, so it should not surprise me that they are rolling along undefeated in first place. In the North Conference that I look after, Stayner is undefeated in the Carruthers Division also. Mount Forest General Manager Rob Nixon has been the only one that has been there that long.
The Bulldogs lost both games on the weekend. On Friday night in Hanover, they lost 5-2, with Steven Grant and Carter Servais scoring.
The Bulldogs have one home game this weekend, against Walkerton on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Prospect game is this Saturday in Mitchell at 1:30 p.m. It has only 16 and 17 year olds from the North against the West Conference. Kincardine has two players in it, playing for the North Conference, Harrison Meulensteen and Caelab Bowler.