By Darryl G. Smart
With 30 teams in six different divisions, its safe to say the Kincardine Kinucks were well tested en route to winning the Simcoe & District Minor Hockey Association Vic Jackson Demeyre Chrysler Memorial Tournament over the weekend.
The Kinucks went undefeated in four games Friday and Saturday, before reeling off three more victories in the playoff round Sunday, including a 7-5 win over the Lambton Shores Predators in the final to capture the tournament.
Playing in the Durango division, the Kinucks beat the Aylmer Flames 7-1, Belmont Rangers 10-2, Hagersville Hawks 11-2, and Niagara-on-the-Lake 15-1 in round robin action.
In Sunday’s quarter-final, the Kinucks beat the Listowel Cyclones 7-2, before punching a ticket to the final with a 3-2 victory over the Oro Thunder in the semifinal.
The host Simcoe Warriors had a great showing in its first full-ice action of the season. They began the tournament Thursday, with a 9-1 win over the Dunnville Mudcats. Friday they tied the Lindsay Muskies 3-3, and played the Saugeen Shores Storm to a 5-5 draw Saturday.
The Warriors finished off the tournament in Challenger division action with a 5-1 loss to the Wallaceburg Lakers.
The Waterford District Minor Hockey Association Wildcats were the lone local team to make the playoffs on Sunday.
After tying for top spot in the Journey division, the Wildcats lost 6-1 to the Thunder.
They began the tournament with a 2-2 tie with the Ayr Flames, then beat the Newcastle Stars 8-1, the South Point Capitals 7-3, and the East Lambton Eagles 7-0.
For all of the scores, click here https://simcoeminorhockey.com/Tournaments/1531/Schedule/