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Game 6 loss ends Ironmen's season

After a 7-1 loss to the Mount Forest Patriots, the Wingham Ironmen’s playoff run is over.

The game, which was held March 16 on home ice at the Wescast Community Complex In Wingham, started off with the Ironmen getting the puck to the net repeatedly, tallying the first seven shots of the period. But the Patriots survived the early onslaught and getting their bearings in the game, and then took over.

Patriots draw even with road win over Ironmen

Game five of the seven game series tonight in Mount Forest

In the series with between the Wingham Ironmen and the Mount Forest Patriots, the home team has remained winless.

The Pollock division series, which is schedule to continue tonight at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex, is even at two wins each after a 4-2 win for the Patriots in Wingham.

Ironmen head coach Cory Hamilton said he can’t explain why the team has had difficultly winning in Wingham during the series, but suspects it might be an issue with the comfort-level at home.

Ford says thought going into deficit fight

Premier Doug Ford returned to Mildmay Wednesday for a dinner event and a wide-ranging speech where he highlighted his government’s efforts to reduce Ontario’s deficit and previewed the upcoming budget.

In the nearly 20 minute speech at the Mildmay Carrick Complex community hall, Ford said that in the April 11 budget “you’re going to see that we’re going to responsible and we’re going to be thoughtful.”

“It’s easy for any government to go in there to start slashing and cutting and everything,” he said. “We aren’t doing that.”

Ironmen take series lead back home to Wingham

After a fiery 9-4 win, the Wingham Ironmen have taken the lead in their Pollock Division finals match-up against the Mount Forest Patriots.

The Patriots opened up the scoring on home ice with Klayton Hoelscher grabbing his eight goal of the playoffs on the powerplay just 11 seconds after a Jamie Huber high-sticking penalty. But Huber would redeem himself, scoring two of the Ironmen’s next four goals, as the team led the Patriots 4-1 just two minutes into the second period.

Fire destroys house in Lucknow

Firefighters use backhoe to help put out blaze that investigators say began as an electrical fire

A fire that began in the early morning of Feb. 28 has destroyed a house on Havelock Street in Lucknow.

Lucknow firefighters arrived at 750 Havelock St. after 4 a.m on Thursday to find the house, which had no one residing in it at the time, engulfed in flames. The fire spread throughout the house and firefighters needed to take the roof off with a construction backhoe in order to quell the flames.