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    Welcome to the Home of the Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club

    The Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our web site.

    The Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club has been around the Thunder Bay area for seventy nine years (incorporated in 1936). We have two clubs in our organization. From  Midget "AA",  Midget "A". We would like to welcome all to our Webste, and hope you enjoy. We will updating information every day. The Fort William Hurricanes have been given their clubs with Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Assocation for the 2016-2017 upcoming hockey season. At this time we like to welcome all returning players and parents for the 2016-17 hockey season, good luck to all teams.

    Come out to the rink and support your favorite Hurricane's club...


    Evan Nieckarz's first goal of the year proved to be he game winner as the Fort William Hurricanes Midget A's edged out the Volunteer Pool Bearcats 3-1 to put their early season record over the 500 mark, at 2-1-1.
     The Herks would score first with just under four minutes remaining in the opening frame. Duane Sugarhead's first goal of the year would give the Canes a 1-0 lead as the Hurricanes would net one on a struggling power play. The Bearcats however would answer quickly as Kieran Lemelin would tie the game at 1-1 a minute and twenty seconds later. The offence on both sides was evident with both clubs firing 12 shots each. Herks goalie Jaydan Delaqua with 11 saves, as did VP's starter Matt Lemelin.
     The Herks would pour on the offence in period two as they would pepper Lemelin with 15 shots and beat him twice. Nieckarz would give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead at the 9:25 mark and with just one minute and forty eight seconds left in the middle frame Jordan Meservia's second of the year would give the Canes the insurance goal needed to hold onto the slim lead, Delaqua did his job by blanking the Bearcats.
     The Bearcats would have the slight advantage in period three taking the play to the Hurricanes in spurts, but what the defence didn't prevent, they had Delaqua behind them making several key saves preserving the Herks 3-1 lead, he would face 10 VP shots, while the Herks managed eight. There would be no scoring in the the third and the final score would be 3-1 Hurricanes.
     It was a tough game for the shorthanded Hurricanes but with stood the final Bearcats push. Both teams had five power play chances, with the Herks scoring once. Sugarhead would lead the Canes offence with a goal and an assist. And it doesn't get any easier for the Canes as they will be tested by the front running Westfort Rangers on Thursday October 27, 6:00 pm Fort William First Nations.
                                                     SCORING SUMMARY
    1st period; HERKS; Sugarhead 1 ( Quisses, Sheparski ) pp. 3:46. Bearcats; Lemelin ( Janzen ) 2:26.
    penalties; HERKS; Quisess, double minor, head check, 8:13. Bearcats; Gunnell, tripping, 11:06. Bellinger, int. 4:40.
    2nd period; HERKS; Nieckarz 1 ( Bottoset, P.Chapman ) 9:25. Meservia 2 ( Sugarhead, Thurier ) 1:48.
    penalties; HERKS; L.Chapman, roughing, 9:51. P.Chapman, tripping, 5:45. Bearcats; Bellinger, int. 13:16. K.Lemelin, slashing, 10:10. Bellinger, tripping, 8:00.
    3rd period; no scoring.
    penalties; HERKS; Kuurila, int. 5:35.
                                                       SHOTS ON GOAL
                               1st       2nd       3rd        Final
    HERKS                  12         15         8          35
    Bearcats               12          4         10         26


    The age old battle of the two old Fort William Clubs took the stage to another battle of the Forts, with the Canadiens using a five on three power play goal to edge the Hurricanes 3-2 in Midget AA action, Liam Wrigley's power play marker at the 10:31 mark of period three proved to be the game winner.
     As was the case from the last game against the Bearcats, a lack of concretion would cost the Herks once again. In the previous game the Hurricanes would lose an offensive draw with four seconds remaining and VP would score with one second left in period two. Stephen Tocheri would bang in a rebound passed a sprawled Cane's net minder Tyler Blazino for a Habs 1-0 lead with four seconds left in the first. The Herks would outshoot the Canadiens 15-9 but could not squeeze one by Canadiens goalie Zach Prenger.
     Period two would see the Habs extend their lead to 2-0 Lee Ferris beating Blazino at 4:05. With the Canes not being able to find the back of the net in their last few games they have been getting steady goaltending and Blazino would stand his ground in this contest facing 12 Canadien shots. But the Hurricanes were still down 2-0 after two periods.
     It would take about a minute and half of the third frame for the Herks to get on the scoresheet as Cooper Pytyck would dangle around the Habs defence and put a backhand shot through Prenger cutting the Canadiens lead to 2-1, but three minutes later the Habs would regain their two goal lead as Wrigley would make it 3-1 scoring on a two man advantage. The Canes would respond two minutes later with Kamden Kennedy beating the Habs goalie with his third of the year, but that was as close as the Herks would get.
     Cooper Pytyck had a goal and an assist, with Kyle Swerhun chipping in with two assists, Tocheri would have a two point night for the Canadiens scoring once, and one assist. The Hurricanes were 0-2 on the power play, while the Canadiens were 1-2.
     The Hurricanes next game will be Monday October 24, 9:00 pm Delaney with the Current River Comets.
                                                         SCORING SUMMARY
    1st period; Habs; Tocheri ( unassisted ) 0:04.
    penalties; Habs; Tocheri, goalie interfernce, 8:22.
    2nd period; Habs; Ferris ( Safronuk, Haywood ) 4:05.
    penalties; HERKS; Zimak, unsportsmanlike, 12:42. Habs; McGuire, unsportsmanlike, 12:42. McGuire, xcheck, 1:15.
    3rd period; HERKS; Pytyck 1 ( Swerhun, Francis ) 13:32. Habs; Wrigley ( Tocheri)
    10:31. HERKS; Kennedy 3 ( Pytyck, Swerhun ) 8:54.
    penalties; HERKS; Swerhun, holding, 12:11. Tassone, check, 12:11.
                                                     SHOTS ON GOAL
                            1st       2nd       3rd       Final
    HERKS               15          7         10        32
    Habs                  9          12        13        34


    The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's announced their captains for the up coming 2016-2017 season. The Captain and the three assistants were voted on by the team after Monday's game. It was a close vote for the alternates but third year Herk, Zachary Francis was an almost unanimous choice, well done Zack. The three alternates were Kyle Swerhun, Jonathan Friesen and Eric Wiersema, great choices by the team players, good luck on the season.


    Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.