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.
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The Fort William Hurricanes played the game versus the Current River Comets with a lot of heart, after being eliminated from the Midget A post season play this season, the Canes found an extra gear to score a 6-5 come from behind win. Tyler Quisses lead the way for the Herks scoring two goals and would have a three assist to add to his team scoring lead, Brysen Bottoset would score once and have two helpers, while Garrett Sheparski had a three assist game.
The Comets would open the scoring at the 7:55 mark of period one for a 1-0 lead as Dalton Giertuga would smack a rebound in passed Canes starter Jaydan Delaqua, but the Hurricanes would answer back with Callum Couch placing a perfect shot over Comet goaltender Dawson DeSousa's shoulder and the game was tied it would be eighth of the year. Current River took advantage of a slow skating Canes team and would net two goals in two and a half minutes, with Cooper Anderson giving CR a 2-1 lead and that would be followed by a third Comet goal by Christopher Veneruz. Delaqua would do his job making some big saves keeping the score at 3-1
When the second frame started Delaqua did not come out of the dressing room and he was replaced by Bradley Deswiage, it turned out that Delaqua was injured sometime in the first period.
Before the period was 10 seconds old the referee took a bad spill and had to leave the game after injuring his back.
Paul Chapman would score on an end to end rush closing the gap to 3-2 and would bring the Hurricanes within on at 3-2, Deswiage would have a stellar performance in goal, again keeping the score close until the Comets would capitalize on a error and score with just 12 seconds remaining in the middle frame and it would end with Current River up by two at 4-2.
The third period would see the Herks find their skating and scoring and would score five unanswered goals in a five minute and twenty two second span, Quisses would score twice in twenty seconds tying the game at 4-4, they would be his 24th and 25th markers of the year. Evan Nieckarz fourth of the year would give the Canes the lead for the first time, Bottoset would add an insurance goal with his 16th making it 6-4 for the Hurricanes, the Comets however would not lay down as they made it 6-5 with just eight seconds left in the game with Dylan Anderson finding the back of the net.
It's unfortunate that the Hurricanes will miss the playoffs this season, they have the talent and can play with any team in the league, it's just a matter of finding that extra gear and sustaining it for the entire game/season and the results would have been much better, and they really do deserve a better fate.
The Herks will finish off the regular season with back to back games, this Wednesday they will have repeat game against the Comets with the final contest of the regular season taking place on Thursday versus the Canadiens, both games are to be played at the Current River Arena. Game one goes at 7:30 pm while game two is an 8:30 start.
The Fort William Hurricane Midget AA team went undefeated at the Battle of the North Tournament held in Eden Prairie Minnesota. They would open the tournament with a 7-0 win over the West Ranch Wildcats, then would edge the WaterTown Lakers 5-3, the two wins placed the Hurricanes in the final against Stillwater and claimed a 4-0 win to capture the Tournament Championship.
Game one would see the Herks blank the team from California, West Ranch Wildcats by a score of 7-0. Kyle Swerhun (#'s 18 & 19) and Tanner Saarinen (#'s 2 & 3 ) would lead the Canes with two goals each, while Eric Wiersema scored his second of the season, plus chipped in with two assists, Alex Zimak had a three assist game. Jakob Smeltzer with his second and Zack Francis with number seven also scored for the Hurricanes. Tanner Klein registered the shutout.
Game two the Herks would face-off against the Watertown Lakers from North Dakota and they would go onto edge the Lakers by a 5-3 margin, once again Swerhun would lead the Canes in scoring notching his 20th and 21st goals of the year and would grab three assists for a five point game. Richard Crupi would put up four points with a goal and three assists, rounding out the Hurricanes scoring would be Cooper Pytyck with his seventh and Francis scoring his 8th. Tyler Blazino would pick up the win in goal stopping 25 of the 28 shots fired his way. Alex Ortmeier would strike twice for Watertown.
The championship final would have the Hurricanes taking on Stillwater and the Canes would go onto a 4-0 win, with Tanner Klein posting his second straight shutout of the tournament stopping all 21 Stillwater shots.
The Hurricanes would score twice in the opening frame with Tanner Saarinen scoring his 4th of the year and third of the tournament, with under a minute remaining in the first Anthony Tassone would score his sixth of the year and the Herks would have a 2-0 lead after one.
Zack Francis's 9th of the season would increase the Canes lead making the score 3-0 with two in the books.
A shorthanded goal by Alex Zimak would round off the scoring for the Herks and they would go on to a 4-0 win flaming the Battle of the North Championship. It would be Zimak sixth goal of the campaign, he would also chip in two assists.
The Hurricanes return to regular season play tonight 7:30 Delaney as they will take on the Volunteer Pool Bearcats. The Canes need to continue to play as they have been, as it is now crunch time and will need to have a solid effort in their nine remaining league games to grab a spot in the playoffs.
So congratulations from the Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club on the Midget AA's successful tournament.
BATTLE OF THE NORTH CHAMPIONS
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.