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The Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club has been around the Thunder Bay area for seventy nine years (incorporated in 1936). We have three clubs in our organization. From Midget "AA", Midget "A" and Bantam "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 2017-2018 upcoming hockey season. At this time we like to welcome all returning players and parents for the 2017-18 hockey season, good luck to all teams.
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The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's played an all around hard fought game with the West End Bruins and came out on top with a 6-1 win, with the victory the Herks would clinch top spot in the Midget AA Division. Jonathan Friesen was the Canes top point getter with a three point game, two goals and one assist. Other multiple point players were Anthony Tassone, with a goal and two assists while Ben Furtado would chip in with a pair of goals. Tyler Blazino made 26 saves on the 27 shots he faced giving him the win in goal.
Friesen would open the scoring with his seventh of the season at the 9:51 mark of the first period. The Bruins would manage to outshoot the Canes but Blazino would stop all eleven shots, with the Herks firing seven at West End goalie Cole Jacobson.
The Bruins would tie the game four minutes into period two as Cody Hurd would bank one off Blazino's back and game was tied at 1-1. Once again scoring was scarce with only two goals scored after two periods.
Period three would see the Hurricanes score five unanswered goals to put the game away and seal the win. At the 11:00 mark of the frame the scoring would start, Tassone would start things going with his twelfth of the season, Furtado would score at 9:26 with his 17th, making the score 3-1, Chase House's ninth would increase the lead to 4-1, Furtado would make it 5-1 with number eighteen at 6:21 and the second of the night, the Herks sixth goal came with 3:31 left in the game and it would be Friesen's second of the game and 18th for the year.
It was a well played game by the Hurricanes where their scoring came to the forefront after a bit of a struggle offensively but on the other hand the defence tighten up and the goaltending was stellar. The game may have looked a little passive at times because after tonights contest, the Midget AA's are off to the big city of Detroit for a weekend tournament. "GO HERKS" good luck play hard.
The Hurricanes will close off the regular season on Thursday February 22nd, 9:00 pm, Delaney Arena versus the Volunteer Pool Bearcats.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Friesen 17 ( Meservia ) 9:51.
penalties; HERKS; Tassone, int. 2:48.
2ND PERIOD; Bruins; Hurd ( Decorte ) 11:16.
penalties; Bruins; Dale, slashing, 2:33.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Tassone 12 ( Kulmala, House ) 11:00. Furtado 17
( Tassone ) 9:26. House 9 ( unassisted ) 8:36. Furtado 18 ( Friesen, Weirsema ) 6:21. Friesen 18 ( unassisted ) 3:31.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 7 9 16 32
Bruins 11 9 7 27
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget A team used seven different goal scorers to win a 7-2 decision over the visiting team Nipigon Elks. Cooper Anderso led the Herks in scoring with a goal and three assists, while Matthew Pogue would chip in with three helpers.
Nipigon would open the scoring at the 8:54 mark of period one as Dylan Intini made it 1-0, Kieran Cross would tie the game with his fifteenth of the year at 4:24 on the power play, the Herks would score another power play goal before the first was over Jayden Young second of the year would make it 2-1 after one.
The Canes would score twice in the middle frame as Tyler Quisses would score his ninth and two minutes later Anderson would get his sixth and the period would come to a close with the Herks leading 4-1 after two.
A three goal third period by the Hurricanes would seal the win, The Herks would strike twice in a minute twenty two seconds apart, as Noah Francis would make it 5-1 with his fourteenth and Elijah Penna's fifth increased the lead to 6-1. Nipigon would get their second goal of the game off the stick of Calley Olson making it 6-2, the Hurricanes would get that one back as Lucas Badolato would score his first of the season from the point making the 7-2 Herks. Michael Simkanin picked up the win goal.
With the win the Hurricanes increased their fourth place lead to six points over the fifth place Fort William Canadiens for the final playoff spot, the Canes have three games remaining, while the Canadiens have five left. Next game for the Herks will be Sunday February 18th, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena, and will face the Fort William Canadiens, it's going to be a good one.
1ST PERIOD; Nipigon; Intini ( Houston ) 8:54. HERKS; Cross 15 ( Francis, Parker) pp. 4:24. Young 2 ( C.Anderson, Pogue ) pp.2:32.
penalties; HERKS; Littleford, holding, 10:40. Nipigon, Harvey, boarding, 5:32. #9, double minor, head check,3:54.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Quisses 9 ( C.Anderson, Littleford ) 7:47. C.Anderson 6
( Pellizzari, Pogue ) 5:45.
penalties; HERKS; Pogue, int.10:43. Zappitelli, int. 3:44. Nipigon; Thompson, xcheck, 13:13. #2, tripping, 0:45.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Francis 14 ( C.Anderson, Pogue ) 11:23. Penna 5 ( Quisses
Baxter ) 10:01. Nipigon; #2 ( Intini, Zechner ) 9:03. HERKS; Badolato 1 ( Baxter, Parker ) pp. 5:24.
penalties; HERKS; Penna, unsportsmanlike, 14:24. Parker, roughing & Xcheck, 4:14. Quisses, slashin, 0:36. Nipigon; Zechner, roughing,4:14. Bench, to many men, 0:36.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 10 12 13 35
Nipigon 8 12 8 28
Jackson Lawrence would score two goals period two and one in the third, picking up the hat trick, and the Fort William Hurricanes Bantam A team would go onto a 5-3 win over the KC Sabres, with the win the Canes move into sixth spot in the Bantam A standings with one game left. Evan Basalyga would also put three points on the board for the Herks with a goal and two assists.
The first period was scoreless and the Herks would outshoot KC 9-2.
Lawrence would get the Canes on the board a minute and a half into period number two with his sixth of the year. The Sabres would answer back at 7:46 with Spencer Green finding the back of the net tying the game at 1-1. Basalyga's 21st goal of the season gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead, Brandon Zawadzki's nineteenth of the year increased the lead to 3-1, Lawrence would get his second of the game and number seven on the year forty seconds later and the Hurricanes had a 4-1 lead, scoring three times in a minute and fourteen seconds the Herks had a three goal lead. However the KC team would not go away as they would score twice, with Owen Dacre and Dawson Giertuga making it 4-3, after two.
The only goal scored in the final period came off the stick off Lawrence giving him eight on the year and the hat trick goal making the final 5-3 Canes.
The Bantams will complete the regular season on Wednesday February 14th, (Happy Valentines Day) 9:00 pm, Current River Arena and they will take on the North End Flames.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; HERKS; Basalyga, slashing, 0:45. Sabres, Cordileone, int. 6:04. Tenniscoe, slashing, 1:39.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Lawrence 6 ( Tsekouras ) 13:42. Sabres: Green (unassisted ) 7:16. HERKS; Basalyga 21 ( Ruberto ) 5:21. Zawadzki 19 ( Wihldal, Salo ) 4:47. LAWRENCE 7 ( Basalyga, Wihldal ) 4:07. Sabres; Dacre ( Tenniscoe ) 3:31. Giertuga ( unassisted ) 0:01.
penalties; HERKS; Tsekouras, slashing, 10:53.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Lawrence 8 ( Salo, Basalyga ) 5:07.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 9 7 15 31
Sabres 2 9 0 11
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.