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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 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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    Michael Simkanin faced 22 shots for his first shutout of the season, while Kieran Cross scored twice and assisted on another as they propelled the Fort William Hurricane Midget A team to a 4-0 win over the visiting Nipigon Elks.
     Cross would open the scoring with his fourth of the year scoring at 11:09 of period one, giving the Canes a 1-0 by scoring on the power play, Kalvin Binaris would net his first of the year five minutes later, and the Herks would close the opening frame with a 2-0 lead.
     There would be no scoring in the middle period and the Canes would have a shot count lead of 23-13 after two.
     The third frame would see Noah Francis scoring his seventh of the year and the lead would increase to 3-0 Herks, the fourth Hurricane goal came off the stick of Cross netting his second of the game and fifth of the season, Cross's shot was from a very difficult angle but the shot was so hard that the Nipigon net minder couldn't handle it, even though there was no room for the puck to find the back of the net.
     The win for the Hurricanes was a boost for them after returning home from the Steel City Tournament (Sault Ste Marie) winless in four tries, they ran into some very tough competition. The injury news has them down three key players, with Spencer Baxter, Payton Littleford on the IR, and newcomer Jaydin Young is away for football. Midget A's (6-5-0) return to the ice on Monday November 20th, 
    8:00 pm, First Nation #1 as they will play the surging Thunder Bay Elks (5-5-2).
                                            SCORING SUMMARY
    Cross 4 ( Pellizzari, Francis ) pp.11:09.  Biniaris 1 
    ( Cross ) 5:22.
    penalties; HERKS; Biniaris, head check, 3:08. Nipigon; Sutherland, int. 12:55.
    2ND PERIOD;  no scoring.
    penalties; HERKS; Zappitelli, holding, 8:53. Badolato, slashing, 7:48. Nipigon; 
    Laframboise, hooking; 3:26.
    3RD PERIOD; HERKS;  Francis 7 ( unassisted ) 11:20. Cross 5 ( unassisted ) 9:03
    penalties; Carroll, double minor, head check, 11:40. Nipigon; Laframboise, slashing; 10:44.
                                            SHOTS ON GOAL
                        1ST       2ND       3RD       FINAL
    HERKS           12         11         12            35

    NIPIGON          6            9           7              22


    The Bantam A Fort William Hurricanes failed to score a goal in the first period and the let down would cost them three goals by the Southend Jr.Stars, the back breaking goal came with just one second left in the first. Tyler Sullivan lead the Stars with a pair of goals.
     The Stars would get things rolling three minutes into the opening frame with Albert White scoring at 12:22, 1-0 Southend, Sullivan's first of the game came at 3:47 and the lead would be increased by two. The Herks looked like they could escape the first being down by just two goals, but a defensive lapse would cost them as Marcus Grillo would slide one under Herks starting goaltender and it was now 3-0, with one second remaining.
     Period two would be scoreless, but it looked like the Hurricanes gained some skating legs after the break and gave a lot better effort.
     Cole Kutzler would get the Herks on the scoreboard with his second of the season and it close the gap to 3-1 Stars, but that would be all the offence the Hurricanes could muster and with nine seconds left Sullivan would get his second of the game into the empty net and the final would read 4-1 Jr.Stars.
     The Hurricanes found out that you have to come to play all three periods or it could be a long hard road to a win. The Bantams had just played in the Keating Tournament (Westfort) and did play hard all three games but came up short not winning a game. Next league action for the Bantams (5-4-0) will be Wednesday, November 22, 7:30 pm, Current River Arena, with the Thunder Bay Elks (4-4-1) providing the competition.
                                                SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST PERIOD;  
    JR.STARS;  White ( Coughlin-Stewart ) 12:22 Sullivan ( Grillio ) 3:47. Grillio ( unassisted ) 0:01.
    Penalties; HERKS; bench minor, to many men, 9:16.
    2ND PERIOD;  no scoring. 
    penalties; Jr.Stars;  Coughlin-Stewart, head check, 10:49.
    3RD PERIOD; HERKS;  Kutzler 2 ( Maenpaa, Basalyga ) 8:51. Jr.Stars; Sullivan
    ( unassited ) EN. 0:09.
    penalties;  Jr.Stars; McGrath, tripping, 14:28.
                                              SHOTS ON GOAL
                     1ST       2ND       3RD        FINAL
    HERKS         7           6            9            22
    Southend    7           4            9            20


    Eric Wiersema returned to the Fort William Hurricane Midget AA's lineup after missing the first 12 games due to injury. Wiersema would figure in on all four Herk goals, with a goal and three assists. The Canes would go on to a 4-1 win over the Volunteer Pool Bearcats. Jonathan Friesen would tally twice and Tyler Blazino would pick up the win in goal for the Hurricanes.
     Wiersema would get the Canes on the scoresheet with his first of the year ripping a wrist shot passed Bearcat goalie Peter Daniele with 5:22 left in period one. VP would manage to outshoot the Herks by a 8-7.
     The two teams would exchange goals in the second period, Friesen's  first of the game on the power play came at 8:51 of the period and his fourth of the season would give the Canes a 2-0 lead, but just under two minutes later the Bearcats would strike back with Chris Veneruz beating Blazino with a perfect deflection, and period two would end 2-1 Canes.
     The Herks would score early and late in the final frame, Ben Furtado's ninth on the power play increased the Cane lead to 3-1 scoring at 12:41. With 2:08 left Friesen's second of the game and fifth of the year had the Canes up by three and the final score would read Herks 4, Bearcats 1.
     With the return of Wiersema and Richard Crupi the Canes are almost at full strength with only Chase House still out of the lineup nursing an injury, it will be a lighter schedule for the month November. They will be off for week before their next game as they will do battle with the first place Current River Comets on Monday November 20th, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena.
                                                 SCORING SUMMARY
    Wiersema 1 ( R.Crupi ) 5:22.
    penalties; HERKS; R.Crupi, slashing, 3:34. Furtado, hooking, 0:12.
    2ND PERIOD;  HERKS;  Friesen 4 ( Wiersema ) pp. 8:51. Bearcats; Veneruz 
    ( DiFranco ) 6:16.
    penalties; Bearcats; Veneruz, hooking, 9:35.
    3RD PERIOD;  HERKS;  Furtado 9 ( Tassone, Wiersema ) pp. 12:41. Friesen 5 
    ( Wiersema, Tassone ) 2:08.
    penalties; HERKS; Meloche, int. 11:44. Tassone, boarding, 6:47. R.Crupi, tripping, 6:17. Bearcats; Couch, high sticking, 14:18. Fazzari, high sticking,
                                                     SHOTS ON GOAL
                              1ST       2ND       3RD       FINAL
    HERKS                  7           9            13         29
    Bearcats               8           8              5         21

    Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.