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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 Hurricane Bantam A team fell behind 5-0 to the Current River Comets, they would make a strong comeback scoring four unanswered goals but that would not be enough, and they would drop a 5-4 decision. Brahm Langille would score twice for the Herks.
Current River would open the scoring four minutes into the opening frame with Mitchell Moore blasting one by Hurricane's starting net minder Carson Power and the period would end with the Comets holding a 1-0 lead. The Herks had an edge in shots at 7-5 and seemed to be in the contest.
Period two was a period the Herks would like to forget as the Comets would score four goals in just over five minutes, Power would face a barrage of 21 shots. Sterling Legace would get the ball rolling for Current River scoring at the 11:11 mark, Adam Maenpaa would up the score to 3-0 scoring at 9:39, thirteen seconds later Noah Bertoni made it 4-0 and with 6:00 minutes left in the second Maenpaa would net his second of the game scoring on the power play, two minutes later the Canes would finally get on the score sheet with Evan Basalyga scoring a shorthanded goal it would be his tenth of the year, and the frame came to end with the Comets holding a commanding 5-1 lead.
The third period would see the Herks trying hard to make a comeback, Brahm's third of the year made it 5-2 scoring three minutes in. Jesse Kotarac would net his fifth of the season and it was now 5-3 Current River with just under eleven minutes left in the game. The Hurricanes would continue to press and with 4:15 remaining Brahm would score his second of the game and fourth of the season on the power play and suddenly it was 5-4, the Comets net minder Richard Lamont would shut the door the rest of the preserving the 5-4 win for the Comets. The Canes would fire fourteen shots on net.
If there would have been another couple of minutes left in the game, the Herks could have either tied or better yet won the game, it was a great comeback that almost paid off, but the young Bantams must remember they have to play three hard periods.
The Bantam A's ( 6-8-0 ) are off to Dryden for a tournament and they won't return to regular season play until December 13th, 9:00 pm Current River Arena, when they will take on the NorWest Stars ( 3-10-2 ).
1ST PERIOD; Comets; Moore ( unassisted ) 11:00.
2ND PERIOD; Comets; Legace ( unassisted ) 11:11. Maenpaa ( Harris ) 9:39. Bertoni ( unassisted ) 9:26. Maenpaa ( Moore ) pp. 6:00. HERKS; Basalyga 10
( Zawadzki ) sh. 4:48.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS;
A late goal with 1:45 left in the game by Ben Furtado would give the Fort William Hurricane Midget AA's a 4-4 draw with the Westend Bruins. Jonathan Friesen would score a pair for the Canes, while Furtado, Anthony Tassone, Mason Hachey and Jesse Appel would all have a two point game. The Bruins were led by Jacob West with two goals and one assist.
West would score his first of two and a half minutes into the game as he would bang in a rebound passed Canes starter Jaydan Delaqua and the Bruins would take a 1-0 lead, Friesen would answer that with his first of two on a great couple of moves, tying the game at 1-1 with his sixth of the season. The Herks would outshoot the Bruins 13-4, Westend's starting tender Connor Lemieux was stellar.
Westend would score twice early in period two, with West scoring his second of the game at 12:16, the Bruins would increase the score to 3-1 with Adam Crocker scoring at the 10:24 mark. Jesse Appel's ninth of the year would bring the Canes within one at 3-2 that would end the period. The Bruins would fire 12 shots at Delaqua, with the Herks countering with nine.
Period three would see the Hurricanes turn up the offence but could not solve Lemieux and with 5:07 left in the game Westend would make it 4-2 with Rory Jeffrers scoring, and things looked tough for the Canes. Friesen's second of the game came off a beauty feed from Anthony Tassone and Friesen's seventh of the year would bring the Herks within one at 4-3 with 3:38 remaining in the game, and with just under a minute later Furtado would rip his tenth from the slot and the Hurricanes battled back to tie the game at 4-4, Lemieux would face 16 shots.
It was a great game and showed that the Hurricanes played with heart not giving up. The only downside with the tie it would place the Herks in second place as the front running Current River Comets were winners in the later game.
The Hurricanes will take a break from regular season play as they will be heading south to Minnetonka to compete in the tournament. Opening game will be Friday December 8th and will take on a team from Edina Mn.
1ST PERIOD; Bruins; West ( Paxton ) 13:17. HERKS; Friesen 6 ( Furtado, Tassone ) 7:52.
penalties; HERKS; bench, to many men, 10:47. Friesen, xcheck, 0:15. Bruins; Paxton, tripping, 8:12.
2nd PERIOD; Bruins; West ( Crocker ) 12:16. Crocker ( Paxton, West ) 10:24.
HERKS; Appel 9 ( Hachey, Mesevia ) pp.7:32.
penalties; Bruins; Jeffers, double minor, head check, 4:40.
3RD PERIOD; Bruins; Jeffers ( Bottoset ) 5:07. HERKS; Friesen 7 ( Tassone, House ) 3:38. Furtado 10 ( Hachey, Tassone ) 1:45.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 13 9 16 38
Bruins 4 12 5 21
The Fort William Hurricanes Bantam A team has found themselves on a three game mini slump after dropping a tough loss by a score of 5-4 with the Westfort Rangers. The Herks would give up 4-1 lead to take the loss. Jackson Lawrence and Marcus Zawadzki would contribute with a goal and two assists each for the Canes.
It would take the Canes only thirty six seconds to get on the scoresheet with Lawrence scoring his third of the season, the Rangers would tie the game at 1-1
with Kaiden Mckay's scoring at 7:54. The Hurricanes would tally twice more before the first period would end, Zawadzki's 11th of the year would give the Canes a 2-1 lead, Harrison Tsekouras would increase the lead to 3-1 with his first of the season.
Period two would see the Canes score on the power play with a very hot Cole Kutzler netting his sixth and the lead would be 4-1. But a short handed goal by Ryan Herman would cut the lead in half at 4-2, two minutes later Westfort would make it a one goal game as Jordan Clara scored for the Rangers. After two periods the Hurricanes held an edge in shots at 19-14, and a slim 4-3 lead.
The final frame would spell disaster for the Canes, they would run into penalty trouble drawing four straight calls against and the Rangers would take full advantage. Seth Boland's power play goal would tie the game at 4-4 and Westfort would not be finished there as they would register another power play marker with 1:10 remaining with Dylan McBane scoring the come from behind game winner.
It was a tough loss for the struggling Herks Bantams who are trying to stay in the top five of a very tough Bantam Division, any kind of extended slump could be a problem, but with half a season to go, the Hurricanes have what it takes to rebound.
Another tough contest will pit the Hurricanes against the Current River Comets, 7:30 pm. Current River Arena.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Lawrence 3 ( Kotarac, Zawadzki ) 14:23. Rangers; McKay
( unassited ) 7:54. HERKS; Zawadzki 11 ( Kotarac, Lawrence ) 5:15. Tsekouras 1
( Lawrence, Maenpaa ) 1:33.
penalties; Rangers; McKay,int. 11:31.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Kutzler 6 ( Zawadzki, Langille ) pp. 8:29. Rangers; Herman ( Williamson ) sh. 4:43. Leveque ( Clara ) 2:42.
penalties; HERKS; Kuoppa-Aho, xcheck, 13:41. Lawrence, head check, 0:17. Rangers; Marchese, xcheck, 10:29. Leveque, tripping, 4:53.
3RD PERIOD; Rangers; Boland ( unassisted ) pp. 12:19. McBane ( Boland ) pp. 1:10.
penalties; HERKS; Bonneville, delay of game, 15:00. bench minor, to many men, 12:51. bench minor, delay of game, 12:51. Ruberto, match, 5:55.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 8 11 5 24
Rangers 6 8 9 23
The Fort William Hurricane Midget A's have created a three way tie for first place in the Midget A1 Division, after winning their game with the Fort William Canadiens by a 6-3 score. With the win the Herks,Westfort Rangers and the Thunder Bay Elks all sit in first place with 16 points. Jordan Carroll had a goal and two assists for the Canes, Bradley Deswiage picked up the win goal.
The Hurricanes would score twice in the opening frame with Noah Francis scoring his ninth of the year at the 9:14 mark, three minutes later the hot
Kieran Cross would make it 2-0 with his seventh. The Herks would outshoot the Canadiens 10-9.
Bradley Anderson would score the only goal in period two and the Canes would be up 3-0 with his second goal of the season. Again the Hurricanes led in shots at 10-8.
Twelve seconds into the final frame the Canes would strike again making the score 4-0, with Ryan Pellizzari netting goal number six. The Canadiens would respond two minutes twenty one seconds later on the power play as Josh Zgrych would beat Deswiage and they were on the board at 4-1, Matthew Topp would score on a breakaway and the Canadiens were within two, 4-2. Carroll would give the Herks 5-2 margin scoring his second of the year. The Canadiens would get another breakaway and Justin Nadon would score and it was 5-3 with 7:37 remaining in the game. But with three and a half minutes left, the Canes would ice the win with Spencer Baxter's third of the year, and the game would close out at a 6-3 win for the Hurricanes.
This Midget A1 division is going to be a dog fight right down to the last game, but if you get into any kind of slump long or short you could be on the outside looking in. The Midget A Herks are hard working team with some scoring punch, look solid in goal, to maintain a playoff spot.
The Herks ( 8-6-0 ) will be off for eight days before their next action before taking on their next opponent a rematch with the Fort William Canadiens
( 6-6-1 ) on Thursday December 7th, 7:30 pm. Delaney Arena.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Francis 9 ( B.Anderson ) 9:14. Cross 7 ( Carroll ) 6:09.
penalties; Canadiens; Ukrainec, slashing, 10:51.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; B.Anderson 2 ( Parker, Penna ) 12:39.
penalties; HERKS; Badolato, slashing, 3:56.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Pellizzari 6 ( Cross, Francis ) 14:48. Canadiens; Zgrych
( Albertson, Sarrasin ) pp. 12:27. Topp ( Nadon ) 11:16. HERKS; Carroll 2
( Quisses, Baxter ) 9:15. Canadiens; Nadon ( unassisted ) 7:37. HERKS; Baxter 3
( Quisses, Carroll ) 3:34.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 10 10 11 31
Canadiens 9 8 15 32
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.