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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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Two goals each by Ben Furtado and Chase House and Jesse Appel powered the Fort William Hurricane Midget AA team to a 7-3 win over the Bantam AAA Kings in exhibition action, all three also chipped in with two assists. Nolan Desjardins led the Bantams with two goals and one assist. Jaydan Delaqua picked up the win in net for the Herks.
The Kings would jump into the lead at the 9:43 mark of the opening period as Matthew Valiquette would get one by Delaqua for a 1-0 lead. Richard Crupi's second of the year would tie the game at 1-1. But with just seventeen seconds left in the period Desjardins would score his first of the game, and the Bantams found themselves ahead 2-1 after one.
Period two would see the Hurricanes score four unanswered goals in an eight minute span. House would score his first of the season and game tying the score at the 11:06 mark, Appel's third of the year was scored on the power play at 7:52 and the Canes had their first lead of the game at 3-2, Furtado's goal at a minute and fifty one seconds later would increase the Herks lead to 4-2 giving him two goals on the year, Appel would net his second of the game and fourth of the year with 3:21 left in the middle frame. Desjardins second of the game would get by the Hurricanes net minder and the Kings would close the gap to 5-3 at periods end.
The Herks would strike for two more goals in the final period with House and Furtado netting their second goals of the game, House would get his second of the year at 11:45, while Furtado's third of the season came with 6:47 left, making the final score 7-3. The Hurricanes were outshot 28-25.
It was good to see the Herks scoring come back into play, a much needed boost and will need it come, Wednesday October 18, 7:30 Delaney as the Westend Bruins will provide the competion.
1ST PERIOD; Kings; Valiquette ( Desjardins, Caddo ) 9:43. HERKS; R.Crupi 2
( Friesen, House ) 3:07. Kings; Desjardins ( Pineau, Valiquette ) 0:17.
penalties; HERKS; Sgambelluri, xcheck, 14:34. R.VCrupi, boarding, 7:23.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; House 1 ( Furtado, M.Crupi ) 11:06. Appel 3 ( House, Friesen ) pp. 7:52. Furtado 2 ( Appel, Hachey ) 6:01 Appel 4 ( Furtado, Meservia) 3:21. Kings; Desjardins ( Garon, Valiquette ) 2:23.
penalties; HERKS; House, boarding, 13:51. Kulmala, roughing, 3:34.
Kings; Desjardins,bench minor, 13:28. Desjardins; xcheck, 9:14.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; House 2 ( Friesen, Meservia ) 11:25. Furtado 3 ( Appel, Tassone ) 5:47.
penalties; Kings; Desjardins, double minor, head check, 3:34.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 3 12 10 25
Kings 9 6 13 28
The Volunteer Pool Bearcats scored twice in the third period and when on to blank the Midget A Fort William Hurricanes 2-0, Brady Redsky had a goal and an assist to pace the Bearcats, while Herks net minder Michael Simkanin was at his very best and kept the Canes in the contest stopping 38 of the 40 shots fired at him.
The first two periods were scoreless and if not for the heroics by Simkanin the Herks could have bowed out early, as he would be tested 29 times and he would not bend. The Herks were out shot by a large margin 29-9 over two periods.
VP would finally solve Simkanin halfway through the third period as Redsky would blast a shoulder high shot over Simkanin for a 1-0 lead at the 7:06 mark, with 3:18 left in the game Tristan Houston would score on the power play extending the Bearcats lead to 2-0, and it would end up being the final score.
The Hurricanes offence has been stuck in neutral over their four games scoring only five times. Things will not get any easier for the Herks as they will be facing off next Sunday with a match versus the Westfort Rangers who were tied for first as of this writing, it will be October 22, 6:00 pm Delaney.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring.
penaties; HERKS; Parker, tripping, 11:24. Zappitelli, int. 10:18. Carroll, tripping, 0:42. Bearcats; Gauthier, high stick, 14:05. White, boarding, 7:25.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; HERKS; Pogue, xcheck,7:02. B.Anderson, tripping, 2:24. Bearcats; Gauthier, int.12:41. Rollason, hooking, 0:12.
3RD PERIOD; Bearcats; Redsky ( Maxwell, Gauthier ) 7:06. Houston ( Barker, Redsky ) pp. 3:18.
penalties; HERKS; B.Anderson, roughing, 11:43. Quisses, int. 4:03. Bearcats; Mamakwa, xcheck, 0:18. Gunnell, double minor, head check, 0:03.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 4 5 5 14
BEARCATS 13 16 11 40
The Bantam A Fort William Hurricanes played back to back and ending up one win and one loss, the Canes were in shoot out with the Nipigon Elks and came up short in an 8-6 loss, Marcus Zawadzki was the scoring leader for the Herks with two goals and two assists. Carson Power stopped all 27 shots and the Hurricanes blanked the KC Sabres 3-0.
Liam Stenlund would open the scoring for Nipigon netting his first of three in the game scoring one minute into the game, the Herks would tie the score a minute later when Matias Maenpaa scored his first of the year on the power play. The Elks would respond with three unanswered goals, John Lindstrom would get things rolling at 9:35, Connor Borg would make it 3-1, and with a minute and half left in period one Stenlund would score his second of the period and game, the Elks would have a 4-1 lead after one.
Period two would see both teams score three times.This time it would be the Hurricanes scoring early with Evan Basalyga scoring his second of the season at the 14:51 mark, Nipigon would regain it's three goal lead forty seven seconds later as Brandon Boress would make it 5-2, Zawadzki's first of the year would make it 5-3, but Nipigon would answer back with their sixth goal, with Liidstrom scoring his second of the game. Stenlund would complete his hat trick night making it 7-3 Elks.Vasili Melissis would make it 7-4 with his first of the year scoring with just over a minute left in the second period.
Connor Borg scored five minutes into the final frame and the hometown team had increased it's lead to 8-4, it was his second of the game. The Canes would score the final two goals of the game to make it close but it was not enough. Zawadzki and Maenpaa would score their second goals of the game and season.
Game two of the back to back went to the Hurricanes as they skated to a 3-0 win over the KC Sabres. Brahm Langille's first of the year at the 6:03 mark of the first period proved to be the game winner. Carson Power provided great goaltending stopping all 27 KC shots for his first shutout of the year.
Jesse Kotarac would net his first of the year on the power play giving the Canes a 2-0 lead after two.
The Herks would strike again on the power play late in the final period as Evan Basalyga second of the year made it 3-0.
The Hurricanes found their offensive power as they would put up a 53 shot barrage at the Sabre's net minder Matthew Erikson if not for him the score could have been a lot worse.
The Canes will next be on the ice next Wednesday October 18th, 9:00 pm. Current River Arena and will face-off against the Thunder Bay Beavers.
1ST PERIOD; Elks; Stenlund ( unassisted ) 14:05. HERKS; Maenpaa 1 ( Salo ) pp 13:14. Elks; Boress ( Whattley, Zechner ) pp. 9:35. Borg ( McLeod, Mahoney ) 8:12. Stenlund ( Borg ) 1:25.
penalties; HERKS; Zawadzki, hooking, 11:04. Bench, to many men, 0:24. Elks; Robinson, boarding, 13:37. Robinson, slashing, 4:02. Zechner, slashing, 0:11.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Basalyga 2 ( unassisted ) 14:51. Elks; Boress ( Stenlund, Nichol ) 14:03. HERKS; Zawadzki 1 ( Lawrence ) 13:34. Elks; Lindstrom
( unassisted ) 10:55. Stenlund ( Borg, Norland ) sh. 4:46. HERKS; Melissis 1
( Zawadzki, MacMillian ) 1:05.
penalties; HERKS; Maenpaa, boarding, 14:22. Lawrence, tripping, 10:14. Elks; Mcleod, int. 12:35. Stenlund, double minor, head check, 8:00.
3RD PERIOD; Elks; Borg ( unassisted ) 10:17. HERKS; Zawadzki 2 ( Melissis ) 6:58. Maenpaa 2 ( Kutzler, Zawadzki ) pp. 1:58.
penalties; Nipigon; Boress, hit from behind, two minutes and a game misconduct, 12:50. Borg, elbowing, 9:12. Mahoney, int. 3:17.
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.