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.
Come out to the rink and support your favorite Hurricane's club...
The Fort William Hurricanes will be accepting coaching applications for the following teams for the 2018-2019 Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Season. Deadline for applications will be May 1st, 2018.
The following teams are/maybe available (depending on registration numbers)
Bantam A, Midget A Midget AA.
All applicants must be at least coach's level stream. For the Midget AA's head coach must be D1 Qualified.
All staff members must have an up to date Police Check, Respect in Sport, Body checking Certified (head coach) and Gender Identity.
The Fort William Hurricanes Annual Awards Banquet was held this past Friday April 13th, 2018. at the Fort William Columbus Centre.
The evening was started off with a silent tribute for the Humboldt Broncos and ended with the Midget AA's displaying Broncos on the back of their jerseys.
The Awards portion started with the annual ESSO Awards.
Most Improved Player Joshua Gray
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brahm Langille
Most Dedicated Player Matias Maenpaa
Most Improved Player Lucas Badolato
Most Sportsmanlike Player Cooper Anderson
Most Dedicated Player Noah Francis
Most Improved Player Drew Meloche
Most Sportsmanlike Player Eric Wiersema
Most Dedicated Playrer Jordan Mesrvia
The Fort William Hurricane Hockey Club Awards
Rookie of the Year Cole Kutzler
HHH Award Carter Salo
Presidents Award Nathan Ruberto
Rookie of the Year Michael Simkanin
HHH Award Matthew Pogue
Presidents Award Kieran Cross
Rookie of the Year Mason Hachey
HHH Award Jonathan Friesen
Presidents Award Eric Wiersema
Playoff MVP Jesse Appel
Goaltender Awards Tyler Blazino
Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Awards
Most Sportsmanlike Player Midget A1 Division Cooper Anderson
Top Defenseman Midget AA Division Eric Wiersema
The Brian Dell Memorial Award Anthony Tassone
Jesse Appel's twenty first of the season and second of the game gave the Fort William Hurricanes the Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Midget AA Championship in a 3-2 overtime thriller over their long time rivals Fort William Candiens. What else could you say about this Championship Final but wow. Five hard fought, well played games of two evenly matched teams. The Herks came out on top barely,as like the regular season everything was equal. Six regular season games, three wins apiece, 20 goals for and 20 goals against.
The opening period was a very tight checking with each team not giving an inch of open ice, the Hurricanes would hold a slight advantage on the shot clock with a 13 to 9 lead, both starting goalies were solid, Canes,Tyler Blazino and Zack Prenger in the Canadiens goal.
Two minutes into the second period the Canadiens would strike as Laukka would skate down the right side reach the top of the circle and blast a perfectly placed shot passed Blazino for a 1-0 lead, the Hurricanes would respond three minutes later with Jonathan Friesen scoring his twenty fourth of the season at 9:47, once again the Canadiens would score on a perfectly executed two on one with Liam Wrigley finishing off a Sammy Mancusa pass at 8:02, 2-1 Canadiens. The Canadiens thought they had a 3-1 lead scoring on the power play, but the on ice officials got together and the goal was waved off, due to a high stick making contact. The Canadiens would outshoot the Herks nine to seven.
It would not take the Canes long to tie the game in the third frame as Appel's first of the game and 20th of the year would be scored at 13:58. Yet another hard long battle ensued for both teams and both goaltenders withstood the pressure and for the rest of the period it would remain deadlocked at 2-2.
The three on three 10 minute overtime got going with both goalies making some key saves. The Herks would get into the Canadiens and that would be the break they needed as Appel's backhand would sneak through Prenger and the Canes would score the series clinching goal, it would be Appel's 21st of the year, and his fifth team leading goal of the series.
It was the second game in a row where the Hurricanes battled back all the way and ending both contests in overtime.
The 2017-2018 season for the Herks was very successful, claiming the regular season crown, winning gold in Detroit, coming second, in the HNO Tournament of Champions, second in the Robins Tournament, and capping off the season with the Midget AA Championship Trophy.
Team members; #1 Tyler Blazino, #31 Jaydan Delaqua, #2 Drew Meloche, #5 Mason Hachey, #6 Ben Furtado, #8 Chase House, #10 Jordan Meservia, #11
Anthony Tassone, #12 Matthew Crupi, #14 Jacob Sgambelluri, #16 Gregory Blekkenhorst, #17 Jesse Appel, #18 Eris Wiersema, #19 Richard Crupi, #20 Carson Kulmala, #21 Jonathan Friesen. Head Coach/Manager; Mark Antenucci, Coach, John Falvo, Coach Craig pages, Coach Rick Saarinen, Coach Jonathan Falvo.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; Canadiens; McGuire, tripping, 14:22.
2ND PERIOD; Canadiens; Laukka ( Mancusa ) 12:57. HERKS; Friesen 24
( unassisted ) 9:47. Canadiens; Wrigley ( Mancusa ) 8:02.
penalties; HERKS; Furtado, boarding, 8:37. Kulmala, roughing, 8:37. Appel, boarding, 1:04. Canadiens; Laukka, double minor, headcheck, 8:37. Wrigley, boarding, 2:47.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Appel 20 ( unassisted ) 13:58.
OVERTIME; HERKS; Appel 21 ( Furtado, Hachey ) 8:30.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD OT FINAL
HERKS 13 7 9 2 32
Canadiens 9 9 8 2 28
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.