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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 2018-2019 upcoming hockey season. At this time we like to welcome all returning players and parents for the 2018-19 hockey season, good luck to all teams.

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    It would take just over three minutes remaining in the game for the Fort William Hurricanes to score their first goal, then netting two more for another come from behind win, as they would edge the Current River Comets 3-1 in Midget A action, it would be the Herks second win of the early season. Cameron Taylor would have a great game in goal for the Comets in the loss. Johnny Gammond would pick up his second win in goal for the Canes, making good on 20 of 21 shots fired his way.
     There would be no scoring in the first period and the Canes edged the Comets 7-6 in shots.
     Current River would open the scoring with three minutes and forty nine seconds left in the second period with Adam Belluz sliding one passed Gammond for a 1-0 lead.
     The Comets held on to their slim lead for most of the final frame and things were looking good, but with 3:47 left Timothy Dunning's first of the season would tie the game at 1-1, a minute thirty two seconds later Cole Hargreaves would give the Herks a 2-1 lead, scoring his first of the year at the 2:15 mark, and then with 1:53 left Kaiden McKay would walk in from the blue line and blast a shot passed Taylor for a 3-1 final score.
     Again the Hurricanes would have to fight back for the win.
     Next up for the Midget A's will be a game with the Neebing Hawks, on Monday October 22nd, 6:30 pm, at Fort William First Nations.
                                              SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST PERIOD;  
    no scoring;
    penalties; HERKS; Paavola, int. 8:58. Dunning,roughing,1:44. Comets; bench minor, to many men, 8:15.
    2ND PERIOD; Comets; Belluz ( Kovacs ) 3:49.
    penalties; HERKS; Hughues; boarding,3:01. Comets; Kovacs, roughing, 6:21.
    3RD PERIOD;  HERKS; Dunning 1 ( Giles, Walker ) 3:47. Cole Hargreaves 1
    ( Paavola, Long ) 2:15. McKay 1 ( unassisted ) 1:53.
    penalties; HERKS;  E.Maslack, checking from behind, and game misconduct, 9:12.  Comets; Belluz, boarding, 7:06.
                                                SHOTS ON GOAL
                          1ST       2ND       3RD       FINAL
    HERKS              6            8           8            22
    Comets             7            8          8            23


    The Current River Comets would score two third period goals in three minutes to edge the Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's 3-2, Ben Pretty would score twice for the Comets giving them the win. Stephan Bourgeois would stop 29 of the 32 shots fired his way, in taking the tough loss.
     Mason Hachey's second goal of the season would give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead,scoring with just 2:03 left in the opening frame. The Canes would be outshot 14-8.
     Braxton Syposz would tie the game for Current River scoring at the 9:40 mark of period two. The period would end with both teams ties at 1-1, the Comets shot lead would be 21-13.
     The Herks would take a 2-1 lead in the third with Antonio Vacchiano scoring his first of the year at 13:58 on the power play. Pretty would also score a power play goal a minute later with the Hurricanes down by two men, and the game was tied once again at 2-2, three minutes later Pretty's second goal of the game would be the eventual game winner. The Herks would hold the majority of the play in the final period with a lot of puck possession but with no shots.
     The Midget AA's return to action on Wednesday October 17th, 9:00 pm at the Fort William First nations Arena, as they will face-off against the AAA Bantam Kings.
                                                   SCORING SUMMARY
    Hachey 2 ( Bylund ) 2:03.
    penalties; HERKS; Hogan, head check,8:13. Comets; Thompson, int. 0:23.
    2ND PERIOD; Comets; Syposz ( Thompson, Staruch ) 9:40.
    penalties; Comets; Sarrasin, head check, 12:52. Pretty, tripping, 0:25.
    3rd PERIOD; HERKS; Vacchaino 1 ( Appel ) pp.13:58. Comets; Pretty ( Kaemingh
    pp.12:00. Pretty ( Zgrych ) 9:11.
    penalties; HERKS; Furtado, slashing, 12:56. Bottoset, head check, 12:33.
                                                  SHOTS ON GOAL
                      1ST       2ND       3RD       FINAL
    HERKS           8           5            5          18
    COMETS       14          7           11         32


    The Bantam Fort William Hurricanes opened the TBMHA regular season with a 3-3 draw with the Westfort Maroons, the Canes would earn the one point with Eric Wihidal's point shot beating Maroon goaltender Devon Roy with four seconds left in the game. Jackson Lawrence would have a goal and one assist, while Hunter Meunier chipped in with two assists for the Hurricanes, in net Matthew Erickson kicked out 29 of 32 shots. Gabriel Boucher-Legarde tallied twice for the Maroons.
     Westfort would open the scoring two minutes into the game with Lucas Wheatley making it 1-0, they would increase their lead to 2-0 with six seconds left in the first period, with Boucher-Legarde netting his first of two.
     The Herks would cut the lead in half at 2-1 as Lawrence scored his first of the year at the 3:33 mark of period two, then with thirty six seconds left the Canes would tie the game 2-2 with Matias Maenpaa-Berube getting his first of the season, and with just six seconds remaining in the frame the Maroons would regain the lead with Boucher-Legarde's second of the game made it 3-2.
     The Hurricanes would keep bringing the play to Westfort but Roy would stymie the Herk shooters shot after shot. With 0:27 left in the final period the Maroons would be called for a trip, the Canes would pull the goalie for the extra attacker and the move paid off as Wihidal would walk in off the point and let a wrist shot go at the top of the circle and it would evade Roy with four ticks on the clock and the contest would end in a draw.
     Both teams appeared to be a little jittery through a period and half but once they got their skating legs the game moved along.
     Next up for the Bantam Herks will be Wednesday October 17th, 9:00 pm, Current River Arena with the Thunder Bay Beavers providing the opposition.
                                                      SCORING SUMMARY

    1ST PERIOD; Maroons; Wheatley ( O'Blenes ) 13:11. Boucher-Legarde
    ( unassited ) 0:06.
    2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Lawrence 1 ( Meunier ) 3:33. Maroons; Boucher-Legarde 
    ( unassisted ) 3:13. HERKS; Maenpaa-Berube 1 ( Gagnon, Meunier ) 0:36.
    penalties; Maroons; Chaykowski, xcheck & 10 minute mMarisconduct, 9:23.
    3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Wihidal 1 ( Maenpaa-Berube, Lawrence ) 0:04.
    penalties; HERKS; Meunier, tripping, 4:18. Maroons; Johnson, tripping, 0:27.

                                                   SHOTS ON GOAL
                         1ST       2ND       3RD       FINAL
    HERKS              7          10         10          27
    Maroons         11          10         11         32



    Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary

    Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.