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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 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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The two Fort William Hurricanes Midget teams lengthly winning streaks came to a sudden halt on Monday Night, as both teams lost. The Midget A's impressive start to the 2018-2019 Thunder Bay Minor Hockey regular season ( 11-0-2 ) ended as they were edged by the second place Westfort Rangers by a score of 2-1. Meanwhile the Midget AA's were beaten by the front running Current River Comets 6-2, the Comets were the last team to beat the Herks ( 5-0 ). The Hurricanes when then go on a 8-0-1 streak following that loss, and would pull to within one point of the first place Comets.
Meanwhile the Hurricanes Bantam A team, is hanging in tough in a very competitive Bantam Division, they will try to snap a four game losing streak on Wednesday evening taking on the Neebing Hawks and then will depart to Dryden for a tournament.
The Westfort Rangers would score two third period goals and edge out the Midget A Fort William Hurricanes 2-1, it would be the league leading Herks first regular season loss.
Kaiden McKay's 15th goal of the year would give the Canes a 1-0 lead with 4:25 remaining in the first period. Johnny Gammond made 10 saves for the Herks while Kailen Scott had 11.
Goaltending was the story in the middle frame as both Gammond and Scott would keep the offensive shooters off the scoresheet
Westfort would tie the game at 1-1 as Peter Oinonen would score just under a eleven minutes into the the third period. And with five minutes remaining the Rangers would take the at 2-1 with Logan Stacknick scoring. Goaltender Scott was at his best keeping the Herks scorers at bay for the final two periods and preserving a 2-1 win for the Westfort team.
It was a great game even though the Hurricanes would suffer their first regular season loss. They will have a chance to regroup on Saturday December 16, 6:30 pm, Delaney Arena with the Current River Comets providing the competition.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; McKAY 15 ( E.Maslack, Long ) 4:25.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Francoeur, int.13:52. Dunning, double minor, head check, 2:55. Rangers; Paquette, unsportsmanlike, 13:52. Bisgnano, boarding, 8:31. Middleton, kneeing, 4:35.
3RD PERIOD; Rangers; Oinonen ( unassisted ) 10:50. Stacknick ( Paquette, Thurier ) 5:06.
penalties; HERKS; Dunning, unsportsmanlike, 4:15.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 11 10 11 32
Rangers 10 9 12 31
The Fort William Hurricane Midget AA team had a rough night, as they would a tough go around with the first place Current River Comets, dropping a 6-2 decision and a chance to climb into first place. After their long unbeaten streak the Canes would creep to within one point of first place, but could not overcome a three goal deficit and would lose their chance of taking over top spot. Current River's offence was led by Andy Prystanski's hat trick and one assist, Kaemingh would have three assists and one goal.
The Comets would open the scoring at the 10:37 mark of period one with Shane Thompson scoring on the power play, Prystanski would net his first of three with 5:03 left in the period.The Comets would put up 13 shots, while the Herks managed 11.
Current River would make the score 3-0 early in the second frame with Nicholas Staruch scoring at 12:32, the Canes would finally score one on the power play, with Mason Hachey notching his seventh of the year cutting the lead to 3-1, but Prystanski would score two unanswered goals six minutes apart, his second of the game would be a power play tally at 8:40, his hat trick goal would be scored with two minutes remaining in the period, and the Comets would skate away with a 5-1 lead after two.
Brysen Bottoset would score his ninth thirty seconds into the final period but that's all the Hurricanes could manage, Dawson Kaemingh would score the sixth Current River goal on the power play making the final 6-2.
The game was a very chippy affair as both teams were assessed 58 minutes in penalties. The Hurricanes were outplayed by a more determined team that wanted to remain in top spot. The canes next game will be Wednesday December 13th.
1ST PERIOD; Comets; Thompson ( Kaemingh, Pretty ) 10:37, pp. Prystanski
( Syposz ) 5:03.
penalties; HERKS; Vacchiano, roughing, 12:19. Meservia, double minor, head check, 10:02. Furtado, xcheck, six minutes head check, 1:09. Comets; Saaasin,double minor, head check, 4:22. Meloche, double minor, head check, 4:22.
2ND PERIOD; COMETS; Staruch ( Zgrych, Albertson ) 12:32. HERKS; Hachey 7
( Middleton, Vacchiano ) 11:13. Comets; Prystanski (Kaemingh, Decorte ) pp. 8:40. Prystanski ( Kaemingh ) 2:09.
penalties; HERKS; Himanen, high stick, 10:11. Comets; Albertson, 10 minute misconduct, game misconduct, gross, 12:32. Prystanski, slashing, 4:30.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Bottoset ( Furtado ) pp.14:33. Comets; Kaemingh
( Prystanski ) 5:40.
penalties; HERKS; Vacchiano, double minor head check, 10 minute misconduct, 14:39. Bottoset, unsportsmanlike, 14:33. Magill, slashing, 12:28. Hachey, hooking, 6:56. Bylund, 10 minute misconduct,4:17. Villeneuve, double minor head check, 4:00. Dykstra, 10 minute misconduct, 4:17. Comets; Perkins, roughing, 14:39. Rollason, double minor head check, 10 minute misconduct, 14:39. Syposz, int. 11:38. Meloche, 10 minute misconduct,4:17.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 11 8 7 26
COMETS 13 11 11 35
The Fort William Hurricane Bantam A team is having a tough time at the moment, after an impressive 6-5 comeback against the Westfort Rangers, the Bantams have dropped four consecutive games, losing twice to the Nipigon Elks and one each Current River plus to the league leading Thunder Bay Beavers.
Matthew Erickson would suffer the loss allowing three goals on a thirty seven shot barrage from the second place Nipigon Elks, he was stellar in period one making good on 14 of the 16 shots he would face. Nipigon's Jack Whatley would open the scoring nine seconds into the opening frame, but it would be Erickson's show from there, the only other puck that got by him was a late period goal by Chase Wrigley. The Elks would have a 2-0 lead after one.
Once again Nipigon would score early with Tristan Robinson giving the visiting team a 3-0 lead, a minute later the Herks would get on the scoresheet with Rylan Grenier scoring on the power play cutting the lead to 3-1 after two. The Canes did manage to outshoot Nipigon 12-11.
The early period scoring would return in the final frame with the Elks scoring their fourth goal at 12:25. After a 12 shot second period the Hurricanes could only manage a three shot performance, total shots in the contest favoured the Nipigon team 37-18.
The Current River Comets would break open a 1-1 tie early in the second period and go on to edge the Hurricanes 3-1.
David Wintermute would give the Comets a 1-0 lead scoring at the 7:17 mark, getting one by Herks goaltender, the Canes would tie the game at 1-1 with just twenty nine seconds remaining in the first period, as Jackson Lawrence found the back of the net.
Again the early period goal would return to haunt the Canes as the Current River team made it 2-1 just 45 seconds gone in period two with Tyler Robertson scoring. The Comets also held the lead in shots after the second period with a 17-13 advantage.
Ethen Friesen would put the game away halfway through the final frame and the Comets would score a 3-1 victory.
Next up would be a return matchup in Nipigon with the Herks facing off with the Nipigon Elks for the second time in a week. Ashton Parker and Tristan Robinson would score twice pacing the Elks to a 5-2 win over the Canes.
Starting goaltending was once again the story of the game, with Hurricanes starter Richard Lamont having a great performance despite the final score.
After a scoreless opening fifteen minutes, Nipigon would tally twice in the middle frame a minute and a half apart, Colton McLeod would get the ball rolling scoring with just over five minutes left in the period, Robinson would score his first of two shortly after, giving Nipigon a 2-0 lead after two period played.
The pattern would continue for the Herks as they would give up another early period goal with Parker netting his first of the game, two and half minutes in. Two minutes later Nipigon would increase their lead to 4-0 with Robinson scoring his second of the game. The Canes would get a spark with seven minutes left in the third frame, Hunter Meunier would score making it 4-1, exactly three minutes later Gauge Sprickerhoff would cut the lead to 4-2, but that would be as close as the Hurricanes could get to the Nipigon team and with forty nine seconds left Parker's empty net goal would make the final 5-2 Elks.
Things would not get easier for the Bantams as they would have to face-off against the league leading Thunder Bay Beavers, Parker Dorland would score twice and ex Hurricane Harrison Tsekouras would score once and contribute two assists as the Beavers rode the back of starting goaltender Eric Fiddler to a 3-0 win over the Canes, Fiddler made twenty saves for the shutout.
The first period looked like it would be scoreless, but the Beavers took care of that scoring twice in 13 seconds, giving them a 2-0 lead after one. Tsekouras would beat Canes starter Matthew Erickson, with 15 seconds left and with just two ticks left on the clock the Beaver lead would increase to 2-0 with Dorland netting his first of two.
A strong defensive game took to the stage as both teams were very stingy with only one goal being score as Dorland's second of the game lifted the Beavers to a 3-0 lead after two.
Period three was goalless and the goaltenders were sharp for the remaining 15 minutes of play, but the Beavers would remain undefeated after skating away with a 3-0 win.
The Bantam Hurricanes seem to lose their concentration in the opening parts of the periods, with the exception of the last game where they were scored on twice in 13 seconds. The game is played so fast that any time you take time off and not think the puck ends up in your net. This team is good enough to compete with any team in the Bantam A division as long as they stay fully aware and cut down on the few lapses they do have.
They have one more game this week before their trip to Dryden for a tournament, good luck team, play hard have fun.
After a tough lost against the front running Current River Comets ( 6-0 ) the Midget AA Fort William Hurricanes went on a four game winning streak and now have pulled within three points of the Current River squad.
The next game after the loss the Herks would reel off a 5-0 win over the Volunteer Pool Bearcats, Brysen Bottoset and Jesse Appel would lead the Canes with a goal and an assist. Jaydan Delaqua would record the shutout.
A rematch with the Bearcats would see the Hurricanes edge them by a 2-1 score. Matthew Himanen would score his second game winner in as many games.
A 2-2 tie with the West End Bruins would see the streak go to three games, Jordan Meservia would score with forty nine seconds left in the game and the Canes would grab the point, Meservia would also have an assist.
The battle of the Forts would see the Herks break a 1-1 tie, after score twice in the second period and once in the third and go on to beat the Fort William Canadiens by a 4-1 count. Antonio Vacchiano would have a two point game with a goal and one assist, Lucas Dykstra and Benjamin Furtado would chip in with a pair of helpers.
This coming Saturday December 1st, 2018, 6:30 pm, Delaney Arena, will see the first place Current River Comets and the Fort William Hurricanes battle it out.
Kaiden McKay would score one and have two assists as he would lead the Midget A Fort William Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Fort William Canadiens, with the win the Herks improve their league leading record to 6-0-1, Solomon Long would have a two point night with a goal and one helper, Johnny Gammond would stop 17 of 18 shots for the win in goal.
The Herks would score twice in the opening frame as Long would net his fourth of the season scoring at the 13:29 mark, a minute seven later the Canes would go up 2-0 with Marcus Zawadzki scoring his first of the year.Canadiens goaltender would face 14 Cane shots, while Gammond handled four.
Period number two would be scoreless, shots on goal would favour the Hurricanes at 12 to 9.
There would be three goals scored in period three, the Herks would net two and the Canadiens one. The Canadiens would cut the Herk lead in half with Shane Kennedy scoring at 11:46 making the score 2-1, Haiden Paavola would score his second of the year giving the Canes back their two goal lead at 10:59, McKay would score into the empty net with forty six seconds left in the game giving him six goals on the season.
The regular season will take a break as the Midget A's will be competing in the Westfort Fall Classic tournament, action begins on Thursday November 8th, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena they will be facing a tough South End Junior Stars.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Long 4 ( McKay, Hughes ) 13:29. M.Zawadzki 1 ( Gilies,
Walker ) 12:22.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; Canadiens; Holland, boarding, 8:54.
3RD PERIOD; Canadiens; Kennedy ( Latta, Sugarhead ) 11:46. HERKS; Paavola 2
( McKay, Long ) 10 :59. McKay 6 ( Carter Hargreaves, R.Zawadzki ) en. 0:46.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 14 12 9 35
Canadiens 4 8 6 18
The Midget Fort William Hurricanes have continued their winning ways and have a record of 5-0-1, after they won 8-5 over the South End Junior Stars, Evan Maslack would lead the way with two goals and two assists, while Cameron Hughes would have a four assist game, they would keep the streak alive but would have to fight for the point they would earn versus the North End Flames, battling to 2-2 draw.
The first period had zero scoring the North End Flames would have a shot advantage out shooting the Hurricanes 10-3, Johnny Gammond was solid in goal for the Herks.
Jeffrey Giles would get the Canes on the board early in the second period with his 2nd of the season scoring at 10:56. Once again the Flames held the edge in shots at 8-7, and the frame would end with the Hurricanes holding a 1-0 lead.
At the 13:22 mark of the final period North End would tie the game with Chase Grootenboer scoring his first to two, four minutes later Canes leading scorer Evan Maslack would net his tenth of the season giving the Herks a 2-1 lead, but Grootenboer's second of the less than a minute later and the score was now 2-2. Gammond would be very busy in the final minutes of the game and would be the turning point in keeping the final score at 2-2.
The Hurricanes played with little get up and go and found out that you have to play hard for three periods to get any points in a very competitive Midget A division. Next game for the Herks will be Tuesday November 6th, 9:00 pm Delaney Arena as they will face the Fort William Canadiens.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Long, head check, 0:19. Flames; bench minor, to many men, 12:35.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Giles 2 ( M.Zawadzki, DeDura ) 10:56.
penalties; Flames; Tenniscoe, tripping, 9:25. Bevilaqua, high sticking, 0:54.
3RD PERIOD; Flames; Grootenboer ( Oikonen ) 13:22. HERKS; Maslack 10
( Cole Hargreaves, McKay ) pp. 9:13. Flames; Grootenboer ( unassisted ) 8:34.
penalties; Flames; Green, head check, 11:17. Kibiuk, double minor, slew foot,
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.