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 will operate with three clubs for the up coming hockey season. 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 2019-2020 upcoming hockey season. At this time we like to welcome all returning players and parents for the 2019-20 hockey season, good luck to all teams.
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The 2019-2020 TBMHA regular season kicked off on Wednesday evening, with the West End Bruins edging the Fort William Hurricanes 4-3 in Midget AA play.
Leading the way for the Bruins would be Noah Broughton scorn a hat trick, while line mate Hunter Matyasovszky chipped in with three assists, the Canes Braeden Duchesne and Mason Hachey each had a goal and an assist. Two power play goals were what done in the Hurricane.
Period one would see the Herks take 1-0 lead Mason Hachey scoring his third of the year at the 10:35 mark, the Canes would take a 2-0 lead at 5:32 with Jordan Weiss netting his second of the season. It looked like the Herks had control of the period, but with twelve seconds left Broughton would score his first of three on the power play rifling a shot past Herks starter Daniel Giardino. West End managed a 13-12 shot advantage.
Once again the Hurricanes would take a two goal lead with Duchesne making it 3-1 with his second scoring at 5:32, fifty seconds later West End would respond as Mitchell Moore cut the lead to 3-2. The goaltending was the key to the middle frame as each tender would face 12 shots each. Period two would end with the Canes holding a 3-2 lead.
West End would tally twice within three minutes of the final period with Broughton completing his hat trick performance, forty seven seconds into the frame he would net his second of the game on the power play and the game was tied 3-3, then at 11:46 his third of the game made it 4-3. The Herks would apply pressure for the remainder of the period but could not beat Brayden McKeever in the Bruins net and the game would see West End skate away with a 4-3 win. Giardino was solid in goal for the Hurricanes.
A very entertaining opening game for both clubs offensively and defensively.
West End was 2-2 on the power play while the Herks were 0-2 with the man advantage,the Canes held the edge in shots at 36-29. Next game for the Hurricanes will be on Saturday October 19th,2019, 6:30 pm, Delaney Arena.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Hachey 3 ( Frechette, Duchesne ) 10:35. Weiss 2
( Himanen ) 5:32. Bruins; Broughton (Drazecky, Matyasovszky ) pp. 0:12.
penalties; Herks; Danis, kneeing, 1:08. Bruins; Smith, hooking, 9:35.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Duchesne 2 ( Hogan, Hachey ) 5:43. Bruins; Moore
( MacMillian ) 4:42.
penalties; Herks; Sarrasin, xcheck, 0:35.
3RD PERIOD; Broughton ( Matyasovszky, Bisignano ) PP.14:13. Broughton
( Matyasovszky, Bisignano ) 11:46.
penalties; Bruins; Drazecky, head check, 4:44.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 11 12 13 36
Bruins 12 12 5 29
After two long evenings at the draft table, the Fort William Hurricanes, Midget A and Bantam A teams have their crews drafted.
The Midget A's will see the return of goaltender Johnathon Gammon, Brett Maslack, Jalen Francouer and Timothy Dunning will be on the back once again for the Herks, the only returning forward will be Leif DeDura, joining this years squad are, Matthew Dahl, Tyler Hill, Ty Kovacs, Kieran Meescetawageesic, Ethan Middleton, Owen Vaillant and Ty Waite, two sets of brothers also will wear the "H" for the first time, Sheldon and Conner Pennell along with Stanley and Albert White. The Club will once again be coached by Chris DeDura, Mike Maslack, Richard Francoeur and Mitchell Zemanck, the teams Manager is Karen Gammond.
The Midget A's season opener will be Wednesday October 16th, 7:30 pm, Fort William First Nation #1, versus the Westfort Rangers.
The Bantam A's will see only three players return to the 2019-2020 team, with Andrew Pepler, Pacey Whitehead and Dustin Paradis. All new to the Hurricanes this year will be, Carter Cressman-Speak, Parker Dorland, Evan Edwards, Ethan Given, Austin Green, Kadin Hemeon, Conner Legace, Ryan Leveque, Quetin McKay, Harry Jr. Okeese, Andre Sarrasin, Erik Sundell, Dawson Watts and Lucas White. The teams new Head Coach will be Bill Pepler, the rest of the staff will be added later on.
The Bantam A Hurricanes will kick off the new season on Sunday, October 20th, 2019, 2:00 pm, as they will take on the West End Bruins at the Fort William First Nations #1 Arena.
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.