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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If you like our game of hockey your gunna love this weekend, this is the time for the 145 team Robins Tournament, both our Bantam and Midget A teams are involved in this Classic tournament, both clubs will be guaranteed four games with the hope of moving on. Meanwhile the Midget AA's will off to Chicago to show their talents to our neighbours down south.
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The Midget AA Fort William Hurricanes scored a 5-0 win over the Illinois Huskies to advance to the Gold Medal game at the Chicago Midwestern Classic Tournament, James Remus scored twice while goaltender Stephan Bourgeois stopped twenty one Huskie shots to record the shutout. The Herks will face the Huskies one more time in the final held on Monday.
The Herks would open the scoring three minutes into the game as Benjamin Furtdao would score his 15th on the power play at 11:54, with six minutes left the Canes would go up by two at 2-0, with Remus netting his first of two,giving him seven on the year. Huskies net minder Daniel Egbers would face eleven shots, while Bourgeois saw four.
Liam Middlelton's fourth of the year would give the Hurricanes a 3-0 lead with under a minute to play in the middle frame. Shots favoured the team from Illinois by a 6-4 margin.
Period three would see the Herks strike twice increasing the lead to 5-0, with Mason Hachey scoring his 15th with 8;48 remaining, that would be followed by Remus's second goal of the game and eighth of the season, it would be all the scoring of the game and it would end in a 5-0 win for the Canes.
The Hurricanes will now advance to the finals facing off against the same club for the Championship.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Furtado 15 ( Bottoset, Appel ) pp. 11:54. Remus 7
( Furtado ) 5:59.
penalties; Huskies; Ryan, hooking, 13:25. Mandarino, hooking, 5:25. Martin, roughing, 0:17.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Middleton 4 ( Meservia ) 0:53.
penalties; HERKS; Appel, int. 9:00. MaGill, roughing, 4:41. Villeneuve, double minor, roughing, 3:53. Huskies; Marin, roughing, 3:53.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Hachey 15 ( Himanen ) 8:48. Remus 8 ( Bylund, Apell ) 3:30.
penalties; HERKS; Bottoset, xchecking, 11:50. Meservia, roughing, 7:31. Vacchiano, tripping, 6:19. Remus, hit from behind, 2 minute and 10 minute misconduct, 1:30. Huskies; Ryan, slashing, 7:31.
Mason Hachey would score his second game winner and goaltender Jaydan Delaqua would stop twenty shots as the Fort William Hurricanes blanked the Tampa Bay Crunch 2-0, with the win the Canes are in first place in the Chicago Midwestern Hockey Championship, with a key game later on tonight versus the Illinois Huskies.
There would be no scoring in the opening frame and the both starting goalies held the fort, with Delaqua stopping nine, while Tampa Bay tender,Elijah Garneau faced and stopped eleven shots.
The second was much like the first with the defence of both teams dominating the game, but with just under two minutes Hachey would fire a shot by Garneau and his 13th of the season would give the Herks a 1-0 after two. Shots on goal favoured the Canes by an eight six count.
The Tampa Bay net minder would be tested often in period three, but at the 11:45 mark of period three the Canes would up their to 2-0 with Brysen Bottoset scoring his 17th of the year. If not for the effort put out by Garneau the score could have been much higher, the Hurricanes fired twenty one shots in the final period and he would yield just one goal.
The win was a costly one for the Hurricanes as they would lose defenseman Blake Hogan to a lower body injury and is doubtful for the next game versus the Huskies.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; HERKS; Bottoset, high stick, 10:28. Villeneuve, rough, 7:48. Crunch; McGovern, tripping, 11:20. Southern,hooking, 5:35.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Hachey 13 ( Vacchiano ) 1:58.
penalties; HERKS; Appel, head check, two minutes and 10 minute misconduct, 2:45. Crunch; McGovern, roughing, 2:45.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Bottoset 17 ( Furtado ) 11:48.
penalties; Crunch; Bell, roughing, 10:55.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 11 8 21 40
Crunch 9 6 4 19
Mason Hachey would score with 0.5seconds remaining in the game and the Midget AA Fort William Hurricanes would edge the Illinois Romans by a score of 4-3. The Herks would see a three goal advantage disappear into a 3-3 tie before Hachey's game winner. Stephan Bourgeois would pick up the win in goal for the Canes, Ethan Kearn would take the loss for the Romans.Herk's Antonio Vacchiano had a three assist game.
The first period was scoreless with the team from Illinois outshooting the Hurricanes 7-4.
The Herks would score twice in nineteen seconds with Benjamin Furtado scoring his 14th, followed by James Remus's fourth and the Canes were up 2-0 early in the second period. Brysen Bottoset would net his 16th, converting a perfect two on one pass from Vacchiano and it was 3-0. the Romans would get on the scoresheet at the 4:41 mark of the period, as Jack Montgomery would bang one in passed Bourgeois and the frame would come to end with the Canes holding onto a 3-1 lead.
The Hurricanes would run into penalty trouble in the final frame and it would cost them Blake Collins would score at the 12:26 mark and made it 3-2, a costly to many men penalty against the Canes would see the game get tied up at 3-3 with 5:42 left as Collins would net his second of the game. It looked like the game was going to end in a 3-3 draw, but as fate would have it the Romans would be called for to many men, and the Herks would have a crucial power play very late in the game. The Canes would apply relentless pressure but Kearn was able to stop the barrage, until he left a rebound out in front of the goal and Hachey would fire home the game winner with under a second to play, it was his twelfth of the year. Bourgeois was solid in the Herks goal making 26 saves on 29 shots.
Next up for the Hurricanes will be the Tampa Bay Crunch.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Vacchiano, tripping.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Furtado 14 ( Vacchiano ) 12:33. Remus 4 ( Middleton ) 1214. Bottoset 16 ( Vacchiano ) 8:42. Romans; Montgomery ( Norris ) 4:41.
penalties; Romans; Summy, 11:29.
3RD PERIOD; ROMANS; Collins ( Stender ) pp. Collins ( Stender ) pp. 5:47.
HERKS; Hachey 12 ( Vacchiano ) pp. 0.05.
penalties; HERKS; Bylund, xcheck, 14:00. to many men, 7:34. Bourgeois, tripping, 3:48. Romans; to many men 1:30.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 4 11 9 24
Romans 7 9 13 29
Antonio Vacchiano scored one goal and had a pair of assists, while Stephan Bourgeois stopped twenty shots for the shutout, and the Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's would blank the Volunteer Pool Bearcats 3-0 in Midget AA action.
Brysen Bottoset 15th goal of the season scored at the 12:17 mark of the opening frame would prove to be the game winner. Jordan Mesrvia's point shot would make it 2-0 after one. The Herks would outshoot the Bearcats 8-2.
There would be no scoring in the middle frame and VP would outshoot the Canes by 9-7.
Vacchiano's fifth goal of the season would make it 3-0 Hurricanes scoring early in period three, this would close out the scoring and the Herks would record the win.
With the win the Canes will retain their one point lead for first place in the Midget AA division, as the Current River Comets scored a 6-0 win over the AAA Bantam Kings.
The Midget AA's will take a break from regular season action, as they will be on the road to Chicago to compete in a tournament there.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Bottoset 15 ( Vacchiano ) 12:17. Meservia ( Vacchiano ) 4:53.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Hogan, xcheck, 12:39. Meservia, double minor, head check, 12:39.Magill,roughing, 8:54. Himanen, head check, 6:13. Bearcats; Jeffers, xcheck,12:39. Thompson, roughing, 12:39.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Vacchiano 5 ( Furtado ) 14:39.
penalties; HERKS; Magill, int. 12:53. Vacchiano, hooking, 5:30. Dykstra, 2:46.
Bearcats; Lybarger, slashing, 9:29. Lybarger, slashing, 3:47.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 8 7 19 34
Bearcats 2 9 9 20
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's would go on a six game undefeated streak and would maintain a one point lead over the Current River Comets.
After losing a 6-2 decision to the Comets the Herks would start their streak. A two goal performance by Benjamin Furtado would get things rolling as the Canes would edge the West End Bruins 5-4, Jesse Appel would chip in with a goal and two assists. Jaydan Delaqua would pick up the win in goal for the Canes.
The showdown game between the top two teams in the Midget AA Division ended in a 2-2 tie. The Hurricanes would score twice in the first period under a minute apart with Furtado and Brysen Bottoset putting the Canes up by two, Current River would cut the lead in half before the first was over with Shane Thompson scoring at 1:28. The Comets would tie the contest at 2-2 late in the middle frame with Ben Pretty getting the equalizer. No scoring in the third would mean there would be no change in the standings.Furtado and Bottoset would each have a two point game with a goal and a helper each. Stephan Bourgeois was in goal for the tie.
Furtado would have a four point game with a goal and three assists aiding the Hurricanes to a 5-1 win over the Bantam AAA Kings, Brysen Bottoset would match that with the same production ( 1-3 ), Jaydan Delaqua would make 22 saves in goal.
The Midget A Fort William Hurricanes had a mixture in their last four games, going 2-1-1 but the end result was they were still in first place in the Midget A standings.
They started out with a tough game with the South End Junior Stars and would have to come from behind to steal a point by tying the game with just under seven minutes left as Evan Maslack would score a shorthanded goal.
The Herks would next face the Neebing Hawks and would see four different goal scorers hit the score sheet. Carter Hargeaves had a power play goal and one assist, while Solomon Long tallied a short handed goal, and the Canes would score a 4-1 win. Evan Maslack registered two assists.
A showdown with second place Thunder Bay Elks would be a second regular season loss for the Hurricanes as they would come up on the short end of a 4-3 loss. Evan Maslack would score twice in the loss, while Carter Hargreaves would score once and have one helper.
The Midget A's would score two shorthanded goals and one power play goal and they would edge the Fort William Canadines 4-3.
It was billed first versus last, twelve wins versus one win, 15 skaters versus 9 skaters, should be a win on paper for the Fort William Midget A Hurricanes, but the Herks got a huge scare and hung onto a very tough two point win, just edging the Nipigon Elks 2-1. Carter Hargreaves would record a pair of assists, while Elks goaltender Anawtyn Rasevich would be the star making thirty saves in the game.
The Canes would open the scoring at the 6:30 mark of period one with Evan Maslacknetting his twenty fourth of the season. Herks would have a 10 shot period, while Nipigon could only get three on Johnny Gammond.
Two goals in the second frame would be it for the scoring in the game. Solomon Long's seventh of the year would give the Hurricanes an early 2-0 lead at the 14:18 mark, but stubborn Nipigon club would not go away and would cut the lead in half at 2-1 as Hayden Foulds scored at 8:26. Rasevich would make 14 saves, while Gammond stopped seven of eight.
There would be scoring in the third period as defence took over the game, with both goaltenders blanking any offensive threats. The final score was 2-1, Hurricanes.
The first place Hurricanes found out there is no easy games in the very tough Midget A Division, but they do know what it takes to win, they go into the Christmas break in top spot but with a slim two point lead on the second place Westfort Rangers. Next game for the Midgets will be on Thursday December 27th, 7:30 pm, Fort William First Nation Arena, versus the Volunteer Pool Bearcats,
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; E.Maslack 24 ( Carter Hargreaves, Walker ) 6:30.
penalties; Nipigon; B.Borg, tripping, 3:55. Metansinine, int. 1:21. Hart, double minor, head check, 1:21.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Long 7 ( Hughes, Carter Hargreaves ) 14:18. Nipigon; Foulds ( Cormier ) 8:26.
penalties; HERKS; B.Maslack,elbowing, 11:10. McKay, xcheck, 10:02. E.Maslack
int. 2:27. Nipigon; C.Borg, xcheck, 6:10. Brennen, high stick, 5:43.
3RD PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; HERKS; Carter Hargreaves, boarding, 5:04.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 10 15 8 33
Nipigon 3 8 4 15
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.