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". We would like to welcome all to our Website, 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 2020-2021 upcoming hockey season. At this time we like to welcome all returning players and parents for the 2020-21 hockey season, good luck to all teams.
Come out to the rink and support your favorite Hurricane's club...
Well the wait is over we are back on the ice playing meaningful games for the 2020-2021 season, it may look a bit out of the ordinary, but it's hockey.
The U18 A's started the new season with a win and a loss, the Neebing Hawks bested the Herks 9-6 in game one with Ethan Maki leading the way for the Canes with two goals and a pair of assists. Starting netminder Devon Roy was solid in goal facing four Hawks penalty shots, as is the new rule with any penalty the player fouled will be awarded a penalty shot on the spot.
Etand Maki led the U18's in game two with a goal explosion, netting seven goals leading the Hurricanes to a 15-9 win over the the Thunder Bay Elks, U18 A's, also scoring for the Herks, Matthew Dahl, Dustin Paradis with two each, Matias Maenpaa chipped in with a goal and three assists. Canes goalie Evan Edwards faced 25 Elks shots, with three being penalty shots.
A rematch is in store for the Midget A's as they will face off once again with the Elk 82 team, on Monday November 23rd, 7:30 pm, Fort William First Nations Arena.
In the U18 AA first contest the Current River Comets outscored the Fort William Hurricanes 9-5, leading the way for the Herks was Braeden Duchesne with two goals and one assist, while Matthew Himanen registered a goal and one assist. Goaltender Brayden McKever faced a total 30 shots and two penalty shots, the top scorer for the Comets was Kai Vanska with three goals, two scored with the penalty shot.
Next up for the Canes will be Sunday November 22nd, 8:30 PM, Delaney Arena as they face arch rival Fort William Canadiens.
After a long eight month layoff hockey has arrived back in Thunder Bay and the province of Ontario. It will look a lot differnt this upcoming 2020-2021 season, teams still drafted their seventeen players, a couple of teams however were only able to take sixteen players. Games will be divided into two twenty one minute halfs, the game will be a four on four format, with no penalties if a player offends another player the player offended will be awarded a penalty shot right away. Offsides and icing will be called and the team that committed the infraction will have to clear the offensive zone, letting the offensive team bring the puck out, the same applies to goals, the team scoring the goal will clear the zone allowing the team to bring out the puck from their zone.
The Fort William Hurricanes will have two Midget teams, now called U18 A and U18 AA.
The U18 A team will be coached by Joe Berube, Bill Pepler, Dave Meunier and Matthew McGonigal.
The roster has a bit of Hurricanes flavor with a few returning to the fold, Matthew Dahl returning from the 2019 Midget A squad, players returning after stints with other teams, Hunter Meunier, Dustin Paradis, Andrew Pepler, Matias Maenpaa, Joshua Gray, Rylan Grenier along with "D" man Ethan Maki. Ethan Osmar, Dylan Meekis, Tyler Anderson, Ty Currie, Lucas Wheatly, Lucas Wood will be suiting up for the first time as a Herk. Backstopping the U18 A team in goal will be be Evan Edwards and Devon Roy.
The U18 AA team will be coached by two longtime Herks, Chris DeDura and JD Lambert have a long history with the organization. Mitchell Zemanek is returning for his second year as coach.
This years team will have a few Hurricane returnees, Marcus Grillo, Connor Thompson, Braeden Duchesne, Matthew Himanen, and Leif DeDura, coming on board for the new season will be goaltenders, Gunner Paradis and Brayden McKeever, followed by Devon Lamke, Zachary Abbott, Tanner Drazecky, Matthew Tresierra, Cole Lambert, Kaiden McKay, Brandon (Ty) Waite, Darian Smith, Cooper Latta and Keegan Fennell.
Good luck to both U18 teams have a great season, have fun and stay safe and we all will get through this strange and crazy year.
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.