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 eighty five years (incorporated in 1936). We will operate with two clubs for the up coming hockey season. From U18 "AA", U18 "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 2021-22 hockey season, good luck to all teams.
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AS OF 12:01 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5TH, 2022, HOCKEY IN THUNDER BAY
(ALL OF ONTARIO) WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR A 21 DAY PAUSE DUE TO THE COVID 19 VIRUS (OMNICROM VERSION) HOPEFULLY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT WILL STAND BY THEIR WORD AND LIFT THE PAUSE ON THE SAID DATE AROUND THE 26TH OF JANUARY 2022 AND HOPEFULLY THE LAST TIME HOCKEY PAYS THE PRICE
Jesse Biley would score twice in a four minute and thirteen span to lift the Fort William Hurricanes U18AA's to a come from behind and tie the Volunteer Pool Bearcats 4-4. Nolan Height would also chip in with a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes. Mitchell Vanderway would score three for the Bearcats.
The Herks would fall behind 1-0 after the first periods end, with Mitchell Vanderway scoring with 5:33 remaining. VP would outshoot the Canes 13-12.
The Bearcats would strike twice in less than three minutes to take a 3-0 lead in
period number two, Carter Pare scored at the 12:45 mark, and at 8:57 Vanderway would net his second of the game on the power play, and VP had a 3-0 lead. Nolan Height would score on the power play with his seventh of the year and the Herks crept within two, Lucas Romeo would make it a one goal game at 3-2 with his 14th of the season.
Period three saw the Hurricanes tie and take the lead of the game, Biley would score his first of two tying the game at 3-3 it would be his seventh of the year at the 10:36 mark, and then he scored his eighth at 6:23 and the Herks had a 4-3 lead. A scuffle would break out with two major penalties handed out for fighting and it seemed to turn the game around in the Bearcats favour, and with just 2:10 left in the game the Bearcats would tie the game at 4-4 with Vanderway scoring his hat trick goal.
It was a game that got away from the Hurricanes from the very start as the Bearcats were the better team from the opening faceoff but did manage to claw back to grab the one point, they do not want to fall to far behind the front running Current River Comets.
There will be a Covid break for twenty one days and hopefully play will resume following another shutdown.
The U18 A Fort William Hurricanes battled back twice, only to see them come back all the way to win the game by scoring four unanswered third period goals to outscore the South End Junior Stars by a count of 7-4. The Herks were led by seven different goal scorers.
South End would score early, a minute into the opening frame with Sterling Legace making it 1-0 scoring at the 14:06 mark, that would be followed by Gavin Hemeon scoring just under three minutes later, and Stars would skate away with a 2-0 lead after one.
Period two would see five goals scored between the two clubs. The Herks would score at the 14:17 mark with Carter Salo netting his 11th of the season making it 2-1, again under three minutes later the game would be tied 2-2 as Matthew Dahl with his 15th of the year, South End would regain the lead at 3-2 with Chase Imbeault scoring at 9:38, but the Canes would not go away and the game would be tied again at 3-3 as Jack Cardiff scored his fifth, but with just 2:19 remaining in the second period the Stars would increase their lead to 4-3 with Crosby Coppock scoring.
The third period belonged to the Hurricanes as they would score four times and claim the victory. Tyler Newton started the ball rolling scoring his third of the year at 12:39, game tied at 4-4, Ryan Herman's 14th would give the Herks their first lead at 5-4, Lucas Dupuis would make it 6-4 at 6:06 with his 12th on the year, Jackson Shelswell would complete the Canes comeback with his sixth with 1:46 left in the game making the final 7-4 Hurricanes.
Dahl and Salo each contributed with a goal and two assists for the Herks, Nolan Lafreniere made good on 24 saves from 27 shots, leading the way for the Stars was Crosby Coppock with one goal and a couple of helpers.
The U18A Hurricanes like the rest of the hockey world will be shut down once again by the Province as once again Covid has reared it's ugly head. Hopefully the pause will last the 21 days as dictated by the government.
1st period; Stars; Legace ( Coppock, Wrigley ) 14:06. Hemeon ( Coppock, White) 11:11.
penalties; Stars; Hemeon, head check, 4:44.
2nd period; HERKS; Salo 11 ( Shelswell, Dahl ) 14:17. Dahl 15 ( Yellowhead, Salo ) 11:35. Stars; Imbeault ( unassisted ) 9:38. HERKS: Cardiff 4 ( Basalyga,
Yellowhead ) 8:36. Stars; Coppock ( Paradis, Middleton ) 2:19.
penalties; HERKS; Dunne, rough, 3:15. Stars; Czerwinski, int. 3:15. Hemeon, double minoe, head check, 0:33.
3rd period; HERKS; Newton 3 ( Shewaybick, Dupuis ) pp.12;39. Herman 14
( Pepler, Almgren ) 7:25. Dupuis 12 ( Salo, Dahl ) pp. 6:06. Shelswell 6 ( Pepler
Newton ) pp. 1:46.
penalties; Stars; Legace, xcheck, 13:59. Marino, tripping, 6:46. Sutherland,
The Fort William Hurricanes U18A team bounced back into the win column after a tough loss to the Current River Comets, a solid defensive game with timely scoring and a great performance in goal from Herk goalie Nolan Lafreniere lifted the Canes to a hard fought 2-1 win over the Westfort Rangers.
Carter Salo's tenth goal of the season would be the only goal scored in the opening frame scoring at the 8:41 mark, on the power play.
Both teams would exchange goals in period two with the Rangers tying the score at 1-1 as Ethan Dyll would get one by Lafreniere at the 5:41 mark, but with 1:45 left in the frame, Matt Dahl would break the tie in the Herks favour with his 14th of the year, it would be a Cane's 2-1 lead after thirty minutes.
There would be no scoring in the third period and the Hurricanes would hang on for a 2-1 win. The Canes would out shoot the Rangers by a33-28 count.
Next game for the U18A Hurricanes ( 10-5-2 ) will be played on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, 6:00 pm Fort William First Nation Arena, with the South End
Junior Stars providing the opposition.
1st period; HERKS; Salo 10 ( Dahl, Yellowhead ) pp. 8:41.
penalties; Rangers; Sgambelluri, double minor, head check, 10:34. Wade, xcheck, 1:41.
2nd period; Rangers; Dyll ( Konopski, Echum ) 5:41. HERKS; Dahl 14
(Yellowhead, Shelswell ) 1:45.
penalties; Rangers; Caddo, double minor, head check, 11:32. Echum, xcheck,
3rd period; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Basalyga, bench minor, 14:05. Cardiff, xcheck, 12:03. Leveque, tripping, 10:39. Rangers; Echum, int. 12:36.
================================================= POWER PLAY
River Narbonne stopped twenty five West End Bruins shots to record his third shutout of the season as the Fort William Hurricanes squeaked out a 2-0 win, Jesse Biley's sixth goal of the year in period two proved to be the winning goal.
The first period was scoreless with both teams locked in a defensive struggle.
West End managed a 4-5 shot advantage.
Biley would net his sixth on the season with jus 2:43 left in the middle period giving the Herks a 1-0 lead after two. Shots were 19-8 in the favour of the Canes, Bruins net minder Paul Lecuyer was playing a solid game in keeping the score close.
The final period was where the goaltenders stole the show with Lecuyer making 13 stops while Narbonne was just as good maknig 14 saves. It would not be till there was just fifteen seconds left before the Hurricanes could relax as Ryan Grenier's fourth goal of the year made the score 2-0, as the puck found the empty West End net for a tough 2-0 win for the Herks.
The win for the Canes was important two points as they are keeping pace with the front running Current River Comets, but the U18AA Division in it's self is a very tough competitive division, with the majority of the games being very close.
Next up for the U18AA Herks ( 12-3-0 ) will be the Volunteer Pool Bearcats
( 2-11-0 ) on Monday January 3rd, 2022, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena.
1st period; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Wilidahl, hooking, 3:11. Bruins; MacKay, holding, 4:16.
2nd period; HERKS; Biley 6 ( Romeo ) pp. 2:43.
penalties; HERKS; Grenier, int. 10:57. Bruins; MacKay, high stick, 10:19. Hawkins, int. 4:28.
3rd period; HERKS; Grenier 4 ( Height ) en. 0:15.
penalties; HERKS: Romeo, int. 5:48. Bruins; Shrewood, tripping, 2:20.
The Fort William Hurricanes U18AA team would see their winning streak end at twelve with a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Thunder Bay Kings U16AAA. The streak would see the Herks win nine regular season games and three more in the Nipigon tournament. Matthew Bertolin would lead the Kings with a hat trick performance. Luke Wilson would chip in with two assists for the Hurricanes.
Bertolin's first goal was scored at 10:32 of the opening frame and that would be followed by another Kings goal by Cooper Labelle, the AAA's held a 2-0 lead after one.
The Herks would score with six minutes left in the second period, as Nolan Height's goal would cut the lead in half at 2-1, but Betolin's second of the game would get the Kings two goal back at 3-1.
Both teams would exchange goals in the final period, Bertolin's hat trick goal with 6:18 left would increase the Kings lead to 4-1, a minute later Braydon Piccinin would bring the Herks at little closer at 4-2 but that would be all she wrote and the Canes would suffer thier first loss after twelve in a row.
A little bit of inconsistent play cost the Hurricanes in this game, hopefully will have a better game when they take on the West End Bruins.
1st period; Kings; Bertolin ( Lombardo ) 10:32. LaBelle ( Bailey ) 5:58.
penalties; HERKS; Zechner, double minor, headcheck, 7:55. Kings; Richards, holding, 7:55.
2nd period; Kings; Bertolin ( Duclos ) 9:41. HERKS; Height ( Wilson ) 6:04.
penalties; HERKS; Grillo, hooking, 12:48. Romeo, tripping, 4:15. Kings; Hayes, roughing, 7:04.
3rd period; King; Bertolin ( Silvaggio ) 6:18. HERKS; Piccinin ( Wilson, Roberge)
penalties; HERKS; Wilson, slashing, 7:31. Zechner, int. 1:55. Wilson, unsportsmanlike conduct, 0:00. Kings; Hayes, hooking, 6:10. Hayes, double minor, headcheck, 3:05.
It was a tough game, it was an important game and the U18A Fort William Hurricanes fell behind twice but hung on to edge the West End Bruins 4-3 and got the two points needed to stay with the division leaders. Cameron Dunne's second goal of the year proved to be the game winner, Ryan Herman had a three point game contributing three assists.
The Bruins would take a 1-0 lead with Tyler Anderson scoring with just over a minute left in the opening period. Herks goaltender Nolan Lafreniere faced five shots, Calen Hare saw four shots fired his way.
Andrew Pepler would tie the game at 1-1 with his seventh of the season with just thirty three seconds remaining in the second period.
West End would regain the lead at 2-1 with Lucas Peterson Brown scoring at 9:41 of the third frame, the Canes would respond tying the game at 2-2 with Carter Salo scoring his ninth of the year a minute later, Matt Dahl would give the Herks a 3-2 lead with just under four minutes left and a minute and seventeen left Dunne would net his second of the season and the Hurricanes had a 4-2 lead, the Bruins would not give up without a fight and with a minute left they would make it 4-3 Xavier Adams scoring, the Herks would then hang on for the 4-3 win.
Next game for the U18A Fort William Hurricanes ( 9-4-2 ) will be against the Current River Comets ( 7-5-4 ) Thursday December 23rd, 2021, 7:30 PM, Fort William First Nations Arena.
1st period; Bruins; Anderson ( unassisted ) 1:03.
2nd period; HERKS; Pepler 7 ( Shelswell, Herman ) 0:33
3rd period; Bruins; Peterson Brown ( Walford, Martniuk ) 9:41. HERKS; Salo 9
( Dunne, Herman ) 8:47. Dahl 13 ( Herman, Newton ) 3:57. Dunne 2 ( Dahl,
Shelswell ) 2:40. Bruins; Adams ( Rzesut, MacDonald ) 1:02.
penalties; HERKS; Leveque, int. 2:20.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Final
HERKS 4 14 9 27
Bruins 5 5 12 22
The Fort William Hurricanes U18AA's were 3-0 at the Nipigon Hockey Tournament, the Canes would take game one, from the Volunteer Pool Bearcats by a score of 7-3, Braydon Piccinin would lead the Herks with two goals and one assist. Game two would see the Canes erupt with five unanswered first period goals, chasing Sioux Lookout' Junior Bombers starting netminder and then go onto win the game by a score of 8-0. Marcus Grillo and Luke Roberge each scored twice for Hurricanes, with River Narbonne registering the shutout. The Fort William Canadiens were the opposition for game three and Herks goalie Devon Roy would pick up the 3-0 win. The Hurricanes were to faceoff against the host club the Nipigon Elks in game number four, but Covid put a stop to the tournament and any further play was cancelled
The U18A Fort William Hurricanes scored an important 5-2 win over the Westfort Maroons, with the win the Herks find themselves in a three way tie for second spot in the TBMHA U18A division, with the Current River Comets and the Neebing Hawks. Leading the way for the Hurricanes was Ryan Herman with a two goal one assist effort, Carter Salo would score once and chip in with two helpers.
The Herks would score the only goal in period one with Rylen Shewaybick scoring his 11th of the year at the 13:42 mark.
Both teams would exchange goals in the middle frame with Cameron Dunne netting his first of the year and the Canes had a 2-0 lead at 11:40, the Maroons would cut the lead in half at 2-1 with Aaron Oshkinaegsh scoring at 6:29.
The Hurricanes would score three unanswered goals in the final period with Herman scoring his first of two at 13:43, Salo's 8th of the season increased the Herks lead to 4-1, and with 7:27 remaining in the third Hernan would score his second of the game, giving him twelve on the year. Zachary Burn would score for the Maroons making the final 5-2 Hurricanes.
A short handed Hurricanes team did what they had to, and that was grab the important available two points, every point in this division is needed to remain in contention for a playoff spot.
The Hurricanes ( 8-4-2 ) will next to take to the ice on Monday December 20th, 2021 as they will take on the West End Bruins ( 5-7-2) game time is 8:00 pm, at the Fort William First Nation Arena.
1st period; HERKS; Shewaybick 11 ( Shelswell, Salo ) 13:42.
penalties; Maroons; Badanai, int. 8:55. MacArthur, int. 12:45.
2nd period; HERKS; Dunne 1 ( Cardiff, Shewaybick ) pp.11:14.
Maroons; Oshkinish, ( McCallum ) 6:29.
penalties; HERKS: Shelswell, charging, 8:58.
3rd period; HERKS; Herman 11 ( Pepler, Newton ) 13:43. Salo 8 ( Herman, Dunne ) 7:34. Herman 12 ( Salo, Yellowhead ) 7:27. Maroons; Burn ( Oshkinish, MacArthur ) 3:22.
penalties; HERKS; Shelswell, tripping, 2:56. Cardiff, xcheck, 0:50.
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.