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 Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association playoffs will begin on Monday March 2, 2020. The Fort William Hurricanes three teams all qualified for post season action.
In the Midget AA Division the Herks came back from Minneapolis, Minnesota President Cup Champions but sat precariously in the fourth and final playoff spot, tied with the Current River Comets, the Comets needed to win out with two games remaining, and the Canes only needed to post a win over the Comets to clinch. The crucial game went to the Current River Club beating the Hurricanes 6-2 and now were ahead by a deuce with one game left, they would go on to lose to the Fort William Canadians 3-2, but still held the last playoff spot.
Now the pressure was on the Hurricanes they needed a win against the West End Bruins and came through with a 5-1 win and would draw even with the Comets, but would land the fourth spot on the tie breaker rule of more wins.
The Herks would now face their arch rivals, the Fort William Canadians in a best of three of five semi final.
Game one was a classic contest between the two Fort William clubs, but the Canadians would score once on the power play and would make it 2-0, 43 seconds later. That would be all the scoring and so the Canadian take game one 2-0 and lead the best three of five semi-final 1-0. Next game in this series will be Wednesday March 4, 2020, 9:00 pm Delaney Arena.
The Midget A's ended the regular season in sixth spot finishing off their last five games with a 2-1-2 record, and will face-off with the Westfort Rangers in a best two of three, quarter final. They will begin their run on Wednesday March 4, 2020, 7:30 pm, Fort William First Nations Arena.
The Bantam A's were the highest seeded Hurricanes team finishing fourth overall, their last five game were also above 500, with a 3-2-0 record. The bantams will play game one of their best two out of three quarter final, Wednesday March 4th, 2020, 8:00 pm, Current River Arena.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THREE TEAMS
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's are coming home Gold Medal Winners as they defeated their home town rivals West End Bruins 5-1 in the Championship final. Both clubs were undefeated going into this afternoon match in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, for the St. Louis Park President's Cup tournament. No details on scoring, will update when the team arrives back home.
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA team went undefeated (2-0-2) to place second in the Gopher State President's Cup, they would finish one point behind the division leaders West End Bruins who were also undefeated (3-0-1). The two Thunder Bay teams will face off at 3:45 pm for the Championship, at the St. Louis Park Outdoor Rink. In the round robin game a 1-1 tie was the result.
Game one would see the Herks play to a 2-2 draw with the Junior LA Kings, a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Sabercats would end Saturdays action for the Canes. Sunday evening the two clubs from Thunder Bay, Hurricanes/Bruins, would battle to a hard fought 1-1 tie. It would be another close game for the Herks on Monday morning as they would edge the Assiboine Park Rangers 2-1 compelling the round robin. Even going undefeated the Hurricanes would need help from their arch rivals Fort William Canadiens to score a win over the Current River Comets, (Canadiens did win 5-1) to secure second place and a spot in the final versus the West End Bruins.
All three Fort William Hurricane teams have two regular season games left to play and playoff positioning is still up for grabs. Two teams have qualified for the post season, while one team is still in the hunt.
The Bantam A's presently are sitting in fourth spot (5th if Nipigon was included)
their last five games, (2-3-0) with two games to be played, Westfort Rangers and the Current River Comets
The Midget A's are in seventh place (8th if Nipigon was included), their last five games, (2-2-1) with two games left to played, KC Sabres and the Thunder Bay Elks.
The Midget AA's are fighting for their playoff lives as they sit in fourth spot two points up on the Current River Comets who have a game in hand. a tight race that can go right down to the wire. The Canes need to win out in the last two games to assure themselves that final playoff spot. Their last five games (1-4-0) the final two games are with the Current River Comets and the West End Bruins.
Playoffs begin March 2nd, 2020.
GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE WAY HERKS
Spotted an error in the Bantam A's schedule they have three games remaining.
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.