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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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The Bantam A Fort William Hurricanes were edged out by a 5-4 score just falling short of their comeback, the Westfort Maroons scored four first period goals and then held on. Eric Whilidal scored the natural hat trick for the Herks, while Cole Morancy scored twice, with Connor Chaykowski chipping in with three assists for the Maroons. The Westfort team now holds a 1-0 lead in the best three of five Bantam A semi-final. Game two goes tonight.
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA's have come from behind after being down to games to one to tie the best three out of five semi-final series at 2-2, after a 5-1 win over the West End Bruins, it now boils down to a one game, winner take all.
The Herks would score the first and last goals of the game. Jesse Appel led the offence for the Hurricanes with two goals and one assist, Stefan Bourgeois recorded the win in goal.
It would take just twenty seven seconds for the Hurricanes get on the scoresheet with Mason Hachey netting his 19th of the season, Appel's 16th of the year and first of two was scored with 6:21 remaining would give the Herks a 2-0 lead after one period.
Antonio Vacchiano's fifth of the season would make it 3-0 two minutes into the second frame and there would not be anymore scoring, the Herks held a 23 to 11 shot advantage over the first two periods.
Benjamin Furtado would score at 3:47 with his 22nd tally and the score was now 4-0, nearing the end of the final frame. West End would equal that goal with Francesco Veneziano scoring sixteen seconds later breaking Bourgeois's shut out bid, with just one second left on the clock Appel would backhand his second goal of the game, and the Canes were up 5-1, it would be Appel's 17th of the year.
After two very sluggish uninspired games in which the Hurricanes fell behind two games to nothing, they picked up their play and now have made this the series everyone was expecting, two well balanced teams making for an exciting game five finish. In the other Semi-Final Current River Comets eliminated the Volunteer Pool Cats, taking their series three games to one, they will now wait for the winner of the Herk, Bruins game five.
NEXT GAME IN THE SERIES WILL MONDAY MARCH 25TH, 7:30 PM DELANEY
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Hachey 19 ( Himanen, Appel ) 14:33. Appel 16
( Villeneuve, Hachey ) 6:21.
penalties; Herks; Vacchiano, roughing, 2:08. Furtado, roughing, 2:08.
Bruins; Paxton, roughing, 7:18. Drazecky, roughing, 2:08. McKeever, unsportsmanlike, 2:08.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Vacchiano 5 ( Furtdao, Bottoset ) 13:11.
penalties; Bruins; Lampo, hooking, 6:09.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Furtado 22 ( Dykstra, Bottoset ) pp. 3:47.
Bruins; Veneziano ( Weiss ) 3:31. HERKS; Appel 17 ( Himanen ) 0:01.
penalties; Herks, Appel, slashing, 14:23. Bruins; Kuuskivi, boarding, 4:40.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 12 11 10 33
Bruins 4 7 9 20
After a regular season that saw the Midget A Fort William Hurricanes lose only four times in 28 games, it would all come to a disappointing ending as they would lose the last two games of their best two of three quarter final series to the Current River Comets and would be eliminated from the post season going out two games to one.
After winning game one 8-4, the Herks would drop the next two game, losing 3-1 in game two, and a 3-2 overtime loss, thus ending the season early for the Midget A team.
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.