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"ITS NOT NECESSARILY THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU SPEND AT PRACTICE; IT'S WHAT YOU PUT INTO PRACTICE"

Welcome to the Home of the Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club

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.

Come out to the rink and support your favorite Hurricane's club...


All player stats have been entered and up to date. Have a great summer hope to see you all next year.



2021-2022 FORT WILLIAM HURRICANES AWARDS BANQUET

The 2021-2022 Fort William Hurricanes Awards Banquet was held Thursday April14th, 2021, at the Columbus Centre, it was a successful night all around as both our U18A's and U18AA's were rewarded for their accomplishments. After almost two years being shut down due the Covid-19 disaster everyone was overjoyed to be back on the ice playing, seeing teammates new and old and being coached the game they all loved and missed.
 The U18A's were first to be recognized for their accomplishments this season as they would finish first and get to the Championship Finals.

First up was the Esso Medals of Achievement Awards.
Most Improved Player;
Nolan Lafreniere

Most Sportsmanlike Player;
Rylen Shewaybick

Most Dedicated Player;
Jackson Shelswell.

Fort William Hurricanes Awards;

Fort William Hurricanes Rookie of the Year;
#20 Lucas Dupuis

Fort William Hurricanes HHH Award
#10 Cameron Dunne

Fort William Hurricanes Presidents Award
#14 Carter Salo.

The U18AA's would finish in second place and would be eliminated  in the Semi-Finals.

First up was the Esso Medals of Achievement Awards.
Most Improved Player;
Luke Roberge

Most Sportsmanlike Player;
Eric Wihlidal

Most Dedicated Player;
Devon Roy

Fort William Hurricanes Awards;

Fort William Hurricanes Rookie of the Year;
#1 River Narbonne

Fort William Hurricanes HHH Award
#4 Lucas Romeo

Fort William Hurricanes Presidents Award
#15 Braydon Piccinin

THUNDER BAY MINOR HOCKEY AWARDS

TBMHA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
#1 River Narbonne

TBMHA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
#17 Jesse James Biley

TBMHA MOST SPORTSMANLIKE PLAYER
#21 Marcus Grillo

TBMHA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
#5 Nolan Height

THE BRIAN DELL MEMORIAL BURSARY AWARD

#21 Marcus Grillo

At this time we would like to wish all graduating players all the best in their next step whether it be hockey, school or where ever the road leads them, glad the Hurricanes could be a place you enjoyed and to meet new friends. To all the returning players let's all hope we will see you in a Hurricanes jersey. To all have great and safe summer, see you in the fall.

The Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club will be holding their Annual general meeting Sunday April 24th, 2022, 7:30 PM, at the Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Office.

 

U18 & U18AA SEASONS COMES TO AN END

The TBMHA season has come to the end of the 2021-2022 season, with two shutdowns, who would have thought they would get a complete regular season as well as a full post season, a great deal of thanks has to go out to the scheduler who did a great job.
 The U18A Fort William Hurricanes ended up in first place (18-6-4) in the regular season, they were sitting in sixth place before the shutdown and once play resumed the Herks took off and never looked back.
 They would go into the post season on a bit of a high and sweep their quarter final with the West End Bruins two games to zero, by scores of 3-2 and 3-1. The semi-finals were a tough go as the Canes would take on the South End Junior Stars, they would clinch the series by defeating the Junior Stars three games to one, the Herks would win the first two games by the scores 2-0 and 7-1 but South End would respond with a 6-4 win in game three, a hard fought fourth game would give the Herks the chance to move on to the Championship with a 4-2 win.
It would be the Fort William Hurricanes battling the Neebing Hawks in the best three of five finals, game one was a scoring feast and the Herks came up short as the Hawks took game one 8-6, Neebing would take a two games to none lead by scoring a 5-3 win, the Hurricanes were not going to go down without a fight knowing another loss would eliminate them from the championship, but it was not to be as Neebing would score the only goal of the game giving them the championship with a hard fought 1-0 score.
 The U18A Hurricanes were a very good club coached by a great crew and gave it 100 % every game. Much congratulations for a very successful season.

The U18AA's also completed a very rewarding season overall, finishing the regular season with a 19-6-3 record good for second place in the U18AA division, it was battle right down to the finish with the first place Current River Comets.
  They were poised to make a strong run in the playoffs, they were 19 points better in the the standings than their opponent, the Fort William Canadiens, but you throw all that away and start all over again. The long time rivalry between these two Fort William clubs goes back a long way.
 Game one in the semi-final, was the start of what would be a long series, both teams came out strong but could only settle for a 4-4 tie. To win the series you needed to win three games of a best of five, so game one was a wash. In game two the Canadiens would score a 4-1 win and follow that up with a 2-1 win in overtime taking the series lead 2-0, in the overtime the Herks were awarded a penalty shot but failed to score, with their backs against the wall the Hurricanes would need a strong game to get back into the series, and they would fight back with a 5-1 win, game four was a closer game and the Herks came out on top by a 4-2 score, evening up the series at two games apiece. This set up the final game and the Herks had a slight edge in momentum over the Canadiens by battling back to tie the series, but that was short lived as the Canadiens scored four goals straight and take the fifth and deciding game 5-2.
 The Canadiens would go to the Championship Finals against the Current River Comets.
 It was a tough loss for the U18AA's but none the less it was great season overall, they will be losing a number of players due to aging out, but hope to be competitive force next season. Big thanks goes out to all the players and coaches for the all the time and effort.










Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.