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 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.
Come out to the rink and support your favorite Hurricane's club...
The Midget AA Fort William Hurricanes have moved to within two points of the first place Current Comets, after scoring a 3-0 win over the West End Bruins. Benjamin Furtado would score a hat trick, while Herk starting goaltender Stephan Bourgeois stopped all 24 Bruins shots for his second shutout of the season.
The first period would see Furtado score twice once shorthanded and the other at even strength. Furtado's second of the season was a shorty, as he and line mate Brysen Bottoset executed the perfect two on one break, with Furtado giving the Canes a 1-0 lead at 13:48, and then with thirty seven seconds left in the first Furtado would strike again with his second of the game and third of the year. Bourgeois would make twelve saves in that period. Herks were up 2-0.
Period two would be scoreless
It would remain 2-0 for most of the final frame, but with just forty nine seconds remaining Furtado would complete the natural hat trick by scoring on a tip in sliding it passed Bruin's goaltender Brayden McKeever making the final 3-0 Hurricanes. Bourgeois would make two brilliant saves in the final few minutes of the game preserving his shutout and helped in grabbing the two important two points in the Midget AA standings.
The Canes will be in action next Monday November 12th, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena, with the Volunteer Pool Bearcats.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Furtado 2 ( Bottoset ) sh. 13:48. Furtado; 3 ( Villeneuve,
Middleton ) 0:37.
penalties; HERKS; Himanen, charging, 14:44. Bylund, check, 6:18.
Bruins; Harrison, holding, 4:44.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; Bruins, Anderson, tripping, 1:43.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Furtado 4 ( Vacchiano, Meservia ) 0:49.
penalties; Bruins; Sgambelluri, slashing,10:31.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 9 8 12 29
Bruins 12 6 6 24
Kaiden McKay would score one and have two assists as he would lead the Midget A Fort William Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Fort William Canadiens, with the win the Herks improve their league leading record to 6-0-1, Solomon Long would have a two point night with a goal and one helper, Johnny Gammond would stop 17 of 18 shots for the win in goal.
The Herks would score twice in the opening frame as Long would net his fourth of the season scoring at the 13:29 mark, a minute seven later the Canes would go up 2-0 with Marcus Zawadzki scoring his first of the year.Canadiens goaltender would face 14 Cane shots, while Gammond handled four.
Period number two would be scoreless, shots on goal would favour the Hurricanes at 12 to 9.
There would be three goals scored in period three, the Herks would net two and the Canadiens one. The Canadiens would cut the Herk lead in half with Shane Kennedy scoring at 11:46 making the score 2-1, Haiden Paavola would score his second of the year giving the Canes back their two goal lead at 10:59, McKay would score into the empty net with forty six seconds left in the game giving him six goals on the season.
The regular season will take a break as the Midget A's will be competing in the Westfort Fall Classic tournament, action begins on Thursday November 8th, 7:30 pm, Delaney Arena they will be facing a tough South End Junior Stars.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Long 4 ( McKay, Hughes ) 13:29. M.Zawadzki 1 ( Gilies,
Walker ) 12:22.
2ND PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; Canadiens; Holland, boarding, 8:54.
3RD PERIOD; Canadiens; Kennedy ( Latta, Sugarhead ) 11:46. HERKS; Paavola 2
( McKay, Long ) 10 :59. McKay 6 ( Carter Hargreaves, R.Zawadzki ) en. 0:46.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 14 12 9 35
Canadiens 4 8 6 18
Brysen Bottoset would score twice and Cameron Taylor would have a 32 shot save performance and the Fort William Hurricane Midget AA's would steal two points from the front running Current River Comets, by edging them 3-2, Matthew Himanen would chip in with a goal and an assist for the winners. The Herks knew that by losing this game it would be a tough up hill battle to the top of the Midget AA standings, especially after taking it on the chin suffering a 6-0 loss to the Comets a week ago.
Bottoset opened the scoring with his third of the year at the 11:12 mark of the opening frame, and the Canes would lead 1-0 after one. The Herks would fire 11 shots at Comets starter Gavin Perkins, while Taylor made good on his seven shots fired at him.
Ben Pretty's first of two goals would see the Comets tie the contest at 1-1 with his goal coming with six and half minutes to play in the middle period, Bottoset would execute the perfect two on one after receiving a great pass from Benjamin Furtado and his second goal of the game and fourth of the season had the Canes up by one at 2-1, but a minute and twenty seven seconds later Pretty would notch his second of the game and once again the it was tied at 2-2, with two periods in the books. This would be where Taylor started picking up his game, as the Current River squad would pepper him with a 15 shot barrage, he would make several key saves.
The final stanza would see the Comets keep up the offensive pressure on the Herks but their defense and Taylor's great goaltending frustrated the Comets at every turn. Taylor would be good on two clear cut breakaways. With just under seven minutes remaining in the game Himanen would redirect a Jesse Appel shot and beat Perkins for a Hurricane lead of 3-2, it would be his second on the year and the game winner.
It was a crucial win for the Herks as it brought them within four points of the Comets with a game in hand.
Next up for the Canes will be Wednesday November 7th, 9:00 pm. Delaney Arena with the West End Bruins being the opposition.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Bottoset 3 ( Middleton, Himanen ) 11:12.
penalties; Comets; Staruch, boarding, 9:06.
2ND PERIOD; Comets; Pretty ( Zgrych ) 6:34. HERKS; Bottoset 4 ( Furtado, Hogan ) 5:37. Comets; Pretty ( Lewis ) 4:10.
penalties; HERKS; Himanen, head check,7:36. Comets; Pelletier, head check, 7:36.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Himanen 2 ( Appel, Cattani ) 6:56.
penalties; HERKS; Bylund, xcheck, 7:31. Appel, slashing, 2:06. Comets; Saaasin,
unsportsmanlike, 7:31. Prystanski, slashing, 10 minute misconduct, 2:06.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 11 7 7 25
Comets 7 15 12 34
The Midget Fort William Hurricanes have continued their winning ways and have a record of 5-0-1, after they won 8-5 over the South End Junior Stars, Evan Maslack would lead the way with two goals and two assists, while Cameron Hughes would have a four assist game, they would keep the streak alive but would have to fight for the point they would earn versus the North End Flames, battling to 2-2 draw.
The first period had zero scoring the North End Flames would have a shot advantage out shooting the Hurricanes 10-3, Johnny Gammond was solid in goal for the Herks.
Jeffrey Giles would get the Canes on the board early in the second period with his 2nd of the season scoring at 10:56. Once again the Flames held the edge in shots at 8-7, and the frame would end with the Hurricanes holding a 1-0 lead.
At the 13:22 mark of the final period North End would tie the game with Chase Grootenboer scoring his first to two, four minutes later Canes leading scorer Evan Maslack would net his tenth of the season giving the Herks a 2-1 lead, but Grootenboer's second of the less than a minute later and the score was now 2-2. Gammond would be very busy in the final minutes of the game and would be the turning point in keeping the final score at 2-2.
The Hurricanes played with little get up and go and found out that you have to play hard for three periods to get any points in a very competitive Midget A division. Next game for the Herks will be Tuesday November 6th, 9:00 pm Delaney Arena as they will face the Fort William Canadiens.
1ST PERIOD; no scoring;
penalties; HERKS; Long, head check, 0:19. Flames; bench minor, to many men, 12:35.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Giles 2 ( M.Zawadzki, DeDura ) 10:56.
penalties; Flames; Tenniscoe, tripping, 9:25. Bevilaqua, high sticking, 0:54.
3RD PERIOD; Flames; Grootenboer ( Oikonen ) 13:22. HERKS; Maslack 10
( Cole Hargreaves, McKay ) pp. 9:13. Flames; Grootenboer ( unassisted ) 8:34.
penalties; Flames; Green, head check, 11:17. Kibiuk, double minor, slew foot,
After reeling off two straight wins, the Bantam A Herks did a reversal and then lost the next two. They would suffer an 8-4 setback to the NorWest Stars on Thursday evening, Rylan Grenier would score two goals for the Hurricanes.
The second loss was on Monday night as the Current River Comets would edge the Canes by a score of 3-2. Richard Lamont was solid in goal for the Canes in taking the loss.
The Comets would open the scoring with three minutes remaining in the first period as Ethan Friessen would find net behind Lamont. The Hurricanes did manage to outshoot Current River 7-6.
Eric Wihidal's third goal of the season would tie the game at 1-1 scoring at 9:42, but that was short lived, nineteen seconds later the Comets would regain the lead, with Brandon Bonneville making the score 2-1.
Period three would see each club exchange goals, at 12:22 Sam Purdon would see the Comets jump ahead 3-1, Cameron Rydholm would bring the Canes closer at 3-2 with his second of the season, but that would be as close as the Herks would get and the final would read Comets 3, Herks 2.
Next game for the Bantam Hurricanes will be on Thursday November 8th, as they compete in the Westfort Tournament.
1ST PERIOD; Comets; Frissen ( Bonneville, Waswa ) 3:03.
penalties; HERKS; Grenier, boarding,13:57.
2ND PERIOD; HERKS; Wilidal 3 ( Maenpaa, Sprikerhoff) 9:42. Comets; Maenpaa
( Boneville ) 9:23.
penalties; HERKS; Grenier, xcheck, 8:21. Comets; Purdon, slashing,4:33.
3RD PERIOD; Comets; Purdon ( Robertson, Waswa ) 12:22. HERKS; Rydholm 2
( Pepler, Meunier ) 4:20.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 7 9 12 26
Comets 6 13 4 23
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.