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.
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Thunder Bay Minor has held two of their four drafts completed for the 2018- 2019 season, with the Bantam AA draft on Friday evening and the Midget doubles drafting Saturday morning.
The 2018-2019 edition of the Hurricanes Midget AA's will see a mix of returning and new players donning the Herk jersey.
Returning to the club will be Benjamin Furtado, Jesse Appel, Mason Hachey, Jordan Meservia and goaltender Jaydan Delaqua, also ex Herks arriving after playing with other Midget clubs, Lucas Dykstra and Brysen Bottoset. New to the team will be James Remus, Liam Middleton, Blake Hogan, Antonio Vacchiano, Braydon Villeneuve, Lucas Magill, Hayden Cattani, Matthew Himanen, Jesse Bylund and goaltender Stephan Bourgeois.
It's official the 2018-2019 TBMHA regular season is underway, following the Bantam and Midget A draft. The Fort William Hurricanes will have club in each division.
The Bantam draft was first on the agenda and the returning coaching staff of Joe Berube and Blair Wihlidal would only be able to secure three players from last years squad. Returning to the Herks will be Matias Maenpaa, Eric Wihlidal and Jackson Lawrence. New comers are plenty, starting in goal with Richard Lamont and Matthew Erickson, Jarod Lemieux, Dustin Paradis, Andrew Pepler, Bridgitte Wakegijig, David Plater, Pacey Whitehead, Guage Sprickerhoff, Cameron Rydholm, Jaydhen-Ryan Dunn, Hunter Meunier, Rylan Grenier and Vicent Gagnon will all don the Hurricane jersey for the first time.
The Midget A team could not get any returning players from last season, so the whole squad will be new Herks for the upcoming season. The team will feature three brother combinations. Starting with Cole and Carter Hargreaves, Roman and Marcus Zawadzki, Brett and Evan Maslak, in goal for the Herks are Jonathan Gammond and Jacob Green Cook, the balance of the club will see Leif DeDura, Kaiden McKay, Haiden Paavola, Jalen Francoeur, Cameron Hughes, Solomon Long, Alex Walker, Jeffrey Giles and Timothy Dunning skating as a Herk for the first time.
On behalf of the Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club we wish all three of our teams the best for the 2018-2019 season.
The Fort William Hurricanes Hockey Club will begin the new hockey season with three teams, Midget AA, Midget A and Bantam A. There were a few changes in the coaching staffs, with the departure of two head coaches and staffs, the Herks wish them the best of luck with their new teams.
The Midget AA's will be coached by Rick Saarinen, Adam Joyce, Randy Joyce, Nick Cavezza will manage the team. There will be two additions to the coaching staff.
Midget A's will be guided by ex Herk's player and coach, Chris Dudura, Mike Maslack and Karen Gammon will be the teams manager, as with the Midget AA's there will be additions to the staff.
The Bantam A's staff will be announced following the Draft on Tuesday September 18, 2018.
Matias Maenpaa-Berube accepting the Dan Rusnak Bursary
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.