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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 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 Fort William Midget AA Hurricanes have advanced to the Championship of the Steel City Tournament after a semi-final 6-1 win over the Mrs. B's Bruins, the Herks will take on the other club from Thunder Bay, the Current River Comets, who defeated Columbus Ohio 4-0. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA team secured the second seed at the Steel City Tournament ( Sault Ste.Marie ) with a a 3-2 win over the Columbus Ohio team and the final game of the round robin saw the two Thunder Bay teams ( Herks/Comets ) battle to a 2-2 draw. The Comets finished first with a 3-0-1 record, the Canes claimed second with a 2-1-1 record, the third and fourth seeds have yet to be determined.
The semi-final Herks game will start at 8:00 am Sunday morning taking on the Mrs.B's Bruins, the Hurricanes had a tough round robin game with the B's edging them 4-2.
The Fort William Hurricanes Midget AA team split their first two games at the Steel City Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie. The Herks would face both Soo teams on the opening games of the tournament winning 4-2 versus the Mrs. B's Bruins and dropping a 3-1 loss to the Soo City Thunder Birds. They will face the Soo Thunderbirds from Columbus Ohio in game number three and in the final game of the round robin, it will be a contest of the two Thunder Bay Teams as the Current River Comets will be their opponent.
After suffering a 5-0 loss to the Volunteer Pool Bearcats, the Midget AA Fort William Hurricanes would put a two game win streak together. Daniel Frechette would score at the 7:48 of the third period giving the Herks a 2-1 win over the AAA Bantam Kings, once again the Hurricanes would get a late third period goal from Cam Danis to edge the Current River Comets 3-2.
In the 5-0 loss to the Bearcats the Canes would give up two first period goals, followed by a three goal outburst in the middle frame, no scoring in the final period.
Franco Veneziano would get VP on the board at 9:27, with Matthew Pogue making it 2-0 three minutes later and the first would end with the Bearcats holding onto a two goal lead. Daniel Giardino would face 11 Bearcat shots, while the Herks would manage a mere four shots.
Period two would see Volunteer Pool strike there times with Matt Bouchey netting two. Three minutes in Ethan Paquette would get things rolling scoring at 12:03, at 10:14 Bouchey would score his first of two, it was 4-0 at this point, Bouchey's second of the game came at the 5:34 mark and period two would end up 5-0 Bearcats. Giardino was pelted with 15 shots, while VP tender Kailen Scott had faced just eight Hurricanes shots through two periods.
There would be no scoring in the final frame, but the Canes did come alive offensively but could not beat Scott.
1ST PERIOD; Bearcats; Veneziano ( Valiquette ) 9:27. Pogue ( Begley ) 6:30.
penalties; HERKS; Hachey, holding, 3:53. Bearcats; Bouchey, tripping, 12:10.
Tipple, hooking, 1:20.
2ND PERIOD; Bearcats; Paquette ( Basalyga ) 12:03. Bouchey ( Paquette, Valiquette ) 10:14. Bouchey ( Vezeziano, Tipple ) 5:34.
penalties; HERKS; Himanen, slashing, 8:31. Fennell, xcheck, 4:11.
3RD PERIOD; no scoring.
penalties; HERKS; Himanen, int., 13:15. Thompson, roughing, 1:42. Bearcats; Radbourne, holding, 1:42.
Shots on Goal
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 4 4 8 16
Bearcats 11 14 4 29
It would be a defensive game between the AAA Bantam Kings and the Herks as both goalies would have a good game. Stephan Bourgeois was at his best on the 27 shots fired his way, while on the other end Kings net minder Patrick Forsythe would handle 30 Herk blasts.
Ethan Maki's point shot with just over a minute and half left in the first would give the Herks a 1-0 lead, it would be his second of the season.
The Kings would tie the game early in period two with Easton Glousher getting one by Bourgeois. The game would be tied at 1-1 after two periods.
The final frame would see the Canes break the 1-1 deadlock at the 7:48 mark with Daniel Frechette scoring his first of the season, and Bourgeois would shut the door the rest of the way and the Herks would squeak out a 2-1 win.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Maki 1 ( Danis ) 1:34.
2ND PERIOD; Kings; Glousher ( Butvin ) 12:36.
penalties; Kings; Chevalier, tripping, 4:26. Labelle, int. 3:39.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Frechette 1 ( Grillo ) 7:48.
penalties; Danis, head check, 3:39. Weiss, tripping, 0:12.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 8 10 10 28
Kings 10 11 9 30
In the game with the Current River Comets, the winner would move up to the fourth spot, both teams sported identical records going into the game before both travel Thursday morning for Sault Ste. Marie to compete in the Steel City Tournament.
Daniel Frechette's second of the season would give the Hurricanes an early lead scoring at 12:01 of the opening period, it would be the only goal of the period, the Canes would outshoot the Comets 9-5.
Three minutes into period two Current River would even the score at 1-1 with Jeffery Seed sliding one by Canes starting net minder,Daniel Giardino and at the 4:56 mark the Comets would take the lead at 2-1 as Josh Zgrych scoring on a breakaway. With one minute remaining in the second Marcus Grillo's power play goal would give the Herks a 2-2 tie.Shots would be six for the Herks, seven for Current River. And the second frame would end with both clubs knotted at 2-2.
Current River would muster an offensive attack in the final frame but Giardino would stand his ground taking care of the ten shots fired his way, and with a little over seven minutes the Canes would take the lead with Cam Danis scoring his first of the season making it 3-2, that score would hold up and the Hurricanes would go on to record a hard fought 3-2 win.
Next up for the Hurricanes will be tournament play in the Soo.
1ST PERIOD; HERKS; Frechette 2 ( Thompson, Crupi ) 12:01.
penalties; Comets; Desjardins, hooking, 6:01.
2ND PERIOD; Comets; Seed ( Lewis, Rasmussen ) 12:21. Zgrych ( unassisted ) 4:56. HERKS; Grillo 1 ( Thompson ) pp. 0:58.
penalties; HERKS; Thompson, hooking, 11:49. Weiss, tripping, 0:37. Comets; Filice, hooking, 9:52. Lewis, double minor, head check, 2:26. Rasmussen, tripping, 0:58.
3RD PERIOD; HERKS; Danis 1 ( Himanen ) 7:02.
penalties; HERKS; Magill, charging, 12:00. Sarrasin, 10 minute misconduct, 11:14. Comets; Beange, 10 minute misconduct, 0:00
shots on goal
1ST 2ND 3RD FINAL
HERKS 9 7 12 28
Comets 5 8 10 23
Zach Francis Midget AA Hurricanes with Ron McLean.