October 23rd, 2020

Midget 15 Hurricanes remain undefeated

By Woodard, Dale on October 29, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge minor midget Headwater Hurricanes remain out of the loss column.

The Canes downed the Calgary CBHA Blackhawks 6-2 in Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League play Saturday in Calgary before skating to a 4-4 tie with the St. Albert Flyers Sunday at the Logan Boulet Arena.

With the win and the tie the Hurricanes remain undefeated at 6-0-2 and in a tie for first place in the South Division with the Okotoks Oilers, also 6-0-2.

On Sunday against the Flyers, Cole Wirun scored twice for the Hurricanes and Carter Cook and Peyton Twigg added one each. The Flyers scored with 5:51 left in regulation to tie it.

Twigg added one assist for a two-point afternoon and Jamieson Franz added two helpers.

Nixon Ordway made 18 saves for the Canes in the tie.

Zachary Rajcic scored the first two Hurricanes goals Saturday in Calgary and John Vanden Elzen also had a pair in the win. Sheldon Sawyer and Franz added singles for Lethbridge.

Wirun, Vann Yuhas and Twigg each had two assists.

Kaiden Fulton made 25 saves to earn the win.

The Hurricanes return to the Logan Boulet Arena this weekend.

They host the Calgary NWCAA Bruins Saturday at 3 p.m. and the Calgary CNHA Canucks Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks were defeated 4-1 by the Okotoks Oilers in their only game in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League play Sunday in Okotoks.

Caden Still scored 25 seconds into the game, but that’s all the offence the Golden Hawks could muster in a loss that puts Lethbridge at 2-8-0.

Golden Hawks goaltender Thomas MacLean made 34 saves in the loss.

Lethbridge is in Airdrie Saturday to play the Xtreme and are back home Sunday when they face the Red Deer Rebels at 2:45 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

In South Central Alberta Hockey League play, the Lethbridge midget Hurricanes went 2-0 in a weekend homestand.

The Canes beat the Okotoks Oilers 5-3 Friday night at the ATB Centre and topped the Calgary CRAA Blue 4-3 Saturday at Henderson Arena.

With the wins the Hurricanes improve to 3-3-1 and into third place in the SCAHL South Conference.

In Friday’s win over the Oilers, Conner Furukawa had two goals and two assists, while Koden Lazar scored once and added an assist.

R.J. Loo and Logan Christie added the other Hurricanes goals. Nate Lapointe and Luke Preddy each had two assists.

Canes goaltender Alex Resler was kept busy, kicking out 40 of 43 shots.

Logan Kowal scored twice for the Hurricanes on Sunday against the CRAA Blue. Furukawa and Lazar added the other Lethbridge goals.

The Hurrianes hit the road this weekend, starting Saturday in Okotoks against the Oilers before travelling to Red Deer Sunday to play the Elks.

Lethbridge returns home Nov. 16 when the Olds Grizzlys come to town at 7:15 p.m. at Henderson Arena.

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