October 28th, 2020

Minor Midgets get last-second win over Canucks


By Woodard, Dale on November 5, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

It came down to the final seconds, but the Lethbridge minor midget Headwater Hurricanes kept up their winning ways.

Peyton Twigg scored with 30 seconds left in regulation as the Canes edged the Calgary CNHA Canucks 3-2 in Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League play Sunday afternoon at the Logan Boulet Arena.

The win comes after a 6-2 win over the Calgary NWCAA Bruins Saturday afternoon, also at the Logan Boulet Arena. That keeps the Hurricanes undefeated at 8-0-2, good for first in the South Division and second overall in the league behind the 9-2-1 Lloydminster R’ohan Bobcats, who have two games in hand.

Brett Lambert scored in the first period for the Canes and Zachary Rajcic tied the game at 2-2 4:29 into the third. Twigg added an assist for a two-point afternoon.

Nixon Ordway made 24 saves in the win.

On Saturday, Drew Constant scored twice and Rajcic, Carter Cook, Caden Heins and Nolan Fomradas added singles.

Heins added two assists for a three-point game. Cole Wirun and affiliated player Jayden Schwindt added two helpers.

Kaiden Fulton made 26 saves to earn the win.

The Hurricanes are on the road for their next six games. They return home Nov. 30 against the Calgary CBHA Rangers.

In Alberta Midget Hockey League play, the Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes were 0-2 on the road.

The Hurricanes were topped 4-3 by the Grande Prairie Grande Peace Ernies Sports Storm and doubled 4-2 by the Edmonton Knights of Columbus Pats to fall to 4-5-0 and tied for sixth place in the Chrysler Division with the 4-4-0 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs.

In Saturday’s loss in Grande Prairie, the Canes tied the game at 3-3 with 3:04 left on a goal from Ian Maier, but the Storm netted the winner with 1:25 left.

Nolan Price and J.D. Hall added the other Lethbridge goals.

Canes goaltender Ty Young made 18 saves.

Price scored both Hurricanes goals on Sunday’s loss in Edmonton.

Marek Andres kicked out 26 shots.

The Hurricanes are back at the Logan Boulet Arena for a pair of games this weekend.

They host the Optimist Chiefs Saturday at 3 p.m. before the Airdrie CFR Bisons come to town at 11:45 a.m.

The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks lost on the road and at home in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action.

The Golden Hawks lost 5-3 to the Airdrie Xtreme Saturday in Airdrie and were blanked 8-0 by the Red Deer Rebels Sunday at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

Caden Still, Carter Klippenstein and Ben Adserballe scored for Lethbridge on Saturday. Klippenstein also had an assist.

Brenner Fyfe made 21 saves.

On Sunday, Thomas MacLean got the start in goal, making 35 saves. Fyfe came on in the third, making nine saves.

The Golden Hawks are away from league play for two weeks. Their next home game is Nov. 27 against the Medicine Hat SEAC Tigers at 6:30 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

In South Central Alberta Hockey League play, the Lethbridge midget AA Hurricanes were 1-1.

The Canes beat the Okotoks Oilers 5-3 Saturday in Okotoks, but were defeated 8-2 by the Red Deer Elks Sunday in Red Deer.

The .500 weekend puts the Hurricane at 4-4-1 and in third in the South Conference.

On Saturday in Okotoks, Luke Preddy had the hat trick and Conner Furukawa and Koden Lazar added singles. Furukawa added three assists for a four-point outing and Jayden Tsui had two helpers.

Goaltender Alex Resler stopped 30 of 33 shots to earn the win.

On Sunday, Red Deer jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two period en route to the win.

Adam Kennedy and Preddy scored for Lethbridge. Preddy added an assist.

Hurricanes goaltender Jesse Schindel played 59 minutes, stopping 19 of 25 shots. Resler came in for 53 seconds, allowing two goals.

The Hurricanes have the coming week off, but are back home Nov. 16 and 17.

They face the Olds Grizzlys Nov. 16 at 7:15 p.m. at Henderson Arena and host the Foothills Bisons Nov. 17 at noon at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

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