By Woodard, Dale on December 3, 2019.
As far as the plus/minus category goes, it was a good weekend for the Lethbridge minor midget Headwater Hurricanes.
Playing in a weekend homestand after six straight on the road, the Hurricanes shut out the Calgary CBHA Rangers 6-0 Saturday and handed the Calgary NWCAA Stampeders a 10-2 loss Sunday in Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League play at the Logan Boulet Arena.
With the wins the Hurricanes are now 12-3-3 and in third place in the AMMHL South Division, two points behind the AC Avalanche (14-2-1) and six back of the 15-0-3 Okotoks Oilers.
On Saturday, Canes goaltender Kaiden Fulton made 41 saves – including 22 in the third period – as Lethbridge posted the shutout win.
Malachai North Peigan, Sheldon Sawyer, John Vanden Elzen, Carter Cook, Zachary Rajcic and Caden Heins scored for Lethbridge.
Vanden Elzen added two assists, while North Peigan and Sawyer added one helper each.
The Hurricanes scored four goals in the second period and five more in the third in Sunday’s win.
Braigh LeGrandeur, Vann Yuhas and Heins each scored twice for the Canes. Grady Sterling-Ponech, North Peigan, Peyton Twigg and Cole Wirun added singles.
Twigg and Wirun added two assists and Sawyer also had two helpers.
Yuhas, North Peigan and Heins had one assist and Nixon Ordway made 18 saves to earn the win.
The Hurricanes have the coming week off from league play. Their next home game is Dec. 21 against the Medicine Hat SEAC Tigers at 3 p.m. at the Logan Boulet Arena.
In Alberta Midget Hockey League play, the Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes went 1-1 at the AMHL Showcase in Red Deer Saturday and Sunday.
The Hurricanes lost 5-2 to the Fort Saskatchewan Boston Pizza Rangers Saturday, but got past the Grande Prairie Grande Peace Ernies Sports Storm 2-1 Sunday.
The 1-1 weekend puts the Canes at 8-8-1-1 and in fifth in the Chrysler Division.
Nolan Price and J.D. Hall scored for Lethbridge on Saturday against Fort Saskatchewan and goaltender Marek Andres stopped 27 shots.
On Sunday, Derrien Tonin scored in the first period and Rylan Roersma had the other Hurricanes goal in the second.
Tonin and Roersma also each had an assist for a two-point game.
Ty Young stopped 11 shots and was 36 seconds from a shutout before Grande Prairie scored.
The Hurricanes remain on the road this weekend.
They’re in Lloydminster Saturday to take on the Inland Steel Bobcats and travel to Edmonton to play the SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics Sunday.
The Hurricanes next home game is Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Logan Boulet Arena when they host the Edmonton CAC Gregg Distributors.
The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks won their third straight in their only game last weekend.
The Golden Hawks scored four third-period goals to erase a 3-0 deficit after the first period and defeat the Calgary Northstars 4-3 in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League play Sunday in Calgary.
Aidyn Law, Ty Fraser, Neo Takeda and Aiden Kruger – with the game-winner with 2:56 remaining – scored as the Golden Hawks improve to 5-10-0, good for fourth in the Ram South Division.
The Golden Hawks have a home game Wednesday as they host the Medicine Hat SEAC Tigers at 6:30 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
They’re back at Nicholas Sheran Arena Sunday at noon when the Red Deer Rebels pay a visit.
In South Central Hockey League play Sunday, the Lethbridge midget AA Hurricanes lost 4-2 to the Taber Golden Suns in Taber.
With the loss the Canes are 5-5-2 and in fourth place in the South Conference while the Golden Suns improve to 6-8-1 and sit one point ahead.
Logan Christie and Luke Preddy scored for the Hurricanes. Christie added an assist for two points.
Alonso Tapia Ruiz scored twice for the Golden Suns, while Wyatt Broderson and Cody Stange added one each.
Broderson added one assist and Quade Hughson chipped in with two helpers.
The Hurricanes are at home Saturday as they play the Calgary CNHA Blazers at 7:15 p.m. at Henderson Arena.
On Sunday, the Canes host the Calgary CRAA Gold at 12:15 p.m. at the Max Bell Centre #2.