By Woodard, Dale on January 7, 2020.
The Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes began 2020 with a four-point weekend.
The Canes got it done both at home and on the road as the Alberta Midget Hockey League kicked off the new year, defeating the Edmonton SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics 7-1 Saturday afternoon at the Logan Boulet Arena before downing the Calgary Northstars 5-3 Sunday in Calgary.
The wins move the Hurricanes to 14-8-3 and into third place in the South Division, two points back of the Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers (15-5-3) and five back of the first-place Calgary Buffaloes (16-4-4).
In Saturday’s win, Hayden Prosofsky scored twice and Cole Larocque, Easton Weasel Head, Joel Mabin, J.D. Hall and Brogan Booth added one each.
Marek Andres stopped 29 shots in the win.
Weasel Head scored twice in Sunday’s win in Calgary. Prosofsky, Hall and Brody Tallman added singles. Ty Young kicked out 44 shots in the win, including 22 in the third period.
The Canes are back at Logan Boulet Arena for a pair this weekend. On Saturday they face the Calgary Royals at 3 p.m. and host the Buffaloes Sunday at 11:45 a.m.
The Lethbridge minor midget Headwater Hurricanes also posted a two-win weekend.
The Canes downed the Calgary Blazers 5-1 Saturday and the Calgary CBHA Rangers 4-2 Sunday, both in Calgary.
That moves Lethbridge into second place in the South Division at 17-3-3, two points up on the 17-4-1 AC Avalanche and four back of the Okotoks Oilers (19-0-3).
The Hurricanes got two goals each from Peyton Twigg and Sheldon Sawyer in Saturday’s win and one from Nolan Fomradas.
Goaltender Nixon Ordway made 22 saves.
On Sunday, Vann Yuhas, Twigg, John Vanden Elzen and Caden Heins scored for Lethbridge. Kaiden Fulton had a 22-save performance to earn the win.
The Hurricanes have the coming week off from league play and return home Jan. 18th when they play the Edmonton SSAC United Cycle Bulldogs at 4:45 p.m. at Logan Boulet Arena.
In Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action last weekend, the Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks were 0-2.
The Hawks were edged 4-3 by the Calgary Bisons Saturday afternoon in Calgary and fell 6-2 to the Calgary Flames Sunday at Nicholas Sheran Arena to sit at 6-16-0 on the season.
Ty Fraser, Layne Loomer and Trey Schofield scored in Saturday’s road loss, while netminder Thomas MacLean stopped 24 shots.
On Sunday, Ben Adserballe and John Szabo were the Golden Hawks goal scorers. Brenner Fyfe got the start in goal, stopping 43 shots.
The Golden Hawks are in Medicine Hat to play the SEAC Tigers Sunday at noon.
The Lethbridge midget AA Hurricanes went 2-1 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action Friday and Saturday.
The Hurricanes doubled the Strathmore Wheatland Chiefs 4-2 Friday at Henderson Arena, but fell 7-2 to the Calgary NWCAA Bruins Saturday.
They wrapped up the weekend with a 3-2 win over the Taber Golden Suns Sunday in Taber and are now 7-10-3.
On Friday, Conner Furukawa, Syprus Ives, Bill Houenagnon and Luke Preddy scored for Lethbridge. Alex Resler stopped 29 of 31 shots in the win.
In Saturday’s loss to the Bruins, Rylan Stringer and Koden Lazar were the Lethbridge goal scorers, while Resler stopped 19 of 24 shots an Jesse Schindel turned aside 11 of 13.
Lazar scored twice on Sunday in Taber and Ives added the other Lethbridge goal. Schindel made 24 saves to post the win.
Zach Young and Carter DeBoer scored for Taber. Aiden Low was in goal for the Golden Suns, making 26 saves.
The Hurricanes host the Calgary CBHA Hawks Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Henderson and are in Medicine Hat Sunday to play the Jasper Homes Hounds at 5:15 p.m.