By Lethbridge Herald on February 11, 2020.
The Lethbridge Headwater midget 15 Hurricanes started the weekend with a loss, but remain in second place in the Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League South Division.
The Canes started with a 5-2 loss to the Calgary CRAA Blue Saturday afternoon at the Logan Boulet Arena, but regrouped Sunday for a 4-2 win over the Calgary CNHA Canucks, also at the Logan Boulet Arena.
With the 1-1 weekend, the Hurricanes sit at 23-4-5 to remain five points ahead of the AC Avalanche (22-7-2) and six points behind the 27-1-3 Okotoks Oilers.
On Saturday, the Hurricanes trailed 3-1 after the second period and the CRAA Blue added two more in the third period to secure the road win.
Cole Wirun and Carter Cook scored for Lethbridge and Caden Heins had two assists on an afternoon in which the Hurricanes held a fundraiser for Down syndrome awareness in honour of special guests Blair Yuhas and Tyler Fulton.
Yuhas is the uncle of Hurricane forward Vann Yuhas and Fulton is the brother of Canes goaltender Kaiden Fulton.
Canes goaltender Nixon Ordway made 21 saves in the loss.
Brett Lambert got things rolling for the Canes Sunday against the Canucks with two first-period goals for a 2-0 lead.
The Canucks scored twice in the second but Braigh LeGrandeur added a second-period marker for the hosts and Cook notched the insurance marker in the third.
Fulton kicked out 19 shots to earn the win.
The Hurricanes aren’t in league play this weekend, but have four regular-season games left.
They return to action Feb. 22 when they host the Calgary NWCAA Stampeders at 3 p.m. at the Logan Boulet Arena.
In Alberta Midget Hockey League play, the Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes only had one game but came away with a win courtesy at 5-1 victory over the Airdrie CFR Bisons Sunday in Airdrie.
That puts the Canes at 16-10-5 and in a tight race for third in the South Division tied with the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs (17-11-3) and the Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers (17-11-3).
On Sunday, the Hurricanes paced themselves to a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Hayden Prosofsky and Colby Garner.
Garner added his second of the game in the second period and Rylen Roersma and Rylan Bruns added third-period tallies.
Garner added an assist for a three-point outing and Roersma added one assist.
Derrien Tonin added two helpers and Ty Young made 24 saves.
The Hurricanes complete their regular-season schedule Saturday as they head to Calgary to face the Royals at 7:30 p.m.
The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks went 1-1 on home ice in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League play at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
The Golden Hawks doubled the Lloydminster Bobcats Saturday afternoon, but were shutout 4-0 by the Okotoks Oilers Sunday.
The win and loss put the Golden Hawks at 9-20-0 and in fourth in the Ram South Division.
John Szabo scored twice and added an assist for Lethbridge in Saturday’s win over Lloydminster and Aidyn Law and Ben Adserballe added one each.
Thomas MacLean stopped 31 shots in the win.
On Sunday the Oilers held a 2-0 lead after the second period and added two more in the third for the win.
MacLean made 26 saves.
The Golden Hawks hit the road for three of their final four regular season games.
They are in Calgary Sunday to take on the Northstar Sabres.
The Lethbridge Midget AA Hurricanes lost 5-2 to the West Central Tigers in their only game of the weekend in South Central Alberta Hockey League play Saturday at Henderson Arena.
The loss drops the Canes to 10-13-4 and in fourth in the South Conference.
R.J. Loo and Adam Kennedy scored for the Lethbridge and goaltender Alex Resler turned aside 21 of 26 shots.
The Hurricanes are at home Friday night when the Strathmore Wheatland Chiefs come Henderson Arena at 7 p.m. and head to High River Saturday to take on the Foothills Bisons.
The Lethbridge Headwater bantam AA Hurricanes travelled to Kimberley to participate in the Clash in the Kootenays Show Case.
The Canes went 1-3 at the tournament starting with a 7-4 loss to the NWCAA Bronks and a 5-1 setback to the East Kootenay Avalanche.
Lethbridge defeated the Spokane Chiefs Academy 5-4 in their third game, but lost their last game of the weekend 6-4 to the Academy from Coeur D’Alene.
Brett Hudey had three goals during the weekend for the Canes, while Ashton Angle had two.
Jaxon Nault, Zane Rajcic, Ryhle Weaselhead, Alex Westlund, Cooper McAulay, Ty Christie, Nolan Wytrykusz, Carter Dersch and Daillon Kryzanowski added one each.
The Hurricanes are back in league action this weekend with home dates against the league-leading Olds Grizzlys on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. before taking on the Taber Golden Suns Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
Both games will be at Henderson Arena.
The Lethbridge Southern Express female midgets have moved into third place in the Southern Division standings with a win over the Rocky Mountain Raiders last weekend.
Maddy King scored twice for the Southern Express and Payton Kruger and Avery Sande added singles.
Kendal Pierson had three assists for Lethbridge and Britney Kambeitz had two.
Southern Express goaltender Hayley Whelen stopped 18 of 19 shot for the win.
League play continues this weekend when the Express host the Calgary Fire Red on Saturday and the Airdrie Lightning on Sunday.