June 24th, 2024

Headwater Hurricanes grab four more points

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on January 19, 2022.

The Lethbridge U16 Headwater Hurricanes enjoyed a four-point home weekend and a little overtime drama as well.
The Canes defeated the Calgary Royals 3-2 in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Logan Boulet Arena and wrapped up the weekend with a 7-2 decision over the Red Deer North Stars Sunday in Alberta Elite Hockey League play
The wins improve the Hurricanes to 12-9-0 and move them up two spots in the South Division to fourth place, tied with the Medicine Hat South East (SEAC) Tigers, but with three games in hand.
On Sunday against the North Stars, the Hurricanes had a four-goal second period on their way to the win as Carter Cunningham and Connor Chapman each scored twice and added an assist.
Ty Christie, Aidyn Law and Deegan Kinniburgh added singles for the Canes.
Law added two assists for three points and Kasey Russell Jr. chipped in with three helpers.
Oakley Hill and Adrien Fox each had two assists and Kahil Wright made 26 saves to earn the win.
Cunningham provided the overtime heroics 2:52 into overtime Saturday as Lethbridge edged the Royals.
Brett Moch and Chapman scored in the second period for the Hurricanes.
Wright kicked out 39 of 41 shots for the win. His record is now 5-6-0 with a 3.43 goals against average and a .902 save percentage.
The Hurricanes finish off four in a row at the Logan Boulet Arena Saturday when they welcome the Calgary Northstars to town at 3 p.m.
The Canes hit the road Sunday to Okotoks to take on the Oilers at 2:15 p.m.
The Lethbridge U18 Hurricanes also enjoyed a 2-0 weekend with a win at home and on the road.
The Canes got past the Leduc Wilhauk Jerky Oil Kings 5-2 at Saturday at Nicholas Sheran Arena and then edged the Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers 3-2 Sunday in Okotoks.
The wins ups the Canes winning streak to four games and improves them to 16-9-3, keeping them in sole possession of third place in the South, three points behind the Calgary (NW) Flames (17-8-4) and five points up on the 14-12-2 Calgary Royals.
On Sunday in Okotoks, the Hurricanes scored twice in the second period to hold a 3-1 lead after two periods.
Carter Klippenstein scored in the first period for Lethbridge. Caden Heins and Malachai Peigan added the second period goals.
Heins also had an assist for a two-point afternoon.
Erick Roest stopped 20 of 22 shots in the win.
Hurricanes assistant captain Peyton Twigg led the way in Saturday’s win over Leduc with three goals and an assist.
Peigan and John VandenElzen scored the other Hurricanes goals.
Chase Bambrick added two assists, while Beck Boiteau turned in a 24-save performance to earn the win.
The Hurricanes are back on the road this weekend as they head to Sherwood Park Saturday to face the Ennis Kings. On Sunday they’re in Red Deer to take on the Optimist Chiefs.
Lethbridge returns to Nicholas Sheran Arena Jan. 29 when the Edmonton South Side (SSAC) BP Athletics pay a visit at 1:30 p.m.
The Lethbridge Eagles went 1-1 on a northern Alberta Junior Female Hockey League swing last weekend.
The Eagles were edged 5-4 by the Fort Saskatchewan Jr. A Fury Saturday, but topped the Sherwood Park Steele 2-1 Sunday.
With the win and the loss, the Eagles remain in second place in the AJFHL South Division at 15-7-1, seven points back of the first place Cochrane Chaos (19-2-0) and six points up on the 12-8-1 Calgary Titans.
On Sunday Tenelle Lind scored in the first period and Kyra Greig added another in the second for a 2Ð0 lead.
Sherwood Park cut the lead to one in the third, but Eagles goaltender Hayley Whelen stopped 16 of the 17 shots she faced to post the win.
The Eagles fell behind 3-1 to the Fury Saturday in Fort Saskatchewan.
Kianna Dietz opened the scoring for Lethbridge before Fort Saskatchewan replied with three unanswered for a 3-1 lead.
After the Fury went up 4-1 in the second, Greig and Kendi Lundell pulled the Eagles to within one heading into the second intermission.
Greig pulled the Eagles even 5:04 into the third, but Fort Saskatchewan’s Faith Volk netted what stood up as the winner with 9:45 remaining.
Dietz added an assist for two points and Eryn Johanson added two helpers.
Whelen made 25 saves.
The Eagles are back home Sunday for a rematch with the Fury at 2:45 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

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