April 17th, 2024

U18 Hurricanes win streak snapped

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on January 26, 2022.

The Lethbridge U18 Hurricanes five-game undefeated streak came to an end as the team took their first loss of 2022.
The Canes were downed 3-1 by the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs in Alberta Elite Hockey League play Sunday afternoon in Red Deer.
The loss comes one day after the Canes dueled the Sherwood Park Ennis Kings to 1-1 tie Saturday in Sherwood Park and puts Lethbridge at 16-10-4 to remain in third place in the South Division, two points up on the 16-12-2 Calgary Royalsand four back of the Calgary (NW) Flames (18-9-4).
On Sunday in Red Deer, Braigh LeGrandeur scored his seventh of the season 24 seconds into the second period to tie it 1-1, but the Chiefs added two more second period goals to round out the scoring and earn the win.
Beck Boiteau stopped 30 of 33 shots in the loss.
Ty Fraser was the Lethbridge goal scorer Saturday – netting his 18th of the season in the first period – before Sherwood Park tied it in the third.
Erick Roest made 22 saves in the tie.
The Hurricanes are back home at Nicholas Sheran Arena Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when the Edmonton South Side (SSAC) BP Athletics pay a visit.
The Canes are in Calgary Sunday to take on the Northstars.
The Lethbridge U16 Headwater Hurricanes fell just short of moving into a tie for third place in the AEHL South Division following a close 6-5 loss to the Okotoks Oilers Sunday in Okotoks.
On Saturday at the Logan Boulet Arena, the Hurricanes doubled up the Calgary Northstars 6-3 and are now 13-10-0 as the Oilers 14-8-2 move up four points on Lethbridge for third place.
On Sunday, the Oilers led 3-1 after the first and 4-3 after 40 minutes.
The hosts went up 5-3 early in the third, but Hurricanes goals from Ty Christie and Carter Cunningham knotted it at 5-5 at the 7:36 mark of the third.
But less than a minute later, Kole Duquette netted what stood up as the winner for the Oilers.
Adrien Fox, Dayton Tailfeathers and Connor Chapman added the other Hurricanes goals.
Tailfeathers added three assists for a four-point afternoon and Chapman had an assist for two points.
Paul VandenElzen chipped in with two helpers for Lethbridge.
Kahil Wright stopped 9 of 13 shots in the first 30 minutes before Harrison DeJong came in, kicking out 11 of 13 shots.
Kasey Russell Jr. score twice in Saturday’s win over the Northstars, while Dominic Grieco, Ty Christie and Deegan Kinniburgh each scored once and added two assists.
Tailfeathers added the other Lethbridge goal.
Alex Westlund and Nathan Hawkins chipped in with two helpers each for the Hurricanes.
In goal, DeJong made 23 saves to post the win.
The Hurricanes hit the road Saturday to face the AC (Airdrie/Cochrane) Avalanche and return to the Logan Boulet Arena Sunday to host the Medicine Hat South East (SEAC) Tigers at 11:45 a.m.
The Lethbridge U15 Val Matteotti Golden Hawks earned their fourth win of the season Sunday afternoon courtesy a 6-2 win over the Calgary Northstars that improves them to 4-20-0.
Dominic Grieco led the Golden Hawks with three goals and an assist and now has 11 goals on the season.
Jager Gugyelka and Briggs Olson each had a goal and two assists in the win.
Kayson Christian chipped in with the other Lethbridge goal.
Brylin Noble stopped 23 of 25 shots to earn the win.
The Golden Hawks wrap up January on Saturday in Okotoks against the Oilers and return home Sunday to host the Calgary Royals at noon at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
The Lethbridge U18 Hockey Hounds went 1-1 in South Central Alberta Hockey League play.
The Hounds lost 9-3 to the Okotoks Oilers Friday night Henderson Arena, but came back with a 6-2 win over the Calgary CBHA Blackhawks.
The .500 weekend puts the Hockey Hounds at 7-16-4 and in fifth place in the South Division.
On Saturday, Lethbridge scored three times in the second and third periods to post the win.
Drew Constant scored twice for Lethbridge and Ashton Angle, Jayden Spence, Zac Rajcic and Caden Still added one each.
Rajcic and Still each had an assist for a two-point night.
Jack Braeden and Zane Rajcic each had two helpers.
Ryan Dekok stopped 42 of 44 shots in the win.
The Hurricanes trailed the Oilers 3-1 after the first period and 5-3 after 40 minutes before Okotoks scored four more in the third to pull away for the win.
Angle, Still and Constant were the Lethbridge goal scorers.
Constant added an assist for two points and Sheldon Sawyer chipped in with two assists.
Nixon Ordway made 53 saves in the loss.
The Hockey Hounds have this weekend off from league play and return to SCAHL play Feb. 5 when the host the Wheatland Chiefs at 7:15 p.m. at Henderson Arena.
The Lethbridge Eagles female hockey team were victorious in their sole game of the weekend.
The Eagles edged the Fort Saskatchewan Jr. A Fury 5-4 Sunday at Nicholas Sheran Arena as Lethbridge scored three times in the second to grab the lead and the win.
The win improves the Eagles to 16-7-1, keeping them in second place in the South Division, five points behind the 19-2-0 Cochrane Chaos.
Kyra Greig scored in the first and third periods for the Eagles and added two assists for a four-point afternoon.
Skylar Colonna, Eryn Johanson and Mackenzie Leroux added the Eagles’ second period goals.
Leroux had an assist for two points and Eva DeBaie and Brooklyn Palmer added two assists each.
Abigail Mucha made 24 of 28 saves to earn the win.
The Eagles are back at Nicholas Sheran Arena Saturday when they host the Calgary Titans at 4:15 p.m.

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