Home win for Atom As during Hometown Hockey weekend
The following are minor hockey dispatches for teams based in Haliburton County and area.
Atom A’s triumph over Durham Crusaders
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/ Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s hosted the Durham Crusaders at the A.J. LaRue Arena on Sunday, Oct. 15.
The Highland Storm came out on fire, dominating the first period, but the Crusaders had an awesome goalie in net who wasn’t going to let anything past him. However with only two minutes left Addison Carr scored his first goal. The second period the Crusaders were much more aggressive but the Storm were hot with Carr scoring his second goal and Austin Latanville scoring his first. The third period the Crusaders showed they were not out of this game yet and scored a goal right off of the face off. This period was full of a lot of penalties the Crusaders were trying to beat the Storm down but the Storm wouldn’t have it. Kadin Card scored a sneaky power play goal. Addison Carr got a penalty shot goal. Joshua Scheffe scored a rebound off of Brechin Johnston and Carr scored his fourth and fifth goal. Making the final score a 8-1 and another win for the Highland Storm.
The Cottage County Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s will be hosting the Matt Duchene Fall classic tournament at the A.J. LaRue arena on Oct. 21 and 22. Please come out and support them.
Submitted by Amber Card
Ice Devils no match for Atom AE Storm
The G.J Burtch Construction Highland Storm Atom AE’s took on the Almaguin Ice Devils at the S.G Nesbitt arena in Minden. The Storm players came out onto the ice with determination. In the first period Emery Bagshaw started the game with the first goal that was assisted by Mclean Rowden. Shortly after that Jace Mills received a pass from the corner by Mclean to score again. Two more goals by Cayden Russell assisted by Liam Harrison and Issac Lee assisted by Parker Simms were scored before the period was over. Into the second period both teams battled hard for the puck but Jace Mills came out on top with another goal.
Evan Jones was quick to follow his lead with a goal from the blue line that trickled in under the goalie. The third period was just as exciting as the first. Just short of two minutes into the period Issac Lee scored a goal assisted by Kemauhl Casey-Russell. Three more goals came quickly by the Storm players Mclean Rowden, Jace Mills and Cayden Russell.
The Ice Devils fought back with a few goals but were no match for the Storm. With one second left of the game, Issac Lee was passed the puck by Emery Bagshaw and took a shot on net. The goalie managed to get in front of it but was unable to stop the rebound. Issac took a second shot and scored while in the air, just before the buzzer. The Storm players left the ice with a 11-3 win. Come out and support them on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton when they take on the Muskoka Rock at 6 p.m.
Submitted by Lisa Reinwald
Bantam A Storm travels to Oakwood
The Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House Dollo’s Foodland Bantam A team travelled to Oakwood on Thursday, Oct. 12 for a game against the Mariposa Lightning. Although the boys would lose 3-0, they played very well with the exception of a few minutes near the end of the first period when the Lightning would score all three of the games goals in quick succession. Ben Landry, having his first start as goalie in this young season made some terrific saves between the pipes to keep the Storm within reach of the Lightning throughout the game. Landry received excellent defensive support particularly in the second period when Connor Sobry made a major league diving poke check to thwart a breakaway without drawing a penalty. Tyson Clements showed his speed busting loose on a breakaway while the Storm were shorthanded but was unable to get his team on the scoreboard. Jaxon Gill continued to show a physical presence whenever he was on the ice and the team was glad to have Tim Turner back on the bench after missing the first couple of games due to injury.
On Saturday, Oct. 14 the Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House Dollo’s Foodland Bantam A team had their home opener in Haliburton. As part of the Rogers Hometown Hockey event, the game saw a large number of fans in attendance including the Rogers Hockey Beaver Mascot as our locals faced off against the visiting Durham Crusaders. The Crusaders would have nothing to do with Haliburton’s hockey celebration and jumped quickly to a 5-0 lead resulting in the Storm coaching staff to make a goalie change in an attempt to motivate the boys. The strategy paid off as our locals would get three unanswered goals, one by Tyson Clements and two by Desi Davies to pull the Storm within two. That’s as close as the Storm would get running into substantial penalty trouble and playing much of the middle frame shorthanded and often two players down. Durham took full advantage of the opportunity to take home a convincing 11-4 win. On a bright note, baseball caps would litter the ice in the third period as Desi Davies scored on a rocket slapshot to get a hat trick.
On Saturday, Oct. 21 the Bantam Team will be traveling to take on the Almaguin Ice Devils at 4:10 p.m.
Submitted by Gord Hoenow
Peewees take on Thunder and Lightning
It was a busy week for the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Haliburton Family Medical Centre Peewees. On Tuesday, Oct. 10 the Sturgeon Lake Thunder made their way to Minden. Both teams battled back and forth but the Storm took advantage on the power play with Kyan Hall scoring assisted by Cooper Coles and scoring again 13 seconds later with a goal by Austin Boylan assisted by Gage Hutchinson and Avery Degeer giving the Storm a 2-0 lead heading into the second.
The Thunder weren’t backing down and managed to score one of their own to cut the lead in half but the Storm kept up the pressure and Hall netted two more giving him a hat trick goals assisted by Evan Armstrong, Aiden Perrott and Coles. The Storm held the 4-1 lead into the third but again the Thunder cut the lead in half and then netted another giving everything they had but the Storm held on and took the game 4-3.
The Lindsay Muskies visited Haliburton on Saturday night. The Muskies took the lead into the second but the storm tied it up with a goal by Hall assisted by Perrott. The Muskies took over and netted six more in the second and one in the third to give them a 8-1 win. On Sunday, Oct. 15 the Mariposa Lightning came to Haliburton for some hometown hockey action. With a lot of back and forth action the Lightning managed to squeak in a goal at the end of the first giving them the lead 1-0. The Storm battled back with Hutchinson blasting one in assisted by Degeer. The Lightning netted three quick goals but the Storm didn’t stop with Hall scoring unassisted and Hall scoring again assisted by Coles putting the storm within one going into the third.
The Lightning netted an early goal to try to add to their lead but the Storm came back with another of their own scored by Perrott assisted by Hall and Hutchinson. The Lightning scored again to put them ahead again by two but the Storm just kept going with a goal by Kaine Brannigan assisted by Boylan and Armstrong. The Storm came back to tie the game with Armstrong scoring his first of the season assisted by Hall and Perrott. The Lightning scored one more to take the game 7-6. A big shout-out to both goalies Damon Harriss and Taylor Consack on an excellent effort between the pipes. The peewees are hosting the Matt Duchene Fall classic this weekend in Minden, game times 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Submitted by Ron Hall
Midget Storm quiets Thunder
It was an entertaining game played by the The Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Midget team against the Sturgeon Lake Thunder Tuesday, Oct. 10. The Storm quieted the Thunder with an 8-4 win.
The Storm team got the first goal as Nolan Flood intercepted a pass at the Storm’s blue line, giving him a breakaway and a bar down goal.
Minutes later the Thunder answered back with a power play goal. A nice rush by Owen Patterson-Smith created the next goal. He moved into the slot drawing the goalie and made a well-timed pass to Owen Smith, who easily chipped it in. The Storm capitalized while on a power play. A shot by Shawn Walker gave the rebound the Owen Gilbert and his keep eye found the opening. That ended the first period 3-1 for the Storm.
The Midget stayed strong in the second, successfully killing off a few penalties. This time, it was Matt Manning that picked up the puck right out of the box and pushed hard toward the net. Josh Boice received a quick pass and finished the job with a goal. Another power play goal came with some give and go action between Owen Patterson-Smith and Owen Smith, now 5-1 for the Storm team. The Thunder team brewed with frustration and managed a goal near the end of the second period. The Storm team allowed them to close the gap with an early third period goal, now 5-3. Minutes later, Jacob Haedicke fed Owen Patterson-Smith the puck at the Storm’s blue line. He expertly deked through and fooled the goalie with a top corner shot. Seconds later, the Storm took a breather and the Thunder gained another goal, now 6-4. The entertainment continued with back and forth action and a couple nice goals from the Storm. Nigel Smith sealed the goal. Owen Patterson-Smith to Owen Smith for the last Storm goal. An 8-4 win for the Storm team.
The Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Midget team travelled to Omemee and challenged the Kawartha Coyotes Wednesday, Oct. 11. It was close game and the Storm brought home a 3-2 win. This was a hard hitting, action packed game. The well-matched teams had a scoreless first period. It was the Coyotes that got the first goal. Minutes later, the Storm team turned it up a notch and battled hard around the net. Carter O’Neil closed in, made a quick pass to Josh Boice, who snapped it in and tied it up, 1-1. Carson Sisson stood strong and made some outstanding saves for the Storm. An all out effort and a well-timed pass by Lucas Haedicke created the scoring opportunity for Owen Gilbert and he got the go ahead goal for the Storm, 2-1. That ended the second period. The Coyotes tied it up in the fast paced, exciting third period. With less than two minutes in the game, while short-handed, Owen Patterson-Smith did his magic getting through the vicious Coyotes and scored. A deserving 3-2 win for the Storm.
On Friday, Oct. 13 the Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Midget took on the Almaguin Ice Devils for Hockey night in Haliburton. The Storm team crushed the Almaguin Ice Devils, maintaining their 5-0-0 undefeated record. It began early in the first period, Lucas Haedicke rushed toward the Devil’s net and picked up Carter O’Neil’s rebound to capture the first goal. The Devils got a break and tied the game. Minutes later, the Storm answered back with a top corner goal by Josh Boice, who picked up the rebound from Jacob Haedicke’s shot. The first period ended with the Storm leading 2-1. The Devils worked hard and managed to tie the game early in the second. The Storm stayed consistent and continued to push hard which led to many scoring opportunities. Owen Patterson-Smith, Josh Boice and Owen Smith turned up the heat and peppered the goalie with shots, which resulted in another goal. Owen Patterson-Smith was relentless in his effort to score and that brought the next couple goals. In similar plays, he picked up passes from Carter O’Neil and Josh Boice, deked up the ice for the fourth and fifth Storm goals. Next, it was Shawn Walker that scored a short-handed goal with a shot from the point, making it 6-2. Hats off to Owen Patterson-Smith, he obtained a hat-trick with the last goal and that ended the game 7-2.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Midget B girls play first game
The Bancroft I.D.A/Red Eagle Family Campground Midget B Girls played their first game against the Ennismore Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 7. It was a slow start and the Eagles started the scoring with just two minutes into the game. Funk had a nice wrist shot to score a minute later. Then the Eagles scored two. Shpikula scored the last one for the busy first period. The second and third period had the Jets step up their game but were not able to find the back of the net. Finishing with a loss of 2-4.
Their second game was against Lindsay on Oct. 11 where the Jets found their game and finished with their first win of the season 4-1.
This past weekend the Midget girls attended their first tournament of the season at the Clarington Applefest. Friday games had the girls trying to find their groove, so they started with two losses. This changed on Saturday winning both games and a spot in the semi final. Sunday had them face an undefeated team and taking the win to face another strong team and after a hard battle came home with a Silver medal and a gelled team.
Next two home games: Saturday, Oct. 21 and 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 4:30 p.m.
Peewee girls shut out Peterborough
The Leveque Bros/Rock Breakers Peewee Jets girls’ team started the weekend off with a win. Period one started with a goal by Chloe Billings unassisted. Goalie Rianna Trotter stood on her head defending the net. Peterborough came out strong in the second and scored. Billings returned to the net with another goal assisted by Jordyn Coe. Next came Hailey Hudder’s rifling shot to put the Jets up 3-1. Peterborough came back strong in the third and scored with 16 seconds left but the Jets were able to hold them off and end it with the win.
Sunday saw an early start to the day with a game at 10 a.m. in Ennismore. The girls were well rested as they brought home another win. Billings put two in the net in the first. Hudder followed up with a third goal in the second. Autumn Winder scored her first goal of the season making the final score 4-0. Assists went to Hudder (2), Mccue-Dixon, Jenkins and Osborne. Trotter added another shutout!
Bantam girls win home-opener
The Canadian Tire / Parkview Dental Bantam Jets dominated Ennismore on Sunday throughout the game and the majority of play was in the Eagles end. With consistent pressure and teamwork the team won their home opener 4-0. Singles were scored by Emma Tidey, assisted by Emily Alexander, and Hannah McMann, assisted by Emma Neuman.
Beth Brownlee added to the scoreboard with a pair of goals, with assists going to Avery Coens and Haley Goulet. Bella Smolen minded the net and got the shut out for the Jets. The Jets will take on Keene next Saturday in Otonabee.