Minor Hockey articles for the past week
Published Dec. 5, 2017
The following are dispatches for minor hockey.
Cross-ice Tykes play first game of season
The Bright Woods Landscaping and DeWayen Simms Construction Highland Storm Tyke 2 team took to the ice for their first official game of the season against the Apsley Flames this past Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Lloyd Watson Centre.
The stands were packed to watch this new action-filled cross-ice three-on-three hockey. Although official scores are not recorded due to new Tyke age regulations, Storm dominated the play for the majority of the 60 minute game and every single player on the Storm team walked away with at least one goal.
Congratulations to all Tyke 2 scorers: Tyler Hughes, Henry Neilson, Jacob Manning, Hawksley Dobbins, Cruiz Neave, Neil Mihlik, Nixon Ecclestone, Lyla Degeer, Landyn Simms, Brycen Harrison, Benton Lloyd, Hunter Hamilton and Leighton Nesbitt.
Submitted by Cheryl Smith
Midgets overpower Hurricane 5-2
On Tuesday, Nov. 28 the Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Midget team travelled to Woodville to take on the Hurricanes. Goals were scored by Lucas Haedicke, Owen Patterson-Smith, Josh Boice, Nolan Flood and Owen Gilbert. The Storm were able to beat the Hurricane 5-2. Next the Midget team will be travelling to Huntsville to take on the Otters on Dec. 16 at 2:10 p.m.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Tough weekend for Atom AE Storm
On Dec. 2, the G.J. Burtch Construction Highland Storm Atom AE travelled to Collingwood to take on the Blackhawks. Both teams came out strong in the first period. Neither team was able to score. The Storm players fought hard with shots off the post, the puck just wasn’t bouncing their way. They were unable to score on the Blackhawks ending the game in a 2-0 loss. On Sunday, Dec. 3, they travelled to Gravenhurst to play against the South Muskoka Bears. The Bears came on strong scoring only minutes into the game. The Storm players gave it their best but weren’t able to get any past the Bears resulting in a 7-0 lost. Dec. 7 to 10 the Atom AE team travels south to play in the Ayr tournament with an early 8 a.m. start on Friday morning.
Submitted by Lisa Reinwald
Busy week for Bantam A Storm
The Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House Dollo’s Foodland Bantam A played the Sturgeon Thunder Tuesday evening in Minden. The Storm were first on the board with a pretty power play goal by Jake Sisson finishing off a lovely pass from Tyson Clements. Exceptional goaltending by Ben Landry kept the Storm in front until the second period when the Thunder were finally able to get one past Landry. The Thunder took the lead a few minutes later when the Storm found themselves in penalty trouble and playing shorthanded for an extended period of the middle frame. The penalties for the Storm continued in the third period and they never quite got back into their rhythm resulting in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Sturgeon team.
Two days later the boys travelled down to Lindsay for a rematch against the Kawartha Coyotes. The teams tied 3-3 last week. The Coyotes struck early scoring on their second shift, however some excellent forechecking by Jake Sisson gave him the opportunity to tie things up. The second period saw the teams trade goals frequently with Storm markers coming from Brendan Coumbs and a textbook two-on-one with Desi Davies setting up Cody Switzer. The Storm were down 4-3 heading into the third period and unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net in that final frame as they lost 5-3 to the hometown Coyotes.
On Saturday morning the Storm travelled up to Sundridge for a tilt against the Almaguin Ice Devils. Storm goalie Ben Landry showed that he was ready making a splendid stop on a Devil breakaway in the first minute. The Storm played very strong the first two periods and displayed some excellent penalty killing and when called upon, Landry was rock solid between the pipes giving the Storm a 2-0 lead heading into the third with goals by Connor Sobrey and Jax Gill.
The Devils did manage to come back in the final period taking advantage of some power plays offered to them to tie the game 2-2.
Sunday evening saw the Highland Storm travel to Beaverton to face-off against the Brock Wild and came home with a convincing 7-1 victory. The team’s next game is against the Woodville Hurricanes Friday in Minden at 7 p.m.
Coyotes weather Peewee Storm
On Sunday, Nov. 26 the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Haliburton Family Medical Centre Peewees headed to Elmvale to take on the Elmvale Coyotes. The Coyotes were the first to strike and held their 1-0 lead into the second. The Coyotes were throwing everything they had at the net with goalie Damon Harriss doing everything he could to keep his team in the game. The Coyotes managed to get one by to take a 2-0 lead. The Storm weren’t going down without a fight and Zander Upton put one in assisted by Avery Degeer to cut the Coyotes’ lead in half. The Storm kept trying but the Coyotes netted two more to take the game 4-1. The Storm have a full schedule this week with the Kawartha Coyotes coming to Minden Tuesday, Dec. 5 for a 7:30 game.
The Peewees travel to Whitby to take on the Durham Crusaders on Saturday, Dec. 9 and head to Parry Sound to face the Shamrocks on Sunday, Dec. 10.
Submitted by Ron Hall
Atom A Storm overpowers Hurricane 9-4
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s travelled to Woodville to face the Woodville Hurricanes on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for an exhibition game.
The first goal of the game was a beautiful top shelf goal by Mak Prentice, assisted by Addison Carr, followed by an unassisted goal by Cheyenne Degeer. But unfortunately the Woodville Hurricanes scored two goals within 30 seconds of each other and it was 2-2 going into the second period. The second period started with a goal by the Hurricanes, however the Storm were not going to give up.
Kadin Card scored an unassisted goal, followed by a goal by Brechin Johnston, assisted by Degeer. Woodville received a penalty shot and scored and once again it was a tied game 4-4. The third period was dominated by the Highland Storm. Carr scored, assisted by Austin Latanville, then Degeer scored, assisted by Johnston, followed by another unassisted goal by Carr, next a goal by Prentice, assisted by Degeer and finally Carr scored his hat trick goal, assisted by Prentice, making a final score of 9-4.
On Sunday, Dec. 3 the Atom A’s travelled to Fenelon Falls to face the Sturgeon Lake Thunder. Unfortunately the Highland Storm lost 4-1. The goal was scored by Addison Carr, assisted by Brechin Johnston and Cheyenne Degeer.
The Atom A’s will be hosting the Woodville Hurricanes on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the S.G. Nesbitt Arena at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. they will travel to Beaverton to face the Brock Wild and on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. they travel to Parry Sound to face the Shamrocks.
Submitted by Amber Card
Bears blown over by Tyke Storm 10-0
On Dec. 2, the Tom Prentice and Sons Trucking Tykes travelled to the Lindsay Recreation Complex to face the Lindsay Muskies. The battle resulted in a 4-4 tie. Vanek Logan scored an unassisted goal. Evan Perrott’s hard work and determination earned him a hat trick, the first goal assisted by Logan, the second unassisted, and the third with the help of Mason Latanville.
The Tom Prentice and Sons Trucking Tykes hosted the South Muskoka Bears on Dec. 3 at the S.G. Nesbitt Arena. The Storm came out strong, hitting the scoreboard hard early in the game. Vanek Logan opened up the first period with a beautiful breakaway goal, putting it over the blocker of the Bears’ goaltender. Hungry for more, Logan carried the puck through traffic and put it in the net again. Defenceman Evan Perrott waited for the goalie to go down and slid one by. Next Jack Tomlinson and Logan skated up the ice all alone, resulting in Logan burying the puck in back of the net. Luke Gruppe dug in, turning over the puck and Easton Burk picked up the loose puck put it through the goaltender’s five hole. Perrott put one in the five hole. With a minute 48 seconds left in the period, Tomlinson received the perfect pass from Logan to hit the open left side of the net on a one timer.
Gruppe, Jaxon Casey and McCartney Saunders fought hard, turning the puck over from the Bears multiple times to help the Storm keep their lead. Mason Latanville scored the lone goal in the second, with the help of Logan. Latanville, on a line change error by the Bears, took the opportunity to put the puck into the net early in the third. Tomlinson managed to slide one by on the right side, assisted by Logan. The Storm’s defencemen Matthew Scheffee, Ethan DeCarlo, Zach Prentice and Perrott held the blue line strong throughout the game, contributing greatly to the win. With the shutout, Storm goaltender Carter Braun made many great saves to help the Storm take the game, 10-0. Next the Tyke team will be travelling to Millbrook on Dec. 8 for a three-day tournament.
Submitted by Jessica Tomlinson
Midget girls win both home games
The Bancroft IDA/Red Eagle Family Campground Midget girls won both home games this past weekend where True Nulty played some solid games between the pipes due to both Jets goalies being injured. They played an exhibition game on Saturday against Otonabee Wolverine C for a 4-0 win. Sunday’s game was a fast paced game where Jules Croskery recorded a hat trick as she led the Jets to a 4-2 win against the Cold Creek Comets.
Submitted by Lysane Burnett