The following reports are submitted by minor hockey correspondents.
Published Dec. 12, 2017
Bantam girls win 3-0 over Ennismore
The Parkview Dental/Canadian Tire Bantam girls Jets took the win on home ice this past Saturday.
Gillian Rosik started off the Jets scoring, with a backhander in front of the Ennismore Eagles’ net, assisted by Trista Young. Emma Tidey scored, unassisted, by winning a battle for the puck against her opponents, skated it in, and shot the puck under the pad of Ennismore’s goalie. The final goal of the game was by Jaylin Frost, unassisted, with a beautiful wrist shot ending up with the puck top right corner in the net. Bella Smolen had a solid game in net and earned the shutout for the Jets.
Come out next weekend and cheer on the team as they play on home ice. Saturday at 4 p.m. against Peterborough and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. against Napanee.
Submitted by Linda Goulet
Atom league team plays double header
Local League Pharmasave Atom 1 had a very busy weekend with a double header. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Gravenhurst hosted by South Muskoka. In period 1, Atom 1 got the scoring started with the first goal by Daniel Stephen assisted by Eric Bird and Jacob Mantle. Early in the second period Huntsville scored but Atom 1 answered back with another goal unassisted by Stephen. In the third period Huntsville answered back with two goals followed by a hat trick by Stephen assisted by Haiden Bird and Bryant Medlar. For a final score of 4-3. Player of the game goes to Medlar.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, Atom 1 hosted Huntsville Hidden Valley Resort for the double header weekend. During the first period Stephen scored the first goal assisted by Eric Bird and Owen Megraw-Poppe. Second period started out strong with all Atom 1 working together as a team to take another lead with another goal unassisted by Bird. Huntsville answered back with matching goals but the Highland Storm kept the pressure on with another unassisted goal by Stephen in the third period but Huntsville Hidden Valley Resort team kept the pressure on with a loss of 10-3. Player of the game goes to Jacob Mantle.
A special thanks to the Seat Medic for the sponsorship.
Submitted by Chris McMartin
Hurricanes win 7-5
This past weekend the Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House Dollo’s Foodland Bantam A played a home and home series versus the Woodville Hurricanes. The first game was Friday evening in Minden. Brendan Coumbs got the Storm on the board midway through the opening frame but the Hurricanes tied it up shorty after on a penalty shot. Zach Davis put the Storm back on top scoring on a nice pass from Hunter Arnott. The boys from Woodville then responded with three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead before Jake Sisson scored on the power play near the end of the second period to make it 4-3 Woodville at second intermission. In the third, the teams continued to take turns scoring goals with Storm markers coming from Tyson Clements and a second from Sisson in a 7-5 loss to Woodville Stars.
Saturday’s game saw an evenly matched first period until the Hurricanes scored near the end of the period with the puck just barely squeezing between Nate Miscio and the post. Body contact was the theme of the second period with both teams delivering some thundering hits much to the enjoyment of the fans and giving the hometown Hurricanes a 1-0 lead going into the third period. The third period saw a revolving door to the penalty box for both teams which never allowed the Storm to get any momentum and at the final buzzer the boys found themselves without a goal in a 3-0 loss and a home and home series sweep by the Woodville Hurricanes. The Bantams travel to Campbellford on Saturday for a tournament.
Submitted by Gord Hoenow
Atom A’s beat Hurricanes, Wild Silver Stick tournament South Muskoka
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s hosted the Woodville Hurricanes on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for an exhibition game.The first goal of the game was a beauty wraparound goal by Addison Carr. The next goal Cheyenne Degeer on a pass from Carr to break out of our end then Degeer put on the jets to get through three players and put one high short side. Then Austin Lattanville forced a turnover on their blue line. He deked the goalie to slide one in under the pad. The Woodville Hurricanes scored to hold the line. After that Mak Prentice held the line. He walked in and took a shot from high in the slot. Next a rebound was picked up by Carr and put in. The final goal was a hard backcheck by Johnson who came up with the puck at our blue line. Carr picked it up, dangled through the defence and deked the goalie to put one in. The final score was 5-1 for the Storm.
On Saturday, Dec. 9 the Atom A’s travelled to Beaverton to face the Brock Wild. Brock Wild opened the scoring two minutes in. Two minutes later the puck was dished out of the corner to Addison Carr who shoots and scores. In the second the Storm dominated. Carr caused a turnover at our blue line, sped around the D on the left wing, cut in and deked the goalie for his second goal. Carr did this again two minutes later for his hat trick. Right after that Carr was in the neutral zone off the boards to Cheyenne Degeer, Degeer to Brechin Johnson and Johnson scored top shelf. In the third, Brock took a shot from the right wing deep to deflect one off of the goalie and in. Right after, Carr picked up the puck in our end, rushed down the left wing while Brock was changing, gave a pass to Degeer in the slot. She took a shot. Off the pads. She picked up her own rebound and slid one between the legs. This made the final score 5-2 Storm win.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, the Atom A team travelled to Parry Sound to face the Parry Sound Shamrocks.
Unfortunately The Highland Storm lost 5-1. Goal was scored by Brechin Johnston and assisted by Addison Carr. On Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., the Atom A’s will travel to Bracebridge to face the Bracebridge Bears.
Submitted by Amber Card
Atom AE’s play
The Atom AE Storm players travelled south to play in the Silver Stick tournament in Ayr on Dec. 8 and 9. They played two games on Friday. The first game was a 10-0 loss against the Lincoln Blades. Second game was against the Lambeth Lancers. In the first period Parker Simms scored the only goal with the game ending in a 5-1 loss. Early Saturday morning the Storm players faced the Tillsonburg Tornadoes. They started off strong with Jace Mills scoring the first goal. A few short minutes after he scored again. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough and the game ended in a 4-2 loss. The love of hockey is with each and every child on that team. A huge shout-out to the coaching staff Andrew Burtch, Richie Mills, Justin Rowden, Chad Russell and team manager, Amanda Rowden for organizing a great weekend.
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Haliburton Family Medical Centre Peewees hosted the Kawartha Coyotes. The Storm were on the board first with a goal by Gage Hutchinson assisted by Avery Degeer and held the 1-0 lead into the second. The Coyotes took control in the second and netted four goals of their own. Ahead 4-1, the Coyotes scored one more at the start of the third. The Storm kept trying everything they could and managed to get one in, scored by Austin Boylan assisted by Kyan Hall and Evan Armstrong, but the Storm fell short losing 5-2.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Storm headed to Whitby to take on the Durham Crusaders. The Storm struck first with a goal by Hall assisted by Aiden Perrott and Degeer. The Crusaders came back and scored to tie it up going into the second. The Crusaders netted one in the second to take a 2-1 lead going into the third. The Crusaders scored early off a deflection in the third to put them ahead by two but the Storm came back to score to put them within one goal scored by Boylan unassisted. Storm goalie Taylor Consack shut the door and did everything he could to keep his team in the game but with the final buzzer the Storm lost 3-2. The Storm travelled to Parry Sound on the 10th to take on the Shamrocks. The first period was all Shamrocks with them taking a 3-0 lead heading to the second. The Shamrocks netted another but the Storm took advantage on the power play with Cooper Coles scoring assisted by Hall and Degeer. The Shamrocks put in another, but so did the Storm with a goal by Perrott assisted by Coles to put the score at 5-2 going into the third. The Shamrocks took advantage on the power play and scored again but the Storm started on the attack. Hutchinson scored assisted by Coles to cut the lead in half. The Storm, taking advantage again on the power play, Hutchinson put in another assisted by Hall and Coles, but ran out of time with the Shamrocks taking the game 6-4. Another great effort in between the pipes from goalie Damon Harriss. The Peewees head to Bracebridge on Saturday, Dec. 16 to take on the South Muskoka Bears.
Submitted by Ron Hall
Tykes return as champs
The Tom Prentice and Sons Trucking Tykes travelled to Millbrook for their first tournament of the season. Game 1 of the tournament the Storm faced the Mariposa Lightning White. The game ended in a 6-0 win for the Storm. Goals scored by Vanek Logan (3), Jaxen Casey (1), Easton Burk (1), Zack Prentice (1) and assists by Jack Tomlinson (1), Logan (1), Burk (1).
The Storm outplayed the Manvers Mustangs in Game 2, taking the game 10-0. Goals scored by Logan (5), Evan Perrott (2), McCartney Saunders (2), Tomlinson (1) and assists by Matthew Scheffee (1), Luke Gruppe (1), Perrott (1).
The Mariposa Lightning Blue was no match for the Storm in the semi-final game. The final outcome was 10-2. Goals scored by Logan (4), Gruppe (3), Casey (2), Tomlinson (1) and assists by Mason Latanville (2), Ethan DeCarlo (2), Tomlinson (2), Burk (2), Saunders (1), Perrott (1), Logan (1).
The Storm treated the crowd to an exciting final game against the Sturgeon Lake Thunder. With goals scored by Logan (3), Tomlinson (1), and Latanville (1) the Storm take the game 5-2.
Carter Braun’s amazing goaltending contributed greatly to the success of the team throughout the tournament. The Storm players proved that their hard work and determination would pay off in the end as they claimed the title of A Champions.
Submitted Jessica Tomlinson
Bantam league team starts season 7-0
The Total Site Services bantam local league team has had a great 7-0 start to their season. This weekend they faced some tough competition at the Silver Stick tournament in Haliburton. The first games was against the Apsley Flames. Goalie Darian Maddock had a fantastic game and saw lots of rubber.
For the second game they took on the Thorton Tigers. Nick Phippen was able to score two goalies one unassisted and one assisted by Cody Martin. Unfortunately the Tigers fought back hard and were able to defeat the Storm 3-2.
For the final game the Storm took on the Mariposa Lightning. Nick Phippen was able to rack up two goals and two assists, Hunter Winder had a goal and an assist and Tyler Martin had two goals and an assist. The team played great together however, it was not enough to keep the Lighting at bay and they were defeated 9-5. Please come out and cheer on the Total Site Service Local League Bantam team next weekend at the Haliburton arena on Saturday at 1 p.m. and on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Submitted by Greg Phippen
Peewee girls play Lynx
The Leveque Bros/Rock Breaker peewee girls started the weekend on the road in Lindsay against the Lynx. In a close game the Jets came out on top with a 2-1 win. Both goals were scored by Hailey Hudder, assist to Jordyn Coe.
On Sunday, the girls were on home ice against the Lynx again. The Lynx came to play scoring in the first period. The Jets came back in the second scoring two. With two minutes remaining in the third, Lindsay pulled their goalie and were able to squeak one in. The game ended in a tie 2-2. Goals went to Hudder and Megan Jenkins. Assists to Chloe Billings (2) and Maya Woods and Hudder.
Next game is Saturday against Ennismore in Halliburton at 3 p.m.
Submitted by Tracy Coe