Minor hockey reports
Published Oct. 16, 2018
The Highlander and Smolen Dentistry Highland Storm Midgets met the South Muskoka Bears in Haliburton on Oct. 12. It was a promising start when the Storm team came out with enormous energy in the first period. The puck action was end to end as both teams worked hard. However it was the Bears that got a goal each period and shut out the Storm Midgets 3-0. Come out and cheer on the Midgets when they take on the South Muskoka Bears again on Oct. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in Minden.
By Suzanne Haedicke
The Peppermill Bantams hosted Parry Sound Friday, Oct. 12 in Haliburton. Parry Sound started the game scoring in the first period and scored a second one early in the second period.
Down 2-0 Dylan Keefer scored assisted by Kyan Hall. Not long after Evan Armstrong scored assisted by Ben Robinson ending the second period 2-2. In the third period the Storm showed consistent teamwork scoring a third goal by Nick Phippen assisted by Dylan Keefer. Credits to the entire team for all their hard work and to Darian Maddock for his dedication in the net.
On Sunday, Oct. 14 the Bantam team travelled to Huntsville to face off against West Ferris, while they scored a goal against us in the first period and another in the second we weren’t going to stop working together. Evan Armstrong scored a goal assists by Dylan Keefer. Not long after Dylan Keefer scored assisted by Cooper Lloyd, ending the game in a 2-2 tie.
Come cheer the team on next weekend in Haliburton when they host our home Cody Hodgson tournament. Game times are 8 a.m.,12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. All finals will be played on Sunday in Haliburton.
By Monica Keefer
The JoAnne Sharpley Source for Sports Highland Storm Peewee A’s hosted the Kawartha Coyotes on Oct. 14 at the S.G. Nesbitt Arena.
The first period was fast paced and high energy. There was excellent goaltending by Ethan Dobson keeping this score 0-0 going into the second. Unfortunately the second period was all Coyotes they scored three goals. The game was 3-0 going into the third. Storm came out on fire with Cash Fowler scoring his first goal of the season and Austin Boylan scoring another right after. The Storm wasn’t going to back down. But unfortunately right after a penalty kill the Coyotes scored two goals. Colby Coumbs scored one more goal but it wasn’t enough the final score was 5-3.
The next games for Peewee A’s are Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Elmvale vs the Elmvale Coyotes and Sunday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Mariposa facing the Mariposa Lightning.
By Amber Card
The Haliburton Timber Mart Highland Storm Novice Rep team hosted the Elmvale Coyotes at the S.G. Nesbitt Arena on Saturday, Oct. 13. The first period started off strong with the Storm containing most of the play to the offensive zone. Henry Neilson scored top right assisted by Jack Tomlinson.
The Storm continued their press during the second period. The Coyotes fought to keep the puck out of their zone but the aggressive defensive play from Jaxen Casey, Ethan DeCarlo and Jack Tomlinson was too hard to contend with. Isaac Trotter built on the lead with a wrap-around from behind the net assisted by Matthew Scheffee to make it 2-0.
During the third period the Coyotes couldn’t hold back the Storm as the home team surged. Max Rupnow tipped one in with assists from Evan Perrott and Luke Gruppe. Seven seconds later, Isaac Trotter dumped one in assisted by Henry Neilson. An unassisted goal by Luke Gruppe followed, then another by Evan Perrott with the assists going to Rupnow and Gruppe. With only 27 seconds left in the final period, Matthew Scheffee plugged one in, assisted by Neilson. The shutout goes to the sure and quick block goaltending of Carter Braun with the final score at 7-0.
The team travelled to Fenelon Falls to face off against the Sturgeon Lake Thunder on Sunday, Oct. 14. The game started off fast paced with many back and forth plays down the ice. Storm goaltender, Carter Braun, demonstrated his superb agility in net by stopping shot after shot in the first period.
The Thunder stole a goal during the second period. In the third, E van Perrott passed the puck in front of the net to Max Rupnow who raised a shot to the top right corner of the net, and scored the only goal for the Storm. The Thunder quickly retaliated with another goal. With less than a minute left in the game, the Thunder scored a third goal on an empty net. The final score was 1-3 for the Sturgeon Lake Thunder.
Good luck to the Novice Rep team as they play in the Jack Tolhurst Memorial Tournament in St. George next weekend.
By Sara Gruppe
Novice Local League
The Brightwoods Landscaping and Consulting Novice Local League team visited Huntsville Davicor on Saturday, Oct. 13 and left everything on the ice.
It was an action packed game with a back and forth battle throughout all three periods. Davicor came ahead with only 1:34 left in the second period making it a 1-0 game. Forwards Cruize Neave, Hunter Hamilton, and Benton Lloyd made several great plays and shots on net. Winger Matthew Fairey got the crowd on their toes just missing his chance at scoring. And then the Storm answered back at 6:51 in the third period tying up the game 1-1 with Brody Hartwig landing it in the net with an assist from Tyler Hughes. The defensive team made up of Zachary Prentice and Duncan Evans-Fockler showed amazing skills sticking to their blue line and clearing the puck out of our end. Honorable mention to Hawksley Dobbins who started as a winger and switched back to defence mid-game proving he showed up to play, skating his heart out and protecting our goalie. Carter Knapton made many great saves to keep the game at a final score of 1-1. The dressing room was full of smiles and cheers! Come and cheer us on at our next home game taking place next Sunday, Oct. 21 in Minden at 3 p.m.
The hockey season has begun and the Bancroft IDA/Parkview Dental Midget Jets are working hard on developing their hockey skills and uniting as a team.
The Jets hit the road for their first games of the season. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the team travelled to Lindsay to take on the Lynx. Both teams exchanged opportunities going end to end the entire game. The end result was a tie 3-3.
Near the end of the first period, with a scramble in front of the net, Hannah McMann fed the puck to Jaylin Frost who put the puck into the back of the net. McMann, with a wrist shot, then added the second goal of the game for the Jets assisted by Beth Brownlee. The final goal was scored by Haley Goulet, unassisted, who stole the puck at the blue line and using one of her defenceman as screen, scored glove side.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, saw the Jets travel to Lakefield to face Ennismore.
The end result was another tie 1-1. The lone goal of the game was scored by Gabby Burnett, assisted by Ryan Rupnow.
This past weekend the Jets participated in the Clarington Applefest Tournament.
The team had a strong showing and displayed a vast array of great hockey skills, determination and perseverance.
Unfortunately, despite all of their hard work and efforts the teams run ended in the quarter finals.
Games results were as follows:
Friday, Oct. 12
Jets 1, Peterborough Ice Kats 0
Beth Brownlee had the goal with a precision pass from teammate Liv Martin.
Carleton Place Cyclones 3, Jets 0
Saturday, Oct. 13
Durham West 0, Jets 0
Ennismore Eagles 2, Jets 1
Goulet scored as a result of beautiful team passing from Burnett and Shpikula.
By Linda Goulet
Peewee Local League 1
On Saturday, Oct. 13 the LL Peewee 1 Walkers Home Hardware team travelled to Huntsville to take on the Huntsville Main Street Dental Team. The first period the Storm players started strong with only three minutes left of the period Nathan Harrison received a pass from teammate Wyatt Raposo to score the first goal of the game. Going into the second period the Storm player had many shots on net but were unable to sneak in another goal. With only one minute and 24 seconds left of the period goaltender Aaron Neave made huge save to keep the Storm in the lead. Third period the pressure was on to keep their lead, with both teams evenly matched the Storm player Spencer Bowker passed the puck to Nathan who scored the second goal. The Huntsville team quickly realized they were in trouble and came back with a goal of their own. Aaron made many saves which kept us in the game but unfortunately the Huntsville players scored their second goal with only 10 seconds left in the period ending in the game in a 2-2 tie. On Saturday, Oct. 20 Peewee team will take on Parry Sound at 1 p.m. in Bracebridge.
Atom Local League
On Saturday, Oct. 12 the GJ Burtch-LL Atoms travelled to Huntsville to face off against the LL Lake of Bays Plumbing Atoms for their first game of the season. The Storm found themselves deep in their own end to start the second period when Taylor Mulock’s hard work against the boards paid off. She stripped Huntsville of the puck and sent Brody Hartwig streaking up the wing. As Huntsville closed in on Hartwig he spotted Jacob Davis open. Davis’s fast feet and some quick hands as he crossed the blue line allowed him some space as he scored the Storm’s first goal of the season. Unfortunately Huntsville’s offence proved to be too much as the Storm would drop this game 6-1. Next weekend sees the GJ Burtch-LL Atoms hosting Huntsville McDonald’s in Wilberforce Saturday and travelling to Parry Sound on Sunday to take on the Marshall Black Carpentry-LL Atoms.
By Jamie Lloyd