Minor hockey stories
The following are minor hockey dispatches for teams based in the Highlands and area.
Peewee girls win one, lose one
The Peewee girls had two games on the road this past weekend. The first game the girls won 8-1 against Keene. Goals went to Hudder (3), Dexter (2), Jenkins (2), and Billings (1).
Sunday the girls were back to Peterborough to play the Ice Kats. In a close game the Ice Kats won 2-1. The lone goal was scored by Hudder.
This weekend the girls play at home Saturday at 12:30 against Ennismore and Sunday at 4:30 against the Peterborough.
Submitted by Tracy Coe
Girls beat out Wolverines
The Bancroft IDA/Red Eagle Campground girls Midget Jets scored a win and a tie over the weekend with two away games. Saturday’s game against Otonabee Wolverines was fast-paced and finished with a 2-2 tie. Jules Croskery and Katie Funk were the goal scorers assisted by Gabby Burnett. On Sunday, the West Northumberland Wilds opened the scoring in the first period and had the girls battle back scoring three goals. The Jets may have had a few more scoring chances but couldn’t connect. Goal scorers for the 3-1 win were Olivia Martin, Gabby Burnett and Katie Funk. Chloe Burnett picked up the win between the pipes.
Submitted by Lysane Burnett
Bantam girls continue winning streak
The Canadian Tire/Parkview Dental Bantam girls Jets team’s hard work at practices is paying off and their efforts are evident in their display of skills ranging from positional play to defensive control.
This past Thursday, the Jets travelled to Otonabee to play the Keene Wolverines. The final result was Jets 5, Wolverines 0.
Haley Goulet scored the first of the game, with a pass from Ryan Rupnow. Emma Tidey followed in the second period assisted by Trista Young. The third period saw the Jets add three more goals. Rupnow, unassisted, found an opening over the right shoulder of Keene’s goalie. Shortly after, Hannah McMann skated her way through the opposing defence, unassisted, scored. The final goal of the game was scored by Jaylin Frost. She received a pass from teammate Beth Brownlee.
Saturday, they headed to Lakefield to face the Ennismore Eagles. Gillian Rosik started off the Jets’ scoring streak and scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Emma Tidey. Kennedy Croskery, assisted by McMann, found an opening in the net, making it a 2-0 game at the end of the first. The second period remained scoreless. Scoring for the team were Croskery, assisted by Tidey, and Goulet, assisted by Croskery. The final goal of the game and her first of the season, was scored by Young. The Jets took the win 5-0.
Sunday, on home ice, the team played another game against Keene. The Jets out-skated and out-shot the Wolverines winning the game 9-2. Scoring singles for the Jets were Rupnow, unassisted, Rosik, and Brownlee. Tidey added two, and McMann finished the game with a hat trick and a spare, scoring four goals in total. Assists went to Rosik, Croskery, Young, Avery Coens, Frost (2), and Goulet (2).
Bella Smolen displayed her excellent goaltending skills throughout the games earning two shutouts.
The Jets host the Peterborough Ice Kats this Saturday, at 3 p.m., at the NHCC and the Ennismore Eagles on Sunday, at 3 p.m. in Haliburton. Come out and cheer the girls on!
Submitted by Linda Goulet
Midget boys tie Lightning, win against Devils
The Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Midgets are back on track, after tying a game with Mariposa Lightning Oct. 31 and winning the next couple of games against the Almaguin Ice Devils on Nov. 2 and the Elmvale Coyotes on Nov. 3, in 6-1, 6-2 games. After the Cody Hodgson tournament, the team had three mid-week games that began with great head-to-head action against the Marioposa Lightning. Give and go, end to end action ended in their first 4-4 tie. Next games were a great demonstration of team cohesiveness and skill. As with the game against Almaguin, Josh Boice and Owen Smith had two goals, Lucas Haedicke and Nigel Smith pick up a goal each.
Assisting the goals are Jacob Haedicke, the goal scorers and the team. The next game against the Elmvale Coyotes had Jacob Haedicke, Owen Patterson-Smith, Devyn Prentice and Owen Gilbert with a goal each and Josh Boice for two goals. Assists from Shawn Walker, Owen Smith and Nolan Flood with contributions from the entire team. Special mention to the goalkeepers, Parker Smolen and Carson Sisson. The team sit confidently with both goaltenders in place. Come out and cheer on the Highland Storm Midgets as they take on the Elmvale Coyotes on Nov. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in Minden.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Impressive tournament play by Bantam A’s
The Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House Dollo’s Foodland Bantam A team travelled to Millbrook Friday evening for a weekend tournament. Their first game was against tournament host Millbrook Stars. The Stars got on the scoreboard with a pass that caught goalie Nate Miscio off guard. Miscio made a highlight save early in the second when the puck rolled up over his shoulder and he had to reach back to keep the Stars from jumping ahead by two. After continued pressure, Jake Sisson found the back of the net to make it 1-1. Brendan Coumbs made it 2-1 Storm in the second period rushing down the right side boards and scoring on a high wristshot. Both teams played exciting hockey in the third but neither would score giving the Highland Storm a 2-1 win in the opening game of the tournament.
Game 2 of the Millbrook tourney saw our boys take on the Stars from Wasaga Beach. Jaxon Gill opened the scoring for the Storm but Wasaga Beach came right back to tie the game at one and get their second goal off the next face-off to take the lead. Tim Turner got the Storm even with a goal crease scramble and Brendan Coumbs kept the score at 2-2 making a nice defensive play. Zach Davis got a power play goal pouncing on a rebound from a Coumbs shot on goal. Ben Landry played great as the Storm starting goalie. Wasaga Beach evened the score at three but Brendan Coumbs put the Storm back on top 4-3 just before the end of the second period.
Jake Sisson and Hunter Arnott would both score in the third period defeating the Wasaga Beach Stars 6-5.
The final game of the round robin was against the South Grenville Rangers. Scoreless going into the second period, Desi Davies stepped around a Ranger defender and scored. Aaron Bellefleur showed some strong defensive skills to keep the Storm in front as did Ty Mills. The Rangers finally found a way to get a puck past Nate Miscio, but the Storm responded quickly in the third frame with Hunter Arnott scoring to put the Storm back on top 2-1. The Rangers battled back to tie the game on the power play. The game ended in a 2-2 tie allowing the Highland Storm to go through the round robin with an impressive two wins and a tie.
The Highland Storm faced off against the South Grenville Rangers in the semi-finals.
Although the Hunter Arnott would put the Storm on the scoreboard within the first minute, the Rangers would tie the game on the power play and take the lead 2-1 shortly after. The Rangers took 3-1 lead a few shifts after that. Tim Turner scored in the second period to pull the Storm within two. The Rangers popped in a couple of empty net goals for a 6-2 victory.
This writer is hoping the boys travel home with heads held high with a solid 2-1-1 record in the tournament and a remarkable improvement in their play over the past 10 days. The team next travels to Beaverton Thursday evening for an exhibition game.
Submitted by Gord Hoenow
Atom A’s take on Coyotes
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s hosted the Elmvale Coyotes on Nov. 4 at the S.G. Nesbitt arena. This was a close game. In the first period the Elmvale Coyotes scored with a two-man advantage, making the game 1-0 going into the second. During the second period, Addison Carr scored an unassisted goal, followed by a short-handed goal by the Coyotes. With less than a minute to go in the second Kadin Card passed the puck to Austin Latanville, who passed the puck up to Addison Carr who took an amazing shot and tied up the score going into the third. The third period Elmvale scored a power play goal, followed by Cheyenne Degeer making stellar pass to Brechin Johnston who took a beauty shot and tied up the game. However, with only a minute left, the Coyotes scored and the final score was 4-3. It’s was a tough loss for the Highland Storm.
On Nov. 5, the Cottage Country Building Supplies/Ridgewood Ford travelled to Lindsay to face the Lindsay Muskies. Both teams were hungry for a win. The first period the Muskies scored however a few minutes later Austin Latanville made a pass to Kadin Card who passed to Addison Carr who scored for the Storm. The second period the Storm were on fire as Brechin Johnston and Cheyenne Degeer came out with two more goals and made it a 3-1 going into the third. There were lots of scoring opportunities and plenty of penalties but both goalies weren’t allowing any goals making the final score 3-1 win for the Highland Storm.
The Cottage Country Building Supplies/ Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s will be travelling to Collingwood this coming weekend to play in the Georgian Shore tournament.
Submitted by Amber Card
10-2 win for Tykes
The Tom Prentice & Sons Trucking Tykes travelled to Woodville on Oct. 27 for their first exhibition game against the Woodville Hurricanes. The Hurricanes put one on the scoreboard in the first couple minutes of play. Vanek Logan fought back with two unassisted goals, one in the first and one in the second. The Hurricanes tied up the game early in the third. With the help of Ethan DeCarlo, Logan scored his third goal of the game resulting in a 3-2 victory. Carter Braun kept the Storm in the game with his exceptional goaltending. The Tom Prentice & Sons Trucking Tykes travelled to Oakwood on Nov. 3 for their game against the Mariposa Lightning. Vanek Logan came out strong putting the Storm on the board with an early opening goal. The Lightning fought back with the second puck in the net. Jack Tomlinson scored his first goal of the season with the help of Zack Prentice and Matthew Scheffee. Logan finished out the period with two unassisted goals. The Lightning netted an early goal in the second but the Storm came back with another of their own scored by Logan assisted by Ethan DeCarlo and Luke Gruppe. Evan Perrot added to the lead with the assistance of Easton Burk and Logan, ending the second period. Logan starting the third period out strong with an assist by DeCarlo. With passes from McCartney Saunders and Perrot, Tomlinson added to the rising score. Tomlinson and Saunders then helped Perrot get his second goal of the game. Mason Latanville ended the game with his first of the season with assists by Burk and Prentice. Final score was a 10-2 win for the Storm team. The Tyke team will be travelling to Campbellford to take on the Colts on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Submitted by Jessica Tomlinson
Atom AE’s tackle Ice Devils
The G.J Burtch Construction Highland Storm Atom AE’s travelled to Sundridge on Nov. 4 to take on the Almaguin Ice Devils. Both teams were ready.
It was Wyatt Raposo that took a shot to Jace Mills who tipped it into the net for the first goal of the game. Second period the Storm players were determined and kept the scoreboard going with three more goals scored by Jace, Maclean and Isaac. The Storm players went into the third period strong. The Devils didn’t even see them coming. Sims, Rowden, Lee and Raposo all scored a goal and Lee finished the game with a hat trick for the 9-3 win.
The following day the Storm players returned to Burk’s Falls to take on the Almaguin Ice Devils again. Twenty-five seconds into the game the Devils scored the first and only goal of the first period. Second period, the Storm players fought back with two minutes left of the game, Evan Jones made the rush down the ice and scored putting the Storm back onto the scoreboard. It was Maclean Rowden that scored the last and final goal in the third period giving the win to the Storm of a 2-1 score. The Atom AE will be taking on the Lindsay Muskies AE team at the Minden arena on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.
Submitted by Lisa Reinwald
Tough game for Peewees
On Saturday, Nov. 4 the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Haliburton Family Medical Centre Peewees hosted the Elmvale Coyotes. The first period saw both teams battling hard back and forth and showed no score at the end of the first period. The Coyotes took control of the game in the second scoring three goals with the Storm trying their hardest to get back into the game. The Coyotes scored four more in the third with the game ending in a loss for the Storm.
Sunday the Storm travelled to Beaverton to face the Brock Wild. The Storm got off to an early start with putting lots of pressure on the Wild’s goalie. Kyan Hall put the Storm on the board assisted by Zander Upton and Kaine Brannigan. The Storm added to their lead with a short-handed goal by Gage Hutchinson assisted by Avery Degeer. The Storm held the 2-0 lead going into the second. The Storm kept the pressure on and Hall netted another to put the Storm ahead 3-0 but the Wild scored three of their own to tie the game 3-3 going into the third.
With the Storm playing short-handed the Wild took control and netted four more to take the game 7-3.
The Peewees’ next games are Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Minden to try to even the series with the Brock Wild. On Sunday the Storm play the Huntsville Otters in Haliburton at 12:30 p.m.
Submitted by Ron Hall