Minor hockey dispatches

The following are hockey stories for teams in the county and in surrounding area.

The Cottage Country Building Supplies/ Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s hosted the Matt Duchene Fall classic tournament at the A.J. LaRue arena this weekend.
The A’s played three games on Saturday and were able to win all three of their games.
In the first game the Highland Storm A team was up against the amazing goaltending of the West Nipissing Sting but were able to get a 2-1 win. Goals scored by Addison Carr and Colby Coumbs.
In the second game the Highland Storm A team was up against the Bancroft Jets. This game stayed tied 1-1 after the first period until the last four minutes of the third when the game really picked up. Addison Carr scored two goals followed by a goal by the Jets. Carr scored another and Joshua Scheffe scored but with 25 seconds left the Jets scored making the final 5-3 win for the Storm.
In the third game the Highland Storm A’s dominated the Lindsay Muskie AE team with a 9-1 win. Goals scored by Addison Carr Cheyenne Degeer Mak Prentice Brechin Johnston and Colby Coumbs.
The three wins put the Highland Storm A team into the semi finals which they played Sunday Oct. 22.
On Sunday Oct. 22 Highland Storm Atom A’s faced the Deep River Knights and won 14-0. Goals scored by Brechin Johnston Austin Latanville Cheyenne Degeer Beckam Reynolds and Addison Carr. Aaron Neave got a shut out.
The A finals game was the Highland Storm vs the Bancroft Jets. The first period was all Storm they were making sure to keep it out of their end. The first goal was scored by Brechin Johnston who scored a rebound shot of Cheyenne Degeer. The second goal was scored by Addison Carr who received a stellar pass from Kadin Card and scored. The third goal was an awesome goal by Johnston who took the puck from his blue line all the way to the back of the net. But the Jet’s came back with only 25 seconds left of the period and scored. It was a 3-1 hockey game going into the second period. The Storm continued to dominate with Carr scoring his second goal and Johnston scoring his hat trick. The score was 5-1 with one period left. Carr scored his hat trick goal early in the period but the Jets still had some fight in them. The Jets scored three goals and pulled their goalie with two minutes left. It was a nail biter until the buzzer blew but the Storm defeated the Jets 6-4 for an A final win!
It was an amazing weekend being undefeated for the entire tournament the team worked really hard and all played super well. Way to go Storm.
The Cottage County Building Supplies/ Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A’s will be traveling to Omemee on Oct. 26 to face the Kawartha Coyotes at 6 p.m. and they will be traveling to Marmora to play in the North Hasting Tournament on Oct. 28.

The Highlander and Smolen Family Dentistry Highland Storm Midget team met with the South Muskoka Bears Tuesday Oct. 17 in Minden. Being short a few players didn’t hamper the Storm’s winning streak and they scooped up a 5-1 win. The Storm team continues to gel and grow stronger dominating the game and controlling the play. It began with a solid effort to maintain puck control and the first goal came from a pass by Josh Boice which landed on the stick of Lucas Haedicke who found the opening. Next late in the first Shawn Walker caught the puck to hold the line and set up a perfect shot that scored the second goal. Seconds later Owen Smith picked up a pass deep in the Storm’s end and zig-zaged his way toward the Bear’s net for the third goal. Early in the second period perfect passes found the stick of Owen Patterson-Smith. He patiently waited for the opening and made it 4-0 for the Storm. The Bears finally took advantage of a power play to make it a 4-1 game. The Storm team held the Bears back and had many scoring opportunities. It was midway through the third period when they pushed hard and made it a 5-1 game. The Midgets’ next game  is scheduled for Oct. 31 in Minden at  8:30 p.m.  where they will take on the Mariposa Lightning.

The JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Haliburton Family Medical Centre Highland Storm Peewees hosted the Matt Duchene Fall Classic in Minden this weekend. With an early start the Peewees took on the Ajax Knights. The Knights scored two in the first to put them ahead 2-0 going into the second. The Knights kept the pressure on and netted two more goals but with a second left Kyan Hall scored from behind the net assisted by Cooper Coles to put the Storm on the board. Starting the
third period with momentum on their side Austin Boylan scored on a rush unassisted cutting the Ajax lead in half. On the power play Ajax managed to score another to put them ahead by three. With Highland Storm battling right back Coles scored assisted by Hall to cut the lead to two again. The Knights were determined to take control of the game and scored two more taking the game 7-3.
The Storm faced the Essa Eagles at 12. With both teams putting out feelers there was a lot of battling back and forth action but the game remained scoreless going into the second. The Storm came out with a vengeance and Hall scored assisted by Avery Degeer. The Eagles came right back less than a minute later and scored to tie it up. Then on a chip in by Gage Hutchinson Hall picked up the puck and buried it to put the Storm back ahead by one. The Storm held the lead through late
in the third but the Eagles managed to tie it up. The Storm gave everything they had hitting posts and crossbars trying to get the win but the final buzzer went with the game tied at two. Great effort between the pipes by Taylor Consack keeping the team in the game at all times.
The Storm went on to face the Tweed Hawks in their final game of the day. The Hawks were on the board first and kept the lead going into the second. Both teams battled back and forth with Storm goalie Damon Harriss making save after save to try to keep his team in the game. The Hawks kept their lead going into the third. The Storm giving all they had to try to tie up the game with a shot from the point Hall buried the rebound assisted by Degeer. With the Hawks putting on the pressure they scored a goal to put them ahead 2-1. The Storm tried everything they could pulling the goalie to try to tie the game to advance to Sunday but the Hawks netted an empty netter to win the game 3-1. An excellent effort by all the players. The Peewees head to Millbrook on Oct. 28 to play in the Millbrook tournament.

The Leveque Brothers/Rock Breakers Peewee Jets girls lost their home opener on Saturday against the Peterborough IceKats. The first period was back and forth between blue lines and ended with no score. The IceKats came out strong in the second scoring three. With minutes left in the game Hayley Hudder fired one past Peterborough’s goalie with the assist going to Megan Jenkins. The girls are on the road this Saturday against Keene and then back home on Sunday against Lindsay at 4:30.

The Canadian Tire/Parkview Dental Bantam Girls Jets travelled to Keene this past Saturday to take on the Wolverines. The girls played a great game of hockey and it was evident that their hard work at practices both off and on the ice are helping them to further develop their hockey skills and come together as a team.
Haley Goulet scored early with the first goal of the game assisted by Avery Coens. The Jets added two more to the scoreboard in the second. Ryan Rupnow gracefully deked her way past the Wolverines one by one and the end result was a beautiful left top corner goal in the opponents net unassisted. Hannah McMann continued the Jets momentum and sniped one past the Wolverines goalie assisted by Rupnow.
In the third Goulet took a shot from just inside the blue line and the puck slid in making the final score 4-1 in favour of the Jets.
On Sunday the team hit the road again to face the Ennismore Eagles on their home ice. The Jets took the win 2-0. Goals were scored by Goulet assisted by McMann and by Rupnow unassisted.
Bella Smolen had a stellar performance minding the net for the Jets throughout both games. Way to go girls!
Come out and cheer the team on this Saturday on home ice at 12:30 p.m. as they play Napanee.
Submitted by Linda Goulet