The Bancroft IDA/Park View Dental Midget Girls Jets won both of their home games this past weekend.
On Saturday the Jets hosted the Cold Creek Comets and took the win with a final score of 1-0. Gabbey Burnett made a pass to Jules Croskery at the offensive blue line and Croskery skated in and ripped a shot bar down into the opponents net.
On Sunday the team faced the Lindsay Lynx and again won 1-0 over their rivals. Haley Goulet scored the only goal of the game. She took a pass from defensive team mate Ryan Rupnow and took the puck into the corner around the net and stepped out to score a wrap around goal on her back hand.
The team hits the road for two away games this weekend to rap up their regular season against West Northumberland and the Peterborough Ice Kats. Good luck girls!
By Linda Goulet
Walker Home Hardware Storm Peewee LL team #1 had a home game in Minden on Saturday against Huntsville. Huntsville came out strong scoring two in the first period. Huntsville scored again at six-minute mark in the second period. Haliburton’s Storm wasn’t about to give up with one minute left in the second period Nathan Harrison scored putting Storm on the board assisted by Daniel Stephens. In the final period Huntsville scored again but Storm retaliated with an unassisted goal by Stephens and another by Alex Hendry assisted by Harrison. Huntsville got one more before the third was over making final score 5-3 for Huntsville. Storms Peewee LL #1 plays LL Peewee #2 team Saturday Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Haliburton.
By Marita Bagshaw
The LL Pharmasave Storm Midgets played the Parry Sound Shamrocks last weekend.
Play was very balanced in the scoreless first period although Storm goalie Nate Miscio made a nice pad save early in the game. The Storm opened the scoring in the second period on a beautiful passing play with brothers Paul and Tim Turner and Brenden Newhook finishing it off with a goal. The Shamrocks tied the game a few minutes later but Cole Prentice’s high snapshot power play goal would put the Storm in front for good. Newhook setup Paul Turner who scored on the breakaway giving the Storm a two-goal cushion. Miscio made arguably his best save of the season just moments before Parry Sound closed the gap to one. Paul Turner got his second of the night burying his own rebound and than fed Newhook for a lovely tip-in giving the Storm a solid 5-2 victory.
By Gord Hoenow
With an anticipated wait after the Christmas break the LL Atom 2 TD Canada Trust where hosted in Bracebridge by Parry Sound Marshall Black Carpentry.
With the battle to start Parry Sound were able to find the back of our net to start off the scoring. But with the battling of Carson Jones along the boards he was able to chip the puck out to Ethan Rowe with a nice pass right in front of the net for Logan Reid’s one-timer to the back of the net.
With the TD’s never giving up Kamauhl Cassey Russel found his stride and took the puck from deep in our end and was able to pass the puck right in front of the net for Logan Reid to chip in his second goal.
During the third period with a battle at the red line Logan Reid was able to break away from the pack and find the back of the net for his third hat-trick of the season.
But Parry Sound were able to come back and make a final score of 8-3. Next game is against Almaguin Ice Devils hosted in Haliburton.
By Chris McMartin
After a long holiday break the GJ Burtch LL Atom1 team were back on the ice. On Saturday they travelled to the Bracebridge arena to face Parry Sound’s McNabb Homebuilding LL Atoms. The Storm would test their endurance as they took to the ice with only eight skaters. Eric Mueller put the Storm on the board midway through the first when he broke away from the Parry Sound defence. Mueller accelerated crossing the blue line pulling away from the defenders then with a quick fake was able to beat the goalie and buried the puck top corner. The second period saw numerous chances for the Storm but the puck was not bouncing their way on the Bracebridge ice.
The Storm continued their hard work into the third. An excellent example of clean passing in the offensive zone led to Oliva Gruppe’s first goal of the season assisted by Isaac Borgdorff and Layne Robinson. Although the Storm were down five goals and facing a short bench they continued to dig deep and battle hard. Jacob Mantle dangled his way up the ice and put one in the net unassisted. Despite their efforts the Storm would drop this one 9-3. Next weekend the Storm travel to Gravenhurst to face South Muskoka.
By Jamie Lloyd
JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports/ Haliburton Family Medical Centre Highland Storm Peewee A travelled to Parry Sound to play in the MPS tournament. The Peewee A first game was versus the Huntsville Otters. Unfortunately the Storm lost 7-4. The goals were scored by Aiden Perrott Cooper Coles Austin Boylan and Cheyenne Degeer.
The second game was versus the Bracebridge Bears and they lost 4-0. The Peewees will be starting their first playoff series next weekend where they take on the Durham Crusaders.
By Amber Card
The Highlander and Ed Smolen Family Dentistry Midgets lost their first game of the playoffs 5-4 against the Shelburne Wolves Saturday Jan. 12. It was a tough game for the Storm team the slow start resulted in being down by two early in the game. They got on the scoreboard later in first period with two goals in less than a minute. MacNaull fed Smith and he manoeuvred in made a quick top corner shot for the first goal. Seconds later the Wolves’ goalie left an open net for Smith to tie the game. Early in the second period the Wolves got a break and scored a short-handed goal making it a 3-2 game. Gilbert answered back with enormous effort picked up his own rebound to find the opening tying it up 3-3. The Wolves got lucky on a breakaway and took the lead 4-3. Late in the second period the Wolves widen the gap to 5-3. The Storm team stepped up in the third period. Gilbert got another goal with help from MacNaull and Smith. The Midgets made a great attempt to tie the game however returned home with a 5-4 loss.
By Suzanne Haedicke
The Haliburton TimberMart/Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp Novice Reps travelled to Sundridge this weekend to play in the Muskoka Parry Sound Novice Playoff Tournament. The team started strong winning their first game 5-1 against Muskoka Rock. The team could not find their stride in games 2 and 3 and took two losses 3-1 and 5-2 against the Huntsville Otters and South Muskoka Bears. Better luck to the Novices next weekend in their double header playoff games against the Wasaga Beach Stars.
By Sarah Gruppe
Tom Prentice and Sons and Walkers Heating and Cooling’s Storm Tyke team travelled to Baysville on Sunday to take on the Huntsville Otters. Matthew Mueller started Storm’s goal scoring in the first period followed by Nixon Ecclestone firing one into Huntsville’s net. Kelson Bagshaw scored the third goal and Ecclestone scored another beauty! Huntsville retaliated with two goals. Rowan Johnson scored the last goal of the first period. Huntsville came on strong scoring seven goals in the second and final period. The Storm however didn’t let up and Cooper Gilbert score a well set up goal. Ecclestone dangled his way to three more goals and Johnson scored the final goal for Storm. The Tyke Storm team will be practising hard the next couple of weeks gearing up for their second Jamboree in Peterborough the first weekend in February.
By Marita Bagshaw
Saturday Jan. 5 the Ridgewood Ford/Cottage Country Building Supplies Atoms started off the New Year in full stride hosting the annual MPS tourney in Haliburton. This year’s tournament hosted the Huntsville Otters and the South Muskoka Bears. Saturday the Storm faced the Bears. With the onslaught of pucks coming at our net Chase Winder held off multiple grade A chances looking big in-between the pipes. The Bears found opportunities to keep the puck south of our blue line and proved too much to handle netting a few goals. Halfway through the third Josh Scheffee found a loose puck in front and knocked it in to get the Storm on the board and also nearly cutting the lead with a backhander off the crossbar.
The second game versus the Otters was the team’s second meeting of the season. The Otters opened up scoring with a quick wrister over the glove of Chase but that lead was soon tied up with a Caleb Manning goal to the same effect assisted by McLean Rowden. To start off the second period Evan Jones walked in on the right side and sent a seemingly innocent shot on net that found its way over the Otters’ pads putting the Storm up by two. Jace Mills was able to score the third goal assisted by McLean Rowden. The Storm win of 3-2 put them in the finals where they ultimately fell to the Bears despite a solid effort for their third game of the day. One single tally from Josh Scheffee assisted by Austin Latanville and Caleb Manning broke the Bears’ shutout and lead to a 6-1 final score.
By Pasi Posti