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Around The Rink: Nov. 21

Ryker Hollingsworth of the Hinton McDonalds Warriors atom squad breaks in on Fox Creek net during a Nov. 16 home game. Hollingsworth scored in the 8-4 loss for Hinton.
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Tyler Waugh

Midgets Come Up Short 

The Hinton midget hockey squad couldn’t complete the comeback Nov. 16, dropping a 3-2 decision to Onoway in Bill Thomson Arena. Onoway scored a pair of shorthanded goals to help build a 3-1 lead by the second intermission. Cole Whitford scored with 11:47 remaining in the third period but Hinton couldn’t find the equalizer. Lucas Descheneau had the other Hinton goal, while Gage Rahall, Ethan Jahnke, Jaydan Hohlbein and Clink Clark had one assist each and Hunter French made 30 stops in net.

Bantams Beat Leduc

Ethan Ramsey had a pair of goals, including the winner in the third period, as the Hinton Minich Oilfield bantam 1 hockey squad outlasted Leduc in a 4-3 home win Nov. 16. Keegan Fellows and Ethan McPherson also scored for Hinton, while Kevari Green, Rylan Koch, Kale Hunt and Bryce Donkin all had assists. Gavin Gomuwka made 14 stops in net. Hinton hosts Vegreville on Nov. 23 at 7:45 pm in Bill Thomson Arena.

Hellcats Split Games

The Hinton OK Tire Hellcats bantam squad split a pair of weekend road games – dropping a 6-4 decision to open the weekend in Athabasca before bouncing back with a win in Westlock the following day. Gavin Kilthau and Keegan Plante both had a goal and an assist for Hinton in Athabasca, with Coral Thompson and Morley Ross also scoring for Hinton. Brooke Hartery had a pair of assists and Blake Robertson added one of his own, while Michael Csaba made 23 stops in net. No game summary was available for the win in Westlock.

Gladiators Drop Home Game

The Hinton Gus’s Pizza Gladiators peewee team had a tough time of it Nov. 17, dropping a 14-1 home game to Whitecourt. The Gladiators fell behind 14-0 but finished on a high note as Tristan Tymchyshyn scored a power play goal with only 25 seconds remaining to bust up Whitecourt’s shutout bid. Marek Lehoux and Justin Bartziokas assisted on the goal while Aizik Gomuwka made 34 stops in net. Hinton sits with a 2-2 record and hosts Slave Lake on Nov. 23 at 3:15 pm and Camrose on Nov. 24 at 3:45 pm.

Heat Blank Whitecourt

Carter Lehoux and James McKay combined on a 41-save shutout and Joshua Sorenson had a hat trick and five-point game as the Hinton Alstar Heat peewee squad beat Whitecourt 9-0 in a Nov. 16 home game. Austin Kile had a goal and two assists and Ethan Viney, Carter Lypkie, Jacob Thompson and Wyatt Malo had one goal and one assist each. Jack Blinkhorn had the other Hinton goal and Lucas McDonald and Aiden Durocher had one assist each.

Warriors Split Weekend Games

The Hinton McDonald’s Warriors atom squad scored four unanswered goals in a 9-5 home win Nov. 17 against Onoway to earn a split of their weekend games. Ryker Hollingsworth had a hat trick and Reed Fellows and Blake Batog had two goals and two assists each to lead the offence, while Colby Hill added four assists. Deacon Barnes scored the other two goals for Hinton while Cohen Moulun and Brett Cournoyer had one assist each. Treyton Matheson and Brayden Benson combined to make 19 saves in net for Hinton. The Warriors dropped an 8-4 home game against Fox Creek the day before, but the online game summary was not available at the time of writing. Hinton has a pair of home games this coming weekend, hosting Drayton Valley on Nov. 23 at 1:15 pm and Nov. 24 at 1:45 pm.

Xtreme Win Two

Mikayla Ruszkowski scored the winning goal Nov. 16 as the Hinton Xtreme U16 ringette squad took the first of two wins in a homestand against Sherwood Park. Ava Muyres added a hat trick in the 8-7 win, Ella Kempin added two goals and one assist and Morgan Rushfeldt had three assists. Brielle Goupil and Bryn Dammann had the other Hinton goals, Kaydence Hollingsworth had a pair of assists and Emily French, Gracey Kempin and Kyara Bishop had one assist apiece. Muyres had a two-goal performance in a 7-3 win in Game 2 of the doubleheader, while Maya Callihoo and Morgan Rushfeldt had a goal and an assist each. Eve Ferreira, Makenna Rushfeldt and Hollingsworth had one goal each, while Dammann and Bishop had two assists each and Kempin had one of her own.

Impact Dominate

The Hinton Impact U14 ringette squad won all three of its weekend games in dominant fashion, earning a 10-1 win Nov. 16 in St. Albert and then wins of 18-5 and 15-1 the next day at home. 

Maggie Kempin had four goals in the win over St. Albert while Paityn Best (three goals, one assist) and Dakota Bishop (one goal, three assists) also had four point games. Meghan Gallagher had one goal and two assists, Ayla Goupil had one goal and one assist, while Ashlyn McDougall and Makena Hills had two assists apiece. 

The offensive onslaught continued the following day at home, where both Best (five goals, two assists) and Kempin (three goals, four assists) had seven-point games in an 18-5 win in Game 1 over Beaumont. Bishop (two goals, three assists) and Danica Hills  (five assists) had five point games and Gallagher added two goals and two assists. Makena Hills had three goals, Logan Sweet had a pair and McDougall had the other goal. Goupil had three assists. 

Hinton closed out the weekend with a 15-1 win in Game 2 of the doubleheader against Beaumont. Addison Klaver and Paige Pero had three goals each, Makena Hills had a pair of goals and Best, Goupil, Danica Hills, McDougall, Gallagher, Bishop and Kempin had one goal each.