Around The Rink: Nov. 28

Kayden Hollett of the Hinton Minich Oilfield bantam squad makes a hit during league play Nov. 23 against Vegreville. Hollett had a power play goal in the 5-3 loss.
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Tyler Waugh

Bantams Lose Close Games

The Hinton Minich Oilfield bantam 1 hockey squad came close in a pair of weekend home games, but found themselves on the wrong side of contests against Edson and Vegreville.

Seth Bardarson scored with 8:07 remaining in the second period to give Hinton a 3-2 lead over Edson on Nov. 22, but Edson responded with a pair of goals before the end of the period to take a 4-3 lead it wouldn’t relinquish despite Hinton firing 19 shots on net in the third period. Nathan Burkart and Zachary Puchailo also scored for Hinton, while Owen Tredwin, Keegan Fellows and Kevari Green added assists. Riley Clark made 28 stops in net.

Hinton spotted Vegreville a 4-0 lead the following day before goals by Ryland Chabot and Fellows cut the lead in half at 4-2. The score was 5-2 when Kayden Hollett scored a power play goal with 2:32 remaining to make the final 5-3. Ethan McPherson had two helpers while Noah Coss, Landon Legary, Rylan Koch and Burkart had one assist each. Gavin Gomuwka made 12 stops in net for Hinton. 

Hinton is scheduled to host Fort Saskatchewan on Nov. 30 at 5 pm.

Peewees Drop Two At Home

The Hinton Gus’s Pizza Gladiators peewee hockey squad took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Marek Lehoux early in their Nov. 23 home game against Slave Lake, but then gave up eight unanswered goals between the first and second periods and couldn’t recover in an 11-6 loss.

Lehoux completed his hat trick for Hinton, while Grady Hollingsworth, Sutter Hill and Tye Fellows also scored. Tristan Tymchyshyn had two assists and Justin Bartziokas, Lehoux, Hill and Hollingsworth added one assist each. Aizik Gomuwka made 24 saves in net.

Hinton outshot Camrose 50-39 the following day, but only Corbyn Donkin and Bartziokas would score in a 6-2 loss. Morgan Thomas and Luke Hore had one assist each and Gomuwka made 33 stops in net.

Hinton hosts Edson on Nov. 30 at 12:15 pm and Barrhead on Dec. 1 at 9:15 am.

Heat Double Up Drayton

The Hinton Alstar Heat peewee hockey squad doubled up Drayton Valley by an 8-4 score on Nov. 24 to earn a split of two weekend home games.

Hinton and Drayton were even at 4-4 in the third period when Jacob Thompson scored a pair of power play goals 20 seconds apart to give Hinton a lead it wouldn’t surrender. Joshua Sorenson, Austin Kile, Ethan Viney, Lucas McDonald and Aiden Durocher also scored for Hinton in the win. Sorenson and Kile had two assists each, while Jared Carré, Jack Blinkhorn, Wyatt Malo, Thompson, Viney and McDonald had one assist each. Carter Lehoux and James McKay combined for 18 saves in net.

Hinton gave up a goal with 3:27 remaining the day before to lose 4-3 against Barrhead. Barrhead had built a 3-1 lead going into the third period but goals by Kile and Malo, his second of the game, pulled Hinton even for a short while. Viney, McDonald and Sorenson had one assist each for Hinton an McKay and Lehoux combined to make 18 saves.

Hinton hosts Athabasca on Nov. 30 at 2:30 pm and Whitecourt on Dec. 1 at 1:15 pm.

Warriors Battle To A Tie

The Hinton McDonald’s Warriors atom hockey squad got a goal from Burke Dammann with 8:01 remaining in the game to earn a 5-5 tie in the second game of a home doubleheader Nov. 23 against Drayton Valley.

Cohen Moulun had a pair of goals, and Ryker Hollingsworth and Blake Batog had the other Hinton goals, while Deacon Barnes and Lucas Robertson had one assist each and Brayden Benson made 29 stops in net.

Hinton got off to a rocky start in the first game of the doubleheader, falling behind 4-0 and 5-1 in what would be a 7-4 loss. Hollingsworth had the hat trick for Hinton, while Robertson got the other goal. Moulun and Batog had one assist each and Treyton Matheson made 22 saves.

Hinton hosts Thorsby on Nov. 30 at 10:15 am and then again Dec. 1 at 11:30 am.

Nighthawks Fall To Knights

The Hinton McDonald’s Nighthawks atom hockey team couldn’t solve the visiting CR Knights in a pair of home losses Nov. 23. 

Hinton started fast in the second game, building a 4-0 lead in the first 20 minutes before the Knights stormed back with four unanswered goals of their own in the second period. Forrest Kilthau gave Hinton a 5-4 lead early in the third period with his third goal of the game, but the Knights scored three more for a 7-5 final. Griffin Lepage had a goal and two assists, Ty Kapatch had Hinton’s other goal and Kai Brettner, Axton Aspell and Ryker Richie all had one assist each. Rogue Smith and Brayden Daniels combined for 32 stops in net for Hinton.

In the first game of the day the teams were deadlocked at 2-2 after the first period, with Kapatch and Kilthau scoring for Hinton, but the Knights exploded for five unanswered goals in the second period to build a lead they wouldn’t surrender. Chase Jahnke scored for Hinton in the third period to make it a 7-3 final. Lepage had a pair of assists for Hinton, while Sidney Repecka, Ryker Michie and Brettner had one assist apiece. Smith and Daniels combined for 24 saves in net.

Xtreme Take Two

The Hinton Xtreme U16 ringette squad sit atop the standings after winning a pair of road games Nov. 23 in Beaumont and Spruce Grove.

Kaydence Hollingsworth scored late to give Hinton a 5-4 win over Spruce Grove to open the day. Kyara Bishop scored a pair and Alyssa Klaver and Kennedy Davy also scored for Hinton. Maya Callihoo and Emily French had two assists each and Gracey Kempin had one.

Bishop had a pair later that day in a 7-2 win over Beaumont. Ella Kempin, Bryn Dammann, Brielle Goupil, Hollingsworth and Callihoo had one goal each, while Morgan Rushfeldt had three assists.