Around The Rink: Dec. 26

Gabe Roberts of the Hinton OK Tire Hellcats fends off a Devon Drillers defender during a Dec. 13 league game at Bill Thomson Arena. Hinton won 3-2 as part of a three-win weekend.
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Tyler Waugh

Battle River Bests Midgets

Battle River broke open a 4-3 game on Dec. 15 with a pair of late goals to earn a win and a weekend sweep of the Hinton midget hockey squad.

Zachary Jones had a pair of goals for Hinton and Ethan Bambrick had the other goal.  Lucas Descheneau, Ethan Jahnke and Landon Descheneau all had one assist each for Hinton and Riley Mills made 22 stops in net.

Hinton dropped a 5-1 decision to Battle River the day before, with Clint Clark scoring the home team’s lone goal with assists to Cole Whitford and Landon Descheneau. Hunter French made 23 stops in net.

Bantams Split Games

The Hinton Minich Oilfield bantam 1 hockey squad had three-point games from Kale Hunt, Keegan Fellows and Kayden Hollett in an 8-4 win on Dec. 14. 

Ryland Chabot chipped in a goal and an assist and Rylan Koch, Ethan Ramsey, Carter French and Nathan Burkart had one goal each. Ethan Mcpherson had two assists and Noah Coss, Landon Legary, Owen Tredwin and Bryce Donkin had one assist each. Riley Clark made 18 saves.

Hinton lost 6-4 the day before in Athabasca, with Hollett notching a pair of goals, and Burkart and Hunt counting one goal each. Fellows had a pair of assists and Legary and Donkin had one assist each. Gavin Gomuwka made 24 stops in net.

Hellcats Take Three

The Hinton OK Tire Hellcats swept a weekend tripleheader to take spot in their league. 

Hinton opened a 3-0 lead on Devon on Dec. 13 and then held on for a 3-2 win. Morley Ross, Blake Robertson and Keegan Plante had one goal each for Hinton, while  Coral Thompson, Thomas Mumby and Ari Beauchamp had one assist each and Ethan Spalek had a strong game in net with 28 stops.

Hinton capped of a comeback the next day against Athabasca with a Joshua Hearsey breakaway goal to earn a 5-4 win.

Mumby added a pair of power play goals and two assists for Hinton, while Gavin Kilthau and Beauchamp also scored. Jaeger Rivette also had a pair of assists, while Tori Thompson and Gabe Roberts had one assist each.

Hinton closed out the weekend with a 5-1 win over Edson that saw Plante lead the way with two goals while Ross had one goal and one assist. Hearsey and Robertson had one goal each. Spalek made 11 stops.

Gladiators Win

The Hinton Gus’s Pizza Gladiators peewee hockey team scored three straight goals to earn a 5-3 win over Westlock on Dec. 14.

Morgan Thomas scored the winner later in the third period and then notched his second of the game into an empty net to clinch it. 

Tye Fellows had a goal and an assist in the win and Marek Lehoux had two assists. Ryder Kulbacki and Corbyn Donkin had the other Hinton goals while Cohen Potts, Luke Hore and Grady Hollingsworth had one assist each. Aizik Gomuwka made 23 stops in net.

Warriors Drop Close Game

The Hinton McDonald’s Warriors atom hockey squad built a 3-1 lead on goals by Ryker Hollingsworth, Cohen Moulun and Deacon Barnes, but gave up three goals to Whitecourt in the third period in a 4-3 loss. Nolan Bardarson, Brandt Callihoo, Lucas Robertson and Hollingsworth had one assist each.

Brayden Benson and Treyton Matheson split time in net and made 14 saves between them.

Night Hawks Beat Mayerthorpe

Forrest Kilthau scored four goals to lead the Hinton McDonald’s Night Hawks to a 5-2 win over Mayerthorpe on Dec. 15.

Ty Kapatch had the other Hinton goal, Jack Richards had two assists and Kai Brettner added one assist of his own. Brayden Daniels and Rogue Smith split time in net and made 24 saves.

Impact Take Two

The Hinton Impact U14 ringette squad earned a pair of wins over Fort McMurray on Dec. 14.

Hinton had goals from four different players – Addison Klaver, Danica Hills, Meghan Gallagher and Paityn Best – in a 4-3 win to open the day. Leah Cournoyer had two assists and Ayla Goupil and Makena Hills had one assist each.

The second game was more of a runaway as Maggie Kempin, Logan Sweet and Best had two goals apiece in an 8-2 win. Hills and Gallagher had the other Hinton goals, Dakota Bishop had two assists and Klaver and Ashlyn McDougall had one assist each.