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Around The Rink: Dec. 5

Gage Rahall of the Hinton midget hockey squad battles a trio of Barrhead Bruins players for the puck during league action Nov. 29 in Bill Thomson Arena. Rahall was held off the scoresheet that game, a 5-4 Hinton win, but had two goals and two assists the following night in an 8-1 home win over Wabasca.
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Tyler Waugh

Midgets Take Two

The Hinton midget hockey squad built a 4-1 lead and then held on for a 5-4 victory Nov. 29 against Barrhead, the first of two weekend home wins.

Brandon Bathgate-Ballantyne and Cole Whitford both had a goal and an assist in the win, while Ethan Jahnke, Nolan MacPherson and Caileb Davy also scored for Hinton. Seth Symchych earned an assist and Riley Mills made 23 saves in net.

Hinton had an easier time of it the following night against Wabasca, scoring the first eight goals in an 8-1 win. Gage Rahall, Zachary Jones and Landon Descheneau had two goals apiece and Lucas Descheneau and Jaydan Hohlbein had one each. Rahall added a pair of assists as well, and Jones, James Richards and Kaelen Koch had one assist apiece. Hunter French had his shutout bid spoiled with 7:23 remaining in the game in what was a 26-stop performance in net.

Hinton returns to action with a pair of home games against Battle River on Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 15 at 3:15 pm.

Bantams Split Games

The Hinton Minich Oilfield bantam 1 hockey squad finished out its weekend home action with a decisive 9-0 win over Fort Saskatchewan. Keegan Fellows led the way with a hat trick, while Kevari Green and Kayden Hollett had two goals each and Ethan Mcpherson and Nathan Burkart had one apiece. Rylan Koch had three assists, Zachary Puchailo and Landon Legary had two each and Carter French had one assist of his own. Riley Clark wasn’t busy in net, but was still perfect in stopping nine shots for the shutout.

Hinton fell behind 4-0 the day before against Vegreville before seeing a come back effort fall short in a 5-3 home loss. Ryland Chabot, Kayden Hollett and Fellows each had a goal for Hinton, while Mcpherson had two assists and Noah Coss, Legary, Koch and Burkart had one assist each. Gavin Gomuwka made 12 stops in net for Hinton.

Hellcats Win Over Westlock

Morley Ross capped off an eight-point game with a goal with 4:36 remaining to cap off a hat trick in a 12-1 win for the Hinton OK Tire Hellcats bantam hockey squad. 

Linemates Blake Robertson and Keegan Plante had two goals and two assists each, while Tori Thompson had two goals and an assist and captain Thomas Mumby had two goals as well.

Gabe Roberts had the other Hinton goal, while Justin Gowing, Sean Coté and Coral Thompson had two assists each and Jaeger Rivette, Gavin Kilthau and Ari Beauchamp had one assist each.

Goalie Michael Csaba had his shutout spoiled with only 54 seconds remaining in a 19-stop win in net.

Hinton returns home with a triple header weekend Dec. 13 game against Devon at 7:30 pm and a Dec. 14 game against Athabasca at 2:30 pm and a Dec. 15 game against Edson at 10:30 am.

Gladiators Battle To Draws

The Hinton Gus’s Pizza Gladiators peewee hockey squad treated parents and fans to a pair of dramatic finishes on the weekend, earning a 6-6 draw Nov. 30 against Edson and a 4-4 tie Dec. 1 against Barrhead.

Hinton held leads of 3-1, 5-3 and 6-4 over Edson on the strength of two goals by Corbyn Donkin and one each from Marek Lehoux, Liam Parker, Tye Fellows and Morgan Thomas. Ryder Kulbacki and Tristan Tymchyshyn had two assists each and Sutter Hill and Justin Bartziokas had one apiece. Aizik Gomuwka made 29 stops in net.

Hinton built leads of 2-0 and 4-1 the following day as well, but saw Barrhead fire 17 shots on net in the third period to chip away at those leads and tie the game with only 2:18 remaining on the clock.

Bartziokas had two goals and an assist for Hinton, Thomas added a goal and an assist and Tymchyshyn had the other Hinton goal. Parker added an assist and Gomuwka made 38 stops in net.

Heat Take Two 

The Hinton Alstar Heat peewee hockey squad had a big weekend with a pair of dominant home wins Nov. 30 over Athabasca and Dec. 1 over Whitecourt.

Austin Kile led the way with a six-point game that included two goals in a 12-0 win over Athabasca. Jacob Thompson had a hat trick, Wyatt Malo had two goals, Lucas McDonald had one goal and two assists and Ethan Viney, Carter Lypkie and Jared Carré had one goal and one assist each. Aiden Durocher had the other Hinton goal, while Joshua Sorenson and Cohen Mumby had one assist apiece. James McKay and Carter Lehoux split time in the 12-save shutout.

Whitecourt got the jump on Hinton the next day, building a 1-0 lead in the first period before Hinton turned up the Heat. Sorenson and Durocher scored twice each and Kile and McDonald had one goal apiece as Hinton answered with six-straight goals for a 6-1 final. McDonald also added two assists, while Sorenson, Kile and Malo had one each. Lehoux and McKay combined for 16 saves in net.

Warriors Rally For Win

The Hinton McDonald’s Warriors atom squad scored four goals in the third period – including a hat trick by Deacon Barnes – to overcome a 2-1 deficit for a 5-3 home win Dec. 1 over Thorsby.

Cooper Petkau had the other two goals for Hinton, Lucas Robertson had two assists and Nolan Bardarson, Ryker Hollingsworth and Reed Fellows had one assist each. Brayden Benson and Treyton Matheson combined for 17 saves in net for Hinton.

Night Hawks Beat Mayerthorpe

The Hinton McDonald’s Night Hawks atom squad had goals from Kai Brettner and Griffin Lepage in a 2-1 road win Nov. 30 in Mayerthorpe.

Nathan White had an assist and Brettner had one of his own, while Brayden Daniels made 13 stops in net for Hinton.