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Around The Rink: Jan.16

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Bryn Dammann of the Hinton Fury U16 ringette team watches for a pass during their home game on Jan. 11 against St. Albert. Hinton beat St. Albert in both games of a weekend doubleheader, first 4-2 and later 11-4.

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Fury Take Two

The Hinton Fury U16 ringette squad  scored six goals in an 11-minute span in the first period en route to an 11-4 win in the second game of a home doubleheader Jan. 11 against St. Albert.

Eve Ferreira led the way for the Fury with a hat trick, while Kaydence Hollingsworth had one goal and four assists and Maya Callihoo had one goal and three assists. 

Alyssa Klaver and Kennedy Davy both had a pair of goals while Morgan Rushfeldt and Ella Kempin had the other Hinton goals. 

Makenna Rushfeldt had two assists and Emily French, Ava Muyres and Bryn Dammann had one assist each and Tegan Hills got the win in net.

It was the second win of the day for Hinton, as they won the earlier game by a score of 4-2.

Hollingsworth had a pair of goals in that win, while Ferreira and Morgan Rushfeldt had the other goals. Callihoo, Kempin, Dammann and Davy had one assist each.

The Fury play at home against this weekend with games against Spruce Grove on Jan. 18 at 12:15 pm and 3 pm in Steve Hotchkiss Arena.

Impact Split Home Games

The Hinton Impact earned a split in a pair of home games Jan. 11 against Sherwood Park, winning the opener and then losing the finale in dramatic fashion.

Makena Hills had a big game in the opener, notching two goals and two assists in a 5-3 win in Game 1.

Dakota Bishop, Addison Klaver and Logan Sweet had the other goals for Hinton, while Ashlyn McDougall had an assist.

Hinton held a 4-3 lead in Game 2 after Paityn Best’s second goal of the game with 10:44 remaining, but Sherwood Park scored the equalizer a minute later and then notched the winning goal with only 1:38 remaining in a 5-4 final.

Danica Hills had a goal and an assist for the Impact, and Maggie Kempin and Makena Hills had two assists each. Ayla Goupil had the other Hinton goal and Paige Pero, Meghan Gallagher and Bishop had one assist each.

Thunder Roll To Wins

The Hinton Thunder U12 ringette squad earned a pair of home wins Jan. 12 against Beaumont.

Halle Rushfeldt’s goal with 36 seconds remaining, her fourth of the game, held up as the winner for Hinton in what was a frantic finish. Both teams combined for nine goals in the final 9:34 of play for a final score of 8-7.

Kayla Peacock had a pair of goals for Hinton, while Danica Walker and Taya Kapatch had one each. Ashtyn Rushfeldt had three helpers, Quinn Lepage had two and Abbey May had one assist.

Game 2 of the doubleheader wasn’t quite as dramatic as Hinton built a 4-1 lead en route to a 7-4 win.

Rushfeldt had another four goal game to lead the offence, while Peacock had a goal and an assist and Emery Sigsworth and Reece Batovanja had the other Hinton goals. Lepage had her second two-assist game of the weekend.

The Thunder don’t have another league home game until mid February, but Hinton Ringette will host its 33rd Annual Friends On Ice Tournament Feb. 7 – 9.

Midgets Win

The Hinton midget hockey squad is perfect so far in the new year with wins of 2-1 over Wabasca and 3-2 over Whitecourt.

Brandon Bathgate – Ballantyne scored shorthanded and Gage Rahall scored on the power play in the first period in a 2-1 home win Jan. 3 over Wabasca. Nolan MacPherson, Ethan Bambrick and Cole Whitford had assists for Hinton.

Hunter French made 19 stops in net and lost his shutout bid with only 8:27 remaining in the game.

Hinton scored three goals in a four-minute span of the second period in its 3-2 win Jan. 10 over visiting Whitecourt. 

Jaydan Hohlbein scored a pair of goals sandwiched around an Ethan Jahnke tally. Lucas Descheneau, Caileb Davy, Landon Descheneau, Rahall and Meyers-Brundage had one assist each in the win and Riley Mills made 16 stops in net.

The midgets next play at home Jan. 31 against Warburg at 6:15 pm and Feb. 1 against Whitecourt at 6:15 pm.

Gladiators Drop Pair

The Hinton Gus’s Pizza Gladiators battled hard in a two-game road trip against Fort McMurray, but came away empty handed.

Corbyn Donkin had a goal and two assists and Liam Parker and Morgan Thomas had one goal and an assist in an 8-4 loss Jan. 11.

Aiden Cudmore had the other Hinton goal and Aizik Gomuwka made 22 stops in net.

The next day’s action saw a closer battle that had Hinton build a 3-2 lead on a pair of goals by Justin Bartziokas and one by Donkin. 

However, Fort McMurray responded with three-straight goals for a 5-2 final score. Ryder Kulbacki, Tye Fellows, Grady Hollingsworth and Thomas had one assist each and Gomuwka made 43 stops in net in the loss.