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Around The Rink: Jan. 23

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The Hinton Junior Timberwolves (white jerseys) and the Hinton Ice Sharks both hit the ice during novice tournament action Jan. 18 in the Bill Thomson Arena. The tourney featured three home teams, as well as squads from Red Deer, Calmar, Fort Saskatchewan, Whitecourt and Leduc.

Tyler Waugh

Fury Split Games

The Hinton Fury U16 ringette squad battled to a hard-fought split of a pair of home games Jan. 18 against Spruce Grove.

Hinton had four goals in the final period from four different players to earn a 5-4 comeback win in the opening game. Hinton was down 4-1 when Ava Muyres, Kyara Bishop, Ella Kempin and Kennedy Davy all notched goals. Bryn Dammann had the other Hinton goal while Eve Ferreira, Kaydence Hollingsworth, Mikayla Ruszkowski, Davy and Bishop all had one assist each.

Hinton was down 6-5 in the second game of the doubleheader when Morgan Rushfeldt scored her second of the game to tie it at 6-6 with 1:14 remaining in the game. 

However, the Fury’s shot at an unbeaten weekend was spoiled when Spruce Grove scored the winner with 27 seconds remaining.

Hollingsworth had a goal and two assists for Hinton, and Brielle Goupil had a goal and an assist, while Maya Callihoo and Davy had the other Hinton goals. 

Bishop had a pair of assists and Emily French, Ella Kempin, Alyssa Klaver and Dammann had one assist each.

Impact Take Two

The Hinton Impact U14 ringette team took their show on the road Jan. 18 and came away with a pair of wins in Lacombe and Red Deer.

Lacombe scored first in the opening game, but then Impact goalie Bronwyn Dammann and the defence shut them out the rest of the game in a 3-1 win.

Makena Hills led the offence with two goals, while Dakota Bishop had a goal and an assist and Paityn Best added one assist.

Hinton gave up the first goal again in the second game of the day, but scored five-straight goals in a 6-2 win over Red Deer.

Maggie Kempin had two goals and an assist, Bishop had two goals and Hills and Best had one goal each for Hinton. Logan Sweet and Leah Cournoyer had one assist each.

Heat Best Edson

The Hinton Alstar Heat peewee hockey squad got a hat trick from Austin Kile in an 8-6 road win over Edson on Jan. 18.

Hinton scored seven of the last nine goals in the game, including five in the third period, to overcome an early 4-1 deficit.

Lucas McDonald had two goals, Joshua Sorenson had a goal and an assist and Jack Blinkhorn and Wyatt Malo had the other Hinton goals.

Cohen Mumby had two assists and Carter Lypkie, Maveric Meyers and Aiden Durocher had one assist each, while James McKay and Carter Lehoux combined to make 34 stops in net.

Warriors Lose In Bon Accord

The Hinton McDonald’s Warriors atom hockey squad was tied 3-3 Jan. 19 in Bon Accord when the squad gave up two goals nine seconds apart in what ended up a 6-3 loss.

Cooper Petkau had a goal and an assist for Hinton, while Brandt Callihoo and Blake Batog had the other Hinton goals. 

Nolan Bardarson added an assist while Brayden Benson and Treyton Matheson made a combined 20 stops in net.

Night Hawks Beat Leduc

The Hinton McDonald’s Night Hawks broke out to a 4-1 lead in the first period of a Jan. 12 road game in Leduc and didn’t look back in a 7-4 win.

Axton Aspell had the hat trick, Chase Jahnke had a goal and three assists and Griffin Lepage had two goals and an assist to lead the way for Hinton.

Forrest Kilthau had a goal and an assist as well, while Ty Kapatch had two assists and Reese Couture added one assist. 

Rogue Smith and Brayden Daniels combined for 10 stops in net for the Night Hawks.