December 15th, 2017

Minor Hockey: AA Hounds drop two close games over the weekend

By Ryan McCracken on October 10, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

The Bantam AA Hounds played two games this weekend.

They had their home opener on Friday against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the Moose. It was a close game, however, the Hounds took the 4-3 loss.

Cale Ferguson started the scoring for the Hounds in the first period while Taiga Hernandez scored in the second. Luke Renschler netted a short-handed goal in the third to tie the game, however Lethbridge found their own short-handed goal late in the game to go ahead. Kaiden Morin faced 27 shots while the Hounds made 24.

On Sunday, the Hounds traveled to Strathmore to play the Wheatland Warriors. Luke Renschler opened scoring for the Hounds in the first period followed by Reece Barton before the end of the frame. Taiga Hernandez scored mid-way through the second. Jack Vose scored a short-handed goal in the third to bring the Hounds within a goal of the Warriors. Two empty net goals in the final minute allowed the Warriors to seal the win. Medicine Hat faced 29 shots while the Hounds dished out 34.

The Hound play at home on Saturday at 3:45 against the Foothills Bisons and Sunday at 1:15 against the Okotoks Oilers. Both games are at the Moose.

Midget AA

The Can Pak Environmental Midget AA Hounds won again Saturday, this time by a score of 7-1.

Jacob Milne racked up four points, including a hat trick, while Ethan Bouthan, Grant Forbes, Levi Schlosser and Carson Dingwall all scored for the Hounds.

Medicine Hat out shot Okotoks 45-31.

Dawsen Savage was in net for the win with 30 saves.

The Midget AA Hounds are back in action again on Friday in Taber against the Taber Golden Suns and then back at home on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kinplex against Bow Valley.

Bantam AAA

The Southeast Tigers picked up their first wins of the season this weekend against the Lloydminster Bobcats and then Ft. Saskatchewan Rangers.

The Tigers won Saturday 6-0 in Lloydminster, then managed to pull off a 6-5 win Sunday, bringing their record to 2-3-2 through six games.

The Tigers have 24 goals for, and 23 against this year, with goalies Marek Andres and Brendan Olson splitting time.

The Tigers next game is Saturday when they play host to Camrose.

Midget 15s

The South East 15-year-old team fell to 0-4-0 on the season with two losses this weekend.

The team played host to the Rockyview Raiders Saturday, falling 4-0.

The team then lost 4-2 Sunday against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Ryoma Hernandez and Connor Miller scored for the Tigers in the loss.

The team now has seven goals for and 21 against through four games this season.

Pee Wee

The Medicine Hat Hounds PeeWee AA went to Red Deer for the 2017 Thanksgiving Invitational this past weekend.

The Hounds opened their tourney on Friday afternoon with a 8-6 win against Parkland Transmission Chiefs. Dawson Seitz led the scoring with four goals in the game. Silas Currie played in goal.

Later that evening they posted a 16-0 win against Edmonton Seera Stealth. Goaltender Beck Boiteau had the shutout. Shane Smith and Dawson Stewart each had four goals in the game.

Saturday’s action included a 10-0 victory vs Beaumont Braves. Currie had the shutout in net. The Hounds recorded 3 power play goals.

In the semi final on Saturday night, they played a physical battle with Sherwood Park Kac Steel Kings. The Hounds won 3-0 including two goals from Dawson Stewart. Boiteau had his second shutout of the weekend.

The gold medal final had the Hounds face off against the speedy Olds Grizzlies. It was a close game until late in the second period when the the Hounds scored three to end the period. They scored one more in the third period to seal the 5-1 gold medal victory. Shane Smith had four goals in the game.

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