By Medicine Hat News on October 4, 2016.
Medicine Hat News
Prospects are looking good for Medicine Hat’s midget AA entry into the South Central Alberta Hockey League.
The team won 4-1 at the Calgary Blazers Sunday to open its regular season, following some good pre-season results.
Brayden Dyck, Devon Schneider, Riley Florkowski and Maverick Cox had the goals, while Martyn Clift made 30 saves in net. No statistics were provided from the Blazers’ side of the ledger.
Medicine Hat’s Hounds host Red Deer Friday, 8 p.m. at the Kinplex, then Foothills at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Southeast Athletic Club Tigers midget AAA boys got their regular season underway Saturday at the Medicine Hat Arena, earning a 4-4 tie with the visiting Calgary Flames.
Third-period goals from Ty Budai and Aiden Gleisner gave the Tigers a one-goal lead, but Calgary’s Evan Patrician tied it up for good with 90 seconds to play.
Colton Cameron and Tyson Laduke added second-period goals for Southeast, which was outshot 36-25. Logan Larock made 32 saves in net to preserve the single point.
At Strathmore Sunday the Bisons beat the Tigers 4-2. Both SEAC goals came on third period power plays, one from Gleisner and the other from Austin Strang. Shots were 33-26 for Strathmore, which led 4-0 with 10 minutes to go.
Nelson Schiller made 29 saves in the Tigers net.
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Southeast is on the road this weekend to the Edmonton area before returning home for the following four games.
To say it was a difficult weekend for the SEAC bantam AAA Tigers would be an understatement.
The team lost by scores reported on the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League website that are, well, unimaginable.
According to the league, the score of Saturday’s home game against the Calgary Royals was 12-0. Shots were 61-16 in Calgary’s favour. Nathan Morgan and Aidan Bangs each had hat tricks for the visitors to the Brooks arena.
Again, this is according to the league website but Sunday’s game in Calgary finished 18-0 for the host Bisons. Shots were 67-7, and Ozzy Wiesblatt led all scorers with five goals.
The Tigers host one game at the Medicine Hat Arena this weekend; Saturday at 2:15 p.m. against the Calgary Northstars.
The Alberta Minor Midget AAA (15-year-old) Hockey League got underway this past weekend, with the local SEAC Tigers playing one game at home.
On Sunday at the Medicine Hat Arena they fell 8-2 to the Calgary Blackhawks.
Four Calgary goals in a span of 2:40 late in the first period broke open the contest. Braden Larochelle had a goal and an assist in a losing cause, while Joel Herron had SEAC’s other goal.
Shots were 65-15 for Calgary, as Tigers netminder Dawsen Savage kept the result from being too far out of hand with 57 stops.
Southeast hosts Calgary Royals Blue this Saturday at 5 p.m.
There was only one game on the slate for the bantam AA Hounds, but they made the most of it.
All of the scoring came in the first period of a 2-1 Hounds road win. Hayden Prosofsky opened the scoring 90 seconds in on a power play, then assisted on Tanner Gold’s goal 58 seconds later.
Red Deer responded with a shorthanded marker before the first intermission, but that was the only time they could beat netminder Brendan Olson who made 21 saves.
Medicine Hat hosts Wheatland Friday, 7 p.m. at the Moose Rec Centre.
A flair for the dramatic helped the Medicine Hat Hounds skate away with three of four possible points in peewee AA play this weekend.
The Hounds tied Red Deer Motors 4-4 on a last-minute goal from Vann Yuhas, then beat Central Alberta 6-4 Sunday.
Yuhas’ goal came with 39 seconds left Saturday in Red Deer. The Hat kids outshot Red Deer 38-20, with Roman Cherniak leading with two goals and an assist and Evan Demchuk earning two helpers.
Medicine Hat outshot Central Alberta 53-18, with Cherniak getting four assists. Dayden Collier and Shane Smith each had two-point outings, among the four players who scored in a span of 3:43 in the second period.