By Medicine Hat News on November 19, 2019.
As the bantam AAA’s big tournament wound up in Medicine Hat, the local AA club got on the ice and played some inspired hockey.
The Hounds’ bantam AA’s beat the Red Deer Steel Kings 8-5 at Hockey Hounds Arena Sunday afternoon, getting their third league win of the season against a plus-.500 team.
Trailing 5-4 in the final minutes, Medicine Hat took advantage of a double-minor penalty. They got power play goals from Jayden Richards and Josh Evaschesen 26 seconds apart and got two more late markers from Zach Herman and Hayden King to put an exclamation point on the victory.
Herman and Richards each had two-goal games, joining Evaschesen and Wyatt Bishop with three-point efforts. Jake Christianson had four assists and Kaige Schafer made 27 saves. The Hounds outshot the Kings 54-32.
The South East Athletic Club’s midget 15-year-old Tigers were handed a pair of losses, both on home ice though one at a rink they don’t play at often.
On Saturday at Hockey Hounds Arena, the Tigers lost 8-3 to the Okotoks Oilers. Josh Drefs, Brady Mahar and Matthew MacPherson had the goals and the game was tied 2-2 through 20 minutes, but shots wound up 45-18 in the Oilers’ favour.
In Brooks Sunday, the score was again 2-2 after the first period on goals from Drefs and Kade Degenstein, but Lethbridge wound up with a 6-3 victory.
It was a successful weekend on the road for Medicine Hat’s Black peewee AA team.
Black beat Central Alberta 4-3 Saturday, then Red Deer Parkland 7-1 Sunday to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.
Ty Hynes had the eventual game-winning goal Saturday, while Cole Fisher’s two goals and Cruzy Pancotto’s three-point effort highlighted the Sunday win.
Medicine Hat Orange only had one game, a 5-3 win over Okotoks Oilers Green Sunday in Okotoks. They scored the first five goals of the game, with Cash Olson scoring two and setting up two, and Brayden Weiss scoring one and assisting on three more.