By Medicine Hat News on November 26, 2019.
At one point they nicknamed the Kinplex the Dog Pound, and for good reason. For opponents of Medicine Hat’s midget AA Hounds, it’s become one heck of an intimidating place to play over the past couple years.
The Jasper Homes Hounds improved to 3-0-1 at the Kinplex this season with a pair of victories this past weekend, doing exactly what they’d hope in the midst of a five-game homestand.
On Friday they beat the Okotoks Oilers 6-4, outshooting them 54-24. A pair of Oilers goals in the third period made for a tense finish, but Cameron Hall got a late empty-netter, Kyden Moore had two goals and an assist and Brendan Olson made 20 saves.
Saturday saw the Calgary Blazers in town, but Moore again scored a pair in a game Medicine Hat never trailed. Brady Dovichak scored for the second game in a row, Vaughn Strutt had two helpers for the second game in a row and Olson turned aside 29 shots in net.
The homestand ends with games this weekend against Red Deer (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Wheatland (Sunday, 2 p.m.).
The South East Athletic Club’s midget 15-year-old AAA club broke out of a slump Sunday.
Following the team’s fifth loss in a row, a 3-1 decision to Red Deer Saturday, the Tigers headed further up the road to Edmonton.
Against the Maple Leaf Athletic Club, they battled to a 5-3 win.
Josh Drefs’ shorthanded marker with 5:06 remaining was the difference, augmented by a last-minute goal from Zach Hauck. Matthew MacPherson, Daniel Ganert and Aiden Ma had the other goals, while Kaiden Morin made 26 stops.
Ty Flaig had the lone goal Saturday in Red Deer, with Landon Porteous making 28 saves. Red Deer scored twice in the final six minutes to take the win, exactly what SEAC did Sunday to MLAC.
The Tigers are in Calgary this Saturday but return home Sunday to face Calgary Royals Blue, 2:45 p.m. at Hockey Hounds.
In their first game following their home tournament, the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA Tigers got a key win.
In Brooks to play Airdrie Sunday, the Tigers came out with a 5-3 win. Beck Boiteau was credited with 55 saves, his team never trailing.
Dawson Stewart had two goals, while Deegan Kinniburgh, Elias Eisenbarth and Sammy Hynes also lit the lamp.
The win keeps SEAC second in their division, tied with Airdrie but with two games in hand.
Medicine Hat Black extended its unbeaten streak to seven games with wins over Lethbridge and Cranbrook in peewee AA play.
They beat the Hurricanes White 4-1 on the road Friday, then edged Cranbrook 4-3 Saturday.
Cole Fisher had two goals in the first win, while Ryler Straarup was the hero Saturday, scoring the game-winner with 26 seconds remaining according to the online scoresheet.
The other Hat peewee AA team, Medicine Hat Orange, won its lone game of the weekend at home Friday, 5-3 over Okotoks Oilers Green. Kieran Wyrostok had the game-winner while Cash Olson’s two goals paved the way to victory.
In peewee girls play the Wildcats beat Olds 11-1 this past weekend.
Keira Grand and Riley Gramlich had hat tricks. Keyana Bert, Cambelle Gross, Hayley Grad, Alyssa Guy and Traeh Hall had the others goals.