Slave Lake’s Midget Thunder played in Wabasca on Friday night, picking up a point in a 7 – 7 tie.
The game “seesawed back and forth,” according to head coach Richard Chemago.
“After two periods we led 5 – 4. In the end we killed six of our seven penalties, had a breakaway in the last minute to win it but couldn’t bury it.”
With their only goalie Chase Nehring out with an upper body injury, the Thunder called in affiliate Brady Courtorielle from the Bantam team to fill in between the pipes. Chemago says Courtorielle did a good job and “held us in the game at times.” He faced 39 shots.
Scoring for Slave Lake were Jared Tripp with three, Dominic Wapahoo with two, Nick Carpenter and William Chemago.
“At times we were too cute with the puck,” says Chemago, summing up, “and the concerning thing we are going to work on is defensive coverage in our own end.”
The Thunder are off now until Saturday, Jan. 6, when they host Whitecourt.
The Bantam Thunder hosted Hinton for a pair of games on the weekend. In the Saturday contest, the Thunder doubled up on the visitors, winning 8 – 4.
Slave Lake led 2 – 0 after one period on goals by Lou Davis-Giroux and Kyle Campbell. Jacob Hartman, Nathan Hartman and Campbell scored for the Thunder in the second period to keep their team ahead by a 5 – 2 score. Hinton got two quick ones to start off the third, but Kyler Deleavey and Campbell twice more responded to make it an 8 – 4 game.
Slave Lake out-shot Hinton 47 – 17. Jackson Morissette got the win for Slave Lake in net.
Slave Lake’s Bantam/Midget Female Thunder played in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John B.C. on the weekend. Both games ended up with 5 – 3 scores. Slave Lake won by that score in Fort St. John and lost by that score in Dawson Creek.
In Fort St. John the goal scorers for Slave Lake were Kennedy Hartman with three, Megan LaFrance and Kassidy Dombrosky.
In Dawson, Kennedy Hartman scored two and Brittany McGloin one goal for the Thunder.
Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 1 team were down early but came back to tie Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday. Scoring for Slave Lake in the 5 – 5 game were Kolby Courtorielle with two, Hayden McClure, Reed Churchill and Herman Derksen. Damian Vyse faced 25 shots in the Slave Lake net.
Slave Lake’s Atom 1 team beat Devon 7 – 5 on Saturday, with Damian Hill scoring a hat trick, and lost 9 – 5 to Whitecourt on Saturday.
Slave Lake Pee Wee 3 in action on Sunday against Athabasca.
A Slave Lake player lugs the puck up ice in a game against Hinton in Northern Alberta Interlock Bantam Tier 3 action on Sunday. Slave Lake won the game 8 – 4.