Midgets lay a licking on Camrose, lose in Drayton

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake’s senior minor hockey team rolled over visiting Camrose on Saturday night in a score that actually flattered the visitors. Outshooting Camrose 54 – 25, the Thunder scored eight times and allowed three.

After a fairly close first period in which they took a 2 – 1 lead, the Thunder busted it open in the second, scoring five times on 24 shots. Eight different players scored for Slave Lake. Hunter Mouallem led the way with a goal and three assists. Brady Courtorielle got the win in net.

Sunday the team traveled to Drayton Valley and lost 5 – 3.

“Drayton Valley play a heavy-hitting game,” says head coach Richard Chemago. “They finish all their checks and then some.”

This was quite different than the game against Camrose, which Chemago likened to “a street hockey game,” at least early on. Wapahoo, Chemago and Dickson got the Slave Lake goals.

The Midgets have a light schedule the next couple of weeks. They have no league games this coming weekend, and play once the following weekend, a home game against CNN.

Bantam
The Bantam 1 Thunder beat up on Wabasca 13 – 4 on Saturday. Tanner Churchill took no prisoners, scoring six goals for the winning team. Other Slave Lake goalscorers were Mitchell Laboucan (2), Cohen Foster, Nathan Hartman (3) and Christian Giroux. Jackson Morissette saw 18 shots in the Slave Lake net. On Sunday the teams got back at it in Wabasca and Slave Lake won 10 – 6.

The Bantam 2 Thunder lost 7 – 2 on Saturday to Swan Hills in a game played in Swan Hills. Scoring the goals for Slave Lake were Ethan Brideau and Berlyn Broadhead. The team played in Hinton on Sunday, losing 1 – 0.

This weekend the Bantams travel to Camrose and Tofield.

Pee Wee
The Pee Wee 1 Thunder were on the road in New Sarepta on Saturday, winning 11 – 3. It was another big game for Kaleb van Hoek, with four goals and two assists. Scoring twice were Hayden McClure, Liam Dierker and Damian Hill. Kolby Courtorielle was the other Slave Lake goalscorer. In net, Salah Baalbaki faced 32 shots.

On Sunday, the Pee Wees played in Camrose. Results were not in by press time.

The Atom 1 Thunder lost 8 – 1 in Whitecourt on Friday, with Adrian Mercer getting the only Slave Lake goal.

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Goaltender Brady Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Midget 1 Thunder stretches for the save against Camrose on Saturday.

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