Minor hockey report: Girls one for two in weekend games in Grande Prairie

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

The U18 Female Thunder spent the weekend in Grande Prairie and came home with two points. On Saturday, they beat the GP U15/U18 team, 7 – 2. On Sunday, the GP U15 team beat the Thunder 7 – 3.

Saturday’s game was evenly matched, with both teams getting over 50 shots on goal. But Jerzie Green in the Slave Lake net had the better game and gave her team a chance to win. Maddison Green scored three goals for the Thunder; also scoring were Payton Hatch, Taylor Seppola, Jorgia Green and Meagan Pelley.

On Sunday, GP built up a 4 – 0 lead before things started to click for the visitors. The Thunder got back to as close as 5 – 3 at one point. Scoring the Slave Lake goals were Jorgia Green, Hatch and Ansen Cuthbert. Jerzie Green made 22 saves in the loss.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Thunder host the GP U15 team, at 4:45 p.m.

The U18 Thunder boys’ team hosted Wainwright on Saturday, and lost 6 – 3. Kolby Courtorielle scored two of his team’s goals; Jace Broadhead got the other one.

The team played in Edson on Sunday afternoon.

U15
The U15 #1 Thunder got back in action after a substantial break, playing in Provost on Saturday and in Vegreville on Sunday. They beat Provost 4 – 1 and lost 6 – 3 in Vegreville.

In Saturday’s game, Kale Whitney, Domenic DiFrancesco, Dane Dierker and Colby Churchill scored for Slave Lake. Isaiah Brown was solid in net, making 41 saves.

On Sunday, the Thunder were again out-shot, but this time had worse luck. Whitney, Chase Blanchette and Dierker got the Slave Lake goals. Dayton Seppola faced 41 shots.

The Thunder host Wainwright on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Sunday they play in Smoky Lake.

The U15 #2 Thunder’s struggles continued, with losses to Edson and Athabasca.

In Saturday’s 20 – 3 loss to first-place Edson, Benjamin Stone, Addison Cunningham and Alexander Cardinal scored the Slave Lake goals. Oliver Fors was busy in net, facing 65 shots.

In Sunday’s game Trestan Auger scored two for the home team, with Keegan Warman also scoring. Noah Eben made 50 saves for the Thunder.

This coming weekend, the Thunder host the CR Knights on Saturday, twice.

U13
The U13 #1 Thunder hosted the Pembina Pirates on Sunday, winning 9 – 4. Scoring for the Thunder was well spread out, with eight players getting goals. Dane Lukan got two of them. Others were by Dominic Baxter, Benjamin Stone, Addison Cunningham, Ryland Eben-Ebenau, Ethan Albert, Maddax Laing and Jake Courtorielle.

Noah Eben, the Thunder goalie, made 17 saves in the win.

Coming up next for the Thunder is a Feb. 10 game in Bon Accord.


The U13 #2 Thunder beat Whitecourt 2 – 1 on Feb. 3.

Viktor Doetzel and Torrin Sinclair scored the Slave Lake goals. In net, Zachary Gallant made 21 saves for the win.

Their next game is Feb. 10 against Athabasca.

U11
The U11 #1 Thunder beat Barrhead 6 – 4 on Feb. 4, in a game played in Slave Lake.

Tyler Edwards scored two goals for the Thunder in the victory. Also scoring were Cole Stone, Ryder Churchill, Jacob Pelley and Chase Ching. Hunter Herbert faced 26 shots in the Slave Lake net.

This coming weekend, the Thunder host Edson on Saturday and again on Sunday.

The U11 #2 Thunder had a two-game weekend. It started in Whitecourt on Saturday, with a 7 – 4 win. On Sunday on home ice, the Thunder lost 10 – 6 to Mayerthorpe.

In Saturday’s game, Arianna Price, William Sarrasin and Jayden Dick each scored two goals for the Thunder, with Faron Gladue getting one. In net, Dillan Johnson made 16 saves for the win.

Sunday’s game saw Mayerthorpe jumping out to at 4 – 0 lead. The Thunder matched them goal for goal after that, but couldn’t catch up. Dick and Price again scored two goals apiece. Jackson Teale and Sarrasin got the others.

On Feb. 10, the Thunder play in Drayton Valley. On Sunday, they play in Mayerthorpe.

The U11 #3 Thunder beat Barrhead 6 – 4 on Saturday and tied Athabasca 8 – 8 on Sunday.

Jaxton Colbourne scored four times for the Thunder against Barrhead, Knoxin Sloan and Hilary Pretty also scored.

Jaxon Twin made 21 saves in the Slave Lake net.

On Sunday, Sloan, Isaac Shupac and Colbourne each scored twice, with Pretty and Hayden Hawksley also scoring. Ronin Twin was in net for the Thunder and made a dozen saves.

The Thunder play Edson on Saturday and Barrhead on Sunday.

The U15 #2 Thunder score against Edson on Saturday.

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