Minor hockey teams improve standings

Trying to balance the score – Midget A Storm made a big effort in the third period of their game against Sylvan Lake Lakers last Saturday

In last weekend’s minor hockey action, local teams continued to improve their performances winning more games than they lost.

Two strong third period efforts gave the Stettler Midget B CSI Storm two consecutive victories over Bashaw and Red Deer. Midgets overpowered Bashaw Stars 10-3 on Friday night with goals from Lowen Cassidy, Lucas Smith and Taylor Woelk before they won handily with an 8-1 score over Red Deer, thanks to Lucas Smith’s hat trick as well as goals from Riley Anderson, Nick Nelson, Mike Kossowan and a pair from Parker Cassidy, Midgets’ coach Steven Leacock is happy with the ability of his team to move the puck faster. Midgets will be in Wainwright for a tournament this weekend.

Peewee B Storm for their part played against Sylvan Lake Lakers on Saturday, Nov. 13 when Storm goalie had to face 40 shots, as a birthday present. Peewee B Storm won the game 5-4 with goals coming from Bradley Dods, Cooper Smyth, Adam Nixon, Axel Bergstrom and Scott Verhoeven. The next day, Peewee B Storm played at Drayton Valley and the game was tied 4-4 with Ryan Mielke, Steven McCrea (2) Jaden Richards scoring for the local boys. Peewee B Storm play at Eckville on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Atom A Storm played their first regular season game in Stettler last Saturday, Nov. 14 and won, 4-3 over Delburne. Goal scorers for Stettler were Riley Cornelssen (2), Derek Smyth and Mac Brennan.

Stettler Elks Atom AA played Innisfail DQ Flyers in a road game and won 8-1 with goals coming from Adam Shirley, Daylan Kuefler (3) Erik Rost, Brady Turner, Carter Van Esch and Sam Hamelin. Their next league game is on Dec. 11 at home vs Red Deer Phone Experts. The team is going to Wainwright for a tournament on Nov. 27 and 28 and then on Dec. 4 and 5 they will play in a tournament in Innisfail.

As for Well’s Furniture bantam girls, the team sits at the top of the division with four wins and two losses. They lost to Bentley/Lacombe 5 – 2 on Sunday with goals being scored by Morgan VanDusen and Jayden Hogg for the local team. This weekend, Stettler bantam and midget girls’ teams will be hosting their annual tournament.

The Scotiabank bantam AA Storm hosted the Olds Chiefs on Saturday, Nov. 13 and played to a 3 – 3 tie. Devon Woelk put in a strong performance in goal stopping 45 shots. Scoring for the local boys were Dylan Hotte and Quentin Greenwood (2).

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