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U11 Crowsnest Pass Thunder update

The Crowsnest Pass U11 Thunder kicked off their regular season with an away game in Vulcan. They were down 2-0 by the end of the first period, but had a strong comeback in the second with four goals, and then they added three more to their lead in the third. The final score for this game was 7-2 for the Thunder.

Jax Fulkerth scored a goal, and two of their players got hat tricks: Griffin Luini and Nash Lafreniere. Chase Legroulx got one assist, and both Abbot Graham and Nash Lafreniere got two assists.

The team hit home ice for the first time during the regular season the next afternoon versus the Cardston Thunder, and they got to enter the ice just like the pros with lights down, a fog machine, and strobe lights going while each player’s name was announced! Shannon Burton also sang our national anthem for the special occasion.

This game was certainly a close one throughout. Cardston was up 1-0 by the end of the first period, but then the Crowsnest Pass scored two goals in the second period, within a couple minutes of each other, to narrow the gap to 3-2.


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Cardston scored in the final five seconds of the second to make it 4-2, and in the third, the Thunder scored two more goals, but their opponents also scored one. Our C.N.P. Thunder fought hard to tie it up in the final moments of the third, but in the end the score was 5-4 for Cardston.

Chase Legroulx and Nash Lafreniere each scored one goal, and Jax Fulkerth scored two goals, with one assist each for Chase Legroulx, Cruz McKee, Jax Fulkerth and Abbot Graham.

This Sunday, Nov. 26, the U11 Thunder team will head to Picture Butte to face off versus the Blades. Puck drops at 1:30 p.m. at the North County Recreation Complex.

You can stay up to date with all minor hockey action on their Facebook page (CNP Thunder – Crowsnest Pass Minor Hockey Association) and their website (




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Crowsnest Pass Thunder U9 hockey players posed as a group, wearing green jerseys

Crowsnest U9 Thunder tournament weekend highlights

Crowsnest Pass U9 Thunder Green and White teams hosted their home tournament over the weekend. They welcomed teams from the Elk Valley, Olds, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Okotoks. Each team played four games in total, concluding Sunday afternoon.

Thunder Green opened the action for the home teams against the Medicine Hat Bruins, with goals scored by Oliver Samaha, Jesse Byers, Chase Plowman, Levi Michalsky and Kacy Patrick. Jesse Ball played a strong game as goaltender. The Heart and Hustle award went to Emmett Riewe and MVP to Levi Michalsky.

Thunder White played their first game versus the Okotoks Oilers. Goals were scored by Beau Houda, Mason Bradbury and Jax Bjorgan. Top-tier goaltending was provided by Reggie Davis. Heart and Hustle went to Weston Sagrafena and MVP to Beau Houda.


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Thunder Green’s Game 2, versus the Elk Valley Kodiaks, saw goals scored by Levi Michalsky, Chase Plowman, Hudson Priest and Oliver Samaha. In net showing off his moves was Emmett Riewe. The Heart and Hustle award went to Chase Plowman and MVP to Oliver Samaha.

Thunder White played their second game against the Lethbridge Reapers. This was a fast-paced, gruelling game, but Thunder White rose to the challenge with goals scored by Jax Bjorgan, Beau Houda and Reggie Davis. Mason Bradbury showcased his excellent goaltending skills. Heart and Hustle went to Finn Graham and MVP to Mason Bradbury.

Game 3, Thunder Green played the Elk Valley Grizzlies and saw goals scored by Oliver Samaha, Chase Plowman, Levi Michalsky, Emmett Riewe and Hudson Priest. Goaltender Jack Kaprowski played a strong game. The Heart and Hustle award went to Hudson Priest and MVP to Jesse Ball.


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Thunder White hit the ice for their third game against the Olds Grizzlies. Goals were scored by Beau Houda, Mason Bradbury, Kyson McKee, Reggie Davis and Weston Sagrafena. In goal, Gordon Chambers played a tough game and did a remarkable job stopping the majority of shots. Heart and Hustle was given to Kyson McKee and MVP to Reggie Davis.

Game 4 versus Okotoks Oilers saw Thunder Green goals scored by Hudson Parks, Oliver Samaha and Chase Plowman. Levi Michalsky was in net, determined to stop as many pucks as he could. The Heart and Hustle award went to Jesse Byers and MVP to Aleksei Zbrodoff.

Thunder White’s fourth and final game was played against the Medicine Hat Bruins. The game was evenly matched, with goals scored by Beau Houda, Mason Bradbury and Reggie Davis. In goal, Jax Bjorgan played an impressive game, his love for the position evident. Heart and Hustle was awarded to Will Trotz and MVP was presented to Jax Bjorgan.

Both teams will see action again Dec. 9 at Elkford Arena versus the Grizzlies.




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Group of Crowsnest Pass Thunder U13 hockey players in white and green jerseys, gather around the net.

Crowsnest Pass Thunder U13 regular season games start up

The Crowsnest Pass Thunder U13 hockey team started off their regular season with a bolt and a boom.

On Saturday afternoon in Taber, the U13 kept it strong with their first regular-season game. Playing the Oil Kings on opponent ice, Thunder was not on the board until the third period. With Taber leading 3-0, our green team got their first goal five minutes into the third. Another four goals followed, with Thunder making a spectacular comeback, 5-3.

Goals were scored by Jack Bishop (3), Parker Bunnage and Josh Heyboerm. Assists came from Isaiah Montgomery and Josh Heyboer. Making 20 saves between the pipes was Branson Gillard.

Sunday’s late-afternoon game was Thunder hosting the Vulcan Hawks. This was a tougher match, with the Hawks leading the whole game and a final score of 7-0. Goalie Branson Gillard took a total of 20 shots on net.

Thunder is back in action on home ice this weekend, Nov. 25 and 26, facing off against the Picture Butte Blades at 6 p.m. Saturday, and versus the Coaldale Cobras at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex.


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Male youth pins poppy to Remembrance Day cross held by female youth, while another male youth stands at attention, on the front page of Shootin' the Breeze. Alberta news from Pincher Creek area and Crowsnest Pass.

Nov. 9, 2022

We will remember them

Peter Van Bussel and Abigail Rigaux receive a poppy from Walker Anderson at the MHHS Remembrance Day assembly in Pincher Creek.