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.