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Chinooks second in tourney

Pincher Creek’s U11 Chinooks Team 1 hosted their home hockey tournament at the MCC Arena this past weekend.

The Chinooks kicked off the tournament in a big way with an impressive 7-5 victory over the Taber Oil Kings in Game 1.

The Oil Kings opened the scoring with three unanswered goals in the first period, but the Chinooks found their offensive touch in the second period, scoring four unanswered goals en route to their win.

In Game 2, the Chinooks put on an absolute clinic, posting an astounding 12-2 win against the Cochrane Rockies.

The Chinooks came out of the gate red-hot with a three-goal first period. The team continued to pile on the offence from there, scoring five goals in the second period and four in the third.


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Game 3 saw the Chinooks go to battle against the Okotoks Oilers. The Chinooks came away with a hard-fought 6-3 victory over the rival Oilers, sending the Chinooks to the tournament final.

Pincher Creek opened the scoring early against Okotoks and carried an original 5-0 lead well into the second period.

The Oilers rallied for a goal late in the second period and two more early in the third to make it a 5-3 game, before Nash Lunn scored the sixth and final goal for the Huskies.

The Chinooks battled hard in the final, but the Eckville Eagles came away with the win in a 9-3 barn-burner.


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Eckville opened the game with four straight goals. However, the Chinooks showed plenty of fight, responding with their first goal eight seconds after Eckville’s fourth.

The local team carried the momentum into the second period, scoring twice to make it a 4-3 contest, but Eckville went on to score five unanswered goals on the way to a game and tournament victory.

Congratulations to the U11 Pincher Creek Chinooks Team 1 on their stellar tournament run and impressive second-place finish!

The team returns to action this Saturday at 10:15 a.m. as they take on the Coaldale Cobras in Pincher Creek.


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Full steam ahead for Pincher Creek hockey

It was a very busy weekend for Pincher Creek’s minor hockey teams, with pre-season action continuing for the U18, U15, U13 and U11 divisions.

The U18 Huskies started their weekend with a game against the Vulcan Hawks, which ended tied 4-4.

The Hawks led 2-0 after the first period, but the Huskies answered with three goals of their own in the second, taking a 3-2 lead before heading into the final frame.

Brayden Anctil, Grayden Willms and Jaydon Draper were the goal scorers, with assists coming from Lane Conley and Adam Farraj.

Jaydon Draper found the back of the net early in the third period to extend the Huskies lead, but the Hawks battled back and tied the game with just over four minutes left.

Goaltending duties for the Huskies were split between Darcy Wemp and Axel Safranka. Shot statistics and save percentages are not available for this game.

On Sunday, the Huskies steamrolled the Taber Oil Kings by a score of 15-2.

Pincher Creek scored seven unanswered goals in the first period, including a hat trick from Drew Stuckey. Landon Sokoloski and Jaydon Draper each scored twice. Assisting the goals were Landon Sokoloski, Eric Radvak, Christian Potts, Damian Beswick, Adam Farraj and Quinn Douglas.

Taber opened the second period scoring, but Adam Farraj and Maddix Dyck each scored unassisted goals to ensure Pincher Creek headed to the locker room with a 9-1 lead.

The Huskies continued their dominance in the third period, adding another six goals while the Oil Kings gained only one.

Damian Beswick and Eric Radvak each found the back of the net twice, with the rest of the goals coming from Walker Anderson and Landon Sokoloski, the latter of which completed their hat trick.

Picking up helpers were Drew Stuckey, Landon Sokoloski, Maddix Dyck, Garrett Larson, Avery Stewart-Krooshoop, Walker Anderson, Nathan Mitchell and Jaydon Draper.

Pincher Creek outshot Taber 50-31.

Axel Safranka was in net for the Huskies, making 29 saves and posting an impressive .935 save percentage.

The next U18 game has not yet been scheduled.