By Cole Parkinson
Westwind Weekly News
It was a busy weekend for Raymond Minor Hockey as the U11, U13, and U18 teams all got into Central Alberta Hockey League games as the season continues.
It was a tough weekend for the U11 Knights as they dropped a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend.
The Knights were in Coaldale on Friday where the Cobras skated to a 7-4 win. The Knights saw Lane Smith and Jack Patrick Salmon scoring a goal and collecting an assist, while Jaxton Rodeback and Maysen Span had the other Knight markers. Trigger Heggie also found the scoresheet with one assist. Drew Tame was between the pipes and the netminder made 29 saves.
The Knights rounded out their weekend on Saturday when Bow Island/Foremost came to town. Like Friday, the team would battle hard but fall 5-2.
Rodeback had the two Knight goals while Tame drew an assist. Kalani Purcell got the start in net and made 19 saves.
The U11 Knights have one game remaining in January coming this Saturday when they hit the road to Redcliff for a 3:30 p.m. puck drop.
A single game was on the U13 Knight schedule this past weekend as they hosted Vulcan on Friday night.
In a closely contested battle, the visiting team would score three late goals in the third to win the game 5-4. Raymond saw Bronx Hill put two past the Vulcan netminder and collect an assist, while Hayes Jill and Easton Fraser had one goal each, and Ryder Harrison had a single assist. Nate Nelson was in net for Raymond and had 23 stops.
The U13 Knights see their season roll on this weekend with another game on Saturday afternoon when they hit the road to take on Bow Island/Foremost.
A close game between the U18 Knights and the Taber Oil Kings could be found in Raymond this past Saturday Knight that saw the home team skate to a 5-4 win thanks to a late third period goal.
Blake Roe had two goals for Raymond while Daxon Helgerson had a goal and an assist, John Pickens had a pair of assists, Jake Gedrasik and Tanner Jensen had one goal each, and Brody Smith, Cohen Fraser, and Elton Akune each had a single assist. Tyler Creed got the start for Raymond in the game.
This coming weekend sees the U18 Knights get a pair of road games as they travel to Brooks on Friday and Lethbridge on Saturday.