By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News
Action on the ice is heating up for teams in Magrath and Raymond as we head into mid-November.
In U9 play, U9 Magrath Chiefs played the Cardston Thunder on Friday night. The Chiefs took the victory by a score of 19-1. Scoring for the Chiefs was Cody Beier with nine goals and one assist, while Cooper Seward had three goals and one assist. Charlie Christensen had two goals and one assist and Nathan Wilde had two goals. Liam Stanford, Nik Wood, Davyn Gillam all had one goal each. Cody Noad added one assist.
Raymond’s U11 team ended Central Alberta Hockey League tiering play with a record of 4-2-2 in the Tier 3 Yellow Division, as Cooper Rodeback led the way with 29 goals and seven assists for 36 points in eight games.
Magrath was 3-4-1 in the U11 Tier 4 Green Division, as Gibson Bates paced the team with 25 points on 24 goals and one assist in his eight games.
The U13 team in Raymond was 5-1-1 in the tiering round in the Tier 3 Green Division, led by Carter Harris and his 16 points on 13 goals and three assists. The team will now move up to the Tier 2 Blue Division for the regular season, as Raymond is set to play at home Saturday at 2:15 p.m. against Okotoks and again Sunday in Raymond at 2 p.m. against Medicine Hat.
Magrath’s U15 squad was 3-4 in the Tier 3 Red Division throughout tiering play. Tason Heath had seven points (six goals, one assist) and Beau Beier had six points (four goals, two assists) to pace the team’s offence. Magrath will stay in Tier 3, this time in the Blue Division, for the regular season.
Magrath will open the regular season on Saturday with a 4:30 p.m. game at home against Lethbridge.
In U18, Magrath will be in the Tier 3 Blue Division after a 4-4 showing in the Tier 3 tiering round. Rushton Ripley was the team’s leading scorer in tiering play with six goals and three assists, good for nine points.
The regular season opener for the U18 team is on Friday, as Pincher Creek will travel to Magrath for a 6 p.m. contest. On Sunday, Magrath will head to Nanton.