By Cole Parkinson
Westwind Weekly News
The Magrath U11 Chiefs have struggled out of the gate in Central Alberta Hockey League Tiering Round action.
After two losses in the opening weekend of action, the Chiefs were back on the ice looking to make improvements to their game.
On Saturday night, Magrath battled hard against Cardston in their home rink. After a back and forth game, Magrath would see a 10-7 loss. Despite the loss, the team saw strong performances from top to bottom of the lineup including Aliza Brown who potted four goals. Kraden Heath, Cannon Strate, and Owen Stanford also chipped in with goals. Strate and Grayson Owens also had an assist. Breckynn Bates faced 37 shots in net.
In their final game of the weekend, the team travelled to Fort Macleod on Sunday which resulted in an 8-3 loss. Heath, Bates, and Owens all found the back of the net. Heath also collected an assist. Emma Godlonton, Hadley Wilde, Andreas Brown, Chase Ririe, and Railey Vandenhoek also played hard all weekend.
After a 1-1 weekend to begin the tiering round, the U13 Chiefs found the game result after the second weekend of games.
On Friday night, the Chiefs were visited by Raymond and the home team skated to a 6-1 win. Both Beau Beier and Riley Schneyder had hat tricks in the game. Schneyder also had a pair of assists, while Carter Harris also found the score sheet with one assist. Kohlman Blackmore was solid in net as the netminder turned away 24 of 25 shots.
On Saturday, the team hit the road to Taber and fell in a 7-5 loss. Schneyder continued his strong weekend of play as he found the back of the net four times in the loss. Harris scored the other Chiefs goal while also collecting a pair of assists. Colton Olson had a pair of assists and Schneyder, Dayson Loose, and Beier all had one assist. Blackmore faced 31 shots in the game.
The Magrath U15 Chiefs are still undefeated after another convincing weekend of action. After a 14-0 win over Lethbridge on Oct. 15, the team’s offence continued to find the back of the net at a fast rate.
On Oct. 23, the team travelled back to Lethbridge to face Lethbridge White and skated to a 13-0 win. Scoring came fast and often for Magrath as goals came from Knox Tame (three), Joseph Wilde (three), Merek Neilson (two), Cruz Johnson, Josep Nad, Gage Nelson, Logan Jensen, and Mason Mehew. The score sheet was filled as plenty of players also collected assists, including Kyson Johnson (two), Adam Chipman (two), Luke Rodeback (two), Beckham Sugai, Neilson, Ty Godlonton, Clay Christensen, Nelson, Tame, Cooper Godlonton, Wilde, and Johnson. Raine Nelson and Conner Schneyder both got into the game between the pipes for a combined shutout.
And the offence didn’t slow down at all in the second game when they hit the road to Claresholm. The Chiefs skated to an 11-0 win on the scoring of Johnson (hat trick), Jensen (two), Wilde, Jarett Ririe, Tyson Johnson, Nelson, Ross Ravoy, and Ty Godlonton. Players collecting assists in the game included Sugai, Tyson Johnson, Ririe, Jensen, Harris, Noad, Cruz Johnson, Rodeback, Tame, Ravoy, and Neilson. Both Raine Nelson and Scneyder once again played in the game and got the combined shutout.