By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
The Cardston Thunder has re-tied their skates and stepped back onto the ice as the Central Alberta Hockey League tiering rounds kick off in earnest.
U11 Tier 4
The Magrath Chiefs bussed to the U11 Cardston Thunder’s house Oct. 14 to play in a high-scoring game going 17/5 in favor of the Thunder.
The game began in favor of the Chiefs with them making two extremely early goals in the first period, however the U11 Thunder quickly bounced back, managing to score five goals in quick succession to more than double their opponents score. The second period began much the same, with Migrate making a quick first goal and late second goal, but the Thunder stayed stalwart and managed to secure another five.
The third period was nearly a shutout, with the Chiefs only making one goal while the Thunder added another seven to their tally. Tanner Wells was top-scorer in the game with six goals, Theodor Plain Eagle was runner-up with four, Benjam White Quills made two and Eddi Little Shields, Kylan CR Blackwater and Michael Bevans all made one.
U13 Tier 4
The U13 Thunder welcomed the Raymond Knights at home on Oct. 15, where they would inevitably end up with a tie after a hard-fought battle. The U13 Thunder scored late in the first period with Nate Isaac Mandel chalking the first point on the scoreboard, assisted by Stryker Weasel Head. The U13 Knights would come back in a big way, potting two goals in the second period both scored by Easton Fraser and assisted by Ryland Span and Cohen Brady Michel. Now on a defensive game, the Thunder answered back early into the third period with a goal by Buddy Fox, assisted by Weasel Head to tie the game for the rest of the clock.
The Thunder faced 46 shots on net, with goalie Nash Potts playing a nearly shutout game.