By Cole Parkinson
Westwind Weekly News
The Magrath Chiefs are back on the ice as their U11, U13, U15, and U18 teams are playing in the Central Alberta Hockey League tiering round.
U11 Tier 4
The U11 Chiefs kicked off their schedule with a game against Cardston last Friday night. The home team played tough and was able to beat the Chiefs 17-5 in the game. Owen Stanford and Riggs Hudson had a goal and two assists each while Jase Hansen had a pair of goals, and Rogen Provost had a goal and an assist. Tye Veale was between the pipes for Magrath and the goalie made 31 saves on 48 shots.
Looking for a bounce back, the Chiefs did so in a big way as they took it to Claresholm on home ice with a 19-1 win. Gibson Bates potted six goals with an assist while Hansen had another five goals and an assist, Hudson and Levi Robell had two goals each, Chase Ririe had a goal and an assist, Stanford, Payke Bates, Provost had a goal, and Kashton Johnson chipped in with an assist. Veale was back in net for the Chiefs.
Next up for the U11Chiefs is a home game against Lethbridge at 11:45 a.m.
U13 Tier 4
It was a one-game weekend for the U13 Chiefs as they welcomed in Vulcan on Sunday afternoon. Magrath took care of business in the game as they secured a 7-3 win. Bronson Ripley, Carter Harris, and Erik Quapp were on fire with two goals and an assist each while Kraden Heath had a pair of assists, Breckynn Bates had a single goal, and Hadley Wilde had an assist. Andreas Brown was the starting netminder and the goalie made 22 saves on 25 shots.
The U13 Chiefs see two games on tap this coming weekend as they head to Cardston on Friday night and then return home on Saturday for a 1:45 p.m. game against Coaldale.
U15 Tier 3
The U15 Chiefs played host to Chestermere this past weekend as they kicked off their hockey season. Magrath saw a tough opponent in their first game and Chestermere was able to skate to a 9-4 win. Joseph Wilde had a goal and two assists for Magrath while Mason Mehew had a goal and an assist, Riley Schneyder and Lilly Rodeback had a single goal each, and Makoy Mehew and Adam Chipman also had an assist. Kohlman Blackmore was in the crease for the Chiefs and the goalie turned away 16 of 25 shots in the game.
Two games are upcoming for the U15 Chiefs this weekend as they host a pair of home games. On Friday, Lethbridge Red comes to town for a 6 p.m. puck drop and then on Saturday, Coaldale comes to Magrath for a 4 p.m. game.
U18 Tier 3
Over two games on the weekend, the U18 Chiefs saw a home and an away game to start their 2022-23 campaign. On Friday night, the Coaldale Cobras came to town and the two had an extremely close game. When all was said and done, the Cobras had secured a 3-2 win on Magrath ice. Easton Olson and Justin Chipman had the Magrath goals while Knox Tame and Brody Godlonton had an assist each. Conner Schneyder was the starting goalie for Magrath and the netminder made 22 saves on 25 shots.
On Saturday evening, Magrath suited up to take on Bow Island/Foremost. The home team were unkind hosts as they were able to take an 8-2 win from Magrath. Olson and Logan Jensen had the goals for the Chiefs and Ross Ravoy and Chipman had an assist. Schneyder got another start for Magrath and the goalie made 45 saves on 53 shots.
This coming weekend sees another two-pack of games for the U18 Chiefs as they welcome in Taber on Saturday night for a 7:45 p.m. puck drop and then they take on Irvine on the road on Sunday evening.