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Strong beginning to 2015/16 season for Peewee Chinooks

Peewee Chinooks vs Lethbridge Warriors
Josh Davis

Pincher Creek's Peewee Chinooks took to the ice for an exhibition  game on Sunday, October 18, facing off against the Lethbridge Warriors at Pincher Creek's MCC Arena. The new lights did an impressive job of brightening the arena. However, the Chinooks were the real bright light of the day, earning themselves a wide-margin victory.



The Chinooks’ first goal was made just over a minute into the game by #9 Cade Ames, assisted by #6 Riley Potts. #27 Rhett Fitzpatrick of the Chinooks earned the second goal of the game, assisted by #21 Kieran Randall with 11:38 on the clock. #28 Cory Dyck made the Chinooks third goal in the first period, assisted by #19 Colton Kirkman and #12 Alexandre Comeau. The Chinooks demonstrated excellent skating for their level throughout the game, and it worked to their advantage.


The Chinooks got their first goal of the second period less than a minute in, made by #8 Caleb Evans. Riley Potts earned his second assist of the game on that play. At the 17:49 mark, Potts scored a goal of his own, assisted by Fitzpatrick. The Chinooks weren’t done for the period however. Fitzpatrick put another one in the net at 14:08, assisted by #5 Logan Deley. Chinooks #2 Jaron Scotton was next to score, with the assistance of #4 Connor Stuckey as well as Potts. Randall earned his second goal of the game unassisted with 6:55 left in the period. #3 Christian Berthiaume scored his first goal of the game for the Chinooks with 4:45 on the clock, assisted by Comeau. Deley scored his second goal of the game near the end of the period, assisted by Kirkman.


The Warriors held the Chinooks off for three minutes in the third period, when Fitzpatrick made his third goal of the game, assisted by Deley and Potts. Stuckey earned his first goal of the game unassisted with 15:47 showing on the clock. Deley scored his third goal of the game unassisted with 13:04 left in the game. Warriors #15 Brady Lehman managed to sneak one in at 11:57, with assistance from his teammate #7 Josh Roszell. However, the Chinooks ended on a high note, when Scotton scored his second goal of the game unassisted with 4:25 left in the game.


“It’s the first game, but they look pretty good so far,” said Chinooks Coach Kayne Evans. “We should be a pretty good skating team this year, there are a lot of good skaters. Our skating is one of our strengths. There’s lots of effort by the kids.”

“They played good, for a first game. They’re getting the kinks out still. We work on stuff all the time, so we’ll take from this what we saw, and the coaches will come up with a plan for practice Tuesday. We’re just using the first few games to see where we’re at.”


Riley Potts






J. Davis and C. Davis photos

The Peewee Chinooks played another game in Picture Butte on Saturday October 24, tying the Blades 9-9. On Sunday October 25 they shut out Kainai by a wide margin.

They are scheduled to play next at home against Cardston on Saturday October 31, starting at 1:30 pm and then at home in Pincher Creek again on November 7 starting at 1:30 pm against Bow Island B.

 There are 10 peewee teams in the Spud league this season.

*Note changes to schedule from what was previously published, and a correction - the game against Lethbridge on October 18 was an exhibition game, not a seeding game.

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