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2019-20 NSMBHL SEASON KICKS OFF WITH A ROAD TRIP

South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks kick the season off in Cape Breton. No better way to start our 2019-20 NSMBHL season than boarding a bus and heading off to North Sydney to face-off against the Cougars. This bus trip allows players to building their foundation that started last weekend when we had our team builder at the Barry's. This has always been a great trip for the team. Things will start off early with a pick up in Yarmouth at the Mariners Centre and then continue up the 103 with various stops for players, coaches and parents that wish to make the trip. By noon we will make a stop over in Stellarton for a lunch break. Arrival in North Sydney by 3:30pm. Game time will be 7:15pm Saturday evening and Sunday at 11:15am. Here's to lasting memories and a great start to 2019-20 NSMBHL Season. #timberrrrrrrrrr  
Sep 17, 2019

Spring ID Camp Schedule

South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks Spring ID Camp:   Queens Place Emera Centre Saturday May 18:   10:00 AM – Players sign into camp 10:30 AM-   Parent/player meeting 11:00AM-    Fitness testing 1-2 PM   -    Team RED practice 2-3PM    -    Team WHITE practice 4-5PM -      RED vs. WHITE game     Yarmouth Mariners Centre Sunday May 19:   9:45 AM – Player sign in 9:55-10:15AM Players/Coaches ONLY meeting 10:40AM-11:40PM – Team WHITE practice 11:50-12:50PM – Team RED practice 1:30-2:30 – RED vs. WHITE  
May 15, 2019

SSMBLJ Closing Banquet

Just like that the 2018/19 NSMBHL Season comes to a close. Bronze medal finish to the cap the season off! However the closing banquet there was lots to celebrate and to also let a great teammate know that we are supporting him in one of his toughest battles as a 15 year old! #22 (Keifer Huskins) with your teammates past and present and the all for your hockey families we will support you as you stick it to cancer! #22sticksittocancer #team22huskins
Apr 15, 2019

SOUTH SHORE MAJOR BANTAM LUMBERJACKS NSMBHL PROVINCIAL BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

SOUTH SHORE MAJOR BANTAM LUMBERJACKS NSMBHL PROVINCIAL BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS. Major Bantam Lumberjacks capped off a successful season this past weekend with a Bronze Medal win vs the Cougars at the 2019 NSMBHL Provincials in Pictou County. 5-2 final Sunday morning for the win. Not only did the team capture a Bronze medal. Two players were also rewarded for their great efforts during the tournament. Luke Woodworth named a Tournament Forward All-Star as well as Ryan Hopkins recieved a Tournament Defensemen All-Star Award. Luke also was the tournament's point leader. Over the 6 games he collected 15 points in total (6 Goals, 9 Assists). Great work team and coaching staff on a great NSMBHL season!
Mar 19, 2019

Major Bantam Lumberjacks 2019 Spring ID Camp Registration Open

SOUTH SHORE MAJOR BANTAM LUMBERJACKS 2019 SPRING ID CAMP MAY 18-19, 2019 Queens Place and Yarmouth Mariners Centre   All eligible 2005/2006 born players that reside in the HNS Western Region Minor Hockey boundaries (Yarmouth thru to Chester MHA’s).   Players interested in playing for our team in the 2019-20 season are encouraged to attend as this will be your first opportunity to make an impression on the coaching staff as they get ready for the 2019-2020 season.   A “HNS” sanctioned checking clinic is mandatory before a player participates in this camp unless the player has played “Bantam A” “Bantam AA” or “Major Bantam” in the 2018-19 season.   All registrations must be received by May 13th, 2019. We are required to submit a list of all participants to the NSMBHL and receive approval on all participants prior to any of them taking part in our camp. Please submit your player’s interest to the following email address:  kdbenjamin614@gmail.com  Spring ID Camp Cost: $135   The Spring ID camp will be held at both the Queens Place and Yarmouth Mariners Centre. Queens Place, Liverpool is the “HOME” of the South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks.  
Mar 11, 2019

WESTERN HURRICANES ALUMNI MASON BECK DRAFTED IN QMJHL ENTRY DRAFT TO CAPE BRETON SCREAMING EAGLES

Western Hurricanes are proud of our alumni accomplishments on and off the ice. This past weekend's QMJHL Entry Draft a selection made by Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the 13th round was our very own Mason Beck! Congrats to you Mason! Continue to work hard and keep reaching for your future goals! We are all proud of your accomplishments!  
Jun 6, 2018

Woodworth and R.Hopkins Earn Invites To Antigonish Camp

Congrats to two of our very own Western Hurricanes players for being selected to the 2018 Hockey Nova Scotia High-Performance Summer Camp this July in Antigonish. Luke Woodworth and Ryan Hopkins have earned their invite to the U15 category of the Camp. Great work boys!
Apr 19, 2018

3 WESTERN HURRICANES ALUMNI MAKE THE 2018 QMJHL EXCELLENCE CHALLENGE HNS ROSTER

The Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate 2016/17 Alumni Ewan Keays, Jeremy Robar and Ben Charles on being selected as part of the QMJHL'S EXCELLENCE CHALLENGE Tournament in Boisbriand Quebec. These three boys are part of twenty players from Nova Scotia will have an opportunity to compete against eastern Canada's top prospects April 26-29 at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau. This HNS team is made up of two goaltenders, six defensemen and twelve forwards from across the province. Team Nova Scotia will be led by head coach Andre Lefebvre (head coach, Cole Harbour Wolfpack, Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL), and assistant coaches Kyle MacLennan (head coach, Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL) and Paul Hunt (assistant coach, Cole Harbour Wolfpack, NSMMHL).   The QMJHL Excellence Challenge is an annual tournament that features six teams from Quebec (two teams), New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia. More than one hundred of the top prospects from the region will take part in the event which scouts will use as an evaluation tool ahead of the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft.   The Western Hurricanes would like to wish our alumni players the best of luck at this year’s QMJHL Excellence Challenge.
Apr 18, 2018

HNS Certified Checkin Clinic

DATE: Tuesday April 3rd LOCATION: Queen’s Place, Liverpool TIME: 5pm-9pm COST: $80 Register by email: westernhurricanes18@gmail.com Form will be emailed upon registration.   OPEN TO 2005 PLAYERS AND PLAYERS LOOKING TO PLAY BANTAM A, AA or MAJOR BANTAM HOCKEY NEXT SEASON WITHOUT A “HNS” CERTIFED CHECKING CLINIC **REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW PLAYERS ATTENDING HURRICANES SPRING ID CAMP** Each player will be provided with a checking certificate signed by a certified HNS instructor.   
Feb 28, 2018

KONNOR BENJAMIN #66 NSMBHL EnviroBate Player of the Week Jan.22nd-28th

Konnor had two assists in a 4-3 victory that found out team down 3-0 after the first period before we rallied for 4 unanswered goals.  On Sunday Konnor scored the tying goal late in the third period to sent our game into OT. OT solves nothing and Konnor scored the shootout winner as we beat a tenacious Storm team 3-2.
Jan 28, 2018

Hurricanes set to hit The Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam

January is the start of every New Year. Along with that new start comes a highly anticipated tournament know as "The Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam." The Major Bantam division will include 27 teams from all four Atlantic Provinces. One of those 27 teams is your very own Western Hurricanes. With a very good front half of the NSMBHL season behind the Hurricanes they head into this tournament play eager and ready for any challenge tournament competitors can present to them. The Hurricanes will play Round Robin games starting with a game Wednesday, one on Thursday and one Friday. Saturday the tournament will reset with the top 16 teams playing Round of 16, then Quaters, Semis and Finals on Sunday. The schedule as follows: Wednesday January 10th 4:45pm Western vs Central Attack BMO Centre Ice Pad A Thursday January 11th 5:15pm KV Kings vs Western BMO Centre Ice Pad B Friday January 12th 11:15am Western vs Northern Blackhawks BMO Centre Ice Pad B Follow the team on Twitter for live game updates : @whurricanes There will also be live streams from the BMO Centre Ice Pads. As soon as the link is known it will be posted here. Go Canes GO!!!
Jan 9, 2018

LAWSON COOK #11 NSMBHL EnviroBate Player of the Week Dec.4th-10th

Lawson Cook NSMBHL POW-Dec 4th-10th   This weeks POW for the Western Hurricanes is Lawson Cook. Lawson had a goal and two assists this past weekend in an OT loss and a 4-1 win.  Lawson is one of the assistant captains of the Hurricanes and plays an integral role with hockey team. Lawson plays a 200ft game with a ton of tenacity, grit and determination.  Great work Lawson!  
Dec 14, 2017

Four Hurricanes and Coach Staff selected for Team South

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate our four players selected to represent our team on Team South at the NSMBHL Showcase game. The Showcase game will be held at the LCLC in Bridgewater this Friday December 29th . Congrats go out to Will Chisholm, Konnor Benjamin, Aaron Lane and Konnor MacInnis! Not only do we have four players on Team South but we also have our bench staff coaching the South team! Have great game and make it a great experience! Go Canes GO!!
Dec 13, 2017

Great Week for Our Alumni

Great Week for Our Alumni Allie Munroe and Kurtis Lang. First off news of Allie being selected to represent Hockey Canada on the women's national development team at the Nations Cup in Germany next month was announced early this week. Allie will travel to Germany next month for this great opportunity. . Second the news of Kurtis being selected as Student/Athlete Player of the Week at New Bridge School. Kurtis has become a leader for his U18 Varity team. Great work by two of our Alumni!
Dec 12, 2017

2017 Monctonian AAA Challenge Tournament

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes are headed to Moncton November 16th to 19th to participate in the Monctonian AAA Challenge tournament. This tournament will feature teams from Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The 2017 Monctonian will be the 37th edition of this tournament and will prove to be a great opportunity for our team to showcase our talent. (Schedule yet to be released.) More info on the tournament can be found at the following link: http://monctonian.goalline.ca/standings.php?id=6483718 Thursday November 16 8:30am-10:00am Central Attack vs Western Hurricanes Thursday November 16 3:30pm-5:00pm Western Hurricanes vs Wear Well Bombers Friday November 17 5:30pm-7:00pm Frederication Blues vs Western Hurricanes Games can also be live streamed by following this link: http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/26 Game updates and news on The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes can be followed on Twitter : @whurricanes #gocanesgo  
Oct 17, 2017

Woodworth and Hopkins Headed to the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton

Thanksgiving weekend the O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurrincanes family will see two of the 2017/18 roster members head to Moncton to compete in the Atlantic Challenge Cup. Luke Woodworth and Ryan Hopkins will be part of the HNS U14 squad. They will compete in a tournament against the top U14 players from NL, NB AND PEI.   We can follow the two Hurricanes during the weekend by going to the official tournament website – www.atlanticchallengecup.ca      The Hurricanes family would like to wish these two good luck and to serve us proud!   Good luck boys!
Sep 24, 2017

INTRODUCING THE WESTERN HURRICANES 2017/18 SEASON TEAM LEADERS

Western Hurricanes Team Leaders for the 2017/18 NSMBHL Season. Assistant Captain Konnor Benjamin is from Bridgewater, NS in his second season with the Western Hurricanes. Konnor attends Bridgewater JR High for grade 9. This is Konnor's last year of Bantam hockey as well Jr. High School. Captain Will Chisholm lives in Lunenburg, NS the home of the Bluenose. Will is also a second year veteran of the Hurricanes. Will attends Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg and is also in his last year of Bantam hockey and Jr.High School. Assistant Captain Lawson Cook comes from Hubbards, NS. CAlso in his second season with the team. His Grade 9 year is at Forest Heights Community High School in Chester Grant. This will also be Lawson's last season of Bantam as well. These three boys all possess great attitude, confidence and commitment to their teammates and team. Their positive attitudes are infectious and will bring the best out of their fellow teammates. They will be a great trio to lead their team through the NSMBHL season! Great work boys! Go Canes GO!!!
Sep 18, 2017

2017/18 O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes Roster Announcement

The follow players have earned their way to this season's Western Hurricanes roaster. Congrats to all and continue to work hard this season! Go Canes GO!!! Forwards   Hometown         9 Nolan Atwood Clarks Harbour 66 Konnor  Benjamin Bridgewater 24 Will Chisholm Lunenburg 11 Lawson Cook Hubbards 71 Andre d'Entremont West Pubnico 19 Cameron Duval Chester 10 Tristan Eisnor Mahone Bay 22 Kiefer Huskins Brooklyn 17 Mason MacLean Bridgewater 8 Nolan O'Brien Hebbville 12 Luke Woodworth Bridgewater         Defence             3 Waylen Coleman Bridgewater 4 Ryan Hopkins Lunenburg 65 Kyle Hopkins Conquerall Bank 2 Aaron  Lane Bridgewater 5 Nate Killam Liverpool 15 Ryan O'Callaghan Shelburne         Goalies             29 Konnor  MacInnis Marriots Cove 1 Jermey  Charles Yarmouth
Sep 11, 2017

2017/18 NSMBHL Season Opens at HOME

2017/18 NSMBHL Season Opens at HOME. The season kicks off with the Jonel Jim Cougars Saturday September 16th at 5pm in Liverpool. The last time these two teams met was in last seasons play-offs. The Hurricanes won the best of three series in OT send ing the team to the NSMBHL Provincials. Sunday September 17th at 11am the Hurricanes will play host to the 2016/17 Provincial Champions ACA Rangers. Come out and support this season's O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes team as they kick their season off with a HOME opener weekend! Go Canes GO!!! Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes
Sep 5, 2017

Phase 3 Training Camp Details

Phase 3 Training Camp Details: Tuesday August 29th, Queens, Liverpool- On-Ice Session 7:45pm-9:15pm   Thursday August 31st, SMC, Tantallon- Exhibition Game vs Gulls 7:30pm-9:30pm   Saturday Sept.2nd, LCLC, Bridgewater- Exhibition Game vs Valley 7pm-9pm   Sunday Sept.3rd, LCLC, Bridgewater- Exhibition Game vs Gulls 1pm-3pm   Tuesday Sept.5th, Queens, Liverpool On-Ice 7:15pm–8:45pm Thursday Sept.7th, Queens, Liverpool On-Ice 7:15pm–8:45pm   Phase 3 Cost: $140  
Aug 23, 2017

Western Hurricanes Summer Training Camp Phase 2

Western Hurricanes Summer Training Camp Phase 2 Dates and Locations. Dates and locations to mark on the calendar include: Phase 2 Saturday August 19th, HB Studios Sports Centre, Bridgewater Camp Check-In Starts 9:30am Saturday August 19th, HB Studios Sports Centre, Bridgewater Fitness Testing Session 10am-12pm **HB Studios Address is 543 Glen Allan Dr., Bridgewater.** Saturday August 19th, LCLC, Bridgewater On-Ice 2pm-3:30pm Saturday August 19th, LCLC, Bridgewater On-Ice 6pm-7:30pm Sunday August 20th, Exhibition Game @ Valley 1-3pm Berwick Apple Dome. Tuesday August 22nd, Queens, Liverpool On-Ice 7:15pm-8:45pm Thursday August 24th, Queens, Liverpool  On-Ice 8:15pm-9:45pm Early Bird Tournament, Spryfield Saturday August 26th Sunday August 27th **Tournament Schedule will be posted at a later date.** Phase 2 ends Sunday August 27th Total ice time will be 13.5hrs. Cost for this phase will be $180. After August 27th there will be a 21 player protected list sent in to the league and players will be contacted for the next phase. Phase 3 will begin on August 29th. The Western Hurricanes staff are looking forward to the kick-off of Summer Training Camp! See you all soon!
Jul 7, 2017

5 Western Hurricanes Alumni Get Invited To HNS U16 Camp

The Western Hurricanes are proud to announce that five Graduating players from the 2016-17 season have received invites to the HNS U16 camp July 16-19th in Antigonish.  Congrats goes out to Mason Beck, Ewan Keays, Max Nickerson, Mario Boudreau and Jermey Robar. All players have shown great work ethic over the past NSMBHL season and will join the top U16 players from across the Province this summer for Camp. Great work boys!
Jun 17, 2017

Western Hurricanes Alumni Gets Drafted To The QMJHL

Congrats to Hurricanes Alumni Kaleb Boudreau on your QMJHL Entry Draft to the Victoriaville Tigres. Kaleb was selected in the 12th Round of the QMJHL Entry Draft Saturday June 3rd in Saint John, NB. The Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Club are very proud of you and this accomplishment!  Great Work Kaleb!
Jun 4, 2017

Spring ID Camp 25 Protected Player List

  Nolan Atwood Ryan Hopkins Konnor Benjamin Kyle Hopkins Jeremy Charles Kiefer Huskins William Chisholm Nate Killam Waylen Coleman Aaron Lane Will Cook Konnor MacInnis Lawson Cook Mason MacLean Denver d'Entremont Nolan O'Brien Andre d'Entremont Ryan O'Callaghan Cameron Duval Davis Parks Tristan Eisnor Jory Stewart Angus England Luke Woodworth Colby Feener  
May 30, 2017

Four Western Hurricanes Players Earn A Invite To HNS U15 HPP Summer Camp

Four of our Western Hurricane players have been chosen to attend Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program this coming July in Antigonish. Will Chisholm, Lawson Cook, Aaron Lane and Mason MacLean will be attending the week long camp. They will be joined by the top hockey U15 players from around the province. Congratulations & Good Luck! Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Team
Apr 26, 2017

WESTERN HURRICANES SPRING ID CAMP

WESTERN HURRICANES SPRING ID CAMP DATES: May 5-7, 2017   All eligible 2003/2004 born players that reside in the HNS Western Region Minor Hockey boundaries (Yarmouth thru to Chester MHA’s).   Players interested in playing for our team in the 2017-18 season are encouraged to attend as this will be your first opportunity to make an impression on the coaching staff as they get ready for the 2017–2018 season.   A “HNS” sanctioned checking clinic is mandatory before a player participates in this camp unless the player played “Bantam A” “Bantam AA” or “Major Bantam” in the 2016-17 season.  The Western Hurricanes will be holding a checking clinic on April 1st at Queens Place in Liverpool.   All registrations must be received by April 30th, 2017.  We are required to submit a list of all participants to the NSMBHL and receive approval on all participants prior to any of them taking part in our camp. Please submit your player’s interest to the following email addresses: westernhurricanes18@gmail.com and scwoodworth@bellaliant.net   The schedule for Spring ID Camp will be as follows: May 5th - check in at 5:30 PM May 5th – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM - on ice; May 6th – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – on ice May 6th – 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM – on ice May 7th – 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM – on ice   All of the Spring ID camp will be held at the LCLC in Bridgewater due to another event being held at Queens Place. Queens Place is the “HOME” of the Western Hurricanes.    
Apr 4, 2017

HNS Certified Checking Clinic

Hockey Nova Scotia Certified Checking Clinic The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes will be holding a HNS sanctioned checking clinic on April 1st at the Queens Place in Liverpool. This will be for all players requiring a checking clinic before our Spring ID Camp, or players requiring the clinic before next season.  Clinic will start a 9am and run through to 1pm. Clinic breakdown: 8-9:00am Check-In 9-10:00am- Classroom session 11-12:00pm- off ice portion of clinic with gear on 12-1:00pm- on ice portion of clinic Pre-register by email with player's name and team last played on : scwoodworth@bellaliant.net or westernhurricanes18@gmail.com  
Mar 28, 2017

Western Hurrincanes #2 Ewan Keays Makes NSMBHL Provincials Allstar team

Western Hurrincanes #2 Ewan Keays Makes NSMBHL Provincials Allstar team. A long with the Bronze medal that Ewan and his teammates captured Mr Keays also was named to the NSMBHL Provincials Allstar team as a Defencemen.  Ewan has finished his last season at the MAJOR BANTAM level. We would like to wish him luck with all of his future hockey endvours!  Great work Ewan! You have made the Hurricane family very proud of your hard work!
Mar 20, 2017

Western Hurricanes Goaltender #32 Robar Takes League Top Awards

Western Hurricanes Goaltender #32 Jeremy Robar Takes League Top Awards.   The Western Hurricanes 2016/17 NSMBHL season was more than just a great one for the team. Having a great season starts between the pipes and works its way out. Having the "Best Goalie" in the league was how it started and also recieving this award! With a season record of 23 GP GAA 2.09 4 SO and TGA 47 put Robar in the elite of the league's goal tending. This also earned him the award of being named "First Team Allstar" goalie! Not only did Jeremy take the top awards for the league over the season he also was the top "Goalie for the Provincial Tournament" over the weekend. Of the 4 games that he played he held two shut-outs and a tie. Jermey has been a true teammate and leader on and off of the ice. A true class act! We wish him the very best in his future endvours! Keep up the hard work and you will fine! WAY TO GO "ROBAR!!!"
Mar 20, 2017

2017 NSMBHL Provincial Bronze Medal Finish

2017 NSMBHL Provincial Bronze Medal Finish for the Western Hurricanes. The Hurricanes went unbeaten in the round robin play at the tournament. This earned the team a First place seeding going into semi-final play. After a disappointing 3-1 loss to Dartmouth in the semis put the team in the Bronze medal final Sunday morning vs the Gulls. Great game played by all! Konnor MacInnis minded the nets and only gave up two goals during the game. Goals scored in the game by Brendan Amrio, Lawson Cook, Justin Brown and Konnor Benjamin put the team to a 4-2 final! Bringing home the Bronze! A great ending to a great season!
Mar 20, 2017

2017 NSMBHL Team Fair Play

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes are 2017 NSMBHL Provincial Team Fair Play winners. The represented respect for both the Game as well as other teams and officals on and off the ice during the Provincial Tournament. This class-act of sportsmanship earned the team the "Team Fair Play" award! Great work by a fine group of young gentlemen!
Mar 20, 2017

NSMBHL Playoffs Start This Weekend

NSMBHL Playoffs Start This Weekend The road to the NSMBHL Provincials starts this weekend for the Third Place Western Hurricanes on the road heading to North Sydney. The Best 2 of 3 series with the Jonel Jim Cougars has Game 1 being play Saturday February 25th at 7:15 at the Emera Centre Northside in North Sydney. Games 2 and 3 if needed will happen the following weekend at "HOME" Queens Place Emera Centre. Game 2 start time will be 5pm Saturday March 4th and Game 3 will be 11am Sunday March 5th. Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!
Feb 20, 2017

LAST GAME OF 2016-17 NSMBHL REGULAR SEASON

LAST GAME OF 2016-17 NSMBHL REGULAR SEASON The regular season comes to a close on Saturday February 18th at "HOME." The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes play host to the ACA Rangers to close out regular season play. Game time 5:00pm at Queens Place. This game is very important for placement in the league standings heading into Play-offs and will be a fast paced exciting game to come out and watch! Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!  
Feb 16, 2017

3 "HOME" Games Left in the 2016-17 NSMBHL

3 "HOME" Games Left in the 2016-17 NSMBHL The regular season is winding down. The Western Hurricanes have three remaining "HOME" games left before the 2016-17 NSMBHL comes to a close. Bedford makes their way down the 103 to Liverpool to play a make-up game for a stormed out date back in January. Queens Place will play host to this "HOME" game for the Hurricanes Saturday February 11th at 5:00pm. This will be the third time the two teams meet this season. The first two times both games were decided in OT. With each team netting a win a piece. As always it will be fast highly skilled game and pleasure to watch for our fans! Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!!
Feb 10, 2017

HEADING INTO THE FINAL 5 NSMBHL REGULAR SEASON GAMES

HEADING INTO THE FINAL 5 NSMBHL REGULAR SEASON GAMES The Western Hurricanes are headed into the final 5 regular season games and it start on the road this weekend. Saturday February 4th vs ACCEL Hawks 5pm Civic Centre, Halifax Sunday February 5th vs Pro Hockey Life Harbour Storm 11am Cole Harbour Place, Cole Harbour Thursday  February 9th All Credit Auto Rangers vs 7:15pm Queens Place, Liverpool Saturday February 11th Bedford Sports Bridge Barons vs 5pm Queens Place, Liverpool Sunday February 12th Kings Mutual Wildcats vs 2pm Mariners Centre, Yarmouth
Feb 1, 2017

THE HURRICANES ARE HEADED TO THE ISLAND FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY

The HURRICANES set to attend the 41st Annual "SPUD" Hockey Tournament in Charlottetown PEI. Hurricanes round robin schedule as follows: January 27th, 2017 7:15pm Northern vs Western Hurricanes Simmons Arena January 28th, 2017 9:45am Western Hurricanes vs Dartmouth Whalers Cody Banks Arena January 28th, 2017 2:00pm Midisle Matrix vs Western Hurricanes  Cody Banks Arena
Jan 16, 2017

2017 Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam

2017 Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam Hurricanes schedule as follows: Wednesday January 11th @ 1:30pm  St.John's Hitmen vs Western Hurricanes BMO Pad C Thursday January 12th @ 9:00am Western Hurricanes vs Eastern Express BMO Pad D Friday January 13th @ 1:15pm Western Hurricanes vs Moncton Hawks BMO Pad B Games can be live streamed through the Bell Community One channel.  http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/GetEvent/2928  
Jan 10, 2017

2017 NSMBHL League Play Starts Back Up This Weekend

2017 NSMBHL League Play Starts Back Up This Weekend Saturday January 7th 5:00pm Bedford Barons vs Western Hurricanes at Queens Place, Liverpool Sunday January 8th 2:00pm Valley Widcats vs Western Hurricanes at Mariners Centre, Yarmouth Follow the team for News and Game updates on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!
Jan 3, 2017

Happy Holidays from The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes!

The Western Hurricanes players and coaching staff would like to take the time to wish all the public support and the team's families "Happy Holidays!" We hope to see you all in the 2017 half of NSMBHL season! Go CANES GO!!!!
Dec 23, 2016

THE WINNERS ARE.....

The Winners are…….. The Western Hurricanes “Children’s Wish Foundation” Lobster drawn as taken place. The winners are as follows: Gary Simms- 50lbs Ewan Keays- 20lbs Stella d’Entremont- 20lbs Thank you to all who sold tickets and to the people that purchased them. These efforts raised a total of $1085.00 for this lobster draw. The total donation to the Foundation from the Western Hurricanes is $1500.00. This all was able to happen because of a gracious donation of lobster from Graham Amiro, Mark Nickerson and Paul MacDonald. The Western Hurricanes “Thank You All” for making this happen!
Dec 22, 2016

LAST HOME GAME FOR 2016

LAST HOME GAME FOR 2016 The Western Hurricanes will host their last "HOME" game for 2016 this Thursday December 22nd at 7:15 pm Queens Place. The Truro Bearcats will travel to Liverpool to faceoff in the last NSMBHL league game between the two teams. Each team has a win each in the first two games of the three game series. The last season match up will be for the "WINNER" of the 3 game series. Along with this game being the last of 2016 The Western Hurricanes will be holding their Children"s Wish Foundation Lobster Draw during the Ice Flood. Anyone still wishing to get in on this drawn tickets are available from players and will be available before the game at the door. Follow the team for live game updates on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!
Dec 19, 2016

ROAD TRIP WEEKEND

ROAD TRIP WEEKEND The month of December is winding down and the 2016/17 Western Hurricanes team are on the road for the last time in 2016. First stop is at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Saturday December 17th to face the hometown Well Wear Bombers at 5:30pm. Then an over night stay in Truro and a game with the Bearcats on Sunday December 18th. The Rath Eastlink Community Centre will host the second game of the weekend for the Hurricanes. Game time 1:00pm. Follow the team on Twitter @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!
Dec 13, 2016

2016 ESSO CUP

2016 ESSO CUP Schedule has been set for the Esso Cup. This year the NSMBHL will host their Showcase game on the Friday night of the tournament  8:00PM at the Halifax Forum. Thursday Dec.8th 11:40-1:30pm  Civic  Western Hurricanes vs Joneljim Cougars 3:45-5:30pm Forum Mid Isle Matrix vs Western Hurricanes Friday Dec.9th 9:50-11:40am  Forum Western Hurricanes vs Nova Bantams Saturday Dec.10th 9:50-11:40am Civic All Credit Auto Rangers vs Western Hurricanes  
Dec 8, 2016

Four Hurricanes Selected For The NSMBHL Showcase Game

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate our four players selected to represent our team on Team South at the NSMBHL Showcase game. The Showcase game will be held at the Halifax Forum this Friday December 9th at 8pm. Congrats go out to Jeremy Robar, Ben Charles, Mason Beck and Max Nickerson! Have great game and make it a great experience! Go Canes GO!!
Dec 6, 2016

Children's Wish Foundation Charity Game December 3rd vs Cole Harbour Storm

Children's Wish Foundation Charity Game December 3rd 5:00 pm in Liverpool at Queens Place Cole Harbour Storm vs Western Hurricanes This year the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League board of governors have decided that each team in the league will host a game wearing the "Children Wish Foundation Dream Maker" jerseys. To grant a child their wish costs approximately $10,000 and the league has taken on the challenge to grant a child their wish this year. This an opportunity for the league to give back to the less fortunate children. The league will make a check presentation to the Foundation at their annual golf tournament in June of 2017. The Western Hurricanes look forward to having their turn hosting this game. All door proceeds and 50/50 ticket sales will be donated. Also there will be a Lobster Raffle going on as well. The draw date is December 22nd with all proceeds for the draw going directly to The Children's Wish Foundation.  
Nov 22, 2016

First Weekend of November NSMBHL Play

First Weekend of November NSMBHL Play. Starts with a HOME game in Liverpool vs the Jonel Jim Cougars Saturday November 5th at 5:00pm. The Cougars travel down from Cape Breton for their last Regular Season match-up with the Hurricanes. On Sunday November 6th The Dartmouth Whalers will host the Hurricanes at the LCLC in Bridgewater. Due to an ice scheduling conflict Dartmouth has secured a ice time in Bridgewater.  This is a great way for people to see the Hurricanes play an AWAY game without traveling to the city! Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes #gocanesgo  
Nov 3, 2016

2016 Monctonian AAA Challenge Tournament

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes are headed to Moncton November 17th to 20th to participate in the Monctonian AAA Challenge tournament. This tournament will feature teams from Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The 2016 Monctonian will be the 36th edition of this tournament and will prove to be a great opportunity for our team to showcase our talent. (Schedule yet to be released.) More info on the tournament can be found at the folling link: http://monctonian.goalline.ca/standings.php?league_id=47573 Game updates and news on The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes can be followed on Twitter : @whurricanes #gocanesgo  
Oct 17, 2016

O'REAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME WEEKEND OF PLAY OCT 15-16th

O'REAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME WEEKEND of play after the Thanksgiving Break. The Western Hurricanes are at "HOME" for two games the  weekend of October 15th-16th, 2016. On Saturday the Hurricanes will play host to the "The NOVAS" at 5:00pm. Then on Sunday the "Pro Hockey Life Cole Harbour Storm" blow into Liverpool for a 11:00am with the Hurricanes. The coaching and management staff are looking forward a exciting weekend of NSMBHL hockey at our HOME rink! Go Canes GO!!! Follow the team's games on Twitter: @whurricanes
Oct 12, 2016

TWO HURRICANES HEADED TO THE U15 ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CUP IN MONCTON

Thanksgiving weekend the O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurrincanes family will see two of the 2016/17 roster members head to Moncton to compete in the Atlantic Challenge Cup. Mason Beck and Ewan Keays will be part of the HNS U15 squad. They will compete in a tournament against the top U15 players from NL, NB AND PEI. We can follow the two Hurricanes during the weekend by going to the official tournament website – www.atlanticchallengecup.ca    The Hurricanes family would like to wish these two good luck and to serve us proud! Good luck boys!
Oct 2, 2016

O'REAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME WEEKEND

O'REAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME WEEKEND of play. The Western Hurricanes are at "HOME" for two games the first weekend of October 2016. On Saturday the Hurricanes will play host the "The Landworks GULLS" at 5:00pm. Then on Sunday the "ACA Rangers" roll into Liverpool for a 11:00am with the Hurricanes. This will be an exciting weekend of NSMBHL hockey heading into the Thanksgiving weekend break! Go Canes GO!!! Follow the team's games on Twitter: @whurricanes  
Sep 28, 2016

O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HIT THE ROAD

O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HIT THE ROAD TO CAPE BRETON. The Cape Breton road trip begins this Saturday September 24th. Players from the Yarmouth area will depart from the Mariners Centre on the bus at 6:30am with stops all the South Shore to pick-up the remaining players and coaches. Expected arrival in North Sydney is 4:00pm. The bus trip will be a great team bonding event for the players and coaches! At 7:15pm the Hurricanes will face-off against the HOME team "The Jonel Jim Cougars" and then again Sunday morning at 11:15am. Go Canes GO!!! Follow the team on TWITTER @whurricanes  
Sep 22, 2016

The O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME Opening Weekend

The O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES HOME Opening Weekend starts this Saturday with two games at Queens Place Emera Centre.  Game #1 has the ACCEL Hawks coming to town to face the Hurricanes. Game gets under way at 5:00pm Saturday. Game #2 has the Dartmouth Whalers facing off against the Hurricanes on Sunday at 11:00am. These are the first two NSMBHL HOME games of the 2016-17 season for the O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES. Come out and support the Home team. Addmission is $5 for Adults and children under 14 are free.  
Sep 13, 2016

The O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES 2016-17 Roster Announcement

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes, coaching staff and management are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 Player Roster. Congratulations to the following players: Brendan Amrio Mason Beck Konnor Benjamin Mario Boudreau Justin Brown Mark Chandler Ben Charles Will Chisholm Lawson Cook Jensen Glover Ewan Keays Aaron Lane Dominick Lowe Nolan MacDonald Konnor MacInnis Mason MacLean Max Nickerson Jermey Robar Cole Spidle Your hard work and training has paid off! We are very excited for the 2016-17 NSMBHL Season.  
Sep 9, 2016

O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES NSMBHL 2016-17 SEASON STARTS ON THE ROAD

O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES NSMBHL 2016-17 Season starts on the road. Saturday September 10th the team will travel to the Pictou County Wellness Centre to take on the "Wear Well Bombers" at 5:30pm.  Then Sunday September 11th the Team travels to the BMO Centre to take on the Home team "BEDFORD BARONS". Puck drops at 1:45pm. Follow the team for game updates and info on Twitter @whurricanes #gocanesgo
Sep 7, 2016

Training Camp begins August 20th.

Phase 1-   @ Lunenburg County Lifestyles Center in Bridgewater-   -Aug 20- Noon-2pm -Off-ice physical testing               5:00pm-6:15pm -On Ice session -Aug 21- 12:15-1:30pm On Ice session               4:00-5:15pm On Ice session   @ Queens Place Liverpool-   - Aug 23- 8:15-9:30pm on Ice session - Aug 25- 8:15-9:30pm on ice session   Gulls Early Bird Tournament- Spryfield   Aug 27 vs Bedford Barons @1:15pm Aug 27 vs Landworks Gulls @ 8:15pm Aug 28 vs ACA Rangers @ 10:15am Aug 28 vs Halifax Accel Hawks @ 3:00pm   Phase 2-   @ Queens Place- Liverpool   Aug 30- 7:00-8:30pm Practice Sept 1- 7:15-8:45pm Practice Sept 4- Ex-game vs Valley @ Queens Place 6:00-8:00pm Sept 6- Ex-game vs Valley @ Berwick 6:30-8:30pm Sept 8- 7:15-8:45pm Practice  
Aug 8, 2016

Hurricanes make Atlantic Challenge Cup Rosters

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes Hockey Club would like to congratulate Ewan Keays and Mason Beck for making the Male U15 Roster and Alumni Madison Beck for making the Female U16 Roster. They will be participating in the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton NB from October 7-10th 2016.
Aug 5, 2016

Allie Munroe invited to next round of Hockey Canada National Women's Camp

The Western Bantam Major Hurricanes Hockey Club would like to congratulate alumni Allie Monroe from Yarmouth on advancing to the next round of Hockey Canada's National Woman's Development Team Camp. The camp runs from Aug 7-13 in Calgary Alberta. Good Luck and all the best from your Hurricane family
Jul 25, 2016

Hurricanes to attend Hockey Nova Scotia High Performance Program

Four local Western Hurricane players have been chosen to attend Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program. Jeremy Robar, Mason Beck, Mario Boudreau and Ewan Keays will be in Antigonish attending the week long camp. They will be joined by the top hockey players from around the province. Congratulations & Good Luck! Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Team
Jul 6, 2016

Spring ID Camp starts this Saturday May 7th at LCLC

Saturday May 7th @ LCLC in Bridgewater - 11:00 am Registration - 12:00 to 1:30pm - Intersquad Game #1 - 1:30 Parent Meeting - 3:30 to 5:00pm - Intersquad Game #2   Saturday May 14th @ LCLC in Bridgewater - 12:00 to 1:30pm - Intersquad Game #3 - 3:30 to 5:00pm - Intersquad Game #4  
May 2, 2016

Hurricanes Checking Clinic for Players & Goalies

The Western Hurricanes will be holding a HNS Sanctioned checking clinic on April 23rd at the LCLC in Bridgewater. This will be for all players and goalies requiring a checking clinic before our Spring ID Camp, or players requiring the clinic before next season.    ?11:00am - Player Registration 12:00 - 1:00 - Classroom  1:00 - 2:00 - Dryland Session 2:30 - 4:30 - On Ice Checking Clinic ?Cost will be $75.00 for the clinic
Mar 28, 2016

Lang, Boudreau and O'Toole Selected to NSMBHL Showcase Game

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate defenseman Kaleb Boudreau along with forwards Kurtis Lang and Evan O'Toole on being selected to the 2015 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Showcase/All -Star game being held in Berwick on December 28th.
Dec 15, 2015

Kurtis Lang Nov. 1st to 8th Player of the Week

  On Saturday Nov 7th Kurtis had a steady game with a goal and an assist in an 8-2 win over Dartmouth. Kurtis elevated his game on Sunday Nov 8th vs Cole Harbour. Kurtis was in on all 3 of the Hurricanes goals on Sunday. He scored twice in the first period to put his team out to an early 2-0 lead and assisted on the game winner in OT to pace the Hurricanes to a 3-2 OT win. Great Job
Nov 10, 2015

Come out & support #HopeforHirtle. Oct. 30 @ LCLC

As many of you are aware, a wonderful family in our community are going through a hard time right now following an accident to their son, 21 year old Connor Hirtle. Connor is a great athlete and hockey player who was paralyzed from this accident. He's a fighter and with the love, support, he will win this fight. We've all known Connor a long time, he's a gentle soul and one of the kindest people you will ever meet. The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes Hockey Club want to help. A donation and all proceeds from our game this Friday, October 30, @ 7:00pm at the LCLC in Bridgewater, will go to helping Connor with his rehabilitation. The cost of rehab for Connor and the expenses for the family in these tough times are extremely high. Game admission, 50/50 proceeds, donation box and sales of #hopeforhirtle bracelets will go towards helping them. Many of Connors closest friends will be in attendance. Please come out and support this young man and his family.
Oct 26, 2015

Pink in the Rink Game this Saturday - Come on out!

On Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 pm at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, your O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will be playing and styling for a great cause when they host their Pink in the Rink game vs. ACCEL Hawks in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Please come out to the game to watch these fantastic young hockey players who will be sporting special edition pink jerseys as a symbol of their support. You, the fans can show even bigger support and kindness by coming to see a fast paced Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey regular season game knowing that game admissions, donations and 50/50 sales will be given back to breast cancer research. Let's pack the rink ! Fans are encouraged to wear pink too! This desease has touched everyone in somweay. We need your support to fight back. We really hope to see you there.
Oct 19, 2015

Mario Boudreau heading to U14's in Moncton

O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes would like to wish good luck to Mario Boudreau. He is on his way to Moncton to participate in the Atlantic Challenge Cup U14 Nova Scotia team this weekend!
Oct 8, 2015

Captains named for 2015-2016 Season

This weekend, the Hurricanes coaching staff announced their captains for the 2015 - 2016 season. Team Captain this season is returning defenseman Kaleb Boudreau from Yarmouth. Joining Boudreau as Assistant Captains are returning forward Kurtis Lang from Hubbards and 2nd year defenseman Noah Wilkie from Bridgewater.
Sep 14, 2015

O'REGAN'S SUBARU WESTERN HURRICANES 2015-2016 ROSTER

The O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes, coaching staff and management are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 Roster. Congratulations to the following!  Jeremy Robar  Ewan Keays  Kaleb Boudreau  Mario Boudreau  Justin Macdonald  Kieran O'Connor  Morgan Kini  Noah Wilkie   Evan O'Toole  Mason Beck  Mark Chandler  Evan Hennigar  Ben Chisholm  Devon Saberi  Kurtis Lang  Kobe Jacklyn  Brandon Huskilson  Bradley Leblanc  Ben Charles
Sep 11, 2015

Exhibition Game versus Dartmouth Whalers this Saturday!

O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes Versus the Dartmouth Whalers, September 5th at 12:00 noon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. Players should arrive to the rink at 10:30.
Sep 3, 2015

Hurricanes Alumni makes Halifax Mooseheads Official Roster

Congratulations to former Western Hurricanes defencemen Walter Flower on making the 2015-16 Halifax Mooseheads Roster. The entire Hurricanes organization is proud of your accomplishment and wish you good luck on your season!
Aug 27, 2015

Minor changes to training camp schedule

PHASE 1 - COST $120.00 Saturday August 15th  -8:30am  Registration                                       -9am-11am Fitness Testing                                       -12pm-2:30pm Practice Session                                       Saturday August 22nd -7pm-9pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Berwick Wednesday August 26th -6:30pm-8:45pm                                    Exhibition Game vs Valley in Liverpool *Players will be released at this point and the roster cut down to 21 players PHASE 2 - COST $160.00 Saturday August 29th-4pm-6pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Liverpool  Sunday August 30th -4pm-6pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Berwick  Wednesday September 2nd -6:45pm-9:00pm                                                 Practice in Liverpool  Wednesday September 9th -6:45pm-9:00pm                                                 Practice in Liverpool   September 10th - Final Roster will be announced More details to follow!
Aug 7, 2015

Training Camp begins August 15th.

PHASE 1 - COST $120.00 Saturday August 15th  -8:30am  Registration                                       -9am-11am Fitness Testing                                       -12pm-2:30pm Practice Session                                       Saturday August 22nd -7pm-9pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Berwick Wednesday August 26th -6:30pm-8:45pm                                    Exhibition Game vs Valley in Liverpool PHASE 2 - COST $160.00 Saturday August 29th-4pm-6pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Liverpool  Sunday August 30th -4pm-6pm                                   Exhibition Game vs Valley in Berwick  Wednesday September 2nd -6:45pm-9:00pm                                                 Practice in Liverpool  Wednesday September 9th -6:45pm-9:00pm                                                 Practice in Liverpool  More details to follow!
Jul 16, 2015

2015/16 Western Hurricanes are please to announce their new title sponsor, O'REGAN'S SUBARU

The 2015/16 Western Hurricanes are pleased to announce that O'Regan's Subaru has agreed to be the new title sponsor of the Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club. As a group, we are excited to have the support of Tim O'Regan. Tim is a big contributor of youth athletics along the South Shore as well as being a huge hockey fan and to gain his support for the hockey club is a big boost to the team. The Hurricanes look forward to representing O'Regan's Subaru. The new name will be the O'Regan's Subaru Western Hurricanes for the 2015/16 hockey season.
Jun 18, 2015

Phase 2 of ID CAMP, tomorrow May 26th.

Phase 2 of ID Camp is tomorrow May 26th. Goalie Evaluation from 6:30 to 7:30, please be at rink by 5:30 to register. 7:30 to 9:00 Intersquad Game, please be at rink by 6:00 to register. Cost for this session is $40.00.
May 25, 2015

Hurricanes to attend Hockey Nova Scotia High Performance Program

Three local Western Hurricane players have been chosen to attend Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program. Kurtis Lang, Madison Beck and Morgan Maclean will be in Antigonish attending the week long camp. They will be joined by the top hockey players from around the province. Congratulations & Good Luck! Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Team
May 22, 2015

Phase 1 of ID Camp complete, Phase 2 starts on May 26th.

List of players to return for Phase 2 Carter Lee Mario Boudreau Spencer Surette Teagan Scott Kaleb Boudreau Kade Stewart Ewan Keays Kieran O’Connor Tommy Myra Kobe Jacklyn Kurtis Lang Bradley LeBlanc Ben Charles Justin Surette Mark Chandler Evan O’Toole Colton Lohnes Nolan Bowers Morgan MacLean Brandon Huskilson Ben Chisholm Evan Henniger Mason Beck Justin Brown Rylan Mayo Leon Bouchard Brendan Amiro See you on May 26th!    
May 17, 2015

ID CAMP Registration Begins at 8:45 for first year players

Saturday, May 16th - Players (2002 born) to arrive at rink by 8:45am for registration & checking clinic - 9am-10am off ice video 10am-11am on ice checking clinic (mandatory for all 2002 players even if you have already taken one, goalies included) - 10:30am Registration  and check in for (2001 born) -  15 minute parent meeting at 11:00am.  Upstairs meeting area at Queens Place. - Stretch and warm up with designated team leads from 11:00am – 11:15am - Evaluation session from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.  Inter-squad game#1 - Break for lunch 1:30pm-2:45pm - Evaluation session from 3:30pm-5pm. Inter-squad game#2 Sunday, May 17th Goaltender evaluation session from 6:30pm – 8:00 PM.  Goaltenders  only  
May 14, 2015

ID Camp Registration Deadline May 12th

Send Registration form to the following address: or Email Scwoodworth@bellaliant.net Shawn Woodworth 105 Pinecrest Blvd. Bridgewater, NS B4V 3R1
May 6, 2015

2015-2016 Season Schedule will look the same as previous years!

The Hurricanes have confirmed with Queens Place Emera Centre, that the practice and game times will remain the same as in past years. The usual Wednesday evening practice, along with Saturday Evening and Sunday morning home games will continue. The Hurricanes would like to thank Queen Place Emera Centre, for being an excellent home rink for our hockey club.  
May 1, 2015

HURRICANES MAJOR BANTAM SPRING ID CAMP

QUEENS PLACE EMERA CENTRE _ LIVERPOOL  Saturday, May 16th Players (2002 born) to arrive at rink by 8:45am for registration & checking clinic 9am-10am off ice video 10am-11am on ice checking clinic (mandatory for all 2002 players even if you have already taken one) 10:30 Registration  and check in for (2001 born)  15 minute parent meeting at 11am.  Upstairs meeting area at Queens Place. Stretch and warm up with designated team leads from 11am – 11:15am Evaluation session from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.  Inter-squad game#1  -      Break for lunch 1:30pm-2:45pm           Evaluation session from 3:30pm-5pm.           Inter-squad game#2    Sunday, May 17th   Goaltender evaluation session from 6:30pm – 8:00 PM.  Goaltenders  only   Evaluation cost $100 Checking clinic $30  
May 1, 2015

Western Hurricanes Announce Jeremy Stevens as Head Coach

The Western Hurricanes would like to welcome Jeremy, Kelly and family to the Hurricanes hockey club.  Jeremy played his minor hockey through the South Shore Minor Hockey Association. He went on to play Junior B hockey with the Sackville Junoir B Blazers winning the Don Johnson Cup, Atlantic Championships. Jeremy also played Junior A hockey with the Woodstock Slammers. He has been an Assistant Coach for numerous years with the Parkview Panthers High School and Bridgewater High School hockey teams. Also, Jeremy was a Assistant Coach for the South Shore Mustangs of the NSMMHL.   "Its an honour to be named head coach of the Hurricanes. Id like to thank the management team to have the confidence in me, along with the assistant coaches, to get this team back to where it was in previous years”  Coach Stevens feels “With hard work and determination I am confident this can be accomplished. I am excited for the journey to begin, starting in May with the identification camp". Jagger Harnish will be returning,along with the addition of Sean Wilkie, as the assistant coaches.  
Apr 27, 2015

Hurricanes announce new Management Team and GM

Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club and team owner Larry Creaser are pleased to welcome the new management team of Shawn Woodworth, Kevin Benjamin, Karl Lang, Scotty Boudreau, Sean Wilkie and Dan Maclean who will control the day to day operations of the team. Shawn Woodworth  will be acting as General Manager of Hockey Operations Invitations to the ID Camp will be sent  out early next week, with the tentative date being the weekend of May 16th. Details to follow shortly. A checking clinics will take place before the ID camp.  Please check our website for further details.   Thank You Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club
Apr 25, 2015

Identification Camp 2015-2016

2015-2016 WESTERN HURRICANES Identification camp plans are being made. The dates and schedule will be posted next week. Stay tuned.
Apr 16, 2015

Great Weekend - Big Win and Money Raised

The BMO Western Hurricanes really wish to extend a big thank you to all those who attended our home game this past Sunday when we hosted Pink in the Rink game in support of the fight against breast cancer.  The game was a success on and off the ice.  On the ice, the Hurricanes skated hard to a 2 - 1 victory over the Newbridge Academy Senators.  Off the ice, fans dug deep into their pockets and lots of money was raised from admissions, 50/50 sales, ticket sales and donations.  Thank you all very much.                                                                              The Hurricanes are at home again this weekend with a Saturday evening match up at 6:00 pm vs. Valley Wildcats and again on Sunday morning at 11:00 am vs. Valley Wildcats. Both games are being played at Queens Place Emera Centre. GO HURRICANES !
Oct 29, 2014

Pink in the Rink Game This Sunday - Come On Out !

On Sunday, October 26th at 11:00 am at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, your BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will be playing and styling for a great cause when they host their Pink in the Rink game vs. Newbridge Academy in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Please come out to the game in huge numbers to watch these fantastic young hockey players who will be sporting special edition pink jerseys as a symbol of their support. You, the fans can show even bigger support and kindness by coming to see a fast paced Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey regular season game knowing that game admissions, donations and 50/50 sales will be given back to breast cancer research. Lets' pack the rink ! Fans are encourage to wear pink too ! This disease has touched everyone in someway. We need your support to fight back. We really hope to see you there.
Oct 20, 2014

Beck Wins Gold at Atlantic Challenge Cup

Congratulations to Hurricanes goaltender Madison Beck and her Nova Scotia Under 15 Female  teammates on capturing the GOLD medal this past weekend at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton, NB.  Madison played the goal medal game for team Nova Scotia and finished the tournament with a 1.00 GAA.  The entire Western Hurricanes family is very proud of you.  Congratulations Madison !
Oct 14, 2014

2014 Home Opener

Come out to Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00 pm to watch a great Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League game as your BMO Major Bantam Western Hurricanes have their home opener with the Dartmouth Whalers coming to town.  See this years edition of the Hurricanes as player introductions will be announced prior to puck drop. Game # 2 of the weekend set is Sunday morning at 11:00 am. The Hurricanes are looking to rebound from loosing their first game of the NSMBHL season last weekend to the Bedford Barons.  A short bench due to injuries were plaguing the squad last weekend.  However, the group will use this adversity to their advanatge and continue to find a way until the roster is healthy.  Hard work and perserverance will go a long way. GO HURRICANES !!  
Sep 15, 2014

Hurricanes Announce 2014 - 2015 Roster

After a hard working training camp that saw the team steadily improve, the BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club are pleased to announce the roster for the 2014 - 2015 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season.  Opening weekend starts this weekend with a road game on Saturday, September 13th in Bedford.  The Hurricanes home opener is set for Saturday, September 20th @ 6:00 pm vs. the Dartmouth Whalers at Queen Place Emera Centre, Home of the Hurricanes. Come out to support these talented young hockey players and enjoy some great Major Bantam hockey action. Here are your Hurricanes:   # Name Pos. Home Area 32 Jack Campbell G Bridgewater 29 Madison Beck G Lunenburg         44 Isaac Stuckless D Bedford 55 Brett Smith D Barrington 77 James Warrington D Liverpool 2 Kyle Nichol D Tantallon 4 Kaleb Boudreau D Yarmouth 3 Connor Conklin D Bridgewater         11 Aaron Wilcox F Liverpool 7 Justin Nearing F East Hants 39 Brandon Huskilson F Barrington 10 Connor Goodick F Shelburne 16 Josh Manzer F Bridgewater 24 Kayden Nickerson F Barrington 19 Kurtis Lang F Hubbards 17 Morgan MacLean F Bridgewater 88 Zen Wiest F Chester 20 Ty Lawson F Greenfield 12 Jacob Caldwell F Falmouth
Sep 7, 2014

Preperation for Season # 5 Begins Tomorrow

BMO Western Hurricanes hopefuls will gather tomorrow in preperation to begin the competition to secure a precious roster spot on the 2014 - 2015 edition of the Hurricanes. With 4 incredibly successful Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League seasons under the organizations belt, season # 5 looks promising as a hard working bunch of players are set to come to this years summer training camp.  Tomorrow, August 18th will have players participate in a fitness combine and then hit the ice for two on ice sessions this week on Wednesday and Friday.  The players will see their first camp exhibition action on Sunday vs. the Valley Wildcats in Berwick. On Monday. August 25th, a return home exhibition game will be played at Queens Place Emera Centre vs. the Valley Wildcats.  Game time is 6:30 PM.  Come out and support these young players as tehy work hard towqards making the final roster. GO HURRICANES !
Aug 17, 2014

Former Hurricane Players, Glen Murray and STANLEY

A happy bunch of former Western Hurricane Major Bantam players were on hand Monday evening to celebrate with hometown hero and former NHL ALL STAR Glen Murray when he brought the Stanley Cup to Bridgewater.  Glen is a member of the player development staff for the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings. On behalf of the Hurricanes family, we are very proud of you Glen and thanks for sharing this great moment with us.
Jul 25, 2014

FOUR Hurricane Alumni Selected at Junior A Draft

The BMO Western Hurricanes had FOUR alumni players drafted as top selections this Saturday at the Maritime Hockey League Junior A draft held in Summerside, PEI.  Three were selected by the Bridgewater Junior A Lumberjacks and one by the Yarmouth Mariners Junior A Hockey Club. The Lumberjacks selected Mustang forward Keith Getson and Mustang defenseman Mitch Baker with their first and second round territorial picks.  Both are residents of the Bridgewater area.  In the second round, Barrington resident and Mustang defenseman Chris Goreham was selected.   The Yarmouth Mariners selected Mustang goaltender Colby Muise with their first round territorial pick.  Colby is a Yarmouth resident. Congratulations guys !
Jun 16, 2014

Former Hurricanes Have Name Called at QMJHL Draft

It was a great day for former Hurricanes players Keith Getson and Colby Muise at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft in Sherbrooke, Quebec this weekend. The Charlottetown Islanders selected forward Keith Getson in the third round and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles selected goaltender, Colby Muise in the 7th round. The Western Hurricanes family are very proud of our alumni selected today and wish you all the best as you continue to work towards your goals. Congratulatiosn Guys !
Jun 1, 2014

Andrew Holland Named Hurricanes Bench Boss

The BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey club are pleased to announce the appointment of Shelburne County native Andrew Holland as Head Coach.  Andrew is a former player in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League having played with the South Shore Major Midget Mustangs.  His coaching experience spans over 15 years, having coached Bantam AA and AAA along with being named Hockey Nova Scotia Minor Coach of the Year in 2008/2009. Last season he guided a very young Bantam AA team in Yarmouth to a very solid season.  Prior to that, Andrew was an assistant coach with the Western Hurricanes Major Bantam team from 2011 – 2013.  During those two years, the team won a NSMBHL league championship. “We have hired a coach that brings a high level of passion, intensity and teaching ability into our Hurricane Hockey program.  We have been impressed with him throughout this process of searching for the person to lead our team.  Having been an assistant coach with our organization during two successful seasons, he understands the philosophy and culture of our club.  His commitment to the team and player development is extremely high”, commented GM and Director of Hockey Operations, Brad Muise.  Mr. Holland had this to say about his new assignment,  “I'm very excited to join the Hurricanes organization again.  I'm looking forward to working with the players from our great area, and continue the solid tradition of Hurricanes Hockey.  Our spring ID camp is just around the corner, and I look forward to seeing the players compete for precious roster spots and getting a start on the team for next season.  I'm sure it will be fun as it is every season." Andrew will lead the bench staff along with returning assistant coaches Jason Knickle and Jagger Harnish.  The club is looking forward to hitting the ice in just over a week with spring evaluation camp being hosted at Queens Place Emera Centre on April 26th and 27th.
Apr 17, 2014

Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club Accepting Head Coach Applications

The BMO Western Hurricanes of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League are accepting Head Coach applications for the 2014 – 2015 NSMBHL season.  The Hurricanes practice and play their home games out of the beautiful Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.  The team has a long standing tradition of success and providing an excellent environment for young players in the South Shore and Southwest Nova zones to reach their hockey and educational ambitions.  Interested applicants should possess strong leadership skills, experience coaching at elite levels and proper coaching certification.   In addition, candidates need to display a commitment to excellence, player development and to the club’s culture and objectives.  If interested please send a cover letter and a resume detailing your hockey experience/record, coaching courses, work experience, skills and education. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Send resumes via email by April 7th to: Brad Muise – GM/Director of Hockey Operations:  ybm@eastlink.ca
Mar 26, 2014

Former Hurricane Makes QMJHL Debut

Congratulations to former Hurricanes player Josh Shatford (2010 - 2011 season) on his debut in the QMJHL this past weekend. Josh was drafted by the Charlottetwon Islanders in the 2013 entry draft and suited up all seson with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks.  He was called up to the big club and scored a highlight reel goal in his first game.  Please check out the alumni section and Hurricanes record book section of this website for updates on Hurricanes alumni.
Mar 18, 2014

Hurricanes Make Final Four at Provincials

The top four teams from the NSMBHL regular season all qualified for the semi finals following the preliminary round of play at the 2014 NSMBHL provincial championship.  This guaranteed a battle to see who would get the top prize. Before getting to the semi finals, the Hurricanes had 3 wins and one loss in the preliminary round with a 3 -2 win over Nova Jr. Xmen, a 2 - 0 win over Cole Harbour, a 3 - 1 win over Dartmouth and a 1 - 0 loss against Bedford giving the Hurricanes the 2nd seed for the playoff round and facing the third seed Bay Gulls.  Meanwhile top seed Bedford faced off against Cape Breton as fourth seed. In the first semi final, Bedford defeated Cape Breton 4 - 2 to advance to the championship final.  The Hurricanes and Bay Gulls battled hard in their semi final and were knotted at a 3 - 3 tie until with just over 1 minute left in regulation when the Gulls scored the winner to take a 4 -3 win. In the bronze medal game against Cape Breton, again another hard battle was on display.  Regulation time could not determine a winner as the score was tied at 3 -3.  However, at about the 8 minute mark of overtime, Cape Breton scored the winner to defeat the Hurricanes.  Bay Gulls went on to defeat the Bedford squad in the championship game 3 -2 in overtime.  Congratulations to the Bay Gulls team on the win and best of luck representing Nova Scotia and the NSMBHL at the Atlantic Championships in early April. Depsite the loss in the semi final and bronze medal game, the entire Hurricanes organization is very proud of its players who had a highly succesful season of winning and carrying on the tradition of Hurricanes Hockey.  With a silver medal won at Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup and the Memorial Tournament along with an overall season record of 40 wins, 12 loses and 8 ties for the entire season.  Not to mention the laughs, fun and life long friendships that were created. Great job guys !  
Mar 17, 2014

Hurricanes Win Playoff Series - Move Onto Provincial Championship

Following a 5 - 3 win in game # 1 last weekend on the road against Newbridge Academy, the Hurricanes were looking for the playoff series sweep at home on Saturday evening.  The Senators came out hard as expected from a hard working club, however, the Hurricanes were able to counter that hard work with a strong battle level of their own for the complete game.  When the dust settled, it was a 4 - 1 win for the Hurricanes in game # 2 and a playoff series win over a very good Newbridge team. The series win puts the team into the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championship tournament beginning this Thursday in North Sydney.  Game # 1 vs. Nova Jr. Xmen on Thursday @ 6:30 pm Game # 2 vs. Cole Harbour on Friday @ noon Game # 3 vs. Bedford on Friday @ 8pm Game # 4 vs. Dartmouth on Saturday @ noon This is the fourth straight year since the inception of the NSMBHL that the Hurricanes have qualified for the provincials, winning bronze in 2012 and silver in 2013. Stay tuned for game results. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!  
Mar 9, 2014

PLAYOFFS: Hurricanes Win Game #1 on Road - At Home This Weekend

The Hurricanes hit the road this past weekend for game # 1 in their best 2 out of 3 NSMBHL playoff series against Newbridge Academy.   As expected in the playoffs, it was a close game until late in the third period when Hurricanes shooters were able to build a two goal lead on their way to a 5 - 3 victory. Game # 2 goes this Saturday evening, March 8th at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.  Puck drop is 6:15 PM.  Game # 3 if neccessary goes on Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 PM. Come out to support these talented young hockey players that make up your Hurricanes team as they work towards securing a berth in the NSMBHL provincial championship. GO HURRICANES !!  
Mar 3, 2014

Silver Medal Earned at Memorial Major Bantam Tournament

With hard work and solid two way hockey, the BMO Western Hurricanes won a silver medal at the Memorial Major Bantam Hockey Tournament in Pictou County this past weekend. The Hurricanes were able to clinch their division following a 7 - 2 win over the Valley Wildcats, a 2 - 2 tie with Nova Jr. Xmen and a 4 - 1 win over the Pictou County Crushers.  The results vaulted the team into the semi finals. The semi finals saw the Hurricanes team face an excellent league leading Bedford Barons squad.  The game was intense and fast paced from the onset and at the end of three periods, both teams were tied at two goals apiece.  On the first shift of the overtime frame, your Hurricanes scored to win the game 3 - 2.  With only two hours to rest, it was onto the Championship game against the Cape Breton Cougars.  This was a rematch of the Esso Atlantic Cup championship game earlier in the season.  Like many other matches over the years between these two teams, the game was guaranteed to be fast and furious.  Both teams did not dissapoint.  Players from both teams gave all they had bringing the game into double overtime and three on three play until the Cape Breton team ended it and won 3 - 2.  Congratulations to an excellent Cape Breton team. Congratulations Hurricanes on another great showing and good preperation for the start of the NSMBHL playoffs.  Your Hurricanes will face the Newbridge Academy Senators in a best two out of three series beginning on March 1st in East Hants.  Game # 2  will be at Queens Place on Saturday, March 8th at 6:15 PM and game # 3, if neccessary will be on Sunday, March 9th at 11:00 AM.  The winner will earn a berth in the NSMBHL Provincial Championship in North Sydney from March 13th - 16th. Come out to watch NSMBHL playoff action and support your Hurricane hockey players.  Stay tuned for more playoff announcements and reminders. GO HURRICANES !!
Feb 17, 2014

Hurricanes Wrap Up Regular Season in Style

With two home games to wrap up the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season, a solid effort leading into the annual Pictou County Memorial Tournament next weekend and playoffs later in the month was on the agenda. On Saturday evening, a defensive game and solid goaltending was on full display as both teams worked to the final buzzer without a single goal being scored.  Parker Rowter earned the shutout in a rare 0 - 0 tie against the Halifax Hawks. On Sunday morning, Hurricane shooters decided that the hunger around the net was not adequate and they showed some fire as they potted 8 goals on route to an 8 - 3 victory over the visiting Nova Jr. Xmen squad. With the regular season now in the record books, the attention turns to the playoffs and earning a berth into the NSMBHL Provincial Championships.  The intensity and detail is sure to rise in all activities as the playoffs approach. The hockey operations management and executive of the Hurricanes would like to congratulate the players and coaching staff on a great regular season highlighted by 21 wins, 5 loses and 7 ties in the 33 game NSMBHL schedule and a silver medal in the Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup.  One fantastic stat to note is that your Hurricanes great defensive efforts by the entire line up and excellent goaltending resulted in the lowest goals allowed in the NSMBHL.  Only 57 goals allowed in 33 games.  Great job guys ! Check out the league website for league standings and statistical details.  Stay tuned for news results over the next couple of weeks and playoff announcements. GO HURRICANES !
Feb 10, 2014

Final Two Home Regular Season Games This Weekend - All Invited

The BMO Western Hurricanes had a loss and tie this past weekend against two very good hockey clubs.  As always when they face Cape Breton, a good close hockey game is on display.  On Saturday, despite having a 2- 0 lead with just over 10 minutes to go, Hurricanes could not hold onto that lead and the Cape Breton squad earned a 4 - 2 victory scoring 4 straight goals (one empty net) in the thrid period. Dissapointed by the collapse late in the game, the Hurricanes had little time to think about it as they hit the road to face the second place Bay Gulls.  Again,the Hurricanes played a solid end to end game and had a 2 - 1 lead until a Bay Gulls shooter tied it up with just over a minute left.  The game ended in a 2 - 2 tie.  Two very good top ranked teams battling to the end. Only two more regular season games remain on the schedule and the Hurricanes just happen to be at home this weekend wrapping up the 2013 - 2014 NSMBHL regular season. Saturday evening, February 8th at 6:15 PM they host the Halifax Hawks.  On Sunday morning, February 9th they face the Nova Jr. XMen at 11:00 AM.  Come out to cheer the team on before the playoffs and watch some great NSMBHL action.  Both games at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool. Currently, the Hurricanes have a regular season record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 6 ties. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Feb 3, 2014

Hurricanes Explode for 16 Goals

Full offensive firepower was on display this weekend by Hurricane players as they swept a home weekend set against the Pictou County Crushers.  Committment to a 200 foot game by the entire line up resulted in a 4 - 1 victory on Saturday evening and a 12 - 1 victory on Sunday morning. This coming weekend brings the Cape Breton Cougars to town for a 6:15 PM game time on Saturday, February 1st at Queens Place Emera Centre.  Sunday afternoon, the Hurricanes travel down the highway for a contest with the Bay Gulls. For league standings and statistical details, please check out the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League website. 
Jan 26, 2014

Split on Road - Back at Home This Weekend

Two road games resulted in a win and a lose this past weekend.  On Saturday evening against the Valley Wildcats, the Hurricanes came away with a 2 - 0 victory.  On Sunday afternoon a slow start was tough to overcome as the Hurricanes lost 3- 1 to the Bedford Barons. This weekend, the Hurricanes have a two game weekend set against the Pictou County Crushers.  Both games will be played at the LCLC in Bridgewater.  Game time on Saturday. January 25th is at 6:00 PM and Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 AM. Come out to watch some great NSMBHL action and support these great young hockey players. With a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 5 ties, the Hurricanes are still in the hunt for top spot in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League chasing some very good teams.  For statistical details and standings, please visit the NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Jan 22, 2014

Hurricanes Continue to Play Solid Hockey the Past Two Weeks

Following the holiday break, Hurricane players hit the ice for two NSMBHL home games.  On Jaunuary 4th, a great effort by the entire line up resulted in a 4 - 1 win over the Cole Harbour Eastern Shore Storm.  The following day, a real battle was on display as the always tough Dartmouth Major Bantam Whalers squad were in town.  When the dust settled, a hard fought 4 - 3 win was in the books for the Hurricanes. Last weekend brought the first annual Major Bantam East Coast Ice Jam tournament in Halifax.  Twenty two teams began the quest for the title.  In the preliminary round, game #1 brought a 1 - 1 tie against the Bedford Barons.  In game #2 despite outshooting the speedy Moncton Hawks, the team fell 3 -1.  In game # 3, a highly skilled Riviere du Loup, Quebec team came at the Hurricanes, but the Hurricanes were not to be denied as they earned a 3 - 1 victory.  With the preliminary round success, the team was onto the round of 16.  In that round, a 6 - 2 win over the Truro Bearcats pushed the team to Saturday evenings quarterfinals.  Unfortunately that was the end of the road in this tournament as the Nova Jr. Xmen defeated the Hurricanes 4 - 0.  The guys battled hard in every game and outshot their opponents in all games and showed a lot of team unity. This weekend, it's back on the road for some NSMBHL regular season action as they head to Berwick on Saturday to play the Valley Wildcats and then go to Bedford on Sunday to face the Bedford Barons. For league standings and statitistics please view those sections of the NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Jan 15, 2014

Holiday Break Over ... Hurricanes Resume Play at Home This Weekend

The holiday break is now over and the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League resumes play this weekend.  For the Hurricanes that means two home games at Queens Place Emera Centre.  The Hurricaners haven't been at home since late November and are looking forward to playing in front of their supporters. Saturday night's game is against the Cole Harbour-Eastern Shore Storm starting at 6:15 PM who are visting for the first and only time this regular season.  Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, Dartmouth is in town for a match up.  This is also Dartmouth's first and only visit this season to Queens Place. Come out and watch some great NSMBHL action ans support your Hurricanes.  See you at the rink. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Jan 3, 2014

Barron, Flower and Myra Selected to NSMBHL Showcase Game

The BMO Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate defenseman Walter Flower along with forwards Matt Barron and Jacob Myra on being selected to the 2013 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Showcase/All -Star game being held in Truro on December 28th. Forward Ian MacPhee and defenseman Matt Sabean were selected as alternates for the Hurricanes should someone not be able to attend.  Congratulations to Ian and Matt on very solid seasons so far. For more information on this game please view the NSMBHL website.
Dec 26, 2013

Happy Holidays From The Hurricanes

On behalf of the entire Hurricanes Hockey family, we would like to wish a Merry Christams and best wishes in the New Year to all our fans, sponsors and supporters of Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey.    
Dec 26, 2013

Home Games Cancelled This Weekend

Due to the major storm forecasted to hit Nova Scotia this weekend, both home games scheduled for Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th against the Pictou County Crushers have been cancelled.  Both games will be re-scheduled to February.
Dec 13, 2013

Solid Road Trip Weekend

The Hurricanes squad has been on the road for a month now with NSMBHL regualar season games and the Esso Atlantic tournament. This weekend, more of the same as the team headed to Port Hawkesbury on Saturday evening for a battle with the Nova Jr. Xmen. A hard fought back and forth game between two very good hockey clubs ended in a 2 - 2 tie. After the game, the team headed back towards Truro for an overnight stay for their afternoon game on Sunday against the Truro Bearcats.  Again, this game would be a close contest until the Hurricanes opened things up with 4 goals in the third period to win by a 5 - 2 score. Finally ... the Hurricanes are back at home for a weekend set against the Pictou County Crushers. Saturday, December 14th at 6:15 PM and Sunday, December 15th at 11:00 AM.  Both games at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.  Come out to see some great NSMBHL action and support the Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Dec 9, 2013

Hurricanes Going Strong

The Hurricanes were facing two tough road games this past weekend with a Saturday night tilt against the Bay Gulls and a Sunday afternoon contest against Halifax Hawks. On Saturday, behind a solid peformance by Hurricanes' goaltender Adam Grimmitt, the team managed to score just one more than the Gulls did and won the game by a 4 - 3 score. On Sunday afternoon, a better effort was displayed by all and more good goaltending by Parker Rowter gave the Hurricanes squad a 4 - 1 win over the Halifax Hawks. The weekend gave the team 4 big points in the NSMBHL standings. Back on the road again this weekend with a game Saturday evening in Port Hawkesbury against the Nova Jr. Xmen and a Sunday afternoon game in Truro against the Truro Bearcats. For game results, standings and statistics, please see those sections of the NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Dec 2, 2013

Hurricanes Battle Their Way to a Silver Medal at Esso Atlantic Cup

To get through to the championship game of the prestigious Esso Atlantic Major Bantam Tournament requires a group of players committed to approach the task as young professionals, knowing that success will bring a hard grind of 7 games over 4 days.  The Hurricanes program knows all too well what it takes having won two of the last three Esso Atlantic Championship tournaments.  All season, this year’s edition of the Hurricanes have been surprising people outside of the organization with their play, however, within the family, it’s known that they are up to the tasks and capable of great things. On Thursday, twenty of the top major bantam hockey teams in Atlantic Canada met in Halifax for the start of the tournament with a slew of preliminary games at rinks throughout Halifax. The Hurricanes opened up game # 1 with a match up with the Pictou County Crushers.  The Hurricanes threw a ton of pucks at Pictou goaltender on route to a 4 – 1 win to start off the tournament.  Connor Barnhill was named player of the game.  With only two hours until the next game, a quick rest and recovery saw the team play extremely hard and dig deep for a 5 – 1 victory over a very good Summerside Capitals team.  Ian MacPhee was named player of the game.  After day one, two wins. Day #2 brought on the always tough Cape Breton Cougars squad who were also undefeated up to this point.  A complete team effort by every player on both ends of the ice resulted in a big 4 – 0 shutout victory over the Cape Breton squad.  Parke Rowter earned the shutout.  Walter Flower was named player of the game. Day # 3 had the Hurricanes is a good position to qualify for the quarter finals based on the past three games but still needed to win some points against the Fredericton Canadiens who were fighting for their playoff lives.  This game was a battle with the Canadiens tenacious play.  The Hurricanes were resilient and fought hard to a 3 – 2 win.  Matt Sabean was named player of the game. With the preliminary round completed by all teams by early afternoon on Day # 3, now it was time for the tournament organizers to do the math on what top 8 teams qualified for the quarterfinals.  When that was all done, Hurricanes were ranked 3rd overall only half a point from first overall. Onto the quarterfinals with a match up against an excellent Nova Jr. Xmen team.  This game proved to be a classic game as the Hurricanes gave everything they had to win a thrilling double overtime 4 – 3 win with the winner coming off Jacob Myra’s stick.  During regulation, the Brad Jones, Michael Anthony and Alex King line were on fire getting all three regulation goals.  Parker Rowter was named player of the game.  Excitement was in the building and in every Hurricane player but no time to celebrate to long as an early Sunday morning semi-final was now in the plans. Sunday morning final four brought on the Bedford Barons who are leading the standings of the NSMBHL and are just coming off a championship win at the Maritime Cup in Saint John.  From the first drop of the puck, it was evident both teams were there to play hard and space was limited in a very tight checking game.  Commitment to detail and systems proved to be successful because at the end of the second period, Hurricanes Ian MacPhee potted what proved to be the winner with a quick release as the Hurricanes shutout the powerful Barons team with a 1- 0 win to earn a berth in the championship game and a chance to defend their title.  Incredible display of sacrifice and commitment to a team win by all players.  Adam Grimmitt earned the shutout and was named player of the game. Heading into the Sunday afternoon championship game, Hurricane players were banged up and down to 4 healthy defensemen but no excuses from a determined team.  The final two teams standing were the Hurricanes and the Cape Breton Cougars who had defeated Halifax in their respective semi final game.  Ironically, this year’s championship game was a rematch from last year’s final where the Hurricanes defeated the Cape Breton squad in a classic game by a score of 3 – 2.  The two teams didn’t disappoint the fans this year either.  End to end action with chances at both ends and hard board battles taking the score to 1 – 1 midway through the third period until Cape Breton sniper Derek Gentile scored a shorthanded goal to make it 2 – 1.  In the final 5 minutes, Hurricanes shooters threw pucks at the net and despite glorious chances, the Cape Breton squad held on for a 2 – 1 championship victory leaving the Hurricanes with a hard earned silver medal.  Jacob Myra was named championship game player of the game. On behalf of the entire Hurricanes organization, congratulations a very solid Cape Breton organization on a deserved win.  The Hurricanes and Cape Breton team have had some good battles over the years and this was another one of those. As well, 5 Hurricane players took home some tournament hardware as recognized by the tournament award committee.   Captain Matt Barron was named to the First Team All Star on forward, Assistant captain Walter Flower was named to First Team All Star on Defense.  Parker Rowter and Adam Grimitt were named Top Goaltenders of the tournament, sharing the honour.  As well, Jacob Myra was given the prestigious Most Dedicated Player of the tournament award for skill, leadership and all around solid play.  The ownership and executive of the Hurricanes are proud of the coaches and players who make up of this team. We are proud of the continuous improvement, commitment to hard work and to each other.  An impressive commitment of two way hockey, only allowing 9 goals against in 7 games is something to be proud of. Congratulations Hurricanes on a job well done and a well earned silver medal.  This weekend, it’s back to regular season NSMBHL action with two road games.  Saturday at Bay Gulls and Sunday at Halifax. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Nov 26, 2013

Hurricanes Finish Weekend With a Win and a Tie

The Newbridge Academy Senators were in town for a weekend set of NSMBHL action. On Saturday night, the pucks were going in as the Hurricanes skated to a 5 - 1 victory.  On Sunday morning, Hurricane shooters put lots of pucks to the net but could only get two goals by a tight checking Newbridge squad and a solid game by the Newbridge goaltender.  The game ended in a 2 - 2 tie. Next week, the Hurricanes are heading to Halifax to defend their championship title in the annual Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup.  Stay tuned for results as they become available. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!!
Nov 17, 2013

Hurricanes Make Final Four at Maritime Cup

The BMO Western Hurricanes travelled to Saint John NB this past weekend to participate in the Major Bantam Maritime Cup.  At this point in the season, it's a good opportunity to measure up against teams from across Atlantic Canada.  The Hurricanes squad measured up very well. The tournament started with 14 teams from NS, NB and PEI.  In the preliminary round, Hurricanes won 7 - 0 against Kennabacassis Valley in game # 1 and then in game # 2, another solid effort generated a 6 - 0 win over Saint John.  In game # 3, despite outshooting Miramichi 47 - 19, the Hurricanes fell 3 - 1 with an empty netter.  With a 2 & 1 record and being + 11 after three games, the Hurricanes claimed second in their division to qualify for the top 8 quater-finals.  In Saturday evening's quater-final, a tough contest against the Halifax Hawks saw the Hurricanes grind out a 5 - 4 win over the Halifax squad.  The win put the Hurricanes in the final four on Sunday morning. An early Sunday morning semi final saw the Hurricanes square off against the very good Dartmouth Major Bantam Whalers.  A solid end to end game was on display and despite a really solid effort from the Hurricanes where many excellent scoring chances were generated, Dartmouth came out on top by a score of 5 - 3 with an empty netter late in the dying seconds of the game. Great weekend of hockey by the entire line up.  This week, the team will work hard and prepare to face the Newbridge Academy Senators on Saturday evening, November 16th at 6:15 PM and on Sunday morning, November 17th at 11:00 AM  at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.  Come out and watch great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Nov 10, 2013

Hurricanes Continue to Gain Momentum

A huge test was presented to the Hurricanes squad this past weekend with two home games against the first place Bay Gulls and the always tough Halifax Hawks.  Prior to the weekend set, the Hurricanes had captured 17 of a possible 18 points in their past 9 games and knew full well they would need to be ready for their competition. Away from their home confines of Queens Place in Liverpool for this weekend, the squad had to play their home games at the brand new LCLC complex in Bridgewater.  The beautiful facility and the fans were ready to see some great NSMBHL action. On Saturday, a complete 50 minute effort from every Hurricane player sent the high flying first place Bay Gulls home with only their second loss of the season.  Offensive and defensive efforts resulted in a 5 - 2 win for the Hurrricanes. A short turn around and the team was facing an always tough Halifax squad Sunday morning.  From the get go, Hurricane players were ready to make it a complete weekend.  Again, with a solid team effort, another victory on the weekend was in the books by defeating the Hawks by a score of 5 - 2. With the wins, the Hurricanes only sit 3 points out of first place in the NSMBHL and two points out of second gathering 21 of 22 possible points in their last 11 games.  Great job guys ! This weekend, the team is on the road to New Brunswick for the Maritime Challenge Cup tournament in Saint John. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Nov 4, 2013

Successful Weekend - Two Wins & Money Raised

The BMO Western Hurricanes really wish to extend a big thank you to all those who attended our home game this Saturday when we hosted Pink in the Rink game in support of the fight against cancer.  The game was a success on and off the ice.  On the ice, the Hurricanes skated hard to a 6 - 1 victory over the Valley Wildcats.  Off the ice, fans dug deep into their pockets and lots of money was raised from admissions, 50/50 sales, ticket sales and donations. Thanks to all of you, we raised $ 800.  Thank you all very much.                                                                              On Sunday morning, a match up again against the Valley Wildcats resulted in another solid effort by Hurricane players.  When the final buzzer rang, it was a 5 -2 win for the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are at home again next week with a Saturday evening match up vs. Bay Gulls and on Sunday vs. Halifax Hawks. Both games are being played at the LCLC in Bridewater.  Saturday puck drop is at 7:45 and Sunday at noon. 
Oct 27, 2013

Two Road Wins on Weekend

The BMO Hurricanes squad drove a few miles this past weekend with two road games that took them to Port Hawkesbury on Saturday night and to Pictou on Sunday afternoon.  The drive was worth it as the team came home with two wins and continue to climb in the NSMBHL standings. On Saturday evening in Port Hawkesbury against the Nova Jr. Xmen, a tight defensive battle was on display by both teams.  Space was hard to find, however, with a strong second and thrid period, Hurricane players grinded out a hard fought 2 - 1 victory. Following the game in Port Hawkesbury, the team headed back towards Pictou to stay the night to prepare for a game against the Pictou County Crushers on Sunday afternoon. In Sunday's match up, every single player contributed with a solid effort at both ends of the ice on route to a 9 - 0 victory. This coming weekend, the Valley Wildcats are on town for 2 games.  Saturday evening's game is our PINK in the RINK game.  Please come out to support this.  Puck drop is at 6:15 PM at Queens Place Emera Centre. Both teams will play again on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM.  Come out to see some great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Oct 21, 2013

PINK in the RINK GAME. YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED on OCTOBER 26th !

On Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 pm at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, your BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will be playing and styling for a great cause when they host their Pink in the Rink game vs. Valley Wildcats in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Please come out to the game in huge numbers to watch these fantastic young hockey players who will be sporting special edition pink jerseys as a symbol of their support. You, the fans can show even bigger support and kindness by coming to see a fast paced Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey regular season game knowing that game admissions, donations and 50/50 sales will be given back to breast cancer research. Lets' pack the rink ! Fans are encourage to wear pink too ! This disease has touched everyone in someway. We need your support to fight back. We really hope to see you there.
Oct 18, 2013

Brininging Home the Gold to Nova Scotia

Three members of the BMO Western Hurricanes captured GOLD medals this weekend at the High Performance Program's Atlantic Challenge Cup. Jacob Myra and Walter Flower were both big contributors to the Hockey Nova Scotia Under 15 squad taking GOLD by a score of 3 - 1 over Team New Brunswick in the championship game. As well, Hurricanes Head Coach, was the assistant coach of Team Nova Scotia Under 14 that also captured GOLD by defeating Team Newfoundland 9 - 2 in their Championship game. Congratulations guys !
Oct 16, 2013

Captain Barron Named NSMBHL Player of the Week

The BMO Hurricanes had two wins this past weekend with our captain Matthew Barron leading the way as he scored two goals on Saturday including the game winner and duplicated that performance on Sunday.  From the entire Hurricanes family, congratulations to Matt for being named the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Player of the Week for Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Oct 10, 2013

Hurricanes Representing Team Nova Scotia This Weekend

The entire BMO Western Hurricanes organization want to wish a successful weekend to three members of the Hurricanes at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton this weekend. Players Jacob Myra and Walter Flower are members of Team Nova Scotia Under 15 and Hurricanes Head Coach, Brad Muise is an assistant coach with Team Nova Scotia Under 14.  The Atlantic Challenge Cup brings together Team New Brunswick, Team PEI, Team Newfoundland and Team Nova Scotia for a weekend of competition at the Under 14 and Under 15 age groups.   Both Jacob and Walter are assistant captains with the Hurricanes this season and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Good luck to you and your Nova Scotia teammates that come from various team across the NSMBHL.  Enjoy representing your province, the NSMBHL and your Hurricanes ! Jacob Myra – Under 15 Team, Forward, Hometown of Chester Walter Flower – Under 15 Team, Defenseman, Hometown of Lunenburg Brad Muise - Under 14 Team, Assistant Coach, Hometown of Bridgewater.          
Oct 9, 2013

Solid Weekend as Hurricanes Head Into Thanksgiving Break

The BMO Western Hurricanes hit the road this weekend for games against Newbridge Academy Senators and the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm.  The combination of excellent work ethic, skill and committment to team play earned two big wins. On Saturday evening in East Hants, a solid effort and contribution from the entire line up resulted in a 6 - 3 win over the speedy Newbridge squad. On Sunday morning in Cole Harbour, Hurricane players came out flying from the onset with three quick goals in the first 10 minutes.  Not letting off, continued pursuit at both ends of the ice generated a 7 - 0 victory for the Western Hurricanes over a hard working Harbour Storm team. Next weekend, the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League shuts down for a Thansgiving weekend break and for various players around the NSMBHL to represent Team Nova Scotia at the Under 14 and Under 15 Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton. Hurricane players will practice over the next couple of weeks preparing for their next NSMBHL games on October 19th and 20th.  On the 19th, the team travels to Port Hawkesbury to take on the Nova Jr. X-Men and the Pictou County Crushers on the 20th in New Glasgow. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Oct 6, 2013

Hurricanes Earn 3 out of 4 Points

On Saturday evening, your BMO Western Hurricanes came out with a 5 - 5 tie at home against the Truro Bearcats. On Sunday morning, in the second game of the weekend set versus the Truro Bearcats, a complete 50 minute effort from the entire Hurricanes squad resulted in a 6 - 0 win. Next weekend the team hits the road for a Saturday evening game against the Newbridge Academy Senators and a Sunday morning game against the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Sep 30, 2013

Weekend Split in Cape Breton

A great team builiding bus trip to Cape Breton this weekend to face the hard working Cape Breton Cougars in a weekend series resulted in a close loss and a solid win for your BMO Western Hurricanes. Saturday started early with the bus leaving Yarmouth at 6:00 AM picking up players and parents along the way.  9+ hours later upon arrival in Sydney, the players sat down for a team meal.  When game time came, players had a hard time getting rid of the bus legs as Cape Breton were coming hard.  By the third period, the Hurricanes found their legs but a little too late as they loss a close contest by a score of  2 - 1. With some post game food and a good nights sleep, all Hurricane players came out hard for 3 periods in Sunday morning's game on route to a 4 - 2 win over a strong Cape Breton Cougars squad. This upcoming weekend, the Truro Bearcats are in town for a weekend set.  Saturday, September 28th game is at 6:15 PM and Sunday, September 29th game is at 11:00 AM.  Both games at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.  Come out to watch some great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!!  
Sep 23, 2013

Opening Weekend Results

In the opening weekend of the 2013 - 2014 NSMBHL, your BMO Western Hurricanes faced off against an excellent Bedford Barons team.  On Saturday evening, a close score was the final result as Beford won 2 - 1.  In the Sunday morning re-match, the score was tied 1 -1 heading into the third period, but a quick goal to start the third vaulted the Barons squad to a 3 - 1 victory. With these close games in mind, the Hurricanes group will focus on valuable practice this week before heading on a road trip to Sydney to face the always tough Cape Breton Cougars this upcoming weekend. GO HURRICANES !!
Sep 16, 2013

Season # 4 Starts This Weekend - Home Opener

Season # 4 of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League gets underway this weekend with all 12 teams seeing action on opening weekend. Your BMO Western Hurricanes start by hosting the Bedford Barons in a weekend series with game # 1 going Saturday, September 14th @ 6:00 PM and Game # 2 on Sunday morning, September 15th @ 11:00 AM.  Both games are being played at Queens Place Emera Centre - The Home of the Hurricanes. With a solid training camp and successful play in exhibition games over the past three weeks, the 2013 - 2014 edition of the Hurricanes are looking forward to the seaon that lies ahead. Come out and support these great young hockey players while enjoying high paced Major Bantam hockey action that the NSMBHL provides. GO HURRICANES !!
Sep 9, 2013

2013 - 2014 Hurricanes Roster Announced

September 05, 2013 The BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club are pleased to announce their 2013 - 2014 roster.  Following a two week training camp, here are the players that will carry on the tradition of Hurricane Hockey:   G # 29 - Adam Grimmitt G #32  - Parker Rowter     D # 2- Tanner Messenger D # 4 - Walter Flower D # 7 - Ben Dixon D # 44 - Thomas Dauphinee D # 55 - Brett Smith D # 77 - Matt Sabean     F # 3 - Michael Anthony F # 9 - Jacob Myra F # 10 - Alex Wentzell F # 11 - Brad Jones F # 12 - Connor Barnhill F # 16 - Josh Manzer F # 17 - Matt Barron F # 19 - Ian MacPhee F # 20 - Alex King F # 24 - Dawson Wood F # 88 - Ryan O'Toole F            # 39 Ty Lawson (Affiliate Player) D           # 66 James Warrington (Affiliate Player) G           # 1 Jack Campbell (Affiliate Player)
Sep 5, 2013

Captains Named for 2013 - 2014 Season

This week during evaluation camp, the Hurricanes coaching staff announced their captains for the 2013 - 2014 season. Team Captain this season is Matt Barron from Yarmouth, Assistant Captains are Jacob Myra from Chester and Walter Flower from Lunenburg.  As well, the other assistant captain position will be rotated through home and away jerseys by Thomas Dauphinee of Lunenburg, Alex Wentzell and Ryan O'Toole both from Bridgewater.  
Aug 23, 2013

Pre Season Exhibition Game Monday Night

Catch some NSMBHL pre season exhibition game action Monday evening, August 26th at Queens Place Emera Centre, "Home of the Hurricanes".  With two summer evaluation camp practices already completed, players will compete in their first pre-season game in a contest against the Newbridge Academy Senators.  Game time is 6:30 PM. The Hurricanes coaching staff will be watching closely as players continue to put their game on display trying to earn a roster spot.  The Hurricanes staff are pleased with the try out process so far.  The tempo has been up and the effort by all players has been excellent. CAMP UPDATE: Evaluation camp and decisons on players will continue over the next two weeks with practices and a few road exhibition games. GO HURRICANES !
Aug 23, 2013

Summer Camp Starts in 5 Days

The entire BMO Western Hurricanes organization are eager to get summer evaluation camp underway and the wait is only 5 more days.  Players will be reporting to camp on Wednesday, August 21st ready to compete and try to earn a 2013 - 2014 roster spot. Here is the schedule and activity for camp:   DATE TIME PLACE ACTIVITY Wednesday, August 21st  5:00 - 8:15 PM Queens Place - Liverpool On Ice Practice.  Goalie session from 5 - 6 pm Thursday, August 22nd  6:00 - 9:30 PM Queens Place - Liverpool Off Ice Testing Combine + On Ice Practice Monday, August 26th 6:30 PM Queens Place - Liverpool Exhibition Game vs. Newbridge Academy Tuesday, August 27th 7:30 PM St. Margaret's Centre Away Exhibition Game vs. Bay Gulls Thursday, August 29th 7:00 PM East Hants Sportsplex Away Exhibition Game vs. Newbridge Academy Tuesday, September 3rd 6:30 - 8:45 PM Queens Place - Liverpool On Ice Practice Wednesday, September 4th 6:30 - 8:45 PM Queens Place - Liverpool On Ice Practice Friday, September 6th  8:00 PM Halifax Forum Exhibition Game vs. Bedford  Saturday, September 7th 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM Halifax Forum Practice @ 11:00 AM & Ex. Game vs. Bay @ 7 PM Sunday, September 8th  1:00 PM Halifax Forum  Exhibition Game vs. Hfx
Aug 16, 2013

Harnish Added to Hurricanes Coaching Staff

The BMO Western Hurricanes Hockey Club are pleased to announce that Jagger Harnish has been added to the hockey operations staff as assistant coach for the 2013 – 2014 NSMBHL season.  Jagger is a former Captain of the South Shore Major Midget Mustangs and former draft pick and player with the Bridgewater Junior A Lumberjacks of the MHL.  In addition to his duties with the Hurricane Hockey Program, his summers are busy being a lead instructor with Tom Duffey Hockey Schools and Power Edge Hockey. Head Coach and GM Brad Muise commented on the hiring, “With Jagger, I know we are adding a solid person with strong leadership qualities.  He played for me in Bantam AAA and Major Midget a few years ago and brought a work ethic that was unmatched.  As a player he was known for his tenacious puck pursuit, physical play, hardnosed approach taking pucks to the net and worked smart at both ends of the ice every shift.  His development over the years as a hockey player was incredible to watch and now that same progress is showing in coaching.   He’s a very well respected young man in the community.  He will be a good influence on our young hockey players.  We are very pleased to add him to the staff.” Harnish will be joining the current staff of Brad Muise , who is returning for his 4th year as Head Coach with the program.  Adam Masland is returning for his 2nd year with the program as an associate coach.  A.J.  Mackinnon is also going into his 4th year with the team as assistant coach.  Head trainer, Paul Whynot is returning for his 3rd year.  The club has also retained the services of Power Edge Goaltending lead by Jason Knickle for the season.  The Hurricanes organization wish to thank Andrew Holland for his contributions as assistant coach the past two seasons and being a big part of the team’s success.  We also want to wish him all the best with his new coaching position, continuing to develop hockey players in our zone. Summer Evaluation Camp begins August 21st at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.   The hard work players have been doing all summer will be put to the test as they compete for precious roster spots during an intense 3 week camp.  The entire Hurricanes organization is looking forward to the process of finalizing the player roster and to watch the 2013 – 2014 edition carry on the excellent tradition of Hurricane Hockey.  
Jun 28, 2013

Former Hurricane Players Have Names Called During QMJHL & MHL Drafts

The Western Hurricanes organization would like to congratulate former player Josh Shatford for being selected by the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL earlier this month at the annual Q draft.  Also, congratulations to Cory Peterson and Alex Nauss who were drafted by the Bridgewater Lumberjacks Junior A Hockey Club and Jordan Messenger who was drafted by the Yarmouth Junior A Mariners two weeks ago at the annual MHL draft.  Great job guys and best of luck. Please click on the ALUMNI tab of our site to see what is happening with our former players.  This section will be updated again in September.  Also please check out the HURRICANES RECORD BOOK tab for information on some team history. GO HURRICANES !
Jun 24, 2013

Celebrating Another Great Season

On Wednesday, Hurricane players, parents, family, executive and coaching staff gathered to enjoy an evening of celebrating another fantastic Major Bantam season.  A great meal was had, good stories told, memorable video pictures shown, team awards delivered, fantastic keep sake given and lots of huge smiles filled the room as we honoured the great young hockey players that made up the 2012 – 2013 Hurricanes Hockey program. The season was full of large accomplishments in all areas of the program, including gaining two Championship banners by winning the Esso Atlantic Cup and the SPUD Cup.  Besides doing a ton of winning since the inception of the program three years ago, we’re producing young men who are also becoming leaders in their schools and communities, and for that we are extremely proud.  We wish all the best to our graduating players and to those players still with us.  We look forward to watching all their future success.   It’s been our honour and privilege to have had you as a Hurricane. Great job to all involved in Hurricanes Hockey.  GO HURRIACNES !  
Apr 28, 2013

Hurricanes Bring Home Silver Medal From Provincial Championship

Not exactly the medal color Hurricane players, coaches, family and fans had in mind, however, a proud BMO Western Hurricanes organization battled hard to capture a silver medal at the 2013 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championship in Cape Breton this past weekend. The road to the championship game started on Thursday afternoon with a 5 - 0 shutout win over the Bedford Barons. On Friday morning, in game two of the preliminary round, a solid game resulted in an 8 - 3 win over the Valley Wildcats. Friday evening, Hurricane players continued their winning ways with a 5 - 1 win over the Newbridge Academy Senators. Already being at 3 wins and no loses at that point in the preliminary round, it guaranteed the team a berth in the semifinals. The final game of the preliminary round was against the always tough Cape Breton Cougars. A spirited and fast game ended in a 4 - 3 win for Cape Breton after the Hurricanes let a 3 - 0 third period lead slip away. When the dust settled following preliminary play, Bedford, Newbridge and Valley were eliminated, leaving Halifax, Cape Breton, Bay Gulls and your BMO Western Hurricanes in the final four playoff round. Prior to the semifinals, tournament awards were given out. Congratulations to Chris Goreham who was named Top Defenseman and selected to First Team All Star and to Keith Getson for winning the top scorer award of the tournament. Earlier in the weekend, the NSMBHL handed out the league awards and Keith Getson was named the league’s top scorer, the league's top forward and earned a first team all-star selection. In the first semifinal on Saturday evening, Halifax eliminated Cape Breton with a double overtime victory. In the second semifinal of the night, Hurricane players came out with a 3 - 1 win over the Bay Gulls. This set the stage for a rival matchup between your BMO Western Hurricanes and Halifax Hawks in the 2013 Championship game. In the highly anticipated final, a tight checking, high paced NSMBHL game was on display. Halifax capitalized on the few chances they had and grabbed a 3 - 0 lead after two periods despite being outshot by the Hurricanes. In the third period, even against many odds, Hurricane players continued to play well, applied pressure and got pucks to the net and cut the lead to 3 - 2 with 4 minutes to play. Continued pressure and shots from the Hurricanes squad on the Halifax goaltender still didnt find the equalizer and with only seconds remaining, Halifax iced the victory with an empty net goal. Congratulations to the Halifax Hawks organization. They will represent our province and league well at the Atlantic Championship later this month. Even though a solid and complete game from start to finish was played by all Hurricane players, it just didn’t work out for them. The guys emptied the tank, battled like warriors for each other, the organization, their families and fans.  A fantastic effort on this day and all season that will never be forgotten. This team brought together a great bunch of young men who became a family. They formed friendships and a bond that will always be there. The opportunities for these young hockey players are endless because of their skill and character. We're all very proud.  Great season guys ! The Hurricanes Hockey program has been highly successful this season and the past three seasons since inception. There has been a ton of winning and tournament banners that have been earned. All this would not be possible without the guidance and leadership of Team Owner/President, Mr. Larry Creaser and executive member Ian Creaser. Thanks guys. The entire Hurricanes organization wants to also sincerely thank our title sponsor and supporter, BMO Financial Group. Their support has been tremendous throughout the past 3 seasons. Many small to medium sized companies have also sponsored and supported our players in the official team program. Thank you! Of course, a huge thanks to the players families for their dedication to the program and to the fans from all the communities along the South Shore and Southwest Nova area who come out to watch and follow Hurricane Hockey. Thanks to the teachers and schools that our players go to, encouraging these young student athletes. Your support is appreciated by all. Plans for year # 4 are well underway. Spring Identification Camp will be held in late April. Further communication and information will be found on this website. GO HURRICANES!  
Mar 12, 2013

Hurricanes Move Onto Provincial Championships

The BMO Western Hurricanes have earned a berth in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Provincial Championships by sweeping their playoff series in two straight games against the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm this past weekend. In game # 1 on Saturday at Cole Harbour Place, a tight checking game was thrown at the Hurricanes, but tenacity, discipline and second efforts payed dividends on route to a  6 - 3 victory to take the series lead. Game # 2 puck drop was set for only 14 hours later on home ice at Queens Place Emera Centre.  Knowing they had a chance at a series sweep, it was all Hurricanes from the first shift of the game to the end of  game buzzer.  A complete game by the entire line up resulted in an 8 - 1 win. For statistical details of the weekend playoff series, check out the results section of the NSMBHL website. With the playoff series win, the Hurricanes are now headed to Cape Breton for the NSMBHL Provincial Championship from March 7 - 10. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Feb 24, 2013

Hurricanes Playoff Schedule

The BMO Western Hurricanes begin their playoff quest this Saturday night, February 23 on the road in Cole Harbour with a 7 PM start time against the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm. Game # 2 is set for Sunday morning, February 24 at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool - Home of the Hurricanes.  Game time is 11:00 AM.  Come out in big numbers to support your Hurricanes. Game # 3, if neccessary will be played Sunday March 3 at 11:45 AM at Queens Place Emera Centre. Here are the playoff match ups and seedings around the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League that begin this weekend: (1) Halifax vs. (12) Pictou (2) Cape Breton vs. (11) Dartmouth (3) WESTERN vs. (10) Cole Harbour-Eastern Shore (4) Bay Gulls vs. (9) Truro (5) Bedford vs. (8) Nova (6) Newbridge vs. (7) Valley GO HURRICANES !!
Feb 21, 2013

Hurricanes Grab 3rd Place ... It's Playoff Time !

The BMO Western Hurricanes entered the Pictou County Memorial Tournament for Nova Scotia Major Bantam clubs with a chance to win their third straight NSMBHL regular season league championship.  On Friday, the Hurricanes opened up with an 11 - 1 win over the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm and on Saturday had a 4 - 4 tie against the Valley Wildcats and a 4 - 4 tie against the Bedford Barons.  When the dust settled with all 12 NSMBHL teams completing their regular season play, the Halifax Hawks earned the league banner as regular season champs with 47 points and have the first place seed entering play-offs.  The Hurricanes were only one point behind with 46 points tied with Cape Breton who also had 46 points.  Cape Breton gets the second place seed based on getting more total wins to achieve their 46 points.  Hurricanes grab the third seed entering the play-offs next weekend.  Check out the regular season standings on the league website for a clear picture of it all.  Another great regular season for the Hurricanes Hockey Program. The Hurricanes organization would like to recognize a big achievement for our team captain, Keith Getson.  Keith captured the league scoring title with 81 points in only 29 regular season games, combining for 50 goals and 31 assists.  His 50 goals is a Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League record surpassing 49 goals by Nic Blanchard of the Valley Wildcats in the 2010 - 2011 season and his 81 points is also a league record surpassing the 75 points by Layton Parsons of Cole Harbour in the 2011 - 2012 seaon.  Also congrats to goaltenders Luke Emin and Colby Muise who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in goals against average among the 24 league goaltenders.  Luke also led the league with 6 shut outs. HURRICANE REGULAR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: - NSMBHL record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 8 ties - Overall record (including tournaments) of 37 wins, 5 loses and 9 ties. - Second in goals for with 139 and second in goals against with 60 in NSMBHL. - Esso Atlantic Cup Champions in November - SPUD Tournament Champions in February It's now PLAYOFF TIME !  This coming weekend the NSMBHL playoffs begin all around the league and the BMO Western Hurricanes will take on the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm in the best two out of three series to qualify for a Provincial Championship berth.  Stay tuned for schedule details as they become available from the league. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!!!
Feb 18, 2013

Hurricanes Heading to Pictou County for Memorial Tournament

The BMO Western Hurricanes are heading to the Pictou County Memorial Major Bantam Tournament this weekend hungry at the chance at bringing home two titles.  This tournament represents a chance for your Hurricanes to win their third consecutive league title whereas the three preliminary games of the tournament are the final three NSMBHL regular season games.  The team sits in second place, only one point back of the leading Cape Breton Cougars.  As with all NSMBHL teams in attendance this weekend, three solid league games also represents a chance to get into the playoff section of the tournament and a shot at the Memorial Trophy.  A determined Hurricanes squad will be hitting the highway Friday ready to go to battle. Next weekend, following this tournament, NSMBHL playoff action commences with six best 2 out of 3 provincial qualifying series.  Opponents are yet to be determined, but all will be figured out following the Pictou County Memorial Tournament. Stay tuned for details and updates. GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Feb 13, 2013

Champions ! Hurricanes Bring Home SPUD Title

February 3, 2013 - Charlottetown,PEI The guys who make up the 2012 – 2013 BMO Western Hurricanes Hockey Program are coming back to Nova Scotia as SPUD Major Bantam Champions. By completing the preliminary round with a 8 -1 win over Western PEI, a 7 – 0 win over Sherwood, PEI and a 6 – 0 win over Mid-Isle, PEI, it gave the team a first overall seed heading into the playoff section of the 17 team tournament.  In the quarterfinals on Saturday evening, a dominating 10 – 3 win over West Kent, NB sent the Hurricanes to a Sunday morning semi-final match up with Fredericton.  In the semi-final, Hurricane skaters came with a relentless effort, puck pursuit, attention to systems, details and execution on route to a 3 – 0 victory.  That win propelled the team to the championship game against New Brunswick’s top team, the Saint John Sea Dogs.  In the final, Hurricanes came out quick with two goals to go up 2- 0 early in the first.  As expected, there was no quit in the Sea Dogs as they came back with one of their own to cut the lead to 2 – 1 to end the first period.  In the second, Hurricanes popped another one to go up 3 – 1 until the Sea Dogs capitalized on a power play to make it 3 – 2 going into the third period.  In the third, the hard work, speed and emotion of a game played by two solid teams continued, but it was the Hurricanes who found a way despite adversity to score two more in the period to take the Championship game by a score of 5 – 2.  This tournament victory at the SPUD is the second title in the past 3 years for the Hurricanes Hockey Program with the other win coming in 2011 and a silver medal in 2012.  The weekend was an absolute total team effort, unmatched work ethic with significant contributions on both sides of the puck and in all situations by all line combos, defense pairs and of course solid goaltending.  Also very important to note was the contribution and support from other members of the Hurricanes team: MOMS, DADS, GRANDPARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS and FRIENDS who loudly cheered and supported the players all weekend.  Great job of making sure their player was prepared and supported. GO HURRICANES !!!  
Feb 4, 2013

Hurricanes Into Semi Finals at SPUD

Saturday, February 02, An eary afternoon game against PEI's top team, the Mid Isle Matrix to finish off the preliminary round ended up with a 6 - 0 Hurricane win. With the win, the Hurricanes finished the preliminary round with a 3 and 0 record, scoring 21 goals and allowing only 1 against and earning a first overall seeding. The Hurricanes then faced the West Kent Aces from New Brunswick in Saturday nights quarterfinal match up.  When all was said and done, a total team effort resuted in a 10 - 3 win for the Hurricanes. Tomorrow morning brings the Fredericton Canadiens in a semi final match up.  Stay tuned for news and details. GO HURRICANES !!!!!! 
Feb 2, 2013

Hurricanes Win Both Games Today at SPUD

Friday, February 1st, From Charlottetown, PEI, your Western Hurricanes have won their first two games of the preliminary round at the SPUD Tournament.  This morning, a dominanting 8 - 1 win for your Hurricanes against the Western Maroons, a team from Western PEI With only a couple of hours off before their afternoon game, the guys re-fueled with a team meal in preperation for a late afternoon battle with the Shewood Parkdale Falcons of the Charlottetown PEI area.  Again, Hurricane skaters came out flying from start to finish and earned a 7 - 0 victory.   Stay tuned for more news and updates following our games tomorrow. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Feb 1, 2013

Thanks To Fans For Great Weekend

Your Hurricanes battled all weekend to capture three out of four points against a very solid Bay Gulls team, but more importantly, our fans showed extreme support for the local food bank.  A large crowd on Saturday night collectively brought over 100 bags of non pershibale groceries, gave money donations and along with corporate donations from Sobeys and Superstore, it made for a very good night at Queens Place Emera Centre. On behalf of Hurricanes Hockey and the local food bank, we sincerely thank you for all your help.  Thanks hockey fans ! At puck drop on Saturday night, Hurricanes and Bay Gulls were tied for first place in the NSMBHL standings.  When the buzzer ended the game, the story was the same as they battled to a 3 - 3 tie.  Exciting back and forth action gave the large crowd a good game to enjoy. Sunday morning, another good crowd watched both teams go back to battle with each other.  Again both teams exchanged a few goals early with the Hurricanes holding a 4 - 3 lead after two periods.  In the third period, Hurricanes came out swirling and produced two quick goals to go up 6 - 3.  With time still left,  as expected the tenacious Bay Gulls team made it close with two goals of their own to narrow the gap.  A timeout and a committment to systems by your Hurricanes did the trick in earning a 6 - 5 victory. With the win and tie this weekend, Hurricanes stand alone in first place in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with a regular season record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 6 ties. For statistical details of the weekend, game results, stats and standings year to date, please check out those sections of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League website. The Hurricanes will take the next 10 days or so for some much needed rest and get in some high intensity practices before heading over to PEI on January 31st to participate in the SPUD Tournament where 16 other teams will also be vying for the Championship. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Jan 20, 2013

Saturday Night Home Game in Support of Food Bank

The BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club take on the Bay Gulls this weekend in a Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League battle for first place.  The two game regular season weekend set gets going on Saturday evening, January 19th at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool with a 6:00 PM start.  Game two is Sunday morning, January 20th at 11:00 AM. As always, we certainly appreciate our loyal fans who cheer us on every game !  For this Saturday nights game, your Hurricanes also want your support with a donation to help battle hunger.  In lieu of the normal admission cost to the game, bring a non perishibale food item and get in for FREE.  Enjoy some great NSMBHL action and help a worthy cause.  All donations will be collected at the entrance table and brought to the local food bank. Hope to see you there with your food donation.  The Hurricanes organization wish to thank you in advance for your help. GO HURRICANES !!
Jan 14, 2013

Team Effort Brings Home Two Road Wins

On Saturday evening, a determined Hurricanes squad went into New Glasgow Stadium looking to earn two points against the Pictou County Crushers.  From start to finish, relentless puck pursuit and control, speed and battle level brought a 9 - 0 victory for the Hurricanes. With a late finish on Saturday night in Pictou, the guys had to get ready for a battle the next morning in Cole Harbour against a very hard working Harbour Storm club.  It was a close contest until Hurricane scorers broke the game open halfway through the game on route to a 6 - 3 win.  With the two weekend victories, the team's regular season record is 17 wins, 3 loses and 5 ties placing the club in a tie for first place in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with the Bay Gulls.  For statistical details of the weekend game results, statistics and standings,please check out those sections of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League website. Next weekend, the Bay Gulls are in Hurricane territory for a two game NSMBHL regular season weekend set.  Saturday, January 19th at 6:00 PM and Sunday, January 20th at 11:00 AM.  Both games will be played at Queens Emera Centre in Liverpool. Stay tuned to this website over the next day or so for some more promotion of this game. GO HURRICANES !!
Jan 13, 2013

Hurricanes Open Up 2013 With A Win

A total team effort all over the ice and an outstanding game by team captain Keith Getson who had 6 goals on the night helped your Hurricanes earn an 8 - 1 victory over the visiting Truro Bearcats at Queens Place.  The team got stronger and stronger as the game went on and the holiday rust going away. This coming weekend, the Hurricanes squad are on the road for two games.  Saturday night they visit the Pictou County Crushers and then head to Cole Harbour on Sunday to play the Eastern Shore-Cole Harbour Storm. Currently, a NSMBHL regular season record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 5 ties have us in a three way tie for first place with the Cape Breton Cougars and Bay Gulls. For statistical details, standings and game results, please check out the NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !!
Jan 6, 2013

Messenger and Mann Set To Take On World

Former BMO Western Hurricane players Alex Mann and Morgan Messenger from the 2010 - 2011 season are set to take on the world this week when they suit up for Team Atlantic at the World Under 17 Championship.  The IIHF tournament is being held in Drumondville & Victoriaville, Quebec. Team Atlantic practice tomorrow, then are set to play Finland in an exhibition game on Friday.  All games can be viewed for free on fasthockey.com, courtesy of fasthockey and Hockey Canada.  Here is a schedule of Team Atlantic preliminary round games: Saturday, Dec 29 at 8:30 pm vs. Quebec Sunday, Dec 30 at 2:30 pm vs. USA Monday, Dec 31 at 2:30 pm vs. Slovakia Tuesday, Jan 1 at 2:30 pm vs. Ontario Placement and medal round games dependant on results on the above games. Good luck Alex and Morgan !  Your Hurricanes family are extremely proud of you guys.
Dec 26, 2012

Happy Holidays From the Hurricanes !

To all Hurricane family members past and present, fans and supporters of every kind and members of the NSMBHL, we want to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous, healthy and happy New Year.  Sincerely, BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club.
Dec 26, 2012

Hurricanes Finish 2012 With Two Wins at Home

Your BMO Western Hurricanes hosted the Dartmouth Whalers in a two game NSMBHL regular season weekend set on Saturday and Sunday to finish off the 2012 portion of the season for both clubs.  Two solid efforts was being demanded of the players as they approached the holiday break.  Attention to details, unmatched work ethic to complete an excellent first half of the season was in order.  The players collectively did exactly that, by defeating the Dartmouth club 7 - 1 on Saturday evening and 3 - 0 on Sunday morning.  Entering the holiday break, the team has 14 wins, 3 loses and 5 ties, where they presently sit in 2nd place in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season standings, only two points out of first.  For statistical details of the weekend or individual stats/team standings/game results, please check out those sections of the league website. Overall, including tournaments the team's season stats record stands at 28 wins, 3 loses, 6 ties and 1 OT loss. The team will get lots of rest and time to spend with family and friends over the Holidays and focus on strong play entering 2013. On behalf of the entire BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. GO HURRICANES !
Dec 23, 2012

Home Games This Weekend vs. Dartmouth

Take a break from the Holiday rush this weekend by coming out to enjoy Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action when your BMO Western Hurricanes take on the Dartmouth Whalers Major Bantam Hockey Club at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool - "Home of the Hurricanes." Come support these great young players for games on Saturday, December 22 at 6:00 PM and on Sunday, December 23 at 11:00 AM. GO HURRICANES !!
Dec 20, 2012

Hurricanes Bring Home Big Points After Tough Battle in Cape Breton

The team bus left early Saturday morning on route to Cape Breton for a 2 game NSMBHL weekend regular season set knowing they had a battle on their hands in order to get valuable points in the standings.  An opportunity for team building, Hurricane family building, team meals, stories and laughs also came along with the road trip. Upon arrival to the rink Saturday night, it was time for business in preperation to battle an excellent Cape Breton Cougars team who stood in first place in the NSMBHL.  From the first drop of the puck to the final buzzer both teams went at each other with back and forth chances and the Hurricanes scoring one more than their opponent to take a 4 - 3 win.  A good post game meal and some much needed sleep for the boys was in order following an exciting game. Sunday morning, both teams were back at it and again excited the crowd with fast paced NSMBHL action.  Continuous momentum shifts and back and forth scoring ended up in a 4 - 4 tie. An overall very solid road trip grabbing 3 out of 4 points to improve the regular season record to 12 wins, 3 loses and 5 ties, good for 3rd place in the 12 team Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.  Right now, your Hurricanes sit only 3 points out of first place. For statistical details of the weekend and year to date stats/standings/game results, please check out those sections of the NSMBHL website. Your Hurricanes are back at home this weekend before the Holiuday break with a two game regular season weekend series against the Dartmouth Whalers. Game 1 is on Saturday, December 22 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, December 23 at 11:00 AM.  Both games at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.  Come out to cheer on your Hurricanes before the Holiday break and enjoy some great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!
Dec 17, 2012

Weekend Split with Halifax

With two of the top teams in the league going head to head this weekend, home fans were sure to be treated to some great NSMBHL hockey.  Saturday night saw your Hurricanes go up 2 - 0 only to have Halifax come back to tie it with two power play goals of their own in the second period as both teams headed to the dressing room tied after two periods.  In the third period, Hurricane players came out hard to net two goals to earn a 4 - 2 victory. Sunday morning was another battle.  Despite outshooting the Halifax squad 32 - 15, Hurricane shooters could not get any through the Halifax netminder.  Halifax players worked hard, blocked shots and also capitilized on their chances to come away with a 2 - 0 win and earn a weekend series split.  Next weekend, the team will be boarding a bus for a trip to Cape Breton where they will play a two game regular season series against the Cape Breton Cougars. For statistical details of the weekend and year to date stats/standings/game results, please check out those sections of the NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Dec 9, 2012

Win & Tie on the Road This Weekend

Two road games this weekend had your Hurricanes in Truro on Saturday evening and in Bedford on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, a solid 3 periods resulted in an 8 - 1 win against the Truro Bearcats.  Sunday afternoon, a battle from start to finish ended in a 3 - 3 tie against a tenacious Bedford Barons squad. For statistical details of the weekend and year to date statistics/standings/game results, please check out the NSMBHL website. After being on the road for almost a month playing league games and attending tournaments, your Hurricanes are finally at home next weekend for NSMBHL games against the Halifax Hawks.  This two game regular season weekend series starts with a game on Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 PM and another game on Sunday morning, December 9th at 11:00 AM.  Both games will be played at the Home of the Hurricanes - Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool. Your Hurricanes currently sit in 3rd place in the 12 team Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League only 2 points out of first with a regular season record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 4 ties.  Overall season record including tournaments stands at 20 wins, 2 loses, 5 ties and 1 OT loss. Come out this weekend to support your Hurricanes and enjoy great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!
Dec 2, 2012

Esso Atlantic Cup Champs !

19 young men from our small communities along the South Shore and Southwest Nova went to Halifax this week to battle their way to an Esso Atlantic Major Bantam Championship as proud members of the Western Hurricanes Hockey Club.  With relentless effort, they did just that, bringing home a championship banner ! The 2012 Esso Atlantic Major Bantam Cup started this past Wednesday with the top 24 teams in Atlantic Canada.  It’s known as one of the toughest tournaments to win because of the amount of teams, the level of competition and the grind of playing 7 games in 4 days if you get to the championship.  During the preliminary round, your Hurricanes started the tournament with a 2 – 2 tie against Truro on Wednesday.  Thursday saw us up against Moncton and a complete game gave us a 5 – 0 win.  Friday brought the Saint John Seadogs, who previously entering the tournament had not lost a game all season until they met your Hurricanes.  Another solid effort gave us a 3 – 2 win.  The battle with a very good Saint John team propelled the team’s confidence going into the final preliminary game against Peninsula Acadienne of NB on Saturday morning.  In that game, a 6 – 0 victory was gained.  With the preliminary games over, the top 8 teams of the tournament moved onto the quarterfinals.  Your Hurricanes were ranked second overall with 3 wins, 1 tie and 16 goals for with only 4 against. During the Saturday evenings quarterfinals, the 7th ranked high skilled KV Rangers of New Brunswick were the opponents.  Again with incredible attention to details and second efforts, your Hurricanes came out with a 3 – 0 win and a berth in Sunday morning’s semifinals.    Again, here come the Saint John Seadogs as opponents in the semifinals.  As they were looking for retribution, your Hurricanes pushed back even harder on route to a 3 – 1 victory.  With a very short turnaround time of about 3 hours between the semifinals and championship game, players began to physically and mentally prepare for a battle against the Cape Breton Cougars.  Cape Breton too, came into the contest undefeated all season.  Your Hurricanes knew that they were facing an exceptionally good Cape Breton team who battle hard every shift.  Your Hurricanes came out flying, gaining a 3 – 0 lead heading into the third period.  Cape Breton, as is expected, did not give up and narrowed the gap to one with two third period goals.  However, Hurricane players did everything champs need to do in order to win and when the final buzzer of the week went off … it was a 4 – 2 championship win. It was a great week of hockey displayed by all 24 teams in the tournament, a well run tournament by the Halifax Major Bantam organization.  Without question, this was a total team effort of 19 young men contributing to a championship.  In 7 games, scoring 26 goals for and only 6 against equates into a total team effort.  Great job boys, the entire organization, the fans, your friends / family and supporters of Hurricane Hockey are so proud of you! During the awards ceremony, Colby Muise and Luke Emin were named as co –winners of the tournament’s top goaltender award.  Defensemen, Quinten Johnson was named to the tournament’s Second Team All Star team and captain Keith Getson was named tournament MVP.  Congratulations. GO HURRICANES !!
Nov 25, 2012

2 Big Road Wins on Weekend

Two road games this weekend brought two road wins to your Western Hurricanes.  Incredible battle level by the entire line up resulted in a 3 - 0 shutout win against Dartmouth on Saturday evening.  Duplicating the same effort on Sunday afternoon brought home a 4 - 1 win over Newbridge Academy. Your Hurricanes sit in 3rd place in the 12 team NSMBHL with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 3 ties.  For statistical details from this weekend and year to date, please check out those sections of our website and the NSMBHL website. Beginning Wednesday of this week, Hurricanes will be heading to Halifax to participate in the Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup.  Preliminary games have us facing Truro, Moncton, Saint John and Penisule Acadien, NB. Stay tunes for details of that as they become available. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!!
Nov 18, 2012

OT Loss in Semi Final at Maritime Cup

The Maritime Cup in Saint John, NB this weekend started with 19 Major Bantam teams across the Maritimes vying for the tournament championship.  Your Hurricanes started their preliminary round on Friday morning with a contest against the Dieppe Flyers.  From start to finish, a solid performance over the Dieppe squad resulted in a 9 - 0 win.  Game two came later that afternoon against the Charlottetown Abbies and with another solid effort from everyone, your Hurricanes came out with a 9 - 1 victory.  Day 1 ended with the guys deserving of the two wins and some good rest to get ready for more battles on Saturday. With a good nights sleep, Game 3 had the Fredericton Capitals up next as opponents in afternoon play.  With a shot count of 59 - 8 in favour of the Hurricanes squad, a 3 - 0 shutout victory gave us an undefeated record in the preliminary round.  Besides the 3 wins, the teams goals for of 21 and only 1 against qualified the team as the # 1 seed out of the 8 seeds that qualified for the quarterfinals on Saturday evening.  In the quarterfinals, your Hurricanes faced the Truro Bearcats and won 3 - 1, earning a berth in the final four semi finals on Sunday morning Semi final sunday morning had your Hurricanes facing the Bay Gulls while Halifax faced the Saint John Seadogs in the other semi final. Despite Hurricane players outshooting the Gulls by a solid margin, having numerous quality scoring chances and working hard all game, the Bay Gulls came out with a 2 - 1 Overtime victory over your Hurricanes.  Saint John ended up defeating the Bay Gulls in the Championship final by a score of 3 - 2. Tournament summary: - 4 wins & 1 overtime loss - 25 goals for & 4 against - Game MVP recipients: Matt Barron, Keith Getson, Christopher Goreham, Logan Walters and Colby Muise - Great two way play and battle level by all 19 players. GO HURRICANES !!
Nov 11, 2012

Former Hurricane Morgan Messenger Named to CJHL Prospect Game

Congratulations to former Western Hurricanes captain Morgan Messenger to being named to the Canadian Junior A Hockey League Prospects Game for Team Canada East.  The two game series between the top prospects from Eastern Canadian Junior A Hockey Leagues and Western Canadian Junior A Hockey Leagues will be played this upcoming weekend in Yarmouth during the World Junior A Hockey Championships also hosted in Yarmouth. The CJHL prospects game brings the top 40 Junior A prospects as per the NHL Central Scouting Bureau from the 10 Canadian Junior A Hockey Leagues together for a 2 game series. Morgan co-captained the NSMBHL Champion Western Hurricanes during the inaugural 2010 - 2011 season.  Morgan is currently playing with the Yarmouth Mariners Junior A Hockey Club of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. From your Hurricanes family ... congrats Messy.
Nov 5, 2012

Hurricanes Split Weekend Games With Newbridge Academy

Solid play from the first shift to the final buzzer on Saturday evening against the Newbridge Academy Senators resulted in a 6 - 1 win for your Hurricanes in front of another supportive crowd.  On Sunday morning, both teams went at it again.  Despite your Hurricanes outshooting the hard working Newbridge squad 45 - 13, Newbridge owned a 3 - 2 victory when the final seconds ticked away.  Unfotunately, another solid effort and great game played by all Hurricane players just didn't pan out.  Your Hurricanes still sit in 3rd place in the 12 team Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 3 ties. For statistical details of weekend play and year to date results, stats and standings, please check out the NSMBHL website. Next weekend, the team travels to Saint John, NB to participate in the Maritime Challenge Cup Tournament with play beginning on Friday morning against the Dieppe Flyers.  Game two is later on Friday against Charlottetown and game three of the preliminary round of the tournament is against Fredericton on Saturday. Please check in here for the tournament results as they happen. GO HURRICANES !
Nov 4, 2012

Fans Support Pink in the Rink

A big thank you to all who came to our Hurricanes Pink in the Rink game Saturday night in support of finding a cure.  Your support netted about $ 740 dollars to help the fight.   On the ice, your Western Hurricanes battled it out with the Cape Breton Cougars.  An entertaining game for all the fans saw two teams go back and forth all night with high paced NSMBHL action.  Your Hurricanes had a 3 – 2 lead with 45 seconds to play until Cape Breton tied it up to make the final 3 – 3.  It was a good battle between two solid hockey clubs. On Sunday morning, the Cole Harbour – Eastern Shore Storm visited the home of the Hurricanes.  With high percentage decisions and desire to win battles, a solid effort from the whole line up resulted in a 6 – 0 win for the Hurricanes squad.  Your Hurricanes now sit in third place in the NSMBHL with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 3 ties.  For statistical details of the weekend and year to date statistics, standings and game results please view our website and the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League site Next weekend brings the Newbridge Academy Senators to town for a weekend series at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.   Game times are: Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 PM and on Sunday, November 4 at 11:00 PM. GO HURRICANES !!
Oct 29, 2012

PINK IN THE RINK GAME, EVERYONE INVITED, SPREAD THE WORD

On Saturday, October 27th at 6:00 pm at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, your BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will be playing and styling for a great cause when they host their Pink in the Rink game vs. Cape Breton Cougars in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Please come out to the game in huge numbers to watch these fantastic young hockey players who will be sporting special edition pink jerseys as a symbol of their support. You, the fans can show even bigger support and kindness by coming to see a fast paced Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey game knowing that game admissions, donations and 50/50 sales will be given back to breast cancer research. Lets' pack the rink ! Fans are encourage to wear pink too ! This disease has touched everyone in someway. We need your support to fight back. We really hope to see you there.
Oct 21, 2012

Weekend Recap vs. Valley Wildcats

A hard working Valley Wildcats club took 3 out of 4 points from your Hurricanes this weekend in two closely fought contests.  On Saturday night in Berwick at the Appledome, your Hurrricanes came from behind to get a 3 - 3 tie with the Wildcats.  On Sunday afternoon again in Berwick, the game was tied at 2 - 2, but with about 3 minutes left, Valley scored the game winner to take the victory 3 - 2. Hurricanes currently sit in 3rd place in the 12 team NSMBHL standings with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties.  Next up for the Hurricanes is a home game against 2nd place Cape Breton on Saturday, October 27th at 6:00 PM at Queens Place in Liverpool and against Cole Harbour Storm on Sunday, October 28 at 11:00 AM also at Queens Place in Liverpool. Saturday's game vs.  Cape Breton next weekend will be our PINK IN THE RINK GAME in suport of the fight against Breast Cancer.  Please stay tuned for further details about this game.  Please plan on attending as proceeds will be donated.  We would all love to see a big crowd next Saturday. For statistical details of weekend play and year to date stats and standings, please see the game results and standings section of our NSMBHL website. GO HURRICANES !
Oct 21, 2012

Hurricanes Take Both Contests from X-Men

A Saturday evening 3 - 1 win and a Sunday morning 5 - 3 win over the Nova Jr. X-Men by a determined Hurricanes squad brings their NSMBHL regular season record to 5 wins and a tie so far this season.  This record has the team tied for second place in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League standings, one point behind the league leading Halifax Hawks. For statistical details of weekend action and year to date results and standings, please check out the game results and standings section of the NSMBHL website. Next up for the Hurricanes is a weekend series on the road against the Valley Wildcats next weekend at the Appledome in Bewick. GO HURRICANES !
Oct 14, 2012

Back To Game Action This Weekend

After a weekend off from NSMBHL play, your BMO Western Hurricanes plan to get back to work this week with a high tempo, battle ready practice in preparation for their two game weekend series against the Nova Junior X-Men Major Bantams. Come out to watch great Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action and support your Hurricanes as they work hard towards continuing their solid start to the season. Both Games will be played at the Home of the Hurricanes - Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool. Here are the dates and times of both games this weekend: Saturday, October 13th at 6:00 PM Sunday, October 14th at 11:00 AM.
Oct 9, 2012

Hurricane Players Bring Home Gold at ACC

Congratulations to Hurricane player, Jacob Myra, member of Team Nova Scotia Under 14 who today is proudly wearing a GOLD medal by defeating Team New Brunswick by a score of 3 – 2 in the Championship game of the Atlantic Challenge Cup. In the championship game, Jacob scored the game tying goal and the game winner late in the third period to seal the win for Nova Scotia. Congratulations to three other Hurricanes, Colby Muise, Keith Getson and Christopher Goreham who are bringing home GOLD medals around their necks as members of Team Nova Scotia Under 15 after dominating Team PEI in a 11 – 0 victory in the Championship Game. Hurricane’s goaltender Colby Muise got the call in nets for the Championship game and he didn’t disappoint, earning a shutout in the Championship game and an overall GAA tournament average of 1.00. Top end defenseman and Hurricanes assistant captain, Christopher Goreham was relentless in shutting down teams all weekend, playing big minutes and in key situations, making solid plays in every area of the ice and also chipping in with an assist over the weekend. Hurricane’s Captain, Keith Getson was awarded the Team Nova Scotia U15 Hard Hat Award being deemed the U15’s best overall contributor by his teammates. This is a prestigious award, exemplifying leadership and overall great play and earning respect of teammates and coaches with his commitment to excellence. We would also like to congratulate former Hurricane players, Allie Munroe and Catherine Tufts in winning a silver medal with Team Nova Scotia Female Under 17 Team. Great job guys! We are very proud of you and your Nova Scotia teammates.
Oct 8, 2012

Hurricane Players Represent HNS This Weekend

The BMO Western Hurricanes wish good luck to our Hurricane players and to the other players around the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League who have been selected to represent Team Nova Scotia High Performance Program at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this weekend in Moncton. The Atlantic Challenge Cup brings together Team New Brunswick, Team PEI, Team Newfoundland and Team Nova Scotia for a weekend of competition at the Under 14 and Under 15 age groups.   On behalf of the entire Hurricanes family, we are very proud to announce the following Hurricane players have been selected to Team Nova Scotia: Jacob Myra – Under 14 Team, Forward, Hometown of Chester Colby Muise – Under 15 Team, Goaltender, Hometown of Yarmouth Christopher Goreham – Under 15, Defenseman, Hometown of Barrington Keith Getson – Under 15, Forward, Hometown of Bridgewater   Have fun representing your province and your Hurricanes !    
Oct 2, 2012

Hurricanes Win Both Games on Home Opener Weekend

A consistent team effort from all players resulted in an 8 - 0 win over Pictou County on Saturday evening in front of a large supportive crowd cheering on the home opener. On Sunday morning, Hurricane players accelerated the effort on route to a 5 - 0 victory over the same Pictou squad.  To date, we hold 3 wins and a tie in NSMBHL regular season action, tied for second place in the 12 team provincial league scoring a total of 17 goals with only 2 against. Next weekend, the NSMBHL shuts down for Thanksgiving weekend and the Atlantic Challenge Cup. Next up, the Hurricanes host the Nova Jr. Xmen on October 13th and 14th at Queens Place. Stay tuned for further details on this home game series. For statistical details of the games this weekend, please click on game results.   GO HURRICANES !
Sep 30, 2012

HOME OPENER THIS WEEKEND

Come on out to the "Home of the Hurricanes" at Queens Place Emera Centre this weekend when your BMO Western Hurricanes take on the Pictou County Crushers in their Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League home opener weekend  After earning a tie and a win last weekend on the road in NSMBHL opening weekend action, the team will be lookimg to continue their solid play. Game time is this Saturday, September 29 at 4:00 PM.  Game two of the weekend series will be played on Sunday morning, September 30 at 11:00 AM. GO HURRICANES !
Sep 25, 2012

3 out of 4 Points Earned

The 2012 - 2013 NSMBHL opening weekend was intense,competitive and full of battles as is expected of NSMBHL games.  With both road games completed, your Hurricanes come home with 3 out of 4 well earned points. On Saturday evening at the Halifax Forum-Civic Complex, the Bay Gulls battled your Hurricanes to a 1 - 1 tie.  On Sunday afternoon at the Bedford BMO Centre against the Bedford Barons, another solid effort from all Hurricane players resulted in a 3 - 1 victory. Hurricane players will now turn their attention to preparing for their home opener against the Pictou County Crushers next weeekend.  Come out to watch our home opener on Saturday, September 29 at 4:00 PM at Queens Place in Liverpool.  Both teams will play again the following morning on Sunday, September 30 at 11:00 AM at Queens Place. Make plans to watch great NSMBHL action next weekend and support your BMO Western Hurricanes home opener.  Your support of our young major bantam hockey players is ceratinly appreciated.  GO HURRICANES !
Sep 23, 2012

Hurricanes Open Up NSMBHL Season on The Road

This weekend, your BMO Western Hurricanes open up the 2012 - 2013 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season with two road games against two solid and respected hockey clubs.  A great pre season is now over and the attention, focus and intensity turns to preparng for a competitve NSMBHL season.  Saturday, a late afternoon game takes your Hurricanes to play the Bay Gulls at the Halifax Civic Centre and Sunday to play the Bedford Barons at the BMO Centre. GO HURRICANES !!!
Sep 17, 2012

Meet Your 2012 - 2013 Western Hurricanes

Front Row (left to right): Colby Muise, Hunter Hurlburt, Adam Masland (Asst.Coach), Cameron Jacquard, Brad Muise (Head Coach), Keith Getson, Andrew Holland (Asst. Coach), Travis Parks, A.J. MacKinnon (Asst.Coach), Christopher Goreham, Luke Emin Back Row (left to right): Jason Knickle (Goaltending Coach), Brogan Fitzgerald, Matt Barron, Noah Naugler, Jaron Bollivar, Ben Deveau, Jered Scott, Quinten Johnson, Riley Merry, Logan Walters, Matt Grace, Walter Flower, Jacob Myra, Paul Whynot (Trainer) GO HURRICANES !
Sep 12, 2012

Pair of Wins This Week

Your BMO Western Hurricanes improved their pre-season record to 8 - 0 with a 5 - 2 road victory against the Valley Wildcats on Thursday and a 5 - 2 home win against the Harbour Storm this afternoon at Queens Place.  Next weekend, Saturday, September 15, a road game at Cole Harbour Place against the Harbour Storm will conclude the pre season.  Then it's on to NSMBHL season 3.   Your Hurricanes open their NSMBHL season with road games against the Bay Gulls and Bedford Barons before their home opening weekend against the Pictou County Crushers on September 29 and 30 at Queens Place.  Keep checking back here for more details on Hurricane news over the next couple of weeks. GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Sep 9, 2012

Hurricanes Host Harbour Storm in Exhibition Game This Week

On Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 PM at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, your BMO Western Hurricanes will host the Cole Harbour  - Eastern Shore Storm in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League pre season action.  Be sure to come out an watch some great early action of the NSMBHL. Earlier this week, before their home tilt with the Storm, your Hurricanes hit the road on Thursday for a game against the Valley Wildcats at the Appledome in Berwick.  We'll keep you posted on the results. GO HURRICANES !
Sep 3, 2012

Hurricanes Win on Road

The Western Hurricanes headed to Halifax tonight for an exhibition game against the Halifax Hawks at the Forum.  The game was fast paced and hard hitting with both teams competing hard shift after shift. In the end, your Hurricanes outscored the Hawks 6 - 2, with the game being much closer than the score clock.  A good pre-season battle by two hard working teams. The Hurricanes will take all Labour Day weekend off to rest and relax.  Next week, the team will get back at it with a couple of intense practices and a home exhibition game vs. Harbour Storm on Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 PM
Aug 30, 2012

2012 - 2013 Edition of the Hurricanes Announced

The executive and coaching staff of the BMO Western Hurricanes are proud to announce their roster for the 2012 - 2013 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season: POS Name Home Area       G Colby Muise Yarmouth G Luke Emin Yarmouth       D Ben Deveau Clare D Walter Flower Lunenburg D Christopher Goreham Barrington D Hunter Hurlburt Yarmouth D Quinten Johnson Yarmouth D Noah Naugler Bridgewater       F Matt Barron Yarmouth F Jarron Bollivar Bridgewater F Brogan Fitzgerald Shelburne F Matt Grace Bridgewater F Keith Getson Bridgewater F Cameron Jacquard Wedgeport F Riley Merry Bridgewater F Jacob Myra Chester F Travis Parks Chester F Jered Scott Barrington F Logan Walters Bridgewater
Aug 28, 2012

Hurricanes Continue to Roll in Exhibition Play

A Monday night home game exhibition contest against the Valley Wildcats ended up in a 6 - 0 win for your Hurricanes.  Tonight, at home again in front of a supportive crowd at Queens Place in Liverpool, Hurricane players came out with a solid work ethic at both ends of the ice on route to an 8 - 1 win over the Halifax Hawks. The team will head down the 103 on Thursday evening for a 6:00 pm contest against the Hawks at the Halifax Forum. GO HURRICANES !
Aug 28, 2012

Good Weekend for Hurricanes Prospects

With a two game home and home exhibition series this past weekend against Newbridge Academy, Hurricane prospects came away with an 11 - 1 win on the road Saturday and a 5 - 1 win at home on Sunday.  We will be back at it Monday evening with an exhibition game against the Valley Wildcats at 6:30 PM at Queens Place Emera Centre. Here is the roster for game vs. Valley: POSITION GAME ROSTER         G Luke Emin   G Colby Muise         D Aiden O'Brien Healthy Scratches:   D Quinten Johnson Christopher Goreham D Walter Flower Hunter Hurlburt D Cole Jacquard   D Ben Deveau   D Noah Naugler         F Cameron Jacquard Healthy Scratches:  F Ryan O'Toole Keith Getson F Brogan Fitzgerald Logan Walters F Jered Scott Riley Merry F Matt Grace   F Jack Dunlop   F Alex Wentzell   F Matt Barron   F Jacob Myra   F Travis Parks   F Jaron Bollivar  
Aug 26, 2012

Three Home Exhibition Games over Next 4 Days

Come out to watch some early Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League pre-season action over the next few days at Queens Place-Emera Centre in Liverpool. Hurricanes prospects will be working hard to earn a roster spot and you can count on a good effort being displayed. Three home exhibition games will be played over the next four days: * Sunday, August 26 at 4:00 PM vs. Newbridge Academy * Monday, August 27 at 6:30 PM vs. Valley Wildcats * Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM vs. Halifax Hawks GO HURRICANES !
Aug 24, 2012

Home Exhibition Game Sunday

In the previous article, Saturday's road game roster vs. Newbridge Academy is posted.  Here is the roster for Sunday afternoon home exhibition game vs. Newbridge: Game time is 4:00 PM at Queens Place.  Stay tuned as we will announce three more exhibition home games happening next week. GO HURRICANES ! POSITION GAME ROSTER         G Luke Emin   G Colby Muise         D Hunter Hurlburt Healthy Scratches:   D Quinten Johnson Aiden O'Brien D Christopher Goreham Walter Flower D Cole Jacquard   D Ben Deveau   D Noah Naugler         F Cameron Jacquard Healthy Scratches:  F Ryan O'Toole Jacob Myra F Brogan Fitzgerald Matt Grace F Jered Scott Riley Merry F Keith Getson   F Jack Dunlop   F Alex Wentzell   F Matt Barron   F Logan Walters   F Travis Parks   F Jaron Bollivar  
Aug 24, 2012

Solid Effort Results In Win For Hurricanes

Thursday evening in Liverpool, Hurricane prospects battled hard to a 5 - 1 win over a group of Newbridge Academy prospects in exhibition game action. Both squads will return to action on Saturday, where the Hurricanes will travel to play Newbridge Academy at the East Hants Sportsplex. Game three of the exhibition series with Newbridge will be back in Liverpool at Queens Place on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Come out to watch some more pre-season action. Here is the roster for Saturday's road game: POSITION GAME ROSTER         G Luke Emin   G Colby Muise         D Ben Deveau Healthy Scratches:   D Walter Flower Quinten Johnson D Christopher Goreham Hunter Hurlburt D Cole Jacquard   D Noah Naugler   D Aiden O'Brien         F Matt Grace Healthy Scratches:  F Riley Merry Logan Walters F Brogan Fitzgerald Cameron Jacquard F Jered Scott Ryan O'Toole F Keith Getson   F Jack Dunlop   F Alex Wentzell   F Matt Barron   F Jacob Myra   F Travis Parks   F Jaron Bollivar  
Aug 23, 2012

Hurricanes Game Roster vs. Newbridge Academy

Below is the BMO Western Hurricanes exhibition game roster for Thursday evening's match up vs. Newbridge Academy Senators.  Game time is 6:00 pm at Queens Place Emera Centre - Home of the Hurricanes.  POSITION GAME ROSTER         G Luke Emin   G Colby Muise         D Ben Deveau    Healthy Scratches:   D Walter Flower       Noah Naugler D Hunter Hurlburt   Christopher Goreham D Cole Jacquard   D Quinten Johnson   D Aiden O'Brien         F Matt Grace     Healthy Scratches:  F Riley Merry        Travis Parks F Brogan Fitzgerald        Matt Barron F Jered Scott        Keith Getson F Ryan O'Toole   F Jack Dunlop   F Alex Wentzell   F Cameron Jacquard   F Jacob Myra   F Logan Walters   F Jaron Bollivar  
Aug 21, 2012

Good Week # 1

After a grueling off ice testing combine and two ice sessions this past week, the Hurricanes staff are extremely pleased with the effort and compete level in camp after week # 1.  After having the weekend off, a rested group of 24 players vying for precious roster spots will be back at it tomorrow and Wednesday for intense practices before their first exhibition game of camp on Thursday against the Newbridge Academy Senators.  Game time is at 6:00 pm at Queens Place in Liverpool.  Come out and watch the prospcets battle hard to impress in the first exhibition game of training camp.  Check back shortly for the game line up of who will be playing this Thursday. GO HURRICANES !
Aug 19, 2012

One Month Until Evaluation Camp !

With summer evaluation camp ready to start in one month, the Hurricanes organization is getting anxious to get back on the ice to begin year # 3.  Get out of the heat next month and head down to Queens Place in Liverpool beginning August 15th to take in some practices and exhibition games during summer evaluation camp.  Check out the schedule tab for details. Year one and year two brought back to back NSMBHL titles. Here’s a look at the 24 players who remain on the camp roster that will be competing for a spot on this year’s edition of the Hurricanes to carry on the tradition:   Goaltenders: Luke Emin – Yarmouth Colby Muise - Yarmouth   Defense: Ben Deveau – Clare Walter Flower – Lunenburg Christopher Goreham – Barrington Hunter Hurlburt – Yarmouth Cole Jacquard – Yarmouth Quinten Johnson – Yarmouth Noah Naugler – Bridgewater Aiden O’Brien – Bridgewater   Forwards: Matt Barron – Yarmouth Jaron Bollivar – Bridgewater Jack Dunlop – Liverpool Brogan Fitzgerald – Shelburne Keith Getson – Bridgewater Matt Grace – Bridgewater Cameron Jacquard – Wedgeport Riley Merry – Bridgewater Jacob Myra - Chester Ryan O’Toole – Bridgewater Travis Parks – Chester Jered Scott – Barrington Logan Walters – Bridgewater Alex Wentzell - Bridgewater
Jul 16, 2012

Goaltender Coach Receives Prestigious Scholarship

The Hurricanes organization is truly proud to announce that our Goaltender Coach the past two seasons, Andrew Caines, has been awarded the prestigious Garfield Weston Scholarship Award.  This award is in recognition of community involvement, volunteer experience, high marks and school involvement at a post secondary institution.  The Garfield Weston Award is the largest scholarship available for community college students. The scholarship has a value of $12000 + a tuition waiver. Also included are a number of leadership conferences throughout the country, a summer work program, a two week course in Europe studying International Business and two weeks in the Netherlands studying the marketing of sustainable energy. It is provided by the Weston family, most notably the owners of the Loblaw's chain. An amazing achievement for a young man who has been putting in countless hours leading our goaltenders to the best Goals Against Average in the league the past two seasons, all the while earning top honours as a full time student.  Unfortunately, Andrew won't be able to commit to coaching our tenders this season as he continues his studies and heavy work load. The entire Hurricanes family want to thank Andrew for his committment and knowledge to the Hurricanes Hockey Program and wish him all the best with his future endeavors. Congratulations to a well respected and well liked guy !
Jul 10, 2012

Our Allie is Heading State Side in the Fall

The Hurricanes are real proud to announce that graduating player Allie Munroe will be attending New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire this fall where she will be dominating the blueline for the New Hampton Huskies. Allie was regarded as one of the most consistent and steady defencemen in the NSMBHL this past season, possessing great puck moving abilities along with a solid hockey IQ and unreal one on one skills.  Ask any forward in this league and they'll tell you that she is difficult to play against and a fierce competitor. In addition to that, this summer she will be attending the Beantown Classic and the HNIB tournaments which are held just outside of Boston with Team One USA in the future division AAA and also back home she will be attending the U17 camp in Antigonish later this month. Congratulations # 9 !
Jul 5, 2012

Hurricanes Have Success at MHL Draft

Three former Hurricanes players from the inaugural NSMBHL season in 2010 - 2011 were drafted this past weekend to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Josh Shatford and Morgan Messenger who were high scoring forwards and also dynamic linemates in their Hurricane days were drafted by the Bridgewater Lumberjacks and Yarmouth Mariners respectively.  Also hearing his name called was All - Star defenseman, Alex Mann who was selected by the Bridgewater Lumberjacks as well. Congratulations guys ! The Hurricanes family is really proud of you.
Jun 18, 2012

Two Former Hurricanes Drafted to the QMJHL

Former Hurricane players Alex Mann and Morgan Messenger both had their names called this past weekend during the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Annual Entry Draft held in Quebec City.   Defenseman Alex Mann was selected in the 5th round to the Moncton Wildcats and forward Morgan Messenger was selected in the 6th round to the PEI Rocket. In the opinion of many and certainly of the Hurricanes family, these two Q teams selected two great players on Saturday ! We're proud of you.  Congratulations guys.
Jun 11, 2012

Hurricanes Welcome New Assistant Coach

The BMO Western Hurricanes Executive are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Masland to the Hurricanes coaching staff as Assistant Coach for the upcoming NSMBHL season. Adam comes to the Hurricanes with head coaching experience at the High School level and extensive playing background with the Brockville Braves of the Ontario Junior A League and Halifax Oland Exports of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.  " Adam is a coach that we have been targeting to have on our staff for some time now.  He'll be joining a staff that is all back from last season and who work well together.  We feel that he will compliment what already exists.  He brings tremendous value to our organization in terms of his communication skills, game knowledge, experience, teaching ability and passion.  The players are certainly going to benefit from having Adam on our staff " commented Head Coach, Brad Muise. Adam is an avid golfer and a Bruins fan !  He resides in Liverpool with his wife and two daughters and we welcome them to the Hurricanes Family.
May 27, 2012

Power Edge Elite Goaltending Team Up With Hurricanes

The Western Hurricanes are pleased to announce that Power Edge Elite Goaltending has been contracted for the 2012/13 season as goaltending coaches and advisors. Jason Knickle, owner and head instructor of Power Edge Elite Goaltending brings over 15 years of goalie coaching experience. Most recently, Jason has been working with and developed goaltenders with the South Shore Mustangs Major Midget Hockey Club, Queens County Minor Hockey Association, South Shore AAA Minor Hockey Programs, and Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association. Power Edge Elite Goaltending has also worked with goaltenders in the Kennebecassis Valley and Miramichi, NB, Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Halifax Regional Municipality. Jason and his team look forward to the opportunity of working with the coaching staff and ownership of the Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club and continue the strong tradition of Hurricane Hockey.
May 24, 2012

Celebrating Another Successful Season ! Big Thanks to our Sponsors !

The BMO Western Hurricanes family of players, staff, executive members, parents, family members and fans gathered at the Best Western Hotel in Bridgewater to celebrate another successful NSMBHL season by the Hurricanes.  The wonderful evening began with a few stories, season recaps, reflection of another championship season and many laughs.  As a continuous slide show of pictures from the entire year was being shown on the big screeen, an incredible catered meal was provided by the staff of the Best Western.  Following some more social time and laughs, the focus turned to a speech from the coach, the team captains and our team owner, who really inspired the audience with his thoughts.  As the evening went on, it was truly enjoyable seeing the players receive their awards and their surprise gifts that they all certainly earned.  A couple of more closing stories followed and many thanks of appreciation were shared among all.  A season goes by way too fast !  It was evident the players didn't want the evening to end and have to leave all their close buddies.  But, good byes for now were said as they all walked away knowing they were part of something special and had a great hockey experience and are certainly prepared for their next season. The evening also offered an opportunity to sincerely thank our Major corporate partner, BMO - Bank of Montreal.  BMO has been a huge part of our success and we are sincerely grateful.  We look forward to the continued partnership in bringing these great hockey experiences to the young hockey players in western Nova Scotia We also wish to thank Irving Oil for their support of the Western Hurricanes and their support of Major Bantam Hockey throughout Atlantic Canada.  Our official team program was a success and enjoyed by the fans of the Hurricanes.  Sincere thank you goes out to all the small, medium and large businesses who participated in the program.  Your support of Hurricanes Hockey is truly appreciated by all.
May 9, 2012

Prospects to Compete at Evaluation Camp Next Month

As back to back Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Champions in year one and year two, the BMO Western Hurricanes are long on their way to planning year three.  Springtime Hurricanes will hit Queens Place in Liverpool as invited propsects will begin the process of competing for precious roster spots on the 2012 - 2013 edition of the Hurricanes. The first session of Spring Evaluation Camp will be held on May 7th with a practice session.  Sessions two and three will be held on May 8th and 10th with full out intersquad games.  Intersquad games are from 7:45 - 9:30 pm. Come out to get an early look at propsects for next seasons team. GO HURRICANES !
Apr 10, 2012

Hurricanes Win Bronze Medal at Provincials

It may not be exactly the medal color your Hurricanes were after, but a bronze medal in this highly competitive NSMBHL Provincial Championship tournament is certainly something to be proud of. From the onset of the Provincial tournament, your Hurricanes did everything in their power to set themselves up to win gold. The team won all 4 preliminary games to be in first place after the round robin portion of the tournament. Here`s how the story went: In game # 1 on Thursday, your Hurricanes opened up with a 4 - 1 victory over Newbridge Academy Senators in a spirited and physical game.  Then, with two games on Friday, they defeated the Bedford Barons 5 - 0 in a early afternoon tilt and again took home a 3 -2 victory against the Valley Wildcats in a night game that saw a huge crowd at Queens Place cheering on their Hurricane players. With a quick turn around and a chance to clinch first place, the Hurricanes again came out flying against the Cape Breton Cougars on route to a 9 - 1 win on Saturday morning. With 4 straight wins and a first place seeding in their back pocket, it was now rest time to prepare for their semi - final match up against the Bedford Barons (4th seed) on Sunday morning. The other 2 teams to qualify for the semi-finals were Halifax Hawks (2nd seed) and Bay Gulls. (3rd seed) In the semi-final game, the Barons came out with 3 quick goals in the first 9 minutes of the first period and had the Hurricanes on the ropes. But, as shown all season, Hurricane players know how to battle. With a quick chance to collect themselves and re-focus, the Hurricanes applied lots of offensive pressure and got a goal at the end of the first and another midway through the second period to get them right back in it and make it 3-2 as they headed into the third period. The third brought more great play by the Hurricanes and a large amount of quality chances with 5 or more pucks hitting posts and crossbars and pucks just sliding by open nets but when the final buzzer sounded, despite the Hurricanes outshooting Bedford by a large margin of 38 - 18, the tying goal eluded them. The final score was 3 - 2 Bedford. A heartbroken group that won the NSMBHL Championship Banner gave everything they had and put on a great display for their fans. The Hurricanes would like to thank all the huge crowds that came out to support the team all weekend and also watch all the participating teams in this NSMBHL Provincial Championships. Amazing crowds all weekend were raving about the top quality brand of hockey that the players of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League displayed. Also, huge thanks to all the dedicated folks who volunteered their time this weekend to put on this tournament from the 50 - 50 sales, ticket sales, opening ceremonies and a fabulous hospitality room. Thanks to our tournament Chair Ian Creaser, Co - Chairs Janet Creaser and Janet Baker who hosted a class act tournament. Western Nova Scotia hospitality and professionalism at its finest ! Now … Back to hockey! In the other semi -final, the Bay Gulls battled their way to a 3 - 2 win over the Halifax Hawks creating a Bedford vs. Bay Gulls Championship game. The Championship saw the Bay Gulls win 3 - 1 over Bedford. Both semi - finals and the Championship game were played with high pace, skill and end to end action. Fans were treated to a great day of hockey watching the top Bantam aged hockey players in Nova Scotia. It is sometimes hard to believe these young hockey players and future prospects are only 13 and 14 years old. Congratulations to the Bay Gulls on their win and who will certainly represent the NSMBHL and province well at the Irving Oil Major Bantam Atlantic Championships beginning on March 29 in Halifax. The Halifax Hawks will also represent our league as the host team. Other Hurricane Highlights: 1) During the opening ceremonies on Thursday, the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League presented it`s league awards. The Hurricanes players and coaching staff were presented with the NSMBHL Championship Banner and League Championship trophy for leading the league for the second straight year. Two Hurricanes players had their name called to receive NSMBHL awards: Jordan Messenger was named to the 2nd Team League All Star Team as a forward and Mitch Baker was named to the 1st Team All Star Team as a defenseman. Congratulations guys! 2) Rookie forward Travis Parks won the shootout competition during the tournament skills competition by getting 4 out of his 5 breakaway chances through the opposing goaltender. 3) Following the Saturday afternoon skills competition, the award winners for the provincial tournament were announced. A few Hurricane players were honoured for their solid play over the weekend: Cole Mulrooney was named All Star defenseman, Matt Quigley was named All Star Forward, Jordan Messenger was named Top Scorer for the Tournament and Aaron Mantle received the Top Goaltender Award and Tournament MVP. Congratulations guys! Another great season was had by the Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Program.  We repeated as NSMBHL League Champions, made every semi-final or final of all tournaments entered and compiled an overall record of 44 wins, 10 loses and 3 ties. The team was a group of talented and hard working players on the ice and greater people off the ice. Most importantly, the Hurricanes Hockey Program has prepared and developed players for the next level and their rookies to take over leadership of the Hurricanes and carry on the standard and tradition of Hurricanes Hockey ! Stay tuned for news over the next couple of weeks about Spring Identification Camp as we prepare for Season 3 GO HURRICANES !
Mar 19, 2012

NSMBHL Provincial Championship Up Next

The match ups are set for the 2012 NSMBHL Provincial Championships. The results of a 33 game regular season and playoff battles have generated the seeding of the 7 teams who have qualified for the Championships. Here they are: Seed # 1: BMO Western Hurricanes Seed # 2: Halifax Hawks Seed # 3: Bay Gulls Seed # 4: Valley Wildcats Seed # 5: Bedford Barons Seed # 6: Cape Breton Cougars Seed # 7: Newbridge Academy Senators Here’s the schedule: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 12 noon - Newbridge Academy vs. Western Hurricanes 2 pm - Cape Breton Cougars vs. Halifax Hawks 4 pm - Bedford Barons vs. Bay Gulls 6 pm - Opening Ceremonies 6:30 pm - Valley Wildcats vs. Newbridge Academy   Friday, March 16th, 2012  8 am - Halifax Hawks vs. Bedford Barons 10 am - Bay Gulls vs. Newbridge Academy 12 noon - Cape Breton Cougars vs. Valley Wildcats 2 pm - Western Hurricanes vs. Bedford Barons 4 pm - Newbridge Academy vs. Halifax Hawks 6 pm - Bay Gulls vs. Cape Breton Cougars 8 pm - Valley Wildcats vs. Western Hurricanes   Saturday, March 17th, 2012 10 am - Western Hurricanes vs. Cape Breton Cougars 12 pm - Halifax Hawks vs. Bay Gulls 2 pm - Bedford Barons vs. Valley Wildcats 4:30 pm - Skills Competition   Top 4 teams from tournament play advance to semi-finals and are seeded based on tournament play  Sunday, March 18th, 2012  8:30 am - 4 vs. 1 10:30 am - 3 vs. 2 2:00 pm - Championship Game GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Mar 11, 2012

Hurricanes Sweep Playoff Series

In another tight checking and physical game, your Hurricanes battled to another 4 - 1 victory to sweep the Pictou County Crushers in two straight games.  The Hurricanes will now set their sights on the NSMBHL Provincial Championship beginning this Thursday at noon at Queens PLace in Liverpool. There is still one more playoff series to be completed today in the league to determine the teams in the provincials and the seeding.  Be sure to check this site in the next 24 hours or so, as the NSMBHL Provincial Championship schedule and seeding will be posted. GO HURRICANES !
Mar 11, 2012

Hurricanes Open Up Playoffs With a Win

A tight checking contest in Trenton on Saturday night against the Pictou County Crushers saw your Hurricanes battle to a 4 - 1 victory in Game # 1 in their best 2 out of 3 series.  Game # 2 goes next Saturday, March 10th at 4:15 PM at Queens Place in Liverpool. Come out and support your team. GO HURRICANES !
Mar 4, 2012

Hurricane Headed to Pictou County for Game # 1

The 2012 NSMBHL playoffs begin this weekend when your Hurricanes travel to Trenton to take on the Pictou County Scotsburn Crushers in Game # 1 in the best 2 out of 3 playoff series.  GO HURRICANES !
Mar 2, 2012

Getting Playoff Ready !

A previously postponed game due to weather will be played at the Berwick Appledome this weekend against the Valley Kings Mutual Wildcats.  This one remaining regular season game will conclude the 2011 - 2012 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season for the Hurricanes.  Your Hurricanes have already clinched first place and the regular season NSMBHL banner with a current record of 26 wins, 5 loses and 1 tie with an overall record of 37 wins, 8 loses and 2 ties including tournaments. The focus now turns to being battle ready and hungry with attention to detail in preperation for the NSMBHL Playoffs and Provincial Championship.  The playoffs will begin on March 3rd in Trenton as your Hurricanes will hit the road to take on the Pictou County Crushers in the best 2 out of 3 series.  Game # 2 will be back in Hurricane country on Saturday, March 10th at 4:15 PM at Queens Place in Liverpool.  Game # 3, if neccessary will be played the next day on Sunday March 11th at 2:45 PM at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. Stay tuned to this site for further announcements and updates.  Be sure to catch some great NSMBHL Playoff action. GO HURRICANES !
Feb 21, 2012

Hurricanes Loose in Semi - Final at Memorial Tournament

A short handed Hurricane line up worked very hard all weekend in the 12 team tournament on route to winning their division.  The road to winning the division included players playing other positions, many extra shifts and quick recovery to go back out there with more high energy shifts.  On Friday morning the Hurricanes made a big comeback after being down early 3 - 0 to score five unanswered goals to beat Newbridge Academy 5 - 3.  On Friday evening, a battle for the entire game against the Nova Jr. X- Men resulted in a 2 - 2 tie.  On Saturday evening, a high tempo game against the Dartmouth Ice Dawgs resulted in a 3 - 2 win for the Hurricanes to clinch their division in the tournament. Saturday evening during the tournament awards ceremony, Assistant Captain and veteran defenseman Mitch Baker was named to the Tournament All Star team.  Congratulations Mitch ! On Sunday morning, the 3 division winners + a wildcard team qualified for the semi-finals. The Hurricanes played the high flying Bubba Rays Bay Gulls who won their respective division in a fast paced contest to try to earn a berth in the finals. Despite outshooting the Gulls and having numerous quality scoring chances, the Gulls goaltender answered the call.  All Hurricane players did all they could to score but could not overcome the 2 - 0 lead by the Gulls. With an empty net to try to put some pucks in, the Gulls managed an empty netter to make the final 3 - 0.  The Bay Gulls went on to win the Pictou County Memorial Tournament.   A great effort and character was on display by our goaltenders, defense and forwards battling through injuries to play a solid weekend of hockey.  Great job !
Feb 21, 2012

Back to Back NSMBHL Banners !

With 4 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season games still to be played, the BMO Western Hurricanes Hockey Program have clinched their second straight NSMBHL regular season championship banner.  With a current record of 24 wins and 5 loses, this earned accomplishment recognizes the consistent play, work ethic, dedication, perseverance and contribution from all players in a very competitive 12 team NSMBHL.  The players and coaching staff look to continue working hard heading into the playoffs and at the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships in mid-March where the team will be presented with the league trophy and banner.  Congratulations to all the players ! Great job, keep working hard ! GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Feb 13, 2012

Silver Medal Earned at SPUD Tournament

19 Major Bantam AAA teams were in Charlottetown, PEI this past weekend competing for the annual SPUD Tournament Championship.  In preliminary round action on Friday morning, your Hurricanes faced the Miramichi Rivermen in game # 1.  The Hurricanes dominated the Rivermen on route to an 8 -1 victory with solid play from start to finish.  In game # 2 on Friday evening, a match up with the Pownal Red Devils was in store.  The Red Devils thought they had an answer for the Hurricanes by trying to hit everything, forgetting that the Hurricanes could respond with the same physicality but also add speed, skill, puck movement and systems that the Red Devils could not handle.  When the game ended, it was another 8 - 1 Hurricanes win.  Early Saturday morning brought game # 3 against a very big Mid Isle Matrix team.  Both teams played a careful game in the first period with back and forth action. In the second and third periods, the Hurricane attack took over resulting in the game being blown wide open.  When all the scoring was counted, Hurricane shooters put seven goals by the Mid Isle goaltender in a 7 - 3 win. With the preliminary round complete, only 8 of the 19 teams would qualify for the quarterfinals.  With 3 wins and 23 goals for and only 5 goals against, the Hurricanes finished in first place among the 19 teams and grabbed the first overall seed heading into the quarterfinals.  This position had # 8 seed, Newbridge Academy Senators as the Hurricanes opponent.  As had been the case all tournament, the team got contrubutions in production and battle effort from the entire line up to beat the Senators 6 - 1 in the quarterfinal game. With a late Saturday night win in the quarterfinals, Hurricane players had to get some immediate rest for an early Sunday morning semi final game.  The tournament now had 4 teams remaining and the Hurricanes had to face the Kennabacassis Valley Rangers from Saint John, NB area in the semi finals.  The Hurricanes came out hard and furious from the start and didn't let off in a dominating performance to win 4 - 0 and earn a berth in the championship game. In the championship game, the Hurricanes squared off against the hard working Pictou County Crushers.  The Hurricanes again came out hard outshooting and outchancing the Crushers but the Crushers goaltender was red hot, not allowing anything to get by him.  Despite lots of shots, net traffic and chances off the attack and cycle, the Hurricanes could only find a 1 - 0 lead midway through the second period only to have the Crushers tie it up shortly after and the Crushers score another quick one to go up 2 - 1 after the second period.  In the third, the Hurricanes continued the pressure, but Crushers defenders and their goalie were up to the task until the Hurricanes pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker and jammed one home with 22 seconds left to tie the game and send it into overtime. The first overtime was 4 on 4 with numerous high quality chances and even breakaways from Hurricanes players but it resulted in nothing.  Off to the second overtime of 3 on 3 where again excitng chances, hit posts and crossbars by Hurricane shooters generated no results.  In the third overtime of 2 on 2, the Crushers ended it with a hard working rebound shot to win the well earned championship.   A great weekend of consistent, high tempo hockey displayed by the Hurricanes resulted in a silver medal for the Hurricanes. Another great showcase of the Hurricanes Hockey Program.  Great job by the entire group.  Hurricane centreman, Keith Getson was named MVP of the tournament.  Congratulations Keith. This weekend the Hurricanes get back to regular season NSMBHL action with a home and home series with the Valley Mutual Kings Wildcats.  Our home game of this series is on Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 PM at Queens Place Liverpool.  Come out to see great hockey and support the team. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Feb 6, 2012

Hurricane Squad Finish January Strong

A  3 -1 road win this weekend against a very hard working Truro Bearcats team gave your BMO Western Hurricanes 4 straight wins to cap off the month of January.  The past couple of weeks have demonstrated a strong collective effort from the depth of the line up and contributions from all players.  The Hurricanes squad sits in first place in the NSMBHL with a record of 24 wins and 4 loses.  The players have a very busy February as the SPUD Tournament in PEI approaches next weekend, followed by two regular season games against the Valley Kings Mutual Wildcats in a home and home weekend series on weekend # 2 in February.  The Hurricanes will then head to Pictou County for the annual Scotsburn Memorial Tournament on weekend # 3 where the preliminary games of the tournament will finish off the NSMBHL regular season for the Hurricanes.  Following that, it's NSMBHL playoff time in late February. For statistical details of the past weekend and the entire season, please view the game results, team stats and players stats section of the website and the NSMBHL website for details of the entire league. Your Hurricanes next home game will be on Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 PM at Queens Place against the Valley Kings Mutual Wildcats.  Come out and watch some great NSMBHL action and cheer on your Hurricanes in their last regular season home game. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!
Jan 30, 2012

Hurricanes Calm the Storm

It was a physical home and home series against the Harbour Storm this weekend and your Hurricanes came out with two big victories to take a commanding lead of first place in the NSMBHL. Facing adversity with Captain Morgan Lunn out long term and Assistant Captain Mitch Baker out of the line up all weekend, all Hurricane defensemen took over their minutes and played extremely solid.  Both our goaltenders made timley saves, looked confident and our forwards contributed both defensively and offensively.  On Saturday evening at home in Liverpool, Hurricane shooters fired 43 shots on the opponents goaltender while only allowing 13 against.  Solid efforts by all players in all zones created a 5 - 1 victory for your Hurricanes. On Sunday, the physical contact was escalated by both squads but it was your Hurricanes who won the battle on route to a  4 - 2 win on the road. Next weekend brings a road trip to Truro to face the Bearcats in the lone game of the weekend for your Hurricanes. For statistical details of the weekend and the season to date, check out the NSMBHL website or the tabs on our Hurricanes website. GO HURRICANES !!
Jan 22, 2012

Hurricanes Battle Hard To Earn Split with Halifax

Your first place Hurricanes were in a home and home NSMBHL weekend series with a very good Halifax Hawks team.  On Saturday in Liverpool, a defensive effort with some scoring chances generated by both clubs resulted in the Halifax squad getting a 1 - 0 victory.  Hurricanes shooters put lots of pucks at the Halifax netminder but could not generate the goals they were looking for. The loss on Saturday did not sit well with the Hurricanes group.  With that in mind as they headed down the highway to Halifax for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the entire line up showed they were ready to play.  With solid efforts on both  sides of the puck, your Hurricanes battled their way to a solid 6 - 1 win. The team now gets ready for a home and home series next weekend with the Cole Harbour - Eastern Shore Storm. Come out to support your team next Saturday on January 21st at 4:00 PM at Queens Place in Liverpool. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Jan 15, 2012

Bearcats Defeat Hurricanes

Despite doubling the Truro squad in shots, it just wasn't enough and it takes more than that to earn victories. The Bearcats received outstanding goaltending from Luke Melanson by stopping 40 shots from Hurricane shooters and they also got great defensive work ethic, second efforts and a large battle level by all Bearcat players on route to a 4 - 1 victory over your Hurricanes. The Bearcats played a smart and solid game and held a 3 goal lead until the Hurricanes answered with one at the mid point of the third. Truro iced the game with an empty netter in the dying seconds to complete the win. The players will regroup this week with practice and prepare to face the Halifax Hawks with a home and home weekend series. Come out to watch great NSMBHL action this Saturday, January 14th at 4:00 PM vs. Halifax Hawks at the beautiful Queens Place facility in Liverpool. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Jan 8, 2012

Hurricanes Ready to Get 2012 Started

With a couple of solid practices over the holidays and two more coming this week, your BMO Western Hurricanes will be roaring and anxious to play when they resume NSMBHL regular season action this weekend.  The first game of the new year will be a tilt against the Truro Bearcats on Saturday evening at the Barrington Arena.  Game time is 6:00 pm.  Be sure to come out and support great NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!
Jan 2, 2012

Category 5 Effort From Everyone

A good week of battle ready practice had your Hurricanes prepared for a two game series against the second place Bay Gulls this weekend.  When the puck droped in game one Saturday night, it was evident that both teams wanted it bad.  The speed was up, the battles intense and great NSMBHL action was on display for the home town crowd at the new Queens Place facility.  Shift after shift, Hurricane players applied pressure and executed on every inch of the ice on route to a 7 - 1 victory with solid contributions from the entire line up. Game two Sunday afternoon in Chester brought the same level of intensity from both squads with exciting end to end action that many fans commented on.  Your Hurricanes opened the scoring only to have the Gulls tie it up on a power play opportunity.  However, only a few minutes later, incredible work ethic down low in the Gulls zone gave the Hurricanes a 2 - 1 lead heading into the second intermission.  The third brought chances for both teams, but the Hurricanes executed an offensive attack with a few minutes left to give them a 3  - 1 victory. Check out the game results, team stats for statistical details of the weekend games and entire year to date. We continue to lead the NSMBHL heading into the Holiday break and will resume regular season play with a home game against the Truro Bearcats on January 7th in Barrington.  The players and staff  will use this time to have a few practices, have some team building get togethers, get injuries to a number of players healed and most importantly spend time with family and friends. The Hurricane family wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We look forward to your continued support in the New Year. GO HURRICANES !
Dec 18, 2011

Succesful Home Weekend

With the fast and highly skilled Bedford Barons coming to Hurricane towns this past weekend for a two game series, we knew we were in for a battle. Saturday evening in Barrington, your Hurricanes came out hard from the get go and built up a solid lead that Bedford could not overcome on route to a 7 - 2 Hurricane victory.  In the Sunday afternoon match up in Chester in front of a supportive home crowd, your Hurricane squad again earned a solid 4 - 0 lead heading into the second intermission.  However, in the third, Bedford came out firing with 3 goals in just over 7 minutes to make the score 4 - 3 until Hurricane centremen Jordan Messenger iced the game with an empty netter with just over 30 seconds left on the clock to give the Hurricanes a 5 - 3 win.  It was an exciting battle and great NSMBHL action by both teams. The Hurricanes family wish all the best to Co-Captain Morgan Lunn in his recovery over the next few weeks from his injury and Co- Captain Ty Duffus who will be out for another couple of weeks as well. For statistical details of both weekend games, check out the results tabs of our website. This weekend brings the powerful Bay Gulls to Hurricane towns with a Saturday night tilt at the brand new Queens Place in Liverpool for a 6 pm game.  Sunday's home game in Chester will have a puck drop time of 1 pm.  Come out and watch some great Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action as your first place Western Hurricanes take on the second place Bay Gulls. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Dec 12, 2011

Hurricane Shooters Net a Dozen in Weekend Wins

The offense and depth scoring continued with two big wins against a hard working Pictou County Crushers squad. On Saturday night at home, your BMO Western Hurricanes beat the Crushers 6 - 1 in a very physical affair with the scoring coming from all line combos.  Jacob Key was solid in between the pipes for the win. In Sunday aftertnoon's tilt, the Huricane was swirling fast and furious on route to a 6 - 0 shutout win against the Crushers.  Aaron Mantle recorded his 2nd shutout of the season for your Hurricanes. Solid play on both sides of the puck along with a high battle level and contrubution from the entire line up has the team in first place in the NSMBHL standings. For statistical details of the weekend and more, please check out the game results, team stats and player stats tabs of the Hurricanes website. Next weekend, the Hurricanes host a very good Bedford Barons club on Saturday night at 6:00 pm in Barrington and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm in Chester.  Come out and watch some great hockey action. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Dec 4, 2011

Hurricanes Make Final Four at Esso Atlantic Cup

The Esso Atlantic Major Bantam Cup started with 24 teams from NS, NB and PEI vying for a championship title.  The intense week of play in the most highly regarded Bantam tournament in Eastern Canada began Wednesday with quailification games. Your Hurricanes began their qualification play on Thursday with a match up with the Truro Bearcats.  A strong effort from all generated  a 5 - 0 win over the Bearcats and got the Hurricanes going towards their goal.  Only 3 hours later, your Hurricanes had to face the   powerful Saint John Seadogs.  Even with a slow start, Hurricane players showed why they hold first place in the NSMBHL by coming out with a hard fought 4 - 3 win.  With two wins under their belt after day one; Friday brought the very solid Bay Gulls as their opponent, a match up that later determined first overall.  The game had playoff intensity and a good crowd were very interested in watching the battle of two good hockey clubs.  When the dust settled, a 2 - 2 tie remained.  Incredible second and third periods by your Hurricanes along with quality scoring chances still could not settle the tie.  Game # 4 on Saturday morning had the squad facing the Miramichi Rivermen in a game that needed to be won handily to ensure a top seeding heading into the quarterfinals.  That is exactly what the team did in a 7 - 0 commanding win. Early Saturday afternoon, all qualification play was completed by all 24 teams.  The results of those games sent 16 teams home and only 8 teams qualified for Saturday night's quaterfinal match ups.  Your Hurricanes were seeded 4th overall with a qualification round record of 3 wins and a tie, only one goal away from taking the first overall seed.  In their quaterfinal match up they faced the Pictou County Crushers.  Your Hurricanes came out flying from the get go and played solid on every inch of the ice on route to a 4 - 2 win and a berth in the Final Four semi-final Sunday morning.  With only four teams remaining, the semi final match up had the very good Halifax Hawks as our opponent.  Your Hurricanes out-shot and out-chanced the Hawks, but it was not to be as the Hawks managed to put the 2 -1 game away with an empty netter in the last 30 seconds to get the 3 -1 win. After the game, head coach Muise commented " ... we played a solid game, we deserved better in many ways, we won so many battles out there on the ice, just unfortunate that the scoreboard tells a different story.  We just couldn't bury the multiple chances we had this morning.  The puck pursuit and the pressure we put on them was constant.  The whole coaching staff are very pleased with the play of our squad today and all week, we were solid on both sides of the puck and we are very proud of the statement our players made this week.  It was a really good week of hockey along with the display of the great character in our dressing room from every single player.  My assistant coaches and training staff did an excellent job during this long, intense week of hockey preparing our players to compete." Regular season play resumes this coming weekend in the NSMBHL when your BMO Western Hurricanes host two home games in Barrington against the Pictou County Crushers.  Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 4th at 12:00 noon.  Come out and support your first place Hurricanes in fast paced NSMBHL action. GO HURRICANES !!!!
Nov 27, 2011

Hurricanes Prepare to Defend Esso Atlantic Cup Championship

Your Hurricanes hit the road Saturday for a tilt with the Pictou County Crushers looking to increase their first place lead in the NSMBHL standings.  A strong effort from start to finish and contributions from every Hurricane resulted in a decisive 6 - 0 victory for your Hurricanes.  With a quick turnaround of only 14 hours before their next game, your Hurricanes began their trek up the highway for a Sunday morning contest against the Harbour Storm at Cole Harbour Place.  With as good a preperation as you can with such a quick turnaround, Hurricanes players were obviously committed to each other as they battled their way to a 10 - 1 win.  An incredible effort by each member of the squad showcased the teams depth all weekend. Statistical details of the weekend games are available under the game results tab of the team and league websites. The team now turns their attention to defending their 2010 Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup Major Bantam Championship title this week.  The Esso Atlantic Cup is a 24 team tournament hosted in Halifax with teams from NS, NB and PEI.  The tournament begins Wednesday evening with a game vs. Truro Bearcats, Thursday vs. Saint John Seadogs, Friday vs. Bay Gulls and Saturday vs. Miramichi.  Tournament playoff action is set for Saturday and Sunday. GO HURRICANES !!!!!!!
Nov 20, 2011

Hurricanes Roar Into First Place

With the possibilty of capturing first place with two road victories this weekend, every single Hurricane player came to work focused with a goal in mind.  On Saturday night in Truro, your Hurricanes came out with a purpose and earned a 5 - 2 victory.  On Sunday afternoon in East Hants against the Newbridge Academy Senators, all your Hurricane players were again warriors with a battle level and want that led us to a 4 - 0 shutout win. The victories this weekend came at the expense of having two players suffer broken wrists in the same weekend.  The Hurricane organization are looking forward to speedy recoveries for Ty Duffus and Dominic O'Halloran.  These two Hurricane warriors will be back stronger than ever in a few weeks.  The Hurricanes hit the road this upcoming weekend for two NSMBHL games against Pictou County on Saturday and Harbour Storm on Sunday. For statistical details of the past weekend and season, click on the game results, player stats, team stats and standings tab of this team website and the league website.
Nov 14, 2011

Goalie Clinic a success

Aaron Mantle and Jacob Key put on their pads and spent their Sunday morning giving back along with Hurricanes goalie coach Andrew Caines and Hurricanes Assitant coach AJ MacKinnon. The remaining Hurricanes in the photos provided the shooting to test the skills of some hard working net minders. O'Halloran, Quigley, Parks, J. Creaser and Bridge were all trying to light the lamp against some of the young prospects and potential future Hurricanes.
Nov 8, 2011

Former Hurricane smashes on to National spotlight

Former Hurricane Catherine Tufts worked her way through the Team Atlantic line up with hard work and effort. With the extra effort came the extra ice time she was hoping for. As a member of Team Atlantic Catherine enjoyed helping the team to it's forth place finish but admittedly they wanted more. Coming up against a tough Manitoba squad in the Bronze Medal game "Cat" scored the lone Team Atlantic goal but it wasn't enough to vault the team into a medal position as Manitoba potted three. There were plenty of positives though as Cat managed to finish 8th overall in scoring with two goals and two assists which included a power play marker in just 5 games. Cat will now take as short break before returning to the Ontario Hockey Academy which is the prep school she attends while pursuing her hockey career. Great job Cat you represented your Hurricane's well and we look forward to more exciting news in the future.
Nov 8, 2011

Hurricanes active during Development Weekend

The Western Hurricanes were in communities from Barrington to Lunenburg over the weekend as Coach Muise had his staff and players out in full force to support the minor hockey initiative known as Development Weekend.   The weekend allows players the opportunity to work with others to learn new skills, techniques and knowledge to enhance their game by focusing on areas such as skating etc. The Hurricanes provided player demonstrations for drills, administered goalie clinics and even some power skating and quick feet drills to a number of groups. Coach Muise said the management, players and staff felt good about giving back to their communities and helping to support the young hockey players in our area.    Perhaps next year your team may get the opportunity to have the Hurricane staff and players visit your rink!
Nov 7, 2011

Pink in the Rink a Success & Hurricanes Sweep Weekend

A wonderful and supportive crowd was on hand Sunday afternoon in Barrington to show their support for the fight against Breast Cancer and Cancer Awareness.  The Hurricanes organization are really grateful for the support in helping us donate to this great cause. Please take a look at more photos of the day in the "photo gallery section".  It was a fun day at the rink ! Thanks to outstanding goaltending by Aaron Mantle, your Hurricanes were very fortunate to come out with a 3 - 2 victory in their Friday evening road game in a lacklustre effort against the Valley Wildcats.  On Sunday for their Pink in the Rink game, Hurricane force winds were roaring on the South Shore and in the Barrington Arena.  Your Hurricanes came out to show the supportive crowd why they are only a point out of first place in the NSMBHL standings.  With solid, hard working play from start to finish, the final was Hurricanes 7, NewBridge Academy 1.  Jacob Key was sharp in nets and only had the shutout broken late in the third.  All lines, D pairings contributed in a real deep team effort.  Check out the game results section for statistical details of the weekend games.  The Hurricanes are only one point behind Halifax for top spot in the NSMBHL standings as they head into a weekend off.  This weekend your Hurricane players will be participating in helping out younger minor hockey players around the South Shore and SouthWest Nova in various development weekend activities.  The players are very much looking forward to participating in this great experience.
Oct 31, 2011

PINK in the RINK GAME. EVERYONE IS INVITED, SO SPREAD THE WORD !

On Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 pm at the Barrington Municipal Arena, your BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will be playing and styling for a great cause when they host their Pink in the Rink game vs. Newbridge Academy in support of the fight against Breast Cancer.   Please come out to the game in huge numbers to watch these fantastic young hockey players who will be sporting special edition pink jerseys along with pink gear accessories as a symbol of their support. You, the fans can show even bigger support and kindness by coming to see a fast paced Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey game knowing that game admissions, donations and 50/50 sales will be given back to breast cancer research. Lets' pack the rink ! Fans are encourage to wear pink too ! This disease has touched everyone in someway. We need your support to fight back.  We really hope to see you there.
Oct 25, 2011

Successful Road Trip !!!!!

Waking up early Saturday morning to board the bus for a road trip to Cape Breton with a focus on returning home with two victories was top priority.  Your BMO Western Hurricane players did excatly that by erurting with 9 goals in a 9-2 victory on Saturday night.  An early wake up call Sunday morning and a good breakfast prepared for the players had them heading to the rink ready to sweep the weekend.  A hard fought game from start to finish had your Hurricanes come out with a 3-2 win.  The scoring, playmaking and strong battle level was well spread out through the line up from forwards and defensemen and  the goaltending tandem were really solid between the pipes.  Please see the game results section for statistical details of the games.  Also check out the NSMBHL main website for league standings. The real big win during this fun weekend was the Hurricanes complete team of players, parents and staff who had lots of time to assemble, sharing stories and laughs whether it was on the bus, during the team meals or the team hospitality room at the hotel.  All this combined with a perfect itenerary made for a great weekend ! The Hurricanes now turn their attention to practice this week in preperation for a road game Friday evening against the Valley Kings Mutual Wildcats and a home game in Barrington on Sunday afternoon vs. Newbridge Academy.  Sunday afternoons game at home vs. Newbridge will see your Hurricanes displaying their support for Breast Cancer Awareness when they host their Pink in the Rink game.  More details and announcements about this special game to follow soon.  Please stay tuned to this website. GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Oct 24, 2011

Weekend Sweep of Dartmouth Ice Dawgs

Your BMO Western Hurricanes are moving very close to the top in the NSMBHL standings after winning both road games this weekend against a hard working Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs squad.  On Saturday night, Hurricanes players managed to overcome much adversity and playing shorthanded for most of the first and second period.  The great work on the PK was on display as Hurricane penalty killers held the Ice Dawgs to very little opportunities.  Players continued to work hard and cashed in with five unanswered goals; two by Keith Getson, singles from Isaac Bridge, Cameron Jacquard and Christopher Goreham.  A solid defensive effort by everyone in limiting Dartmouth to nine shots had a focused Jacob Key earn a shutout for his squad. On Sunday afternoon, the MCK Ice Dawgs came out hard from start to finish but strong crease work by Hurricanes goaltender Aaron Mantle and battle level by the D-Men held Dartmouth to only one goal as Hurricane shooters Jack Creaser, Matt Quigley and Ty Duffus scored three timely goals.  Make the final:  Hurricanes 3, Dartmouth 1.  After Sunday's game, along with the win, the team presented Head Coach Brad Muise with a beautiful "Cake Boss" like Western Hurricanes cake to celebrate his birthday.  With some hungry hockey pleayers, the cake didnt last very long ! This upcoming weekend, your BMO Western Hurricanes jump on the bus Saturday morning to travel to Cape Breton to play the Cape Breton Major Bantam Cougars in a weekend series in North Sydney. GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Oct 17, 2011

Munroe, Getson and Lunn Bring Home Medals

Three category 5 Hurricanes hit Moncton at the Atlantic Challenge Cup this weekend in Moncton and left success in it's path. Allie Munroe, a Hurricane defenseman won a silver medal with the Nova Scotia female Under 15 team, Keith Getson, a Hurricane forward captured a gold medal with the Nova Scotia Under 14 team and Morgan Lunn, a Hurricane defenseman and co -captain also won a gold medal with the Nova Scotia Under 15 team. Great job guys, you represented your team and province extremely well.  On behalf of all us, congratulations !
Oct 11, 2011

Hurricanes Make Addition to Team

The Hurricanes organization are very pleased to announce the addition of Paul Whynot to the hockey operations staff as our new Team Trainer and Equipment Manager.  Paul brings a wealth of experience in high calibre athletics from his time playing in the NS Senior Baseball League, coaching various levels of AAA baseball and serving as Trainer and Equipment Manager with the South Shore Mustangs of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League in 2008/2009. " Paul is a team oriented individual, very professional in everything he does and takes a lot of pride in making sure our team and player's needs are met.  We are fortunate to have him become a part of the Hurricane family." commented Head Coach, Brad Muise. After a weekend off,  your BMO Western Hurricanes get back to NSMBHL action this coming weekend with two road games against the Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs. GO HURRICANES !!!!!
Oct 11, 2011

Hurricanes Playing Strong

Your BMO Hurricanes entered the weekend with the task of facing the Bedford Barons and league leading Bay Gulls. Entering Saturday's game in Bedford, your Hurricanes and Bedford were tied for 3rd place in the 12 team NSMBHL.  It was evident from the start,  Hurricane players were ready to play.  With a strong forcheck and battlle level down low, timely scoring, solid play by all D pairings and great goaltending, your Hurricanes came out on top with a 5 - 1 victory to grab sole possession of third place. On Sunday, the second road game of the weekend took us to the Halifax Forum to face the league leading Bay Gulls.  With a victory, your Hurricanes would be tied with the Gulls for top spot in the league standings.  With this on the line, both squads played a game comparable to playoff speed and intensity.  Despite being around the Gulls net all afternoon, outchancing and outshooting the Gulls, Hurricane shooters were snake bitten all afternoon.  A really solid, entertaining hockey game from start to finish, constatntly putting pressure on the Bay Gulls, your Hurricanes could only manage to slide one goal by the Bay goaltender.  When the final buzzer sounded, the very good Gulls team came out on top with a 2 -1 victory.  With a split of this weekends games, we now have sole possesion of third place entering the Thanksgiving Holiday break. The Hurricanes have Thanksgiving weekend off to relax with family and friends while the NSMBHL does not have any games scheduled due to the U14/U15/U16 Atlantic Challenge Cup.  The Hurricanes family wish all the best to Hurricane players Keith Getson who will represent Nova Scotia on the U14 team, Morgan Lunn who will represent Nova Scotia on the U15 team and Allie Munroe who will represent Nova Scotia on the female U15 team.  Good luck to all three. Next up for the Hurricanes in NSMBHL action, the team travels to play Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs for two games on October 15th and 16th.
Oct 2, 2011

Hurricanes Win Both Games With Solid Team Play

With a solid offensive and defensive effort from everyone, your BMO Western Hurricanes won both home games against a very good Nova Jr. X-Men squad this weekend in Barrington.  All the players and staff would like to thank the fans in Barrington and surrounding areas for showing great support for your Hurricanes !  A big crowd watched a great game Saturday night as the Hurricanes came out with a 3 - 2 win and having lots of offensive pressure throughout the game with 38 shots on goal. Early Sunday morning, both teams were back at it and again your Hurricanes played a solid game from start to finish on route to a 5 - 2 victory.  Check out the "game results" tab for statistical details of the weekend games. Next weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action, it's two road games against the Bedford Barons and Bay Gulls.
Sep 25, 2011

Catherine Tufts to Team Atlantic Under 18

We all know her as "Cat" and we witnessed the team first mentallity she brought to the Hurricane squad of 2010/11. Now she will be joining another great team as she had been selected to a roster spot with the Team Atlantic Under 18 Female Team. For Cat, who now plays out of the Ontario Hockey Academy, a prep school in Cornwall, Ontario; the announcment presents another opportunity to further develop her skills. All the best Cat the Hurricane family will be pulling for you!
Sep 22, 2011

Hurricanes graduate to Mustangs

With eight graduating players finding spots on the Major Midget Mustangs roster the impact of these winning kids is already helping to move the Mustangs in a positive direction early on in the Major Midget season. Pictured above are (R to L clockwise) goaltender Cory Peterson, Alex Mann, Stone Harnish, Morgan Messenger, Christian Tufts, Mark Jollimore, Josh Shatford and Bronsen Benight. On behalf of the coaching staff and management congratulations and good luck in the season ahead.
Sep 22, 2011

Hurricanes Earn Split on Opening Weekend

Two very entertaining hockey games were played this weekend at the Bridgewater Arena when your BMO Hurricanes hosted the Cape Breton Cougars and Halifax Hawks on Saturday and Sunday evening. On Saturday, the Hurricanes had many chances to put the game away going into the third with a 5 - 3 lead, but the Cougars kept pressing and were able to tie it up until Isaac Bridge's game winning goal in the final minute of play gave the Hurricanes a 6 - 5 victory over Cape Breton.  A great crowd was on hand to watch this victory in the opening game of the 2011- 2012 season.  The Hurricanes would like to thank their title sponsor BMO for performing the opening ceremonial face off. On Sunday, the Hurricanes put on a much better defensive effort in their battle against the Halifax Hawks.  Another entertaining game resulted in the Halifax Hawks defeating the Hurricanes by a score of  2 - 1 in front of another good home crowd.  Despite outshooting Halifax 31 - 20 and putting 21 shots on the Halifax goaltender in the third period alone,  Hurricane shooters could not manage to squeeze another one pass the steady Halifax goaltender to tie the game.  Great effort by all players, no luck around the net but a very solid game played by your Hurricanes. Next weekend, the Hurricanes host the Nova Jr. X-Men at the Barrington Arena on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm and Sunday morning at 11:00 am.  Come out to support your team and watch great Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action. 
Sep 19, 2011

HURRICANES SEASON TWO OPENS SATURDAY AT HOME

Your BMO Western Hurricanes open up Season Two of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League this weekend with two home games.   Our home and season opener is Saturday evening, September 17th, when we take on the Cape Breton Cougars at 5:30 pm at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena.  The second game of the weekend is again at the Bridgewater Arena on Sunday, September 18th when we play the Halifax Hawks at 5:30 pm. Come out to support your great young hockey players again this year and enjoy some great hockey. Our players are excited to get going and would love to see a great crowd.  GO HURRICANES !!
Sep 12, 2011

2011 - 2012 BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club Roster Announced

The Executive and Hockey Operations staff of the BMO Western Hurricanes are proud to announce the roster for the 2011 - 2012 season.  The coaches would also like to announce the appointment of Morgan Lunn and Ty Duffus as Co-Captains, with Mitch Baker, Cole Mulrooney and Jordan Messenger being appointed Assistant Captains. Here is the list of the 19 players and their hometown area: Goaltenders: Jacob Key - Chester Aaron Mantle - Hubbards Defensemen: Mitch Baker - Bridgewater Glen Creaser - Chester Christopher Goreham - Barrington Morgan Lunn - Bridgewater Cole Mulrooney - Chester Allie Munroe - Yarmouth Forwards: Isaac Bridge - Chester Jack Creaser - Lunenburg Ty Duffus - Yarmouth Keith Getson - Bridgewater Cameron Jacquard - Wedgeport Jordan Messenger - Barrington Riley Morash - Chester Dominic O'Halloran - New Minas Travis Parks - Chester Scott Perry - Shelburne Matt Quigley - Bridgewater
Aug 30, 2011

Good Battle against Newbridge Academy

Your BMO Western Hurricanes hosted the Newbridge Academy Senators Monday evening in NSMBHL pre season action.  A solid defensive effort by the Hurricanes resulted in a 3 - 0 victory over the Senators.  Keith Getson got things started with a goal in the second period, followed with markers from Jordan Mesenger and Isaac Bridge to complete a solid game by all players.  Aaron Mantle and Colby Muise shared the goaltending duties on route to the shutout. This exhibition game marked the end of Hurricanes evaluation camp as the 2011 - 2012 edition of your BMO Western Hurricanes has been selected. The complete roster will be communicated here very soon.
Aug 30, 2011

Hurricanes Defeat Wildcats in Pre-Season Action

Evaluation Camp rosters from both the Hurricanes and Wildcats went head to head Sunday evening at the Kentville Arena giving coaches from both sides a closer look at the remaining players in their respective camps.  A solid game was played by both sides with your BMO Western Hurricanes coming out on top with a 5 - 2 victory.  Goal scorers for the Huricanes were Cameron Jacquard and Jordan Messenger with a pair of goals each and Jack Creaser rounding out the scoring with a single marker.  Dominic O'Halloran and Matt Quigley were set up men with 3 assists and 2 assists respectively.  In goal Brandon McCarthy and Jacob Key shared the duties on route to the victory. The Hurricanes are back at it tonight with more pre-season action as they host the Newbridge Academy Senators.
Aug 29, 2011

Hurricanes Roster for Exhibition Games vs. Kings Mutual Valley Wildcats and Newbridge Academy Senators

Here is the roster for Sunday, August 28th exhibition game vs. Valley: Goaltenders: Brandon McCarthy Jacob Key Defensemen: Hunter Hurlburt Allie Munroe Ben Deveau Quinten Johnson Mitch Baker Morgan Lunn Forwards: Jordan Messenger Ty Duffus Dominic O'Halloran Logan Walters Travis Parks Matt Quigley Isaac Bridge Riley Morash Jack Creaser Jeremy Key Cameron Jacquard Here is the roster for Monday, August 29th exhibition game vs. Newbridge Academy Senators: Goaltenders: Colby Muise Aaron Mantle Defensemen: Hunter Hurlburt Allie Munroe Quinten Johnson Christopher Goreham Glen Creaser Cole Mulrooney Ben Deveau Forwards: Scott Perry Ty Duffus Jordan Messenger Logan Walters Travis Parks Matt Quigley Keith Getson Isaac Bridge Cameron Jacquard Dominic O'Halloran
Aug 25, 2011

Week # 1 of Evaluation Camp - Update

The BMO Western Hurricanes coaching staff are extremely happy with week one of camp. " The players have come prepared to compete.  All three sessions were at a high pace and the execution level has been very impressive considering it's only August. There's a lot of character in camp and the battle level is certainly on display", commented Head Coach Brad Muise. With the weekend off, the 4 goaltenders, 13 forwards and 9 defensemen in camp will have a few days of rest before week # 2 gets underway on Tuesday, August 23rd in Yarmouth.  Stay tuned for more updates over the next week. Go Hurricanes !
Aug 19, 2011

Don Dodman Joining Junior A Ranks

BMO Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate former Hurricanes assistant coach Don Dodman on being appointed as an assistant coach with the Bridgewater Lumberjacks of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.  The Hurricanes organization wish all the best to our friend.
Aug 19, 2011

Hurricanes to break camp in just two short weeks

With less than two weeks to go players have precious little time to ramp up their fitness levels to prepare for the opportunity to gain a roster spot on the 2011/12 Hurricane squad. After the season the team accomplished last year the expectations are high to continue the "Hurricane Hockey" tradition. There are a lot of talented kids in the camp and the staff are looking forward to the competition for roster spots that are available. Our hope is they will each bring their best effort every time they hit the ice so we see them at their best. It is a lot to ask of these kids in the middle of their summer to make sure they are physically and mentally ready to perform come camp time but it will be a test of their commitment needed to play in the competitive environment known as Major Bantam Hockey. Camp gets under way August 15th in Kentville
Aug 1, 2011

Hurricanes make VReds Top 40 Prospect Game

Alex Mann, Josh Shatford and Morgan Messenger made the University of New Brunswick Senior Advanced Camp top 40 prospects game which is open to 95 and 96 birth year players. The camp features some of the top players and is administered by the coaching staff of the CIS National Champions. Congradulations and keep checking back for more Hurricanes on the move!
Jul 15, 2011

Catherine Tufts gets invite to Team Atlantic Camp

The Western Hurricane Major Bantam Hockey Club is about developing players to move on to the next level and an opportunity has already come to one of our own. Catherine Tufts is one of the names of the players who will be taking part in the Team Atlantic Female Under 18 summer evaluation camp next week at Acadia University in Wolfville which was announced Tuesday by Hockey Nova Scotia. Team Atlantic is comprised of players from each of the four Atlantic Provinces. Ten players from each province and then four wild card positions make up the 44 players that are invited to the camp. The evaluation camp will take place July 17-21 the facilities at Acadia Arena.  The team selected will participate in the Female National Under 18 Tournament being held in Shaquenay, Quebec from November 2-6, 2011. The Hurricane family would like to extend all the best to Catherine as she prepares to compete for one of the precious spots on Team Atlantic.
Jul 12, 2011

Making the Summer Months Count

With a strength and conditioning program in hand, BMO Western Hurricane prospects are now making the most of the next 2 months to prepare for summer training camp.  A very good spring identification camp generated a solid protected list of players that will compete for final roster spots when summer training camp opens on August 15th. The camp schedule can be found under the schedule tab. Have a great summer everyone, work hard and see you at the rink in August. !
Jun 8, 2011

HNS 2011 Team of the Year - Fred Fox Award

After a very successful inaugural season in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League, including winning the NSMBHL regular season championship, the Esso Atlantic Challenge Cup, the NSMBHL Early Bird Tournament and The SPUD Tournament, your BMO Western Hurricanes were named 2011 Hockey Nova Scotia Team of the Year.  The Hurricanes organization are very honored to receive the Fred Fox Award.  We are very proud of our players, the program that is provided and the development our players receive. Coaches, Players and a few parents enjoyed the recognition at the HNS Annual Awards Banquet held this past Saturday, May 14th at the Westin Hotel in Halifax. The Hurricanes were pleased to be joined by Mike Steele representing our title sponsor BMO. Check out the photo gallery for a few pics of the night.
May 16, 2011

Prospects Competing Hard at ID Camp

Halfway through the 2011 spring identification camp process, the coaching staff of the Western Hurricanes see that this crop of players are here to compete!   Both inter squad games have been played at a high tempo, with players showing good decision making ability and puck management skills while working both ends of the ice trying to earn a roster spot.  The second half of camp will continue on May 13th and 16th with inter squad games.  We look forward to seeing the continued hard work, pursuit and determination on display. HURRICANE HOCKEY
Apr 24, 2011

New Assistant Coach Joins Hurricanes Family

The Hurricanes are pleased to annnounce the hiring of Mr. Andrew Holland as Assistant Coach.  Andrew brings a wealth of hockey knowledge, experience and passion to the program.  Prior to joining the Hurricanes staff,  Andrew has spent the last 13 years coaching in the Shelburne and Yarmouth Minor Hockey systems.  In those years, he spent a season as Head Coach of the Yarmouth Bantam AAA program, then 10 seasons with SCMHA Bantam AA and A programs winning three Bantam AA provincial titles to go along with two more titles at the Bantam A level. Andrew resides in Barrington and is a product of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association (SCMHA) where his hockey took him to play at the Major Midget level with the South Shore Major Midget Mustangs. In making the announcement, Brad Muise, Head Coach of the BMO Western Hurricanes had this to say, " We are very excited to add Andrew to our staff and these young hockey players are surely going to benefit from his enthusiasm and teaching ability.  His dedication to the development of hockey players and the programs he has run is second to none.  He's a true hockey guy, a real thinker, a communicator and understands what it takes. I look forward to working with Andrew as we continue the tradition of Hurricane Hockey. " Coach Muise is also very pleased to confirm the return of Don Dodman and A.J. MacKinnon as assistant coaches, as well as retaining Andrew Caines as goaltender coach.  These guys were instrumental in the Hurricanes success last season. These announcements come as the coaching staff prepare to host Hurricane propsects to their Spring Identification Camp begining this weekend on Sunday, April 17th.  A great group of returning players and propsects will be competing for precious roster spots on the 2011 - 2012 edition of the BMO Western Hurricanes. WELCOME TO THE HURRICANE FAMILY ANDREW !
Apr 11, 2011

Spring Identification Camp Just Around the Corner

The hard work begins on April 17 & 18 and May 13 in Liverpool as players compete for precious roster spots on the 2011 - 2012 edition of the BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club.  A very solid group of players have been invited to Spring identification Camp and the Hurricane organization are excited to see them hit the ice.  Spring Camp is step one in identifying players who will honour the pride and standard of Hurricanes Hockey.
Mar 28, 2011

BIG THANKS to our Sponsors

The BMO Western Hurricanes family of players, staff, executive, parents and fans want to sincerely thank our Major corporate partner, BMO - Bank of Montreal.  BMO has been a huge part of our success and we are sincerely grateful.  We look forward to the continued partnership in bringing these great hockey experiences to the young hockey players in western Nova Scotia We also wish to thank Irving Oil for their support of the Western Hurricanes and their support of Major Bantam Hockey throughout Atlantic Canada.  Our official team program was a success and enjoyed by the fans of the Hurricanes.  Sincere thank you goes out to all the small, medium and large businesses who participated in the program.  Your support of Hurricanes Hockey is truly appreciated by all.
Mar 24, 2011

Hurricane Family Banquet

The BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club will celebrate the huge success of the 2010 - 2011 NSMBHL season on Wednesday, April 6th at the beautiful Best Western Hotel in Bridgewater.  It wll be an opportunity to thank our generous and supportive Major sponsor: BMO - Bank of Montreal.  The night will be full with awards presentations and a great meal.   The Hurricane family will also share lots of laughs and stories of a very memorable season.  It's going to be a great evening !
Mar 24, 2011

Semi Final Sunday

Although Sunday was an extremely disappointing day for the Hurricane squad the players dealt with the emotion of it the best they could as a season came down to one game and a few bounces in the Semi Final game. Even as we look back at the effort that came in not just the third but the entire game we couldn't be more proud of our kids that last April we were hoping would be a top four team. The stick raising ceremonial salute to the parents and Hurricane fans after the Halifax Hawks left the ice had every parent, grandparent and true Hurricane fan holding back water filled eyes. On this Sunday, in the AppleDome in Berwick, the Hurricane were not number one on the score sheet but they sure were and always will be number one in our hearts.  Thanks for the year long ride of “HURRICANE HOCKEY”
Mar 14, 2011

Hurricane in Semi Finals vs Halifax

In a hard fought match the Hurricane played to a draw that had the Bubba Ray Gulls squeak out the tie with a late powerplay goal. However with a berth in the semi finals the Hurricane will face the  Halifax Hawks at 10:30 am in the AppleDome. The Hurricane have been well feed and look forward to a good nights rest as Hurricane Sunday will display the best "Hurricane Hockey" effort yet. Fans; get to the AppleDome in Berwick and cheer on your Hurricane squad as no doubt there will be a battle for the much needed win. This one is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seats. Semi final Sunday is upon us; we hope you're ready ...the Hurricane are!
Mar 12, 2011

X-Men fall to Hurricane

The Hurricane were facing an Xmen squad that always came to play against them and to their credit today in the Appledome was no exception. From the opening drop the first penalty was called on the Xmen and not really the start they had envisioned but to their credit they managed to kill it off. The Xmen would find their legs but were on the losing end of the territorial battle and would soon find themselves down a player again. This time though they managed to pounce on a loose puck and create a short-handed breakaway that just slid by the outstretched pad of Wile who was trying to deny access to the side. With the Xmen up one the Hurricane would answer late in the first as they kept applying pressure and Benight (Shatford, Mann) connected on a nice tic tac toe play where Bronsen caught the keeper sliding the wrong way as he shifted to his backhand to slide it home. The battle was brewing and the Hurricane were working hard to shut down any offense from the Xmen  when Stone Harnish (Cooke, Jollimore) drove the crease to punch through a puck lying in the goal crease that Keegan had sent in from the corner. After a brief huddle of the Zebras the goal stood and the Hurricane were up one. Some breathing room was created for the Hurricane fans as Alex Mann (Jollimore, Shatford) one timed a point shot along the ice that found the inside of the far post and the Hurricane were up two. To the Xmen credit it wouldn’t end that easy and they answered just a minute and a half later on a nice shot from the top of the circle to bring them within one at the close of the second. Effort on both sides were making things interesting through the third and the Hurricane were forced to kill two penalties to keep the Xmen off the board and with time winding down the Xmen were all in as the goalie was pulled. The clock expired as did the season on the Xmen against the Hurricane but the Xmen put forth an effort that showed they belonged amongst the league’s best. The Hurricane overcome their toughest battled of the weekend so far and it says a lot about the program that Dave Hinkley and the Xmen coaching staff have put together. The Hurricane take the win and the Xmen rebound for a fine effort that showcases Major Bantam Hockey. Live form the AppleDome Hurricane 3 – Nova Jr. Xmen 2. 
Mar 12, 2011

Hurricane rock the Apple Dome

What has become known as “Hurricane Hockey” was in full display from the opening whistle and the Storm tried to hold on but within the first five minutes Mitch Baker (unassisted) fired the first to get things going. With just under four minutes to go, the second dagger left its mark as Bronsen Benight (Jollimore, Messenger) capitalized. The second period didn’t start any better for the Storm as the Hurricane potted their third just thirty seconds in with a goal by Jordan Messenger (Jollimore, Mann). Follow that less than a minute later with a goal by Morgan Messenger (Cooke, Mann) and the Hurricane were making a statement. Penalty trouble was evident as the Storm had a steady stream making their way to the sin bin as the pace of the Hurricane was tough to match. The third period was more of the same as the Hurricane chased the Storm keeper late in the game after scoring two more as Morgan Messenger(Benight, Nickerson) notched his second and Catherine Tufts(Shatford, Cooke) added markers. Alex Nauss (Mann, Adams) came off the half wall and roofed a shot short side to post the Hurricane seventh. Live from the opening game in the AppleDome, your Hurricane 7 – Harbour Storm 0
Mar 10, 2011

19 Hurricanes forcast for Berwick

This weekend, 19 collective Hurricanes are forecasted to land in Bewick starting tomorrow.  Your BMO Western Hurricanes begin their quest for the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championship when they take on the Harbour Storm tomorrow at 12 noon at the beautiful Appledome - Kings Mutual Centre. Come join them and cheer on your team throughout the weekend as they battle for a provincial championship.  The rest of the Hurricanes provincial championship schedule can be found on the team website and the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League website.   GO HUUUUUURRRRRRRICAAAAANNNES !!!!!!
Mar 9, 2011

Look Outâ?¦ Hurricane heading for Apple Dome

For those of you that have supported Hurricane Hockey this past year we invite you to support the kids as they head into the “Provincial Weekend” with the hopes to cap off a great season. The Hurricane Schedule is as follows and our players are ready;             2010 / 2011 Provincial Schedule             Dates: March 10 – 13, 2011          Kings Mutual Century Center                        Berwick, NS March 10, 2011 Thursday 12pm-2pm 7 Harbour Storm vs. 1 Western Hurricanes March 11, 2011 Friday 2pm-4pm 1 Western Hurricanes vs. 5 Bedford Barons 8pm-10pm 4 Nova Jr. Xmen vs. 1 Western Hurricanes March 12, 2011 Saturday 10am-12pm 1 Western Hurricanes vs. 6 Bubba Rays March 13, 2011 Sunday 8:30am-10:30am 4 vs. 1 10:30am-12:30pm 3 vs. 2   2:00 pm Championship Game The Hurricane squad are looking forward to competing this weekend and if you are a hockey fan than the Apple Dome will be the place to be. You will witness firsthand the competitive nature of our players and the skill level they bring at such a young age. With a strong group of support personnel behind them we look forward to hearing the support from the stands as we battle for the Provincial Banner – see you there. For those unable to travel look for updates on the website after the games to keep you informed about the damage the Hurricane will be causing.
Mar 9, 2011

Hurricanes Provincial Bound

The Hurricanes worked hard all year to earn the top spot and faced many adversities in achieving the number one seed going into the playoff mini series against the 12th seed Dartmouth Ice Dawgs. The message was clear do not take this team lightly, the series, with a few bounces and some hot goaltending is not long enough to recover from. Facing Dartmouth in game one in Barrington where a huge crowd turned out to support the kids the Hurricane looked to notch a victory. The Ice Dawgs were playing a very good game in the first couple of periods and being down just one going into the third they had put in some good competitive minutes and were within striking distance. The third period traditionally has been owned by the Hurricanes and in Barrington on this night there would be no surprises. With Morgan Messenger completing the hat trick and singles from Shatford and Benight lighting the lamp, the real difference was a collective effort by each forward to increase their effort and pressure to shut down the Ice Dawgs from mustering any dangerous attacks. The Hurricane were just a little two strong in the final frame making the final Hurricane 5 – Ice Dawgs 2 Game 2 of the series would take place in the Sportsplex in front of the Dartmouth hometown supporters hoping to see their Ice Dawgs push through for a game three. The game would be more in line however with the Hurricane performances of the past as the backend did a good job of moving pucks to alleviate any pressure. With only one breakdown, where Peterson made a huge glove save, the game was never in question. With two quick goals to open the third the Ice Dawgs hopes of a game three where pretty much shelved. The hard working Hurricane were leaving little doubt that they would earn the first berth into the provincial tournament.  With goals by Cooke, Messenger, Jollimore and Harnish to pace the offense, it was the fact that the Hurricanes gave up only nine shots in a nice defensive effort that sealed the win. Make the final Hurricane 4 – Ice Dawgs 0. Hurricanes win the best of three series 2 games to none and are off to Berwick for Provincials! The Hurricane now look forward to the final group of practices before they make the final run at the Provincial crown … yes folks that’s just a few more sleeps.
Feb 27, 2011

It'S PLAYOFF TIME !

Your BMO Western Hurricanes are preparing for battle as the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League playoffs begin next weekend all around the province.  Their opponent in the best 2 out of 3 series will be the Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs.  Game # 1 will be at the Barrington Arena on Saturday, February 26th with a start time of 6 pm.  Game # 2 will be Sunday at 12:30 pm at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, with game # 3, if neccessary, on March 5th at 5:15 pm at the Barrington Arena.   Come support your team next Saturday as they work hard in carrying over their regular season success into the playoffs.  Let's pack the house in Barrington !  GO HURRICANES !
Feb 18, 2011

Here come the playoffs

The boys came to play in Pictou but alas the tanks seemed to be on empty as the team played 10 games in 10 days and throw in a practice and the gas tank seemed to get emptied out. The Valley deserved their win with good jump and ended up winning the Pictou Tournament. Three players were recognized by the Pictou organizers with Josh Shatford making the All Star team accompanied by Mark Jollimore. Alex Mann picked up the top defensemen for his efforts in a solid weekend for the team. The expectation is always to win but certainly there is nothing to hang anyones head about as the Hurricanes managed a thirty win season won the Esso and Spud and through it all lost only a few games ..3 league and 3 tournament. Now the real season begins and everyone goes back to the same starting point. The Hurricane will face off against Dartmouth in a mini series which is the best 2 out of 3 to gain your Provincial playoff spot. Each team in the league will go through these series to determine the final seven for the Provincial tournament. Make sure you come out to support the squad as we take nothing for granted and will need the fan support to make sure we qualify for the big show. Watch for game site and details over the next few days as the schedule gets set for the showdown with Dartmouth. Its go time and we will be looking for another gear and bring the force that is known as "Hurricane Hockey".
Feb 14, 2011

Thirty Wins - the old fashion way ...we earned it

It was clear that there was no expectation that we had a team that could post 30 regular season wins but yet here we were faced with the opportunity. It looked like it wouldn't be an issue as Keegan Cooke (Harnish) scored on a soft back hand that went five hole with just a minute in but then the Pictou squad answered and answered big. With four minutes left in the first they tied it Livingstone (Cormier, Peters). With a minute played in the second Vokey (Doyle) put the Crushers up one. Following that Livingstone (Vokey) fired another dagger and the Hurricane were reeling. A quick time out and the switch gets turned on and the second finishes with some strong play and effort. Down three to one heading to the third the Hurricane regroup during the flood and the magic that hides in the dressing room rafters falls on the Hurricane squad yet again. Third period...key the comeback. Bronsen Benight (Shatford) pounces on an open puck sitting in the blue and the Hurricane are within one. Keegan Cooke (Ty Duffus) ties it just past the midpoint of the third. Then the game winner as Baker finds Bronsen up the wing who fires a laser pass threading the needle to a charging Shatford. Josh throws in a dirty dangle and roofer and the comeback is complete. A few moments of pressure with the goalie pulled weren't enough to deny the thirty win plateau. It was dandy at theTrenton area this morning as Hurricane Hockey played another excellent third. Make the final Hurricane 4 - Crushers 3.
Feb 12, 2011

Hurricane respond in third - Better Late than never

After giving up the opening goal in the first period with five minutes left to play on a bouncer the Hurricane found themselves looking for their first heading into the third... yeah I know! Time was of the essence as the clock ticked down in the third and the Hurricanes didn't want to leave it too late. It was time to take care of business and after a disallowed Hurricane goal the pressure kept coming. It was Josh Shatford (unassisted) on a wrap around that brought the club even which was quickly followed by Keegan Cooke's breakaway goal with a nice move to his backhand to officially welcome him back after a long lay off. Not to be out done \Morgan Messenger (Jollimore) scored on a quick release to the far post along the ice that beat the Bedford goalie who was giving a solid effort for the Barons. With the two goal spread Ty Duffus(Christian Tufts, Nauss) rifled one top shelf over the glove hand to pad the lead with just under ten minutes to play. Many opportunities were missed but the Hurricane third was all that was needed as they go 2-0 in Pictou. Make the final Hurricane 4 - Barons 1 live from the Trenton Arena in Pictou.
Feb 11, 2011

Hurricane win series battle with Hawks

The Hurricane got things started with a power play goal late in the first period off a point shot with a favorable rebound for Morgan Messenger (Jollimore, Mann). The Hawks would answer in the second though at the four and half minute mark as Bezanson (Yochoff, Boyd) buried the loose puck as the Hurricanes couldn’t get rid of the rebound. The third period allowed for some adjustments and the Hurricane would play a more solid third and it started with Alex Mann (Shatford) who found the back of the net. Once again the Hawks answered and quickly on a power play of their own. A nice back door one timer found its mark and put the score even again. However the Hurricane picked up the pace and shut down the Hawks the remainder of the third and with just under five minutes remaining Josh Shatford (Mann) on the power play redirected the point shot to put the Hurricane up 3-2. The Hurricane weren’t done as the Hawks d-men tried to put on more pressure but gave up some odd man rushes that put the game out of reach as Shatford(Benight) slipped the puck five hole as he cut across the net and got the Hawks net minder to open up. The insurance came when Bronsen Benight ( Shatford, Jollimore) wrapped a puck around the net with two minutes to go. The game was much closer than it appeared on the score sheet as Wile made some key saves along the way. The rivalry heats up as we head towards the provincials but for now the Hurricane find a way to win again and take the series head to head matchup and the game. Live from the John Brother Stadium in New Glasgow, Hurricane 5 – Hawks 2
Feb 11, 2011

Hurricane On Route to Pictou

The Hurricanes are headed to the annual Pictou County Memorial Major Bantam Tournament hosted in New Glasgow and Trenton this weekend.  The first game comes Friday morning vs. the Halifax Hawks and in game two on Friday evening, the Hurricanes go up against the Bedford Barons.  In game three, the Hurricanes face the Pictou County Crushers on Saturday morning.  These are counted as regular season games and it will wrap up the 2010 - 2011 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season schedule. The Semi Finals and Championship Game of the tournament are scheduled for Sunday morning and afternoon. "  GO HURRICANES !!!!! "
Feb 10, 2011

Spud Champions!!!!

The Sherwood Falcons are undefeated in their PEI Bantam AAA league with a record of 25-0-1 going into the Spud and probably thought that the Spud championship was within their grasp. The Hurricanes would have none of that as once again they shut down their opponents by limiting thier chances and outshooting them 37-15. The lone goal of the game came in third on a short handed effort from Morgan Messenger. With the defensive effort shown this season and especially this weekend the Hurricane now add the Spud Championship to go along with their ESSO championship earlier in the year. An impressive record on the Isand going undefeated with a 6-0-0 record the Hurricane breakdown went as follows: Hurricane 1- Kings county Kings 0 Hurricane 2- West Kent Aces 0 Hurricane 6- Western Maroons 0 Hurricane 5- Mid Isle Matrix -1 - Quarter Final Game Hurricane 4- Moncton Hawks 1 Semi-Final Game Hurricane 1- Sherwood Parkdale Falcons 0 Championship Game Hurricane Hockey is alive and well and now have added the 2011 Spud Champions to their list of accomplishments with a great team effort. Live from the MacLauchlan Arena in snowy Prince Edward Island.
Feb 6, 2011

On to the Semi's

There was little doubt, from the first drop of the puck, that the Hurricanes were serious about earning their spot in the Semi's.  Once again, solid defense, relentless pursuit of the puck on forecheck and solid goaltending when needed was a recipe for success.  The Hurricanes got a balanced attack with goals from 5 different players (J. Messenger, Adams, Shatford, Nauss and M. Messenger).  Not appearing on the scoresheet, but just as crucial, were the contributions from every player on the ice ... our 5 D-men who again broke up attempt after attempt by Mid-Isle to get something going out of their zone or through the neutral zone ... and great positional play by all our forwards, showing good responsibility on both sides of the puck.  Final score Hurricanes 5, Mid-Isle 1 and a date with Moncton Hawks pencilled in for 0930, snow or no snow!!  Rehydrate, get some carbs in, and get the snowshoes ready!
Feb 5, 2011

Complete Shutout for Round Robin

The Hurricanes completed a 3-0 sweep of their round-robin games, without allowing a single goal against, to earn a spot in the Quarter Finals later in the day.  The line of M. Messenger (2), J. Shatford(2) and B. Benight accounted for 5 of the goals with Christian Tufts getting a single marker.  The Hurricanes played a physical, relentless forecheck and it paid off with a high percentage of possession time.  Congratulations to all including goaltenders Cory and Jacob who weren't always busy in the round-robin but were sharp when needed. 
Feb 5, 2011

Hurricane continue shutout streak at Spud

With their second game in a short turn around the Hurricane were looking to capture their second win of the day and keep them on track to the Spud playoffs. Shots kept coming from all three lines as every Hurricane player contributed to another dominating performance in game two against the West Kent Aces. Opening the scoring was Bronsen Benight on a nice feed from Josh Shatford who drove wide and then found Bronsen driving the net who managed to stuff the puck past the Aces keeper. Following the first Hurricane goal was a nice effort by Morgan Messenger. Morgan used his speed to beat the Aces defensemen to the outside but kept skating getting postion on the d-men before cutting to the far post and while being hooked down managed to roof the puck to put the Hurricane up two. With only one goal required for the Hurricanes wins so far they still found themselves looking and wanting more with goal post ringing and some unfortunate tips missing the mark.  However with another plus forty shot total for the Hurricane while giving up only seven the Hurricane players can take credit for playing the game on both sides of the puck. The Hurricane are starting to impress with their play in "Anne's Land" based on the feedback being received from other coaching staff as they introduce many fans to the effort that is known as "Hurricane Hockey". Live from the MacLauchlan Arena in PEI . Hurricanes 2 - Aces 0
Feb 4, 2011

Shooting Frenzy at Spud Opener

The opening of the Spud tournament in PEI saw the Hurricanes do something they haven't done before ...fire 64 shots on the opponents net. The Kings County Kings weren't able to battle with the Hurricane squad as they managed only three shots on goal. However you can appreciate the battle level of Sam Walsh, the Kings County Kings netminder as his 6'3" frame and shot blocking ability denied the Hurricane squad time and time again. Quinn Nickerson got the only marker of the game when he received a pass in the slot and was able to snipe one top corner over the blocker of Walsh just 5 minutes in the game. Things were looking good at that point. The Hurricane squad hemmed the Kings in, out worked them and simply were all over them save a few power plays the Kings managed to get. For the opener, the Hurricanes will take the 1-0 win and get ready for game two but the Hurricane players will be looking to dial in the sights to get more production from their opportunities. Hurricane hockey is alive and well on the island as the hard work and effort continued to control the play all while dominating the territorial battle. Live from the Pownal Stadium in PEI - Hurricane 1 - Kings 0
Feb 4, 2011

After the snow storm, a Hurricane forecasted to hit PEI

Your BMO Western Hurricanes are off to the annual SPUD Tournament in Charlottetown, PEI this weekend.  The Major Bantam AAA division has 16 teams competing for the title.  The Hurricanes are the only Nova Scotia entry with all other teams from New Brunswick and PEI.  Players will be travelling over Thursday night with action beginning on Friday morning.  Stay tuned to our website for game details as they happen.  To quote one of our big supporters: " GO HUUUURRRRRICCCAAAAANES !!!!!! "
Feb 2, 2011

Hurricanes Clinch First Place

Your BMO Western Hurricanes knew they had a job to do Saturday afternoon when they hit the road to face the Truro Bearcats.  An opportunity to win the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League regular season banner with a win proved to be motivational.  The Canes came out with incredible speed and puck pursuit outshooting the Bearcats 18 -1 in the first period and cashing in with goals by Catherine Tufts assisted by Christian Tufts.  Josh Shatford scored to make the lead 2 - 0 with assists going to Bronsen Benight and Morgan Messenger.  The great work ethic and strong forcheck continued throughout the game with Stone Harnish scoring late in the second period for a 3 - 1 lead with helpers coming from Spencer Adams and Mark Jollimore.  In the final period the Hurricanes were busy killing off penalties but managed another goal when Quinn Nickerson took a pass from Bronsen Benight and fired home a quick release after some great work and a series of great decisions on Nickerson's part.  When the buzzer went, it was a 4 - 1 victory for the Hurricanes. This game was a great example of how every player has contributed to team success and collectively working towards team goals.  Congratulations on winning the regular season title guys, keep it going !  We're all proud of you guys ! In Sunday's action, the Hurricanes faced a very solid Nova Jr.X-Men team that were looking for points.  The Hurricanes came out hard and found the back of the net with an early power play marker by Alex Mann with assists by Josh Shatford and Mark Jollimore.  End to end action continued with the Hurricanes getting numerous quality chances and putting sustained pressure on the Nova squad.  The game pace was fast and the hitting hard.  The Canes entered the third period with a 1 - 0 lead, however, some penalty trouble resulted in the X-Men scoring 2 quick goals and then a last minute empty netter to defeat the Hurricanes 3 - 1.  The Hurricanes outshot their opponents today 35 - 22, worked hard, but just couldn't beat the X-Men's solid goaltending and shot blocking.  The fans in Chester were treated to a great Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League game.
Jan 30, 2011

Outbreak of offense in Barrington

.....nuff said.
Jan 23, 2011

Offensive Chances Abundant against Dawgs

The story of the game was the goaltending by Dartmouth as the Hurricane failed to capitalize on their shots and deflections. Time after time the puck lay in the crease and you thought, yes, finally that’s in but yet it wasn’t. The Hurricane did managed to get one for their efforts with just over three minutes left in the first on the power play as Bronsen Benight (Mulrooney, Jollimore) scored on a wrap around taking the puck to the net to beat the keeper. Backdoor passes just wide, open net misses, deflections that took just a bit too much off the shot and yes more goalie robbery than Houdini, making pucks disappear before they could find the back of the net. Yet specialty teams can sometimes be an advantage and if you let up on your power play thinking there is no pressure Ty Duffus (Harnish) will blow by you and find the five hole with five minutes left in the second. Shot after shot, saves, miss fires, broken sticks and yet more chances. In what could have easily been a blow out the Hurricane only managed one more on the power play from Jollimore (Nickerson) on a pass/shot that managed to squeeze in early in the third. A good defensive effort as Wile posted his league leading seventh shutout and a relatively easy night between the pipes. Make the final Hurricane 3 – Dawgs 0 from the Sportsplex in Dartmouth 
Jan 21, 2011

Valley and Hurricane in Dog fight

The Wildcats stepped up their play today and had some good back pressure and fore check on the Hurricane squad. The Valley’s hard work allowed them to capitalize on a late chance, Blanchard (Moody, Thibeault), to open the scoring much like yesterday’s with just twenty seconds remaining in the first. The Hurricane had chances but failed to find the target as shots hit post, slipped through pads and missed nets. The Valley on the other hand found the mark as Ryan Parker (Janes, Tidman) fired a nice shot to capitalize on one of the few opportunities the Hurricane would give up to go up two heading into the third frame. There wasn’t really anything wrong necessarily with the Hurricane play; it just seemed the Hurricane were on cruising speed and perhaps thinking it would just come. As with most things you can’t just steer, its ineffective, if you’re not moving. It was time to get the Hurricane attack moving by getting more from the engine room. With the league’s top scorers watched closely the Hurricane switched from cruising speed to afterburners as shift times dropped to produce some high tempo energy with all three lines contributing. Good puck support by Catherine Tufts allowed her to find Alex Mann (Catherine Tufts, J Messenger) who would dial one up from the point and fire a bullet to the back of the net. It was “game on” as the Hurricane could feel it and again it would be generated from the back end as Cole Mulrooney on a nice send found the stick of Morgan Messenger (Mulrooney) on the deflection to tie the game just three minutes later. With momentum on the Hurricane side even the penalty kill saw Morgan Messenger (unassisted) turn over the puck and drive the net like nobody’s business to lift fans from their seats as the Hurricane had new life and the lead off a shorthanded effort. The Hurricane added another at about the two minute mark as Josh Shatford (M Messenger, Jollimore) received a pass in full flight at the blue line and drove wide and hard to the net letting a quick shot fire just before the angle was closed off to beat the Valley keeper. The Valley would not go quietly though as Blanchard (Janes, McKie) would get one late. In the third period the Hurricane would dominate, outshooting the Valley 21-3 for a game total of 33-12. The Hurricane continue to reduce their magic number as the schedule starts to wind down. Make the final Hurricane 4 – Wildcats 3 in a dog fight in Barrington.
Jan 16, 2011

Hurricane take on Wildcats and it gets a littleâ?¦ wild

With a great crowd in Barrington the Hurricane were looking to solidify their hold on first place and gather two more points towards clinching the league title. Today would be a day of the power play and penalty kill units for both sides as play was a little bit sloppy and players fought to keep their cool, however it seemed to be a losing battle. The Valley would strike first on a power play about four minutes in; Moody (Benedict) but that was quickly answered when the Hurricane scored on a nice dish wide from Morgan Messenger to Josh Shatford (M. Messenger) just a minute later. On the Hurricanes next power play they would make the Wildcats pay again as Morgan Messenger (Mann, Jollimore) would put the Hurricane up by one. In the second frame Bronsen (Jollimore, Mann) would again strike on the power play with a highlight reel tip in that went under the bar. With under five minutes left in the second Morgan Messenger (Shatford, Harnish) would add the Hurricane fourth to close out the second. The Hurricane, Josh Shatford (Jollimore) would trade goals in third with the Valley Blanchard (Thibeault, Rawding) to make the final Hurricane 5- Valley 2. The Hurricane look to get back to more disciplined play with the rematch on Sunday.
Jan 16, 2011

RCL Awards

Even though the team result was not what we had envisioned the Hurricane squad were still recognized as a tough team to play and Morgan Messenger was selected to the first all star team. Morgan's consistent effort and contribution this weekend to the Hurricanes result of 2-1-1 did not go unnoticed. Alex Mann did a great job for the Hurricane as well this weekend logging some extra minutes due to injuries and contributing offensively as well with a number of heavy shots from the point. Alex was awarded the tournament top defensive player. Congratulations on receiving these prestigious awards
Jan 10, 2011

Hurricane Hobble Home

The Hurricane were feeling pretty good playing some gritty hockey against Halifax and taking care of both Bedford and Fredericton earlier on leaving Cole Harbour as the last obstacle. You would think with previous efforts that this, all things being equal, with another hard work effort would provide a favorable result. That is …all things being equal.  With Keegan Cooke already unavailable for an undetermined amount of time and Jordan Messenger not quite ready to return, more injuries were not in the plan. Morgan Lunn gets a lower body injury and is forced to sit. Christian Tufts suffers an upper body injury and a few minutes into the game Mark Jollimore joins the newly formed pine sitting group and not one of them are all that happy about it.      Cole Harbour with some newly found jump coming off some great wins at the RCL are reveling in the excitement and momentum that winning brings and it was evident they were going to battle the Hurricane today. Alex Mann set the Storm back a bit though when he fired a blast from the point to open the scoring. Cole Harbour to their credit kept coming and soon found themselves tied 1-1 with Hurricane. Then some penalty trouble and discipline issues erupted, not unjustly, but being right doesn’t have much value as you head to the sin bin. Forced to kill off penalties for a lot the game Cole Harbour finally capitalized on a 5-3 and then again on a 5-4 to open up an insurmountable lead with only 3 minutes remaining on the game clock or …..was it? Key in the Hurricane attack and if you were fortunate enough to be in attendance at the County arena you witnessed an effort even the Hurricane didn’t know they had. Puck pursuit, speed and Cole Harbour were caught standing, collapsing, grasping on to their win. Less than 2 minutes…. BANG… the first dagger was fired and the lead cut to one with the Hurricane goalie Peterson on the bench for the extra attacker. Puck dropped; fired in Cole Harbour’s end deep; absolutely no doubt a Hurricane player will get there first as Peterson heads to the bench once more. Hurricanes battle …moving...firing …BANG TIED GAME. Hurricanes needing the win to advance… time remaining 19 seconds… it could just be enough. These kids make you believe!    It wasn’t meant to be this day at the County Arena as the Hurricane settle for the tie and end their run at the championship. Giving up only 5 goals in four games is nothing for this beat up Hurricane squad to hang their heads about….if there had of been 10 more seconds on the clock I just wonder … nope I feel it ..and they made me believe it…it could have happened ….it would have. Make the final Hurricane 3- Storm 3
Jan 9, 2011

Hawks answer Hurricane pressure

A great game of intensity and speed was played just prior to the skills competition at Center 200. A back and forth affair saw Halifax score the only goal as the Hurricane dropped only their third loss of the season. The Hurricane had their chances but couldn' find the twine... well except perhaps on a goal that fans reportedly said was pulled from behind the goal line out before the officials could get to the net to check things out. Hey that's hockey and with plenty of quality scoring chances the Hurricane effort was solid and we simply just didn't get a bounce or place a quality shot by the Hawks tender. Both goalies played well and the game was fast and entertaining. The Huriicane will play the Harbour Storm Saturday morning with a chance to get into the crossovers but will not take them lightly as they have shown some improvement at the Legion tournament and are looking for a crossover bid as well. Stay tuned as the weather is going to get ugly with a Storm and Hurricane coming to County Arena in Cape Breton.
Jan 8, 2011

Hurricane effort produces results against Caps

The Hurricane came ready to play against the Fredericton Capitols early Friday morning as they tried to solidify an advantage before facing the Halifax Hawks later on Friday in game 3. The Hurricane created numerous odd man rushes and found themselves alone on a 2-0 breakaway as well a lone rushes on some quick transition. With a number of breakaways and strong work down low it still took some time before they were able to find the back of the net as we hit the goalies chest with some regularity. The Hurricane were able to post 6 to the Capitols 1 though and move them up the standings with a 2-0-0 record. A tougher battle lays ahead as Halifax needs a win after dropping a 2-1 decision to the Harbour Storm who are playing well after the Christmas break and having a few injured players return to the lineup. Make the final - Hurricane 6 Fredericton 1.
Jan 8, 2011

Out the gates running at Legion Tournament

After a long break the Hurricane returned to game action and found themselves taking on the Bedford Barons in game one of the Legion Tournament from Cape Breton. Some good practice with some strong work ethic would hopefully strip off at least a layer of any layoff rust build up.  While the first period provided chances for the Hurricane a little better result on the score sheet was expected but so be it the pace was good, board play was evident and it would be just a matter of time. Sure enough early in the second the Hurricanes struck as Josh Shatford (unassisted) tickled the twine off a scramble down low to open the scoring. The Hurricane would add their second on the power play and it only took a few seconds as Morgan Messenger (Shatford, Benight) received a nice pass for a one timer from Shatford and placed the puck over high over the blocker. Jake Wile made a great pad save on a cross ice pass from the corner to the left hand slot by attacking the shooter and firing out his right leg to shut down Bedford’s best scoring chance. In the third the Hurricane scored again when the Bedford defense got caught a little flat footed as Bronsen one touched the puck to a streaking Morgan Messenger who saw the defense part like the Red Sea to send him in all alone. A quick shot low beat the Baron netminder to put the Hurricanes up three. The Hurricane team outshot the Barons 17-7 according to the official scorer and a good effort was seen from all three lines that admittedly all had chances. The road will get a little rougher on Friday as the Hurricane will need to solid efforts against the Fredericton Canadians and the Halifax Hawks if a bid to get to the finals is in the cards. Make the final Hurricane 3- Barons 0 live from the County Arena in Sydney.  
Jan 6, 2011

Hurricanes Pack Their Bags

The Royal Canadian Legion Challenge Cup is being held in Sydney from 6-9 January, 2011.  Your BMO Western Hurricanes swing into action Thursday 6 January at 7:30pm against the Bedford Barons.    Two games on Friday against Halifax and Fredericton Caps are followed by a fourth round-robin game Saturday against the Harbour Storm.  That completes the round-robin play and it will be the top two teams from each division who will advance to semis and then finals. GO HURRICANES!!
Jan 5, 2011

Coaches Christmas present comes early

Playing in coach Dodman’s home rink growing up brought back a lot of fun memories for him and the Hurricanes were enjoying their game in the sunny Eastern Shore as well. Scoring early and often the whiteboard would get most of the day off as things went pretty much in the Hurricanes favor. When the Storm traded goalies they quickly realized that it wasn’t going to change much. With the Hurricane turning up the heat, the rink was still surprisingly cold and the follicly challenged bench staff enjoyed the official “Toque Trial Day”. It was good to see the team find their way back to “Hurricane Hockey” though. Team speed, effort on the fore check and puck protection were all off the chart on a few shifts. Power play goals and penalty kills all enjoyed success and simply put… the Hurricane were rolling. The vision was much better and everyone was getting chances with the return of more team play. The coaches became commentators reinforcing the good things they were seeing. Yes, it was a good day to be a Hurricane. And although we almost had the complete top ten plays of the week in one game we were happy to make the final Hurricane 9- Harbour Storm 0.   With the Christmas break looming and the closing out of 2010 upon us it is a good time to reflect on the accomplishments that the Hurricane players have worked for and earned. -Winning the opening tournament of the inaugural season of the NS Major Bantam Hockey League. -Posting the best defensive record and most shutouts to date -The best record at 22-2-0 -Champions of the ESSO Challenge Cup ending the Halifax Hawks three year winning streak And although the players and affiliates have certainly done their part; having the best support team behind them in the stands goes a long way to contribute to their success. On behalf of all of us behind Hurricane Hockey from owners, management, sponsors and staff we want to wish you a joyous and happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year! Go Hurricanes!
Dec 19, 2010

Weâ??re Back

Don’t know how, don’t know why, but the when was determined …it was going to be today. Perhaps it was a little Christmas magic in the air One thing for sure, we knew it was there. The kids were relaxed, they showed us no fear Hurricane hockey was about to kick it in gear. Movement, pressure, one player reacting and supporting the other. Tons of shots… wait here comes another Odd man rushes, not one, but two and three Hurricanes buzzing what a nice sight to see Newbridge scores to get the first one Don’t worry folks the game is not done Tuck yourselves in, no need to pray The Hurricane team has come here to play Christian for the first, then Messenger and Mann Laughing and cheering you could hear from the stand Forty plus shots the Hurricane had plenty Newbridge with some, but much less than twenty The hitting was hard, some black and blue It didn’t matter what the Newbridge players tried to do Today you could feel it, we were lively and quick Just like that old fella, I think they call him St Nick With the effort today the win was no fluke Oh and by the way, a present from Larry, a toque The Hurricanes have just one more weekend game to go As we take on the Storm, to make it two in a row So it’s 3-1 the score, you can hang it on vinyl No matter how you display it, you can make it the final
Dec 19, 2010

RCL Challenge Cup Schedule Released

Please note that the schedule has changed since originally released due to withdrawal of a team from the tournament. Tournament website can be found at www.rclchallengecup.goalline.ca/
Dec 13, 2010

Special Teamsâ?¦Special Teamsâ?¦

Sunday at the forum will bring back memories to a lot of hockey fans over the years as many great battles have been played out here. Today the Hurricane and Gulls would battle for the second time within twenty four hours in an attempt to stop the Hurricanes from being the first to reach the 20 win barrier. From the start the Hurricane had better jump, something that had been missing and with the increased speed good things would happen soon. Sure enough the Hurricanes found themselves on the power play. Cole Mulrooney kept the attempted clearing shot inside the blue line and then moved it to Stone Harnish who passed it quickly to Morgan Messenger (Harnish) in the slot. Although not pretty, it was creative, as Morgan backhanded the puck past the Gulls netminder to give the Hurricane a one goal lead. In the second, play was being controlled by the Hurricane D-men moving the puck and skating away from traffic. The Gulls were back to their old tricks of trying to slow down the Hurricane offense which was having some effect. However the Gulls would soon find themselves in penalty trouble again. Some good work by Christian Tufts on the end boards allowed Josh Shatford to emerge from behind the goal line only to find an open Morgan Messenger on the side of the goal and with a quick feed Morgan (Shatford, Christian Tufts) buried it to make the power play 2 for 2. The third period had some hiccups and penalty kill was now the special team of choice. While things were looking good initially a bad bounce from a stick on stick collision gave the open Gull a chance to fire one point blank into the Hurricane net. With the Gulls now within striking distance the final two trips to the sin bin by the Hurricane were going to make things interesting. This time the penalty kill was up to the task and even managed to kill off the few seconds the Gulls would have as part of a five on three. With no scoring threats for the Gulls from there on in the Hurricane once again get the job done. Make the final Hurricane 2 – Gulls 1.
Dec 12, 2010

Call 911! Hurricane stuck in a â??Phone Boothâ?

It wasn’t a day to showcase the speed and puck movement that the fans of the Major Bantam league have come to enjoy. In fact, it was good day for motivating rink construction. Play was choppy, with pucks flicked by and into traffic; there just wasn’t any space for... well ... anybody. Now there was no doubt the small Liverpool arena wouldn’t help the Hurricanes capitalize on their team speed and quickness. Couple that with a trapping Bay Gulls flooding the neutral zone with all five players and you can see this was going to be what is commonly referred to as a “mucker”. The wheels are spinning but you just aren’t going anywhere. With no score through two periods there was no doubt two different conversations were taking place in the intermission. The Bubba Ray Gulls were in striking distance of an upset and working their system well to earn it. The Hurricanes coaching on the other hand were putting together a counter to get more play in the opposition end. Now it would come down to who executes better. The defense of the Hurricane became more aggressive initiating the rush with good skating, pressuring the Gulls forwards but when they stuck to their plan ice opened up and the Hurricane were able to get pucks deep. At the midpoint of the third, Alex Mann fired a shot in to release the forwards to track down the puck. Josh Shatford got there quickly and managed to create enough space for Bronsen to find the loose puck. Bronsen turned to find Morgan Messenger (Benight, Shatford) in the slot who fired top shelf to put the Hurricanes up one. With the Gulls now forced to open up seeking the tie they found the same frustration in trying to move through the neutral zone and only managed a few minutes in the Hurricane end. The Hurricane posted another zero and have been fortunate that when the offence isn’t there the defense and goaltending are. It really doesn’t matter how you win them; it’s more about finding a way to win them. The Hurricane are always looking. Hurricanes 1 – Bay Gulls 0 … in a mucker, live in Liverpool.
Dec 12, 2010

Newbridge sees return of Hurricane defense

With concerns arising about the Hurricane effort not more than 24 hours earlier some focus needed to take place. The message was clear; we needed to get back to what works and take responsibility for it. We needed team defense and the offence would come. Although no score in the first period the Hurricane had chances and some hard luck and good goaltending accounted for the blank on both sides. Overall things looked good, no breakdowns and spurts of offensive chances but no one able to pull the trigger at this point for the Hurricane offense. With much of the same defensive effort in the second the Hurricane were waiting for their chance and finally on some good hard work down low Catherine Tufts (M. Messenger, Adams) fired a quick release shot from the slot that found a gap under the arm of the Newbridge net minder. Again in the third there was no sign of letting up on the defensive commitment and it looked like the Hurricane would play it safe denying any offense from the Senators. It started to look like the Hurricane were prepared to take the one goal win, that is, until late in the third, when Newbridge decided to pull their goalie to muster some attack. After corralling the puck in the Hurricane corner down low, Jordan Messenger (Jollimore) would skate up the wall and fire a shot which had better not be icing toward the far end. Fortunately, it found the net and the Hurricane were up two and the coaching staff bit their tongue for not crossing center ice before the attempt. With Newbridge not content to settle for the 2-0 loss they kept their goaltender out and the coaching staff started looking for their blood pressure medication as again this time Stone Harnish (Nickerson, M Messenger) shot one from the Hurricane side of center only to hit the net again. After not finding the back of the net for much of the game we were two for two from 150 feet. With no power play chances of their own the Hurricane managed four nice penalty kills. Make the final Hurricane 3 – Senators 0. The Hurricane survive the weekend with four points in the bank and look to improve thier play this coming weekend in Liverpool against the Bay Gulls. 
Dec 6, 2010

Hangover in Halifax or the Four Point Game

After a great result at the ESSO the Hurricanes hit the ice against the Halifax Hawks but what was this?  Who are these kids? Let’s face it no jump in our step. Puck movement nonexistent? Forget Hurricane, we were trying our best to stir up a gentle breeze. Give credit where credit is due the Hawks were working hard and obviously up for the game as they pressured our defense while we grew some tree roots in our feet. In order for there to be a game here today we had better find some effort and fast.  Halifax struck first Cooper Boyd(unassisted) and that never sits well, a bad taste was already forming in our mouths. It wasn’t until a shot fired from the point that was tipped into the air and dropped behind the challenging Hawks goaltender did the Hurricane respond. The loose puck put a couple of Hurricanes on full crash mode and Alex Nauss (unassisted) managed to bury that biscuit to tie the game. Less than a minute later Morgan Messenger (unassisted) caught the Hawks goaltender off guard as he fired a low blast with some heat on it through the five hole to put the Hurricane up one going into the third. Halifax scored to tie in the third just over two minutes in on a net drive of their own Campbell Pickard (Stewart) as the Hawks forward beat the Hurricane containment and batted the puck by the goaltender to tie it. Both teams were battling hard late in the game and  play was accumulating minutes in the neutral zone. Pucks were being dumped in and out of each end and the few chances that presented themselves were thwarted on both sides by the goaltending of Wile and for the Hawks; MacDonald. Goaltending had to be solid in both ends as play was scrappy at times. With twenty seconds to go and a tie looming the Hurricane staff called a timeout and Coach Muise drew up the proverbial “Hail Mary” breakout that hopefully, all things working out, would get the puck to the neutral zone with an odd number attack. After the face off win, step one was accomplished and with Mann controlling the puck phase two took place. The hard rim was meant for a sprinting Morgan Messenger who raced to the weak side wall where he managed to capture the puck. Morgan pulled the puck back looking to see if phase three was in effect. Sure enough, Keegan Cooke had released and was building speed heading north to the Halifax end. Keegan maintained his speed and received a crisp pass from Morgan Messenger where he went in all alone and pulled off a great move to leave the goaltender sliding to the far right of the net and the puck laying in the crease, almost there, inches from the line, when the unfortunate back check effort of the Hawks defender found himself making contact with the puck to give it that little bit it needed to cross the line Keegan Cooke (Jollimore). Pack your bags and get out of here before someone turns around, I think the Hurricane just stole one with 8 seconds left on the clock.  Hurricane 3 – Hawks 2. Start the car ….start the car… 
Dec 6, 2010

Western Hurricanes win Esso Major Bantam Tournament

Just as predicted it was a force that hit the Civic center but a few penalty calls along the way made it interesting. The Hurricane squad was settling back into its normal four line routine they started at the beginning of the season as they took on the Bedford Barons team. Bedford, having a good tournament of their own, found themselves in the finals against probably an opponent they wish they didn’t have. Let’s face it; nobody really likes a Hurricane and especially not one that is gathering steam. As the light shone through the windows of the Forum not an hour early as the Timbits hit the ice, some gentle oohs and aahs were coming from the parents and grandparents. No screaming fans, just little subtle waves to the bench, no refs getting blasted for calls and non-calls, you couldn’t help but think that you were sitting in the eye of the Hurricane. Especially when you look back at the recent heated exchange of coaching tips from the Moncton game earlier. Yup no doubt about it we were in the eye all right and you had a gut feeling things were going to get ugly soon as we came out the other side. With play underway in the championship game, the effort and commitment to what was quickly becoming known as “Hurricane Hockey” started to hem in the Barons and frustrate their efforts to get anything going. A little break in the storm came quickly as the Hurricanes made their first trip to the sin bin. The penalty killing units were up and the pride in the way they were able to eat up precious seconds without allowing scoring chances was starting to show. The Zebras were earning their stripes as well as the second power play chance would go to the Bedford boys and residency issues were starting to be questioned. Those were put to rest as 45 seconds later things would even up. The Hurricanes first power play would come late in the first and wouldn’t need long to prove effective as Bronsen Benight (Mann, M. Messenger) would tip a shot from the point behind the Barons goalie to get the team on the board. In the second the Hurricane were wreaking havoc and yet once again found themselves on the penalty kill. This time Bronsen sent the puck deep in the Barons end and decided to go up against two Baron defenders to see if he could knock off some more time. Hulkamaniacs would have been proud as Bronsen out battled both Baron defenders and stuffed the puck home on a quick net drive to put the Hurricane up 2 and stun the Bedford faithful. Going to the third period break, up two, with fifteen miles to go would mean the Barons would have to score three to win and when mentioned in the locker room it was unanimous that wasn’t going to happen. As the minutes ticked off in the third period Morgan Messenger (unassisted) silenced even the whispers of hope when he found the twine with just less than six minutes remaining. An empty net goal by the Hurricanes was followed by the Barons only marker. A play that had the Hurricanes caught in a little premature post game celebration and was fair trade off as the Hurricane poured on the ice seconds later as the 2010 Esso Major Bantam Hockey Champions. With the skies clearing now the Hurricane Management and Staff wanted to express their sincere thanks to all the parents and grandparents for supporting the players with the hotel accommodations, gas and food to make this week and the tremendous result possible. You may not have a number on the score sheet but you are number one in our hearts and a big part of Hurricane Hockey! Morgan Messenger was named Tournament MVP, and both he and Alex Mann were named to the Tournament's First All-Star Team.
Nov 28, 2010

... And Then There Were Two ...

With a gritty 4-1 win over the Moncton Hawks this morning, the Hurricanes are off to the big game at the Civic.  The tournament's 22 entries are now down to your BMO Western Hurricanes and the Bedford Barons.  Game time is 3pm at the Civic Arena.  Go Hurricanes!!
Nov 28, 2010

Weather Update â?? Category 5 Hurricane predicted for Sunday afternoon

With the air a little more casual than normal the thought was we may not be ready but effort is not determined by how you get dressed before your play but what you’re willing to do once the puck drops. Just like a flick of the switch the Hurricane were off. Dirty ice is not the ideal situation for a puck moving team who likes the fast, clean ice but you learn to adapt. Cape Breton we found out early had made some adaptations of their own since our last meeting as the big forwards were working hard and the Cougar d-men were holding the line. Through the first period to the cleaning the score was even but the effort of the Hurricane players was there and they would not be caught off guard this night before getting up to speed. The second would see the Hurricane doing a better job of applying pressure and with a quick transition from the back end Morgan Messenger (unassisted) wheeled through the neutral zone and fired a shot before the Cougar goaltender could get set to ignite the Hurricane bench. The excitement was short lived though as what appeared to be a hard dump in by the Cougars took a couple of crazy bounces off the end boards and caught in our goal keepers skate barely crossing the goal line. If you needed something to keep you on the edge of your seats (like you needed that) Morgan Messenger gets hauled down and awarded a penalty shot. A nice move was matched with a Gumby like save to hold the game at one. So we enter the third period looking for the winner. Determined to shut down the Cape Breton efforts the Hurricane d-men were denying any and all attempts by the Cougars to get shots. When a Cougar defensemen tried to turn up ice with five minutes gone in the third he was met by Morgan Messenger who out muscled him off the puck to attack the net from the corner. A sprawling Cougar defensemen attempted to take away the cross ice pass but a nice saucer pass over him allowed Josh Shatford (M Messenger) to tee it up and bury it in the empty net before Gumby could reappear and get a leg across.   A shutdown effort from then on kept Cape Breton at bay vaulting the Hurricane into semi-final Sunday. Hurricane 2 - Cougars 1. Next up Moncton Button down the hatches …pick us some flashlights and candles… looks like the wind is picking up something fierce… this has been a test of the emergency hockey broadcast system! ..…stay tuned to this station for further updates....…stay tuned to this station for further updates...…
Nov 28, 2010

KV get KOâ??d by Hurricane

From the opening face off pucks went deep and the forwards went into action. If it wasn’t for four minutes of penalty kill it would have been a dominant period by the Hurricane players. KV held tough as they hung in there and tried to get something going on the power play. The penalty kill was in full force early though and the KV offence could not mount any pressure. Still with a strong finish in the last minutes of the first the Hurricane only had a ½ point to show for it. Could we see another Moncton effort with nothing to show for it… I mean, could it possibly happen twice in as many days…Nope! The second period would see KV crack after the defense were working hard down low to contain the buzzing Hurricane forwards. Quinn Nickerson (Adams) ripped one top shelf from the far point to get the Hurricane squad fired up. With a nice right, then left jab Ty Duffus (Jollimore), and Jollimore (Harnish, M Messenger) had the KV boys reeling. Adding the fourth of the period Josh Shatford (Lunn) closed out the second with the Hurricane up 4-0.   The third made you think KV was playing a little rope-a-dope as they snapped in a power play marker on a quick shot short side. The Hurricane would respond a minute later Keegan Cooke (Mann, Jollimore) but credit for the sniper fire under the bar would take place minutes later. From there confusion over the rules, run time and penalty calls took over. We needed to get back on track and Cat delivered a crunching hit to motivate the Hurricane bench. With just seconds under the five minute mark Ty Duffus (unassisted) scored to put the Hurricane on top 6-1. KV fired another power play goal and managed to split the third period points but the Hurricane had what they needed. Hurricane 6 – KV 2. With the mathmatics quiz over for the most part it will come down to Wins from here on out and you know what … that’s just fine with the Hurricanes.
Nov 26, 2010

Rivermen in wrong place at wrong time

Points were needed after digging a hole on Thursday night and there was going to be no answer today from the Miramichi Rivermen for the Hurricane effort. Simply put, we needed five points, not just a win, and the lunch bucket mentality would bear fruit. In the first it took four minutes to strike as Christian Tufts (Mulrooney) started things off. Over the next three minutes the score was increased by Morgan Messenger (Duffus), then Shatford (Mulrooney) and finally Jollimore (unassisted) to break things wide open. Before the period ended Catherine Tufts (M Messenger) put the Hurricane up 5 with no answer from the Rivermen. The second started with the same score as the first 0-0 as points needed to be earned all along the way and the Hurricane left no doubt they we here to collect them all. Josh Shatford (M Messenger, Mann) popped in the first and Ty Duffus (unassisted) added the second on a nice effort that caught the Rivermen napping on the power play to give up one shorthanded. A minute later Jollimore (Catherine Tufts) put the Hurricane up 8-0. With the outcome never in doubt, the run time feature in the third would mean the Hurricane would have less time to grab the third period points. At 5:55 things finally lined up as 55 Mark Jollimore (unassisted) brought a cheer from the bench as one goal with the way the Hurricane were playing was going to be all we needed to get all five points. Just to make sure, Jordan Messenger (Mann) added the insurance marker to make the final Hurricane 10- Rivermen 0 More work to be done but for now… mission accomplished. KV would be a bigger test.
Nov 26, 2010

Moncton Jumps on Hurricanes

After a little scouting report was given on the Moncton squad the Hurricanes players didn’t seem to quite get the message. However it was heard loud and clear and it only took two minutes to have it hit home as the Hurricanes dropped the first goal. Moncton now up by one still pressured and looked for more chances and the flat start of the Hurricanes required a little stiffer brush to get the rust off. Although the Hurricane started to play better and were moving the puck up ice better, a penalty put them behind the eight ball. After defending the power play well, a shot from the point was either hit, tipped or simply found its way through enough legs to put Moncton up two. Sometimes you hate to see the intermission break come because you’re firing on all cylinders and want to keep on rolling…this was not the case for the Hurricanes. As it turned out the end of the first would be the ice cleaning and a little housekeeping of our own was in store. Down two after the first the Hurricanes came with an effort that bordered on great as they hemmed in, bottled up, battled hard and denied any opportunity from the Moncton squad. A little Moncton goalie with irritating white pads had the answer to everything the Hurricane could fire. He blocked shots, made good saves and yes was fortunate enough to have more than one shot hit him without realizing it was coming; there is definitley a horseshoe shortage somewhere. The end result …no goals. A half point was the best the Hurricane could muster despite a lopsided advantage in play. The third was simply more of the same as the Hurricanes kept coming thinking the dam would soon burst and a flood of goals would come. There must have been a pack of beavers in those Moncton shirts as the boys would battle and keep the Hurricane at bay. Another half point and the game is over. Moncton 2 – Hurricane 0. This was a new feeling and, you know, not one the Hurricane players enjoy. Some big strides will be needed to get back in this Esso Cup as points will be more crucial from here on out. Don’t worry though, if you listen very closely…..don’t move too much… you can hear the rumble… yep that’s it… you hear it too… there’s a Hurricane coming!!!
Nov 25, 2010

High Five for Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have collected all five available points in game one of the Esso Bantam Challenge Cup against the Scotsburn Major Bantam Crushers from Pictou. Morgan Messenger (Benight, Lunn) couldn’t have started things off any better scoring on the first offensive attack with a short side wrist shot. Later on in the period it was Josh Shatford (Benight, Baker) on the receiving end of a great cross ice pass for a one timer that beat the Crusher goaltender who was frustrating the Hurricane offense on numerous occasions. The second period had points to offer as well and the Hurricane pushed to get them. Finally Shatford (Benight) on a spin move from the slot found the mark to help the Hurricane go up three and earn another valuable point for the second period in the scoring system used for the Esso Cup. Leaving only the third period to collect points in, and, not to forget about the 2 points for the win of course; the Hurricane were expecting to sweep the points available in the third. Suddenly, on a quick point shot from near the boards by a Crusher d-man, Pictou had found the back of the net. The Hurricanes were in a hole. Still lots of time but some soul searching for the Hurricanes had started. The point system doesn’t allow you to take periods off regardless of the leads you have. Josh Shatford (M Messenger, Jollimore) completed the hat trick shortly after on a goal mouth scramble so at least the third period points could be halved. Catherine Tufts (Christian Tufts) would have none of that and restored the Hurricane faith as she scooped up a rebound and sent it home to give the Hurricanes the win and also all of the five points available to start things on the right foot.  Make the final Hurricane 5 – Crushers 1
Nov 25, 2010

Hurricanes fuel up for Esso as Cougars sputter

The ability to move the puck by the Hurricanes back end showed in Game 2 as the play would be in the Cougar end zones for much of the game. Offensive chances as a result were reduced. It was a power play goal again that would start the scoring with five minutes to go in the first as Mitch Baker fired a blast from the right point that got into the shoulder gear of the Cape Breton net minder and bounced to a wide open Jordan Messenger (Baker). Quinn Nickerson finally got to see some game time this weekend after returning from an earlier injury and his physical presence was felt by the Cougar forwards. After being a little snake bitten last weekend, Bronsen must have dialed in his shot during the week as he bit back with two goals, Benight (Shatford) with under five minutes in the second and again at around the eight minute mark of the third, Benight (M Messenger). Jake Wile was solid when the Cougars managed to get a few offensive chances. Catherine Tufts (J Messenger, Duffus) slid a nice low shot to the corner to cap off her Movie Star weekend complete with CBC interview for the French station. Not to say that she didn’t pay a little bit for her 15 minutes of fame. Even coach Muise’s interview we are sure will require some editing to make it look better. A strong team performance allowed a more controlled 4-0 win and we can now finally look forward to the Esso Tournament. The challenge of playing the teams from New Brunswick is one we all look forward to so let’s get those homework assignments completed and plenty of rest.
Nov 22, 2010

Cougars Battle - Hurricane Respond

After a calming public skate in Chester with smiling faces and laughter in the stands things started to get ugly quickly as the battle of the two big teams hit the ice. In the first period the Hurricane power play only needed its second opportunity before the opening goal of the game would come from Josh Shatford (Mann, Messenger).   Strangely in practice earlier in the week it seemed the penalty kill would be the better specialty team of the two but early in the second once again the Hurricane power play would strike this time Alex Nauss (Mann, Jollimore).   A physical game found the Cougars on the power play where they were able to notch a power play goal of their own. Just to keep the road weary Cape Breton fans into it the Cougars sent home their second to head to the intermission tied at two. The goals scored by the Cougars were opportunistic but they all count and we just didn’t have the battle level we had come to expect; it was good but just not good enough. A commitment to raise the work ethic was the clear message and the Hurricane responded. When Morgan Messenger (Benight, Cooke) fired one pass the Cougar keeper just under two minutes in, the traditional third period effort the Hurricane team has shown had returned. After a couple of missed power play efforts by the Hurricane the Cougars had thought they had escaped unscathed but Josh Shatford ( Benight, M Messenger) managed to do what the power play couldn’t and the Hurricanes found themselves up by two and controlling the play. However, penalty trouble is the great equalizer in hockey and the Hurricane penalty kill would get a stiff test and need to dig in. With over four minutes of penalty kill ticking off clock the Cougars had nothing to show for it and to erase any doubt Keegan Cooke (Nauss) registered the third unanswered goal of the period with minutes left in the game. The entertainment value was high in this game as all aspects were featured... the speed and puck movement were good and specialty teams executed on both sides along with some nice goaltending by Peterson in nets. The Hurricane third period effort was the Cougars undoing and you can make the final Hurricane 5 – Cougars 2.
Nov 21, 2010

Weather update from Barrington -Storm gets downgraded

With the Harbour Storm battling the injury bug they still played some good hockey in the first period but the depth and speed of the Hurricanes showed as they put on pressure that was had to match. Things looked like they could have been closer in Barrington but other than a single marker given up in the first period it was a dominating performance in game 1 with the Hurricane firing 8 unanswered goals to blow out the Storm 9-1. Every line had contributions to the tally showcasing the depth of this team. Josh Shatford, Ty Duffus, Christian Tufts and Keegan Cooke all had two goals each with Alex Nauss adding the other. It was no surprise to the coaching staff that the Hurricanes offence would still produce even without possible contributions from Morgan Messenger who was unavailable this weekend. The Storm appeared to add to their injury list as a couple of hard hits sidelined some bodies that the Storm could have used. In game two it was all about chances and the Hurricane sure had plenty. Bronsen Benight started his head shaking early and often jokingly wondering how many chances he would need before he would find the back of the net as he whistled shot after shot just off the mark. The Harbour Storm struggled to find offence and by the end of the second they could only register 5 shots on goal. The Hurricane, even with all the chances they had missed, still had three to their credit as Bronsen Benight(Shatford, Jollimore), Jordon Messenger (Christian Tufts) and  Keegan Cooke(Mann) had all popped in helpers by the end of the second period. The third for the Hurricane was all about keeping the shutout and closing down any Storm offence and although some goal mouth scrambles developed that could have gone either way that was about all the Storm could muster. The other shots came from well out to allow the Hurricanes to bend but not break and register another team shutout backstopped by Jake Wile in front of a good crowd in Barrington. Make the final Hurricane 3 - Storm 0. The Hurricane look forward to Quinn Nickerson returning to practice this week and getting Morgan Messenger back in the lineup. A good job by the affiliated players have all provided valuable contributions to the Hurricanes as the club has managed some injuries of their own. Be sure to check out your BMO Hurricanes when they face the Breton Sport Cougars in Chester this coming weekend Saturday, November 20th at 7:30pm and Sunday November 21st at 12:00 noon.
Nov 14, 2010

Cat gets invite to Atlantic Bantam Female Skills Challenge

We always knew she was good and now she has the invite to prove it. Hockey Canada and Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador are hosting an Atlantic Bantam Female Skills Challenge at both the Mile One Centre and Twin Rinks in St. John’s on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. The event will feature seven of the top female Bantam-level players from each of the Atlantic Canadian branches, along with one coach from each of the four Atlantic Provinces. The 28 players and four coaches from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island were selected based upon their performances at the 2010 Atlantic Challenge Cup, held October 8-11 in Moncton, N.B.  One of the Nova Scotia spots has been earned by our own winger Catherine Tufts. Catherine will participate in both on and off-ice skills testing, and a series of three-on-three games, during the two-day challenge. The event will also include team-building sessions and special presentations that will give participants new tools to take back to their local minor hockey associations. “These development activities are sure to inspire young girls to dream big,” said Kalli Quinn, director of female national teams for Hockey Canada. “Whether they aspire to one day put on a Team Canada jersey, or have goals outside of hockey, these programs will instil in their young participants self-esteem and life skills that will help them succeed in whatever they may choose.” The 2010 4 Nations Cup is being held in St. John’s and Clarenville to help Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador celebrate its 75th anniversary. The event will bring together the top four women’s hockey nations in the world – Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States – for the first time since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The four countries competing at the 2010 4 Nations Cup finished as the top four in Vancouver, led by the gold medal-winning Canadian team. Congratulations Catherine from the Hurricane family and of course ...Best of Luck!
Nov 8, 2010

Gulls Get Caught in the Hurricane

The BMO Hurricanes first look at the Bay Gulls was well…interesting. The game was a little back and forth and involved moments where the play was full of scrambles. The Hurricanes still got their chances though and although not picture perfect the end result is the same.   At the midpoint of the first period on a shot that was kind of thrown at the net Ty Duffus(C Tufts, Adams) managed to be the last to touch the puck before it somehow found its way across the goal line to open the scoring. The Hurricanes were skating well and creating some good chances but the Gulls goaltending was holding them in.  About four minutes after the first goal, a little bit of a scramble resulted in the second Hurricanes goal as Christian Tufts (Messenger, Jollimore) swept up the loose puck to send it home at the 8:05 mark. The second period saw the Gulls come with more pressure and generated a little success getting some good scoring chances. Jake Wile in nets stood tall between the pipes and scooped up any rebounds that could have been trouble. The Hurricanes started stretching the ice and relieved some pressure but a few breakaway passes from the back end just failed to connect to a couple wide open Hurricane forwards much to the dismay of the Hurricane parents and fans.   Play and momentum however was not totally in the Hurricanes favor and the second period break would hopefully provide some focus to turn up the heat on the Gulls. Those birds from the Bay would not go away though and with 12 minutes remaining in the third a penalty to Morgan Messenger would be costly. But the penalty kill would respond and shut down the Gulls attempt to get back in the game. The last power play chance of the game would come the Hurricanes way. Catherine Tufts (unassisted), after intercepting a clearing pass, came off the right wing, drove the net and squeezed a shot under the arm of the Bay net minder. Although the Hurricanes had created great chances by some hard net drives good goaltending kept the Gulls alive. The battle level and hustle of the Bay Gulls made this game closer than it appeared on the score sheet and some effort was expended in the last 30 seconds to preserve the shutout. However hard work sometimes ends in ugly goals and you know what the say “ugly goals are like ugly babies... no one really likes them unless they are your own.”  Backstopped by some very good goaltending by our own Jake Wile you can make the final Hurricanes 3 - Bay Gulls 0. Be sure to check us out in a back to back series with the Harbour Storm in Barrington this coming weekend!
Nov 6, 2010

Halloween Weekend â?¦Monster Win

The BMO Western Hurricanes came to play hockey once again as most of us anticipated the sugar rush to follow Sunday night. It would be the Hurricanes first look at this Newbridge squad that has arguably been off to a good start this season with some key wins. Still the Hurricanes players are hard to impress and although the first 12 minutes would find the Hurricanes killing off two penalties they would strike first with Morgan Messenger (Benight) firing in the only goal of the first. In the second period Josh Shatford (M Messenger, Jollimore) added a power play goal in what is proving to be a very successful specialty team component of the Hurricanes offence. Capping off the second with a bit of a back breaker goal Morgan Messenger (Benight) tickled the twine with only 9 seconds remaining just going to show you have to play to the buzzer. The third saw the Hurricanes continue working the boards and providing what has been some dominating third period play. Keegan Cooke put the game out of reach early by adding to the tally with just 2 minutes gone by in the third. Peterson in nets needed to only come up with a couple key saves to take away what little life the Senators could muster in a tough weekend schedule for them. But sometimes things can come back to haunt you and with only 26 seconds remaining three greedy Hurricane ghouls got caught anticipating a neutral zone puck race for a possible attempt at a fifth goal only to see the Senators defensemen make a great play to keep the puck in at the line and create a scoring chance. That shot made the hair stand on the back of your neck as you had to witness the puck ever so slowly slip over the line to spoil the shut out.  Well ...enough said.   Even with a shorter bench and a little sickness thrown in for some pre Halloween effect the Hurricanes effort is hard to match and the 4-1 win was never in doubt outshooting their opponents 42-17. With the news circulating about proper nutrition earlier in the week, Catherine Tufts the ultimate team player still provided a little team building by handing out some bagged goodies “after the game” just to keep things in perspective “after all it is still Halloween” . Hope you had a happy one!
Oct 30, 2010

Hurricanes Pick up Four Points in Weekend Play

On Saturday, your BMO Western Hurricanes started slowly with a choppy first period against the Bearcats.  10 minutes in minor penalties, including a rare 'ineligible player' call for an equipment issue, meant that the Hurricanes were on their back foot for a good part of the period, which ended in a 1-1 tie.  In the second, it was the Bearcats turn to run into penalty trouble with 12 minutes in minor penalties, and the Hurricanes turned up the heat on the power play.  Despite that, they went to the dressing room at the end of the second with only a slim 2-1 lead.  Bronsen Benight got the third started off well, however, with a goal three minutes in, from Cooke and Shatford.  From there, the Hurricanes really settled down and took control of the game.   Jordan Messenger, Morgan Messenger, Keegan Cooke and Bronsen Benight (his second) all tallied third period markers in leading to a dominating 7-1 win.  Cory Peterson only allowed the single first period goal and turned aside the rest of the shots.  Josh Shatford contributed 4 assists. On Sunday, a determined Bearcats team weathered a quick start by the Hurricanes to get two late 1st period goals and take a 2-1 lead after one.  The Hurricanes went down another goal with only 4 minutes left in the second, before battling back with two power play markers from Morgan Messenger and Bronsen Benight, less than two minutes apart before the period ended.  End of two, all even at 3-3.  Again, the Bearcats made it tough, with Pugsley notching two to put the Hurricanes down 5-3 with 13 minutes to go in the final frame.  Alex Nauss (from J. Messenger) brought us back within one.   It was then the line of M. Messenger, Benight and Shatford that took control, scoring three goals over a five minute stretch to go up by two.  The Bearcats did not roll over however, popping one more with 4:19 to go.  Certainly made the last few minutes interesting, but even with a pulled goalie and a late penalty to the Hurricanes, the home team was able to finish out for a hard fought 7-6 win.    Morgan Messenger picked up the hat-trick, Alex Mann got a goal and three assists and Josh Shatford picked up another three assists.  The power play was firing with 5 goals on 9 opportunities.  Great character shown as your Hurricanes came back twice from two goal deficits!
Oct 24, 2010

Hurricanes Drop Game to Nova Jr. X-Men to Split the Weekend

Despite a shorthanded defensive corps, the Hurricanes managed to outshoot the spirited Jr. X-Men 35-23.  However, they only managed to put 2 past the X-Men goalie and went down to a 5-2 defeat.  Scoring for the Hurricanes was 19 Morgan Messenger, from Bronsen Benight and Mitchell Baker; and 7 Jordan Messenger from Ty Duffus. The BMO Western Hurricanes family (players, parents and staff) would all like to extend our thoughts and condolences to Coach Dodman and his family.  We are all thinking of you in this difficult time. 
Oct 17, 2010

Hurricanes Wish Coach Muise a Happy Birthday!

The league-leading BMO Western Hurricanes took to the road for a game against the Scotsburn Crushers at the Trenton Arena on Saturday evening.  Delivering a timely birthday present to Coach Muise, they played a solid complete 50 minutes for a convincing 6-0 win.  Congratulations to Jacob Wile for the shutout.  Scoring was spread around with 3 Forwards ( Bronsen Benight, Josh Shatford, Catherine Tufts) notching markers, and 2 Defensemen (Alex Mann, Mark Jollimore (2)) adding an equal number. 
Oct 16, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Good Luck Team Nova Scotia Players

The Atlantic Challenge Cup is taking place this holiday weekend at the Red Bull 4 Plex in Moncton. We wish all our players both team and personal success at the games. Representing our province on Team Nova Scotia is an exciting opportunity. Good luck to all and we look forward to having you back at practice on Wednesday hopefully with a good story or two to tell. Morgan Messenger Male Under 15 Mitch Baker Male Under 14 Catherine Tufts Female under 15 Results for the weekend - all our players medal with Mitch Baker and Morgan Messenger each receiving Gold and Catherine Tufts getting the Bronze scoring and assisting on both NS goals. Morgan Messenger wins the hard hat award for his team. Congrats from the entire BMO Western Hurricane family!
Oct 11, 2010

Backs against the wall in Barrington

If everything went the way you talk about it and describe and yes even practice it games wouldn’t need to be played. But the funny thing is; probably no one practices mistakes and they happen a lot. Forty seconds into the Hurricanes first power play Jordan Messenger (Mann, Baker) put the Hurricanes up one with 9:24 left in the first. About six minutes later, Bedford scored Isnor (Jardine) after a shot taken very high in the goaltending gear of Peterson got a favorable bounce to the open Barons player. The first period would not close out though until the Hurricanes could respond as Morgan Messenger (Jollimore, Nauss) again sent the hometown fans cheering and put the Hurricanes back on top. As the Hurricanes battled against injuries in the defense group the Bedford Barons took advantage of a drop off in Hurricane pressure and found the equalizer on a quick tip in front from a corner pass Bruce (Robertson, MacLean). Heading to the intermission tied at 2 was not really the game plan no matter how you draw it up. After a commitment to the defensive side of the puck and the promise of a more consistent and relentless pursuit of the puck was made by the Hurricane players, the third period would be their chance to put up or … well you get the idea. “Two different teams” were comments heard after the game from one fan in Barrington as the Hurricanes needed only one which they got from Cooke (Shatford, Benight) less than three minutes into the third to clinch the victory. The remainder of the way saw the Hurricanes getting back to their systems. As a result they only allowed  five shots to the seventeen they fired at the Barons goaltender who made a few highlight reel saves to keep the Hurricanes from breaking it wide open. You can talk all you want but it is better to say “Well Done than well said” and your BMO Hurricanes showed they can back it up when they need it. BMO Hurricanes 3 Bedford Barons 2.
Oct 3, 2010

Metro Centerâ?¦The Big Show

As the boys looked into the stadium seating they got their first taste of the big show. Now to play like the pros. Getting off to a good start was Keegan Cooke (unassisted) potting a goal with just over 5 minutes into the first. Keegan (Duffus) followed up with his second and things were going very much the Hurricanes way. Having a big advantage in territorial play is one thing but one slip up and the Hurricanes found themselves on the wrong side of a two on one which the Barons, Yould (Jardine) executed perfectly to find the back of the net to close out the first. As the Hurricanes kept up the pressure the Barons were wearing down but it took until just past the midpoint of the second before they were able to answer with a nice wrist shot by Nauss (unassisted) as he walked out from down low and turned into the slot to put the Hurricanes up 3-1. Four minutes into the third Nauss (Cooke) on the power play pretty much sealed the deal as the Hurricanes went up 4-1. Wile in nets played solid and had to handle a couple of dangerous goal mouth opportunities on some scrambles in front to keep the Barons from adding any more to the score sheet.  The Hurricanes nursed some “lower body injuries” throughout the game and missed Nickerson in the line up out with an injury. Make the final Hurricanes 4 Barons 1 live from the Metro Center in Halifax.  
Oct 3, 2010

Morgan Sends a Message

An opening period of quick but sluggish play by both sides left Halifax with a one goal lead Behan (Welsh, Huyghue) on a low shot that made it through traffic.   In the second the Hurricanes answered quickly, with Morgan Messenger (Jollimore) responding just thirty seconds into the frame. About the same amount of time had elapsed, when the Hawks regained the lead on a shot by Behan (Murray, Tomcik), his second of the game. Morgan Messenger (unassisted) not to be outdone put the Hurricanes even again, however, the jump the Hurricanes had grown accustomed to still was not there in the players today.  Knotted at 2-2 at the second intermission, it was going to be a 20 minute fight to the finish. Finally a break! The Hurricanes, on the power play found the energy that was missing through the first two periods. With the first power play unit on, it took only thirty seconds to find the back of the net, and yes, Morgan Messenger (Jollimore, Mann) had his third, giving Barrington fans even more reason to cheer. With a 3-2 lead and effort returning to the Hurricane legs, a miss step provided a power play opportunity for Halifax. A laser top shelf into a very small space, put Halifax even again and it was obvious they would not go away.   Halifax provided the clincher, after a couple great saves by Peterson to put them in the lead for good. While Halifax handed the Hurricanes their first defeat, the third period showed some good teamwork. The BMO Western Hurricanes really appreciated the great support they received by the Barrington fans who made them feel at home. Be sure you get your seat early for the Hurricanes return against the Bedford Barons next Sunday October 3rd at 12:00 noon for the “Battle in Barrington”.
Sep 26, 2010

Good day for a Hurricane...Bad day to be a Dawg

With the a large crowd filling the stands, parents, grandparents, neighbors, school friends, sponsors and even some Dawgs were waiting to get their first look at the BMO Hurricanes. Before we could get things underway two very special guests Laura Charlton, District Vice President BMO for Nova Scotia and Mary Ann Crowell, BMO Commercial Account Manager had a very pleasant surprise for our young players. In fact, there were 10,000 reasons the boys should be excited. A jaw dropping commitment from BMO made the home opener that much more special and added to the butterflies starting to flutter as the anthem played. With the ceremonies completed the BMO Hurricanes soon realized it was show time…anything new for the opener?… nope… same old thing; hard work, team play and commitment to each other would be the recipe for success. Play started a bit slow through the first but as the Hurricanes started to roll the butterflies scattered and once again the shots started to come. Goaltending was not the Dawgs problem as Roland Obrien was doing a great job holding the line. Finally at 8:29 of the second Jollimore (Christian Tufts, Cooke) fired a blast from the point on the power play to allow fans to take their first breath. Just eight seconds later Dartmouth answered by taking advantage of a bad bounce on a pass that just caught the net to change direction into an opportunistic Furey (Clarke) to bring the score even. Any thoughts of a canteen run would have to wait with the fry guys put on standby. You know it’s just not right to spoil a home opener and the Hurricanes would not have it as they continued to fire shots from everywhere. Another point shot by Lunn (Jollimore, Shatford) as he battled to keep the puck in at the point was just what the doctor ordered as it handcuffed the Dawgs goaltender.  Shortly thereafter, streaking down the left wing, Ty Duffus(Mann, Christian Tufts) found the inside of the far post on a perfectly placed shot over the pad but under the glove to extend the lead to 3-1. With a final marker coming from Cooke (Duffus, Shatford) on the power play midway in the third the home opener turned into another strong outing for the hurricanes. The Ice Dawgs battled hard on a warm fall afternoon but just didn’t have enough bite today. The BMO Hurricanes top off the home opener in front of a huge crowd with a 4-1 win.
Sep 26, 2010

Victory!

  Wow… a game for the ages as the Halifax Hawks pushed the pace faster than any game seen so far by the Hurricanes. And our first taste of adversity as the Hawks opened the scoring at the 9 minute mark of the first on a goal mouth scramble Yochoff (Rappoldt). A few shifts later after the Hurricanes began looking for a second gear they found it and the momentum started to turn. Shift duration on both sides dropped very quickly. “Good things come to those who wait” they say but the Hurricanes kept coming and finally on a deflected shot from the point off the skate of Morgan Messenger (Jollimore) found the back of the net;  things were even. With a nice net drive from the near post the puck just didn’t quite get through but the short rebound was roofed by Ty Duffus (J. Messenger) to put the Hurricanes on top 2-1 before the completion of the second. The third period break was not only timely but needed as the pace of this game gave credibility to the new league as the competition level was high. With all four lines skating to stifle any attack Halifax could muster some key saves and defensive plays were still required. This Halifax squad is good and we were digging deep. Opportunities for the opposition decreased though as the pursuit on the puck increased and yes the smell of victory so close. With a late pull of the Halifax goal tender  for an extra attacker things should have got very interesting but the Hurricanes pressure did not let that materialize and not until with a few seconds left to tick off did the stern focus and intensity on the players faces arch nicely into toothy wide faced grins. Make the final - Hurricanes 2 Hawks 1. While Parents have miles to go before they sleep the players will be napping in cars somewhere starting outside the parking lot with that effort. Well done! The BMO Hurricanes are on top, now the job gets tougher...trying to stay there!
Sep 19, 2010

Your League Leading Hurricanes move on to Championship

With only tournament games remaining the Hurricanes did what they know best...battle. The Valley Wildcats after winning the wildcard spot to make the crossovers had a few discipline issues and opened the door to the Hurricanes squad. Opening the scoring was Jordan Messenger (Shatford) in the first period. The second period saw the Hurricanes build their lead with goals by Benight (Shatford, M. Messenger), Morgan Messenger (Lunn) and Benight (Jollimore) with his second. The Valley were able to respond with a late goal by Grant Janes which was unassisted. A pair of unassisted goals in the third from Cooke and Nickerson were only answered with a single marker from the Valley by Blanchard (Ross). Another strong performance in between the pipes for Wile helped seal the victory making the final 6-2 Hurricanes. With the opening tournament championship on the line the players will refocus for an afternoon battle with hopes to cap off a long weekend.
Sep 19, 2010

Nova X-Men Respond

The Hurricanes knew it would be different than the lopsided exhibition game but no one could have predicted the solid goaltending that the X-Men would receive. Fortunately for the Hurricanes, Cory Peterson was able to match it when needed. With no score after two periods but lots of chances by the Hurricanes patience became the name of the game. A quick flood and a simple message by staff reaffirming that success will come just “keep doing what you’re doing”. The third period proved that patience is a virtue and with goals from Christian Tufts(Stone Harnish) and Catherine Tufts(Nickerson) the Hurricanes have the 3 and 0 start to the regular season they came to get this weekend. With a crossover game Sunday morning looming the Hurricanes will rest before facing another test they hope to pass on the way to finals of the opening tournament.
Sep 18, 2010

BMO Hurricanes take bite out of Cougars

It took until the four minute mark of the first to strike, Adams (unassisted), but the Hurricanes continued to get chances and the second period a couple of quick goals Benight (Baker) and Harnish (Jollimore) seem to be enough to take the wind of the Cape Breton Cougars sails. Another goal potted late in the second by Catherine Tufts sent the Hurricanes to the room with a 4-0 lead. A couple of nice saves by Wile who had sporadic work receiving only 10 shots in the game kept the Cougars at bay. The choppy third didn’t seem to have much flow with a few more penalties being called but the Hurricanes found the back of the net to pad their lead with goals by Duffus (Shatford, J. Messenger) and Jordan Messenger (Shatford, Jollimore) making the final 6-0. Things will get tougher on Saturday morning as the Nova X-Men will be seeking a little redemption from the last contest in exhibition play between the two teams.  
Sep 18, 2010

Opening Day

The BMO Western Hurricanes saw a familiar foe early on today as they faced the Valley Wildcats to kick off the season. After facing them in a couple of exhibition games no one was really sure what to expect. With more than a few nerves evident in the first couple of shifts things settled down relatively quickly and the Hurricanes were able to start generating some opportunities. While the offense came late in the first with a goal by Morgan Messenger (Shatford, Benight) there still was work to do. Keegan Cooke(Nickerson) added to the lead around the midpoint of the second before being answered by Lucas Kane a few minutes later in a goal mouth scramble. The Hurricanes responded not wanting to let the season opener slip away with a goal from Bronsen Benight(Cooke, Mann) to close out the second.   The third period the Hurricanes shut down the Wildcats and added markers from Jordan Messenger(Duffus) and Keegan Cooke(Christian Tufts, Harnish) and finally Morgan Messenger(Shatford) to make the final 6-1. Overall a good start to the season. Next up for the Hurricanes will be the Cape Breton Cougars Friday evening.
Sep 17, 2010

Hurricanes Have Successful Road Trip

With three games in less than 24 hours, the Hurricanes showed great character and work ethic coming home with 2 wins and a tie.  On Saturday afternoon, with the Pictou County Crushers as opponents, the Hurricanes came out on top with a 3 - 2 victory.  Pictou County goaltending was extremely solid as the Hurricanes had 55 shots on goal.  Immediately following the game, players and family went for a team meal and then hit the road again for an evening match up with the Nova Jr. X - Men.  A very physical game ended in a 2 - 2 tie with end to end action.  A very tired Hurricanes squad were glad to get to bed that night in preperation for an early morning re-match against the Nova Jr. X-Men. The rematch saw the Hurricanes come out firing on all cylinders from the first puck drop to the final buzzer. With committment on both sides of the puck, the Hurricanes scored early and often on route to a 15 - 3 victory.  The Hurricanes now prepare this week for the beginning of the regular season with an opening NSMBHL tournament.
Sep 12, 2010

SCHEDULE IS NOW ON-LINE

Check out the BMO Western Hurricanes schedule and agenda for the remainder of August and all of September.  Click on the "schedule" tab on the left of this page.  Be sure to click on Details to get a full description of the activity. 
Sep 11, 2010

Hurricanes Hit The Road This Weekend

The BMO Western Hurricanes will be on the road for some team bonding and 3 exhibition games this weekend.  Game one will be vs. Pictou County Crushers Major Bantams with a 2:30 pm tilt in Trenton on Saturday, September 11th.  Following that, we will continue on to Cape Breton for an 8:00 pm game vs. the Antigonish Jr. X-Men at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.  The Hurricanes and X-Men will play again the next day on Sunday, Sepetember 12th at a venue and time TBD. The road games will serve as great preperation for the NSMBHL season opener the following weekend.
Sep 7, 2010

Battle in the Valley

The BMO Western Hurricanes took on the Kings Mutual Valley Wildcats in two exhibition games yesterday. Both games were played at a high tempo and it was the final games of training camp for both teams to select their final roster for the 2010 - 2011 NSMBHL season. Game one was a physical affair, with the BMO Western Hurricanes coming out on top with a 5 - 1 win. Two hours later, they were back at it with both teams continuing the clean physical battles with the game ending in a 4 - 4 tie. The final Hurricanes roster has been selected and will be posted soon.
Aug 29, 2010

Hurricanes Prospect moves to Major Midget

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Aug 26, 2010

SPRING CHECKING CLINICS

Checking Clinics: Yarmouth March 28th: Registration 9:00-9:30 Off ice: 10:00-11:00 On ice: 11:30-1:30 Classroom 2:30-3:30   Bridgewater March 29th Registration 8:30-9:00 Off ice: 9:30-10:30 On ice: 11:00-1:00 Classroom 1:30-2:30 **Participants are required to bring sneakers, water bottles and snacks.** TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT JEREMY KINI VIA EMAIL: jkini1@hotmail.com  
Dec 31, 1969

Woodworth and Hopkins Earn 2018/19 NSMBHL Awards

At the 2019 NSMBHL Provincial Tournament League Awards for 2018/19 season were handed out to the following Major Bantam Lumberjacks: Luke Woodworth - 1st Team All-Star Forward and Top NSMBHL Scorer ... Ryan Hopkins- 1st Team All-Star Defensemen and Top NSMBHL Defensemen Great work boys! Good luck with the rest of your Provincial Tournament this weekend! #timberrrrrrrr
Dec 31, 1969

2018 NSMBHL SHOWCASE GAME PLAYERS

We are proud to announce from this season's South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks our NSMBHL Showcase Players. Playing for team "SOUTH" on December 29th at the East Hants Sportsplex will be: Luke Woodworth Will Cook Ryan Hopkins From all of us at the Major Bantam Lumberjacks: "Congratulations boys on a great job and on your hard work so far this season!" Have fun, good luck and enjoy the experience!
Dec 31, 1969

Western Hurricanes 2017/18 Season Closing Award Winners

Western Hurricanes 2017/18 Season Closing Award Winners. This seasons closing was held at the Best Western Plus in Liverpool. The Awards presented this year and recipients are: The "Keith Getson- Top Offence Award"- Konnor Benjamin, Coaches Choice Award- Will Chisholm The "Larry Creaser- Team MVP Award"- Lawson Cook The "Walter Flower- Top Defensemen Award"- Ryan Hopkins All the best to all graduating Bantam players and next seasons returning players!
Dec 31, 1969

GRADUATING HURRICANES COOK AND LANE EARN INVITES TO THE 2019 CANADA WINTER GAMES MALE TEAM SUMMER ID CAMP

The Staff of the Western Hurricanes are very happy to congratulate this years graduating players Lawson Cook and Aaron Lane on earning invites to the 2019 Canada Winter Games Male Summer ID Camp this July in Antigonish. Way to go boys! A full list of the participants that have been invited to the Antigonish Summer camp can be found at the following link: http://www.hockeynovascotia.ca/user/File/U16%20Summer%20Camp%20List.pdf
Dec 31, 1969

Western Hurricanes Alumni Part Of The 2018 QMJHL Excellence Challenge

The Western Hurricanes would like to congratulate 2016/17 Alumni Ewan Keays, Jeremy Robar and Ben Charles on being selected as part of the QMJHL'S EXCELLENCE CHALLENGE Tournament in Boisbriand Quebec. These three boys are part of twenty players from Nova Scotia will have an opportunity to compete against eastern Canada's top prospects April 26-29 at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau. This HNS team is made up of two goaltenders, six defensemen and twelve forwards from across the province. Team Nova Scotia will be led by head coach Andre Lefebvre (head coach, Cole Harbour Wolfpack, Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL), and assistant coaches Kyle MacLennan (head coach, Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL) and Paul Hunt (assistant coach, Cole Harbour Wolfpack, NSMMHL).   The QMJHL Excellence Challenge is an annual tournament that features six teams from Quebec (two teams), New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia. More than one hundred of the top prospects from the region will take part in the event which scouts will use as an evaluation tool ahead of the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft.   The Western Hurricanes would like to wish our alumni players the best of luck at this year’s QMJHL Excellence Challenge.
Dec 31, 1969

Western Hurricanes 2018 Spring ID Camp Dates Released

WESTERN HURRICANES SPRING ID CAMP DATES: May 12-13, 2018   All eligible 2004/2005 born players that reside in the HNS Western Region Minor Hockey boundaries (Yarmouth thru to Chester MHA’s).   Players interested in playing for our team in the 2018-19 season are encouraged to attend as this will be your first opportunity to make an impression on the coaching staff as they get ready for the 2018-2019 season.   A “HNS” sanctioned checking clinic is mandatory before a player participates in this camp unless the player played “Bantam A” “Bantam AA” or “Major Bantam” in the 2017-18 season. The Western Hurricanes will be holding a checking clinic at a date TBA   All registrations must be received by April 30th, 2018. We are required to submit a list of all participants to the NSMBHL and receive approval on all participants prior to any of them taking part in our camp. Please submit your player’s interest to the following email address: westernhurricanes18@gmail.com  A registration form will be emailed upon notification of players interest. The schedule for Spring ID Camp will be released in the near future.   All of the Spring ID camp will be held at the LCLC in Bridgewater. Queens Place, Liverpool is the “HOME” of the Western Hurricanes.  
Dec 31, 1969

Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincials 2018 Hosted by the Western Hurricanes

Major Bantam Provincial Championships Coming to Queens Place Emera Centre Queens County is set to welcome hockey fans from across the province March 22-25th at Queens Place Emera Centre.   The O’Regan’s  Subaru Western Hurricanes Hockey Club have been awarded the 2018 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championships.  All games will be played on home ice at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS.   Kevin Benjamin, President of the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes stated, “The 2017-18 Major Bantam season has been very competitive; Provincial weekend will be no different and the Hurricanes are very excited to have this opportunity to host such a tremendous event.”   The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championships is a four-day tournament with the top seven teams of elite hockey players ages 13 and 14 all competing for the provincial championship title.  Teams will be determined following a play-off series beginning early March.    “On behalf of the executive of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey league, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes for hosting this year's Provincial championship!  This will be the second time they have hosted our Provincial championship and we all look forward to a great event.  This Provincial championship will showcase some of the most competitive hockey to be played in Nova Scotia!” said Todd Watson, NSMBHL President.   Games begin Thursday, March 22nd at noon, with the Championship game being held Sunday, March 25th at 1:00pm.  Play will be continuous during daytime and evening hours throughout the weekend.  There will be a total of 18 games, all of which promise to be very competitive among all participating teams. Tournament passes will be available at the door for $20, day passes for $10, and individual game passes for $5.   “Hockey fans in Queens County and from across the province will be an enthusiastic fan base watching the Provincial Championships at Queens Place Emera Centre.  Congratulations to the O’Regan’s Western Hurricanes on being selected to host this very significant event,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality.  “We’re in for an exciting 4 days of fast paced hockey, and are pleased to welcome the players, families and fans to Queens!”  
Dec 31, 1969

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the management and coaching staff of the Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club. We hope your holidays will be filled with lots joy and laughter through the New Year!
Dec 31, 1969

Dartmouth Hosts The Western Hurricanes in Bridgewater

Dartmouth Hosts The Western Hurricanes in Bridgewater. On Sunday November 6th The O'Regans Subaru Western Hurricanes will travel to Bridgewater to play Dartmouth. Due to ice unavailability in the City the Whalers have secured a ice time in Bridgewater to host the Hurricanes. Game time is 3:30pm at the LCLC. Traveling to Bridgewater will be a great way to come out and cheer the Hurricanes on during this road game! Follow the team on Twitter: @whurricanes Go Canes GO!!!!
Dec 31, 1969

Flower and Rowter Win Awards at Ice Jam Tournament

The Western Hurricanes organization would like to congratulate two of its players for winning major awards at the Halifax Ice Jam Major Bantam Tournament held earlier this month. Walter Flower was named the tournaments Top Defenseman and Parker Rowter was named the tournaments Top Goaltender.  Great job guys !
Dec 31, 1969