INITIATION: The Coaldale Initiation #2 Cobras had a busy weekend on the ice. The kids had a blast in the Subway Cup at the Hurricane’s game in Lethbridge on Friday night and followed that up with two big home wins over the weekend. On Saturday the Cobras beat the Lethbridge Jr. Pronghorns 9-5 on the strength of goals from Ryland Bailie, Jager Gugyelka and Gage Lyckman. On Sunday morning the Cobras kept rolling with a 11-6 win over Picture Butte, with goals coming from Bailie, Gugyelka, and Kayden Mellafont.
NOVICE: The Coaldale Novice 1 Cobras hosted a couple of games over the last weekend, defeating Lethbridge Creepers and Warner Sabres. The highlight of the game against Lethbridge was Carter Opp scoring his first goal as a Novice player. Donavan Malm lead the way with two goals in the 6-1 victory over Warner, with Kevin Erick, Bowman Klippenstein, Brady Magarrell and Sam Wegenast adding singles. Riley Preachuk and Tyler Wiebe had two assists each, Magarrell also with one assist. Kade Lyckman got both victories in net.
ATOM: The Coaldale Atom A Cobras had a busy weekend, playing three games in CAHL Tier 1 action. The Cobras dropped a 6-4 decision to Taber, despite leading 4-1 after the first period. Nolan Price had three goals and an assist in the loss, with Dylan Granson scoring one and assisting on another. Braeden Sheppard had two assists. The Cobras next travelled to Chestermere, losing 13-4 to a tough Chestermere Lakers side. Price had two goals and an assist, Kaden Roy had a goal and an assist, Colton Broderson scored once and Granson assisted on one. The weekend ended with a 10-8 loss to the Foothills Tier 1 team, in a game the Cobras lead through to the middle of the third period. Price scored five times, including one shorthanded, and assisted on two, Dylan Granson had two goals, one assist, and Kaden Roy scored once and assisted on two. Sheppard also had an assist.
MORE HOCKEY NEWS: The Picture Butte Blades were on home ice for two games on the weekend. On Nov. 23 the Irvine Bulldogs faced off against the team and went home with the win of 7-5. Ryan Holm found their net three times. He was assisted once by Leland Gellrich and once by Jaxon Nault. Nault and Riley Hillaby each put one in the net. On Sunday the team went up against the Foremost Flyers and took home the win, 8-3.
The Blades came out strong in the first period and scored six of their eight goals. Matt Reiter started the team off with the first goal and later on two assists. Holm contributed three goals and an assist. Karsen Haney, Kourtney Serfas, Nault and Rayanne Campmans each put one in the net.
The Picture Butte fans have some hoarse voices after the action-packed weekend. The Blades hosted their home tournament this past weekend and played hard to advance to the A-Final against the Medicine Hat Predators.
The team had to skate hard and it was some intense hockey. Cameron Hillaby had some amazing saves in goal and worked hard for his team. In the last minute, the coaches pulled Hillaby from goal and the power line battled it out to get one in but just couldn’t get it done. The final score ended up being 4-3 for the Predators, but the Blades need to be proud of their effort.