Huron Heat Day in Seaforth proves successful for local teams
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
Huron Heat Day in Seaforth proved to be a success for the locals, with plenty of wins rolling over the course of the day.
The U18 BB Heat beat the Walkerton Capitals that day by a score of 4-0, while the U18 C Heat tied the West Oxford Inferno C team at two and the U15 BB Heat beat the Cambridge Roadrunners by a score of 4-1.
The U13 BB Heat beat the Windsor Wildcats by a score of 4-1, though the U11 HL Heat lost to the Mount Forest Rams in an exhibition game played as part of Huron Heat Day in Seaforth.
The U11 C team tied the South Huron Sabres C team at two and the U13 C team tied the Mitchell Meteors C team at one.
Also as part of Huron Heat Day in Seaforth, the Senior team played Seaforth in an exhibition game, the U13 HL team played the St. Marys Rock, the U9 B team played the St. Marys Rock, the U9 HL team played the Ilderton Jets in an exhibition game and the U9 C team also played an Ilderton Jets team, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time.
Also over the weekend, the U11 BB and U15 C teams were in Etobicoke for the annual Pink on the Rink tournament.
The U11 BB team opened tournament play on Friday, Oct. 13 with a 7-0 shutout win over the Guelph Junior Gryphons, followed by a 2-1 win over the Kanata Rangers.
The U15 C Heat lost their first two games of the tournament on Oct. 13 to the Gloucester Cumberland Stars by a score of 2-0 and then the Nepean Wildcats by a score of 4-1.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the U11 BB Heat won their third straight game, beating the Etobicoke Dolphins by a score of 2-0 and kept that momentum going with a win over the Gloucester Cumberland Stars by a score of 1-0.
Also that day, the U15 C Heat lost their third straight game, falling to the Kanata Rangers by a score of 3-0 before tying the St. Thomas Panthers at one.
Only the U11 BB Heat team would play on Sunday, but they fell to the Orangeville Tigers by a score of 5-2.
In other weekend action, the U11 C Heat won an exhibition game on Oct. 13 with the South Huron Sabres in Zurich by a score of 1-0. Then, on Sunday, Oct. 15, the U13 BB Heat tied the Windsor Wildcats at two at home in Clinton, followed by another 2-2 tie, this time between the U15 BB Heat and the Woodstock Wildcats.
Also that day, the U13 HL Heat beat the Ilderton Jets HL team on the road by a score of 7-0. The U18 C Heat welcomed the South Huron Sabres HL team to Seaforth that night, but a score was unavailable at press time.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the U15 C Heat welcomed the West Oxford Inferno C team to Seaforth for a regular season game, but a score was unavailable at press time.
Teams are back in action again this weekend, however, as the regular season gets into full swing for many of the teams.
The U9 C Heat will host the Central Perth Predators in Seaforth on Saturday, Oct. 21, followed by a game between the U9 B Heat and the Waterloo Ravens and the U11 C welcoming the North Middlesex Junior Stars C team to Seaforth.
The U11 HL team will be in Mount Forest to play the Rams that day, while the U13 HL team will play the St. Thomas Panthers HL team in Goderich and the U11 BB Heat will host the Owen Sound Ice Hawks in Blyth.
On Saturday evening, the Woodstock Wildcats will host the U13 BB Heat and then, on Saturday night, the Owen Sound Ice Hawks will be in Clinton to play the U18 BB Heat.
The next day, the U13 C and U15 C Heat teams will welcome their corresponding Tillsonburg Lightning C teams to Clinton, followed by a game between the U13 BB Heat and the London Devilettes.
On the road, the U11 BB Heat will play the London Devilettes, the U13 HL team will play the St. Marys Rock, the U15 BB Heat will play the Walkerton Capitals, the Senior team will take on Elma Logan, the U18 BB team will play the Guelph Junior Gryphons and the U18 C team will take on the Tillsonburg Lightning C team.
On Monday, Oct. 23, the U15 C team will be in St. Thomas to take on the Panthers HL team, followed by an away game for the U11 B Heat, which will be taking on the Grand River Mustangs.
On Oct. 26, the U15 C Heat will be on the road to play the Central Perth Predators C team just before the U18 C Heat head to West Northhumberland to play in that team’s annual Halloween Havoc tournament.
Action for the U18 C team begins on Friday, Oct. 27 with games against the Brockville Angels and the Timmins Falcons, followed by Saturday games with the Napanee Crunch and the Clarence-Rockland Lightning.
Also on Oct. 27, the U13 BB Heat will host the Lakeshore Lightning and the U15 BB Heat will play the Stratford Aces, both in Seaforth.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, the U13 BB team will again play the Lakeshore Lightning in Seaforth, followed by dueling home games for the U9 C and HL teams against two Lambeth Lancer teams, also in Seaforth.
The U13 HL team will be on the road to play the Wallaceburg Lakers HL team before the U11 HL Heat welcomes the St. Thomas Panthers HL team to Seaforth and the U11 C Heat plays the Twin Centre Hericanes C team, also in Seaforth.
Also that day, the U15 C and U13 C teams will both be in Tillsonburg to take on their corresponding Lightning C teams, while the U18 BB Heat will welcome the Waterloo Ravens to Clinton and the U9 B team will begin play in the Central Perth Hocktoberfest tournament in Milverton.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, the U13 C Heat will play the Woodstock Wildcats C team in Clinton, followed by a game between the U11 BB Heat and the Ayr Rockets and the U13 BB Heat and the St. Thomas Panthers.
The U9 C and HL teams will be on the road to play the North Middlesex Junior Stars and South Huron Sabres, respectively, while the Senior team will host Milverton in Hensall and the U18 BB Heat will welcome the Stratford Aces to Seaforth to end weekend play for the Huron Heat.