Raptors Hockey battles through first half of season
Drumheller Minor H ockey is at the midpoint of their season and ho ckey pla yers from Tykes t o Midge ts ar e performing well on t he ic e. More im portantly, t hey ar e learning and having fun.
The C analta Nov ice B Raptors ar e pla ying we ll in a bus y s chedule, and ha ve been in s ome high s coring games. The y f ound suc cess versus Oyen early in the season.
Virtually e very pla yer on the team has earned p oints for t he R aptors, A bram Sharpe is le ading t he t eam with 27 goals and 31 points.
The McDonalds Novice A Raptors are also doing we ll, sporting a 5-1-1 r ecord, finding v ictories versus Olds, C arstairs, Co chrane, and Did sbury. Maddu x Pears is le ading t he t eam with 27 goals and six assists for 33 points.
The Encana Atom B R aptors are playing well. So far this s eason they have a 6-3 record and ha ve won t heir last four games. They earned wins versus Kneehill, Rockyford, Cr emona, Old s, and Didsbury.
Tyson Chamb ers is le ading the team with 22 p oints and Ka yden Bitz and Reid Macfarlane e ach ha ve 16 points. Every player on the roster has contributed points.
The Y avis A tom A R aptors ar e als o having a g reat season w ith a 6-0-1 r ecord with out standing go altending from Brandon W illiams with a 2.43 goals against average. Chase Mackey has 20 goals and 11 a ssists, Paxton Olson had 12 goals and seven assists and Ryan Schrock had s even go al and 11 a ssists. Every pla yer ha s c ontributed points.
The Hi- Way 9 P eewee B Raptors ha ve a 5-2 r ecord with wins over Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, and St ettler. Co dy Hunt is le ading t he t eam with 12 go als and five a ssists. Terry Martin has nine goals and t hree a ssists and Seth Walker had seven goals and five assists.
The NGC Peewee A R aptors ar e b attling in a t ough Division, but ha ve not ched a w in over Hanna . T anner Moulton is leading the team with four goals and four assists, and K erric Chamb ers has six goals and one assist.
The B oston Pi zza W estern Che v B antam R aptors are sporting a winning 3-2-1 record and are getting a balanced a ttack w ith all pla yers e arning p oints. T yler Boyko leads the way with six goals and four assists for 10 points, James Zuc catto and Kyle Gridley both have four goals and five assists. The Mastel Transport Midget Raptors are having a very successful s eason with a 5-2-1 r ecord. The y ha ve wins over O yen, Kne ehill, Delburne, and 3Cs , (Consort, C astor Cor onation). Ryan H ems ha s nine go als and t hree a ssists and T yler Cardomone has seven goals and five assists.
Drumheller Minor Hockey has worked hard through the first half of the season with some positive results.