The Fort Saskatchewan Junior B Hawks are 1-1 through their first weekend of regular season play.
After falling 4-2 Friday night (Sept.21) against the Beaumont Chiefs, the Hawks pulled off a third period rally, winning 6-4 against the Leduc Riggers on Sunday night at the JRC.

Playing spoiler in the Fort's home opener, Leduc jumped out to a 1-0 lead early off a point shot that found a way past Marco Fontes.

Tyson Davey would tie the game up short-handed on a nifty backhand finish. Before the first period was over, Owen Lorentz would regain the lead for the Riggers.

Almost 12 minutes into the second period, Adam Kelly picked up a rebound and beat Fontes high glove for the third time in the game.

The Hawks would bounce back just over a minute later, thanks to Tyler Burgett cutting the lead back down to one.
"(Landon) Lavallee kicked it to me, I put it low on net and it slid through. Wasn't a pretty one, but it counts," said Burgett.

The Hawks we’re scrambled defensively to finish off the second period and Leduc’s Alex Kent made it 4-2 with 2:23 remaining in the frame.

Less than four minutes into the third period, Hawks’ Darren Tardif buried a feed from Davey, cutting the lead in half yet again.

Burgett wasn’t done getting on the score-sheet, 55 seconds after Tardif made it 4-3, the second-year forward tied things up at four a piece.
"(Tanner) Melnyk told me I was scoring off the draw and I grabbed a rebound off the pads and put it top shelf," added Burgett.

After Leduc found themselves in penalty trouble, Davey made them pay, firing a shot low blocker past Sean Ernst to make it 5-4 Hawks on a two-man advantage.

Kaleb Ham sealed the deal with an empty netter. The Fort heavily out-shot Leduc 52-29 in the contest.

Next up for the Junior B Hawks will be Friday (Sept.28) against the Edmonton Mustangs at the JRC.

More Sports News

Midget AAA Rangers invited to the Mac's

The Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA Rangers are off to one of the most prestigious invite-only tournaments in Canada.

Rangers come up short at Rocky Mountain Classic

The Fort Saskatchewan Bantam AAA Rangers bounced back from a couple of early losses, but it was too little too late.

Hubbard putting Sherwood Park on the NCAA football map

A former Sherwood Park football star is now making a name for himself on the biggest collegiate stage.

Fort Saskatchewan loses the Chiefs

The JRC will be one team short for the rest of the winter.

Peewee Falcons crowned champs

The Fort Saskatchewan Peewee Falcons dominated their competition.

Burkart perfect as Bantam AAA Rangers dominate Saints

The Fort Saskatchewan Bantam AAA Rangers continued their winning ways on Sunday (Nov.4).

Former Ranger signs first NHL contract

Brandon Hagel has inked his first NHL contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Hawks inch closer to .500

The Fort Saskatchewan Hawks picked up a crucial Halloween win.

Hubbard rushes for personal best as OSU upsets Texas

Sherwood Park's Chuba Hubbard continues to pick up steam.

Cardinal bumped from playoffs

It came down to the wire Monday night (Oct.29) at St André Bessett (SAB). is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide