AA Hounds perfect to start Edmonton tournament

By Scott Roblin
November 12, 2017 - 2:49pm

EDMONTON, AB – A strong start to Bill Kurucz Memorial Tournament for the Medicine Hat Midget AA Hounds, getting off to a 2-0 record on Sunday morning.

Coming off a 4-1 win over the South Side Athletic Club on Saturday afternoon, the Hounds hit the ice against the Saskatoon Icehawks to continue their round robin.

Jacob Milne got Medicine Hat off on the right foot on the power play, scoring his first of the tournament 6:18 into the game.

The Icehawks were able to tie the game up at 1-1 near the midway point of the first courtesy of Eli Stewart, beating Hounds goalie Dawsen Savage.

Medicine Hat went back to the power play in the final few minutes of the period, and were able to convert off the stick of Aiden Gleisner to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission.

The tenacious Saskatoon club once again found the equalizer however, scoring their second goal of the game on the power play 3:17 into the second period from Braden Deck.

Dax Wandler made sure to end the second on a high note however, as the Hounds forward potted the go-ahead goal with just 46 seconds left in the frame to give Medicine Hat a 3-2 lead.

The Hounds added some insurance on the man advantage once again, with Austin Klimosko making it a 4-2 game with 5:03 left in regulation.

Savage was rock solid the rest of the way, making 14 saves on the morning to preserve the two-goal win for the Hounds.

Outscoring their opponents 8-3 to begin the tournament, the Hounds are tied for first place in the round robin standings at 2-0.

Medicine Hat continues with tournament action on Sunday evening when they go toe-to-toe with the Foothills Bisons at 5:00 pm.

Bandits drop second straight, 5-1 at home to Okotoks