If a victory has a way of making a long road drip shorter the trip back from Fort McMurray Sunday didn't take long as far as Peaceland Directional Drilling Storm player Jayden Gordey is concerned.
Gordey had three goals and an assist to help the Grande Peace Athletic Club team to a 7-5 win over the host Barons and a sweep of the oilsands city team after two Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League games. Peaceland won 5-3 on Saturday.
Aiden Brown chipped in with a pair on Sunday while Denon Bamber and Mason Kyllo had singles. Tyler Burwash made 37 saves in the GP net. On Saturday Bamber, Kyllo, Brown, Kjelt Sandboe and Tyson Hann scored and Owen Taylor made 23 saves.
PDD leads the Milltech Group Division of the NAMAAHL with 15 points, one up on the second place Peace River Royals.
Next weekend they host the Leduc Roughnecks Saturday (7:30 p.m. Crosslink County Sportsplex) and the Lloydminster Blazers Sunday (12:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Centre).
In a battle for first place in the Dodge Division of the Alberta Midget Hockey League the Grande Prairie Ernie's Sports Experts Storm came close, but fell short in a 2-1 loss to the division-leading St. Albert Raiders on Sunday in Grande Prairie.
St. Albert took a 1-0 lead in the first and each team scored once in the third.
Wyatt Day scored the GP goal while Terris Lappenbush made 27 saves in the GP net.
On Saturday ESE doubled the visiting Calgary Royals 4-2. Dayne Tews, Codie Saunders, Ty Toews and Ethan Boutcher scored for the Storm and Lappenbush made 23 stops.
Ernie's sits second in the Dodge Division with 16 points - four back of the Raiders. Two of the three ESE losses this year have been to the top-ranked Raiders.
Next Saturday they host the Calgary North Stars (2 p.m. Sportsplex) and then travel to Sherwood Park to take on the Kings on Sunday.
The Boston Pizza Storm were idle on the weekend. Their next Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League action is next weekend when they host the Calgary Blackhawks Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.) in the Sportsplex.
The Access Dental Storm play all their games on the road this year in the Rural & Edmonton Midget 15AA Hockey League. They had two more on the weekend falling 3-1 to the Strathcona Warriors on Saturday and 6-2 to Edmonton SSAC Cameron Homes on Sunday.
Brandon Bickner scored the GP goal and Ethan Barron was called on to make 45 saves in the first game. On Sunday Alex Croft and Evan Wagner got the goals and Barron blocked 44 shots.
Access has a 0-6-0 record in 11th place as they continue as a first-year team in the league.
In two weekends they hit the road again for games Nov. 23 in St. Albert against the Royals and them Nov. 24 in Edmonton against SSAC Dolce Vita Homes.
The Golden Arrow Storm of the Alberta Bantam Hockey League split in their games on the weekend defeating MLAC in Edmonton on Saturday 6-1 and falling 3-2 to the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers on Sunday.
On Saturday Spencer Brazel and Zack Shantz had two goals each and Devin Barclay and Kyler Watson singles and Nathan Crawley made 28 saves. Jaxon Walker and Reiss Nyland scored the goals and Vaughn Kaliel made 26 saves. for GP.
Golden Arrow is tied for second in the Charger North Division with the Lloydminster Bobcats with 15 points - just two back of division-leading Leduc Oil Kings.
They visit St. Albert Royals and Edmonton SSAC this coming weekend.
Both GPAC teams competing in the Edmonton Rural Bantam AA Hockey League were in action on the weekend.
On Monday the Dreger Racing Team Storm hosted the Peace River Sabres and fell 6-3. Parker Kilba, Billy Barbarich and Isaiah Wilson scored the GP goals and Keagin Kelln made a whooping 62 saves.
The Higson Dental Group Storm were in Fort McMurray for a pair winning 4-3 Saturday over the Barons and falling 3-2 Sunday to the same team.
Bowen Grycan had two and Josh Stinson and Brady Parsons singles on Saturday and Shannon Sexton made 24 saves. On Sunday Jeff Fogel and Dale Horseman got the goals and Logan Sawatzky made 40 saves.
The two GPAC teams play each other on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Dave Barr Arena. On Sunday Higson hosts the Whitecourt Wolverines at 2:30 p.m. in the Barr.
Higson sits in top place in the Black Division with 11 points while Dreger is fifth with four.