Jan. 14, 2020

At 5-foot-8 and 220 pounds, Brady Parsons is shaped like an old-time, stay-at-home defenceman.

He doesn't play like one! He can rack up points!

On Sunday, the 14-year-old Sexsmith native scored twice and added an assist to help the Grande Peace Athletic Club Higson Dental Group Storm to a 4-1 win on the road over the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers.

Thanks in part to Parsons' heroics, the Storm now find themselves in first place in the Black Division of the Edmonton Rural Bantam Hockey League.

The former Sexsmith Viper now has eight goals, fourth on the team, and six assists and is fifth overall in team scoring.

Dale Horseman and Austin Boyd also scored against the Rangers while Logan Sawatzky made 37 saves.

HDG had opened the weekend with a 7-0 loss to the Sturgeon Sting on Saturday with Sawatzky making 33 saves.

It was the 10th win of the season for Higson, who top the division with 23 points - one up on the Whitecourt Wolverines.

Higson hosts the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in a pair of games at the Crosslink County Sportsplex in Clairmont this weekend - 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

GPAC 's other ERBHL team, the Dreger Racing Team Storm, lost a 4-2 decision at home to the Wolverines on Saturday.

Zayn Knezevich and Parker Kilba got the GP goals and Keagin Kelln made 51 saves.

Dreger is fifth in the Black Division with five points. They are in Peace River to take on the Sabres on Sunday.

The GPAC Ernie's Sports Experts Storm had a home game Saturday topping the visiting Okotoks Oilers 4-3.

Ethan Boucher, Dane Tews, Austyn Hansen and Hudson Foley got the goals and McCoy Bidewell made 18 saves.

ESE continue to hold down second spot in the Dodge Division of the Alberta Midget Hockey League with 16 wins and a tie after 26 games for 33 points - 10 back of division-leading St. Albert Raiders.

Their next league game is January 25 when they host the Calgary Flames in the Sportsplex at 2 p.m.

It was a split weekend for the Peaceland Directional Drilling Storm at home in Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League action.

They defeated the Fort McMurray Barons 4-2 on Friday and fell 7-2 to the NEBC Trackers on Sunday.

Mason Kyllo had two goals and an assist in the win with Aiden Brown and Jayden Gordey adding singles. Tyler Burwash made 31 saves.

On Sunday, Kjelt Sandboe and and Benjamin Schmidt had the goals and Owen Taylor and Burwash combined to make 40 saves.

NEBC leads the Milltech Group Division with 34 points followed by Peace River with 28 and then Peaceland with 25 on 12 wins and a tie after 23 games.

Peaceland hosts the Lakeland Panthers on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Clairmont.

Both the Boston Pizza Storm of the Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League, the Access Dental Storm of the Edmonton & Rural Midget 15AA Hockey League and the Golden Arrow Storm of the Alberta Bantam Major Hockey League not involved in league play on the weekend.

This weekend BP hosts CAC Saturday at  7 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Clairmont while Access continues its season-long road trip with games at the PAC Saints.

Three Golden Arrow players didn't get the weekend off.

Zach Shantz, Carter Hensch and Wes Golden of the Storm took part in the ABMHL All Star Game in Edmonton. In that contest their North team lost 2-1 in overtime to the South team. Shantz was named North Player of the Game.

GA hit the road for games against the Southeast Tigers and Lethbridge Golden Hawks this weekend.






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