Under-18 Thunder win ‘A’ final of tournament

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterWith the just eight skaters and smarting from a Friday night loss to Brooks, the Claresholm Under-18 Thunder hockey team exacted their revenge on the Bulldogs by beating them in the “A” final of a tournament in Blackfalds.The tournament opened on Friday night, Jan. 27 with Brooks handing Claresholm a 9-8 loss.Brooks led 3-1 after … Read more

Planning continues for Thunder alumni tournament

Submitted to The Local PressWe are just over 10 weeks away from our First Annual Senior Thunder Alumni Tournament. The tournament is a three-day event, March 24 to 26, made up of 112 players on eight different teams.Our Captains, Randy Keller, Blaine Keller, Don Mackin, Scott Martineau, Kirby Watt, Clayton Watt, Scott Egger and Landon Flynn, hosted a mini-hockey draft … Read more

Cobras win boys 3-on-3 tournament

By Frank McTighe – Local Press ContributorA Claresholm team went undefeated Friday, Jan. 6, to win the championship of a one-day 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament in Fort Macleod.The Cobras won four straight games to earn the title of the first F.P. Walshe Ball Drop 3-on-3 Tournament.The Cobras beat the Raymond Slash, who fought their way back from the double knockout … Read more

Senior Thunder alumni tournament coming

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThirty years ago the Claresholm Arena would pulsate Friday and Saturday nights with the sights and sounds of the Claresholm Thunder senior hockey team.Made up of local players, many who came through the Claresholm Minor Hockey Association system, the Thunder played a lot of memorable games in the Ranchland Hockey League from 1991 to … Read more

Under-11 Thunder take second in home tournament

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Claresholm Under-11 Thunder hockey team gave their fans plenty to cheer about as they advanced all the way to the championship final of their home tournament this weekend.The Thunder opened the tournament Friday night, Dec. 2, with a 20-0 win over the Calgary Wolverines.Scoring for Claresholm were Tucker Stewart with 10 goals and … Read more