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Pincher Creek Huskies honour fallen teammate Taylor Elliott

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Joey Gibbonney and Hayden Shackel prepare to raise teammate Taylor Elliott’s jersey at Pincher Creek Arena. Photo by Lloyd Lybbert.

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Taylor Elliott’s Pincher Creek Huskies jersey was raised to the arena rafters. Photo by Lloyd Lybbert.

On the night the Pincher Creek Huskies retired his brother’s number, Alex Elliott scored three times to lead the team to a 5-4 win over the visiting Fort Macleod Mustangs.
Alex Elliott and the rest of the players watched as Taylor Elliott’s No. 7 jersey was raised to the rafters in the Pincher Creek arena.
Taylor Elliott, 22, a former Western Hockey League player who had joined his home town Huskies, died suddenly in December.
The Huskies struck first on Saturday night on a goal by Lance Ridley, assisted by Shelden Filipuzzi and Ian Hagen.
The 1-0 lead stood up until Tyce Gallamore pulled the Mustangs even with just 14 seconds left in the period. Cole Matson assisted.
The Mustangs took the lead 1:20 into the second period on a goal by Cody Berube, assisted by Taylor Bilodeau.
The Huskies tied the game seven minutes later on Alex Elliott’s first goal of the game, assisted by Brett Tarcon and Shawn Robertson.
The Huskies took the lead four minutes into the third on Elliott’s second goal, which was assisted by goalie Joel Hasselman.
Seven minutes later the Mustangs pulled even on Gallamore’s second of the game, with Matson and Berube assisting.
The back-and-forth action continued before Kevin Olson potted one against his old teammates to make it 4-3 for the Huskies. Will Thorpe and Elliott assisted.
A minute later Elliott completed his hat trick, with Olson assisting, and the Huskies had a 5-3 lead.
Fort Macleod pressed and was rewarded with 53 seconds left when Jon Call David took a pass from Berube and beat Hasselman.
The Huskies held off the Mustangs in the final minute to record just their second win of the season.
Hasselman made 34 saves in the win while Mustangs goalie Tyler Marcotte turned aside 33 shots.
Nanton 10 Mustangs 5
The Palominos got off to a quick start Friday night and outraced the Mustangs to the finish line.
Nanton scored three unanswered goals in the first period on their way to a 10-5 win over visiting Fort Macleod.
The Palominos took a 3-0 lead on goals by Bill Fritsen, Kenny Cummings and Tom Mikrut in the first, then made it 4-0 early in the second on a goal by Matt Loiseau.
Cody Berube got Fort Macleod on the scoreboard less than a minute later, assisted by Taylor Bilodeau and Zach Kotke.
Shane Stewart scored seven minutes later to put Nanton in front 5-1
Mid way through the second period Fort Macleod struck again. This time it was Bilodeau scoring, assisted by Berube and Mark Mills.
Nanton responded 41 seconds later with a goal by Cummings.
Fort Macleod got its third goal three minutes later when Berube connected for his second of the game. Cole Matson and Mills assisted.
Goals by Mikrut and Loiseau sent Nanton into the dressing room up 8-3.
A shorthanded goal by Brodie Eisbrenner just 1:19 into the third made it 9-3.
Fort Macleod got a powerplay goal from Kent Broere seven minutes into the period, assisted by Tyce Gallamore and Matson.
Five minutes later Berube completed his hat trick to make it 9-5. Bilodeau and Kotke picked up assists.
Thomas Dillon closed out the scoring with five minutes to play to make the final 10-5 in Nanton’s favour.
Fort Macleod goalie Dirk Van Den Smit blocked 33 shots, while Nanton counterpart Timber Barrett made 27 saves.

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