This week, the Thursday Thunder Player of the Week for the Airdrie Techmation Thunder is Damon Pennoyer.
From Calgary, Pennoyer grew up playing hockey in the Springbank area. Now 18 years old, Pennoyer wanted to play more competitive Junior B hockey than what there is in Calgary, so he decided to come play for the Thunder.
Last Friday (October 27), The Thunder welcomed the Rocky Rams who hold second place in the Heritage Junior Hockey League's North Division, to the Ron Ebbesen Arena. After a scoreless first period, the Rams opened the scoring in the middle frame. In the third period, Joey Haden's fourth of the year would tie it and force overtime. The Rams would need just over a minute of extra time to score a 2 - 1 victory.
Saturday, the Thunder made their way to the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake for a game with the team sitting in first place in the North, the Sylvan Lake Wranglers. Sylvan Lake would score three times in the first period, once in the second and add two more, including an empty net goal in the third to come away with a 6 - 4 win over the Thunder.
In the Saturday game, Pennoyer had two goals and one assist, bringing his season total to 3 goals and 1 assist.
Shaun Guest, General Manager of the Thunder stated that Damon came out of his shell this weekend and played how we knew he could. He has a great hockey IQ and will continue to grow stronger each week.
Pennoyer has enjoyed his time with the team so far, he just hopes they can turn the season around and make a run for the playoffs.
"I believe I could do better. I'm trying to get better as the year goes on and get more confident."
While working in construction this year, Pennoyer is currently unsure of where he will play next year as he plans to start going to school.
Airdrie now sits in sixth place in the North with a record of 3-8-1. Their seven points are just one back of both Three Hills and Red Deer. This Friday night (November 3) the Thunder host the Vipers at 8:00 pm at the Ron Ebbesen Arena. Saturday night Airdrie is in High River to take on the Flyers.
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