OCTOBER 8 AT 7:30 AT CRESCENT POINT PLACE
story by Play-By-Play Voice of the Red Wings, Steven Wilson, of DiscoverWeyburn.com
Weyburn Red Wings (6-3-0-1) vs. La Ronge Ice Wolves (1-10-0-0)
Crescent Point Place, Weyburn 7:30 p.m.
The Weyburn Red Wings will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they take the ice tonight against the La Ronge Ice Wolves. La Ronge, on the other hand, will be looking to change their fortunes, as they come into the game on an eight game losing streak.
Weyburn has turned around after a rough weekend last week, where they lost two games by a combined score of 13-3. A 6-1 score against Estevan, and a 7-2 final with the Humboldt Broncos. Their fortunes changed when they doubled up the Estevan Bruins Wednesday, by a 6-3 count, and then won a 4-3 shootout against the Notre Dame Hounds. That shootout was a marathon, with each team sending 12 shooters out. Eventually Cole Woodliffe broke the deadlock to secure the win.
La Ronge’s week has been a bit rougher. In the past week, they have lost four games, compounding their skid to eight games. Those include being outscored 24-7 this past week, the most recent a 5-3 loss to the Estevan Bruins last night. La Ronge has been struggling to get their offense going this season, only able to score more than three goals one this season, and that was an overtime win in Flin Flon in late September.
The Red Wings have been defensively stingy this year, with the exception of the two uncharacteristic blowouts, which we due to penalty issues against Estevan, and horrible luck against Humboldt. The Wings have been able to keep the puck out of the net, with starting goaltender Nathan Hargrave carrying the bulk of the work on the season for the Wings. The strategy of riding one horse has been working so far for Weyburn, with the team allowing just 2.9 goals against, and that number inflated by the two wide-margin losses.
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