ON THE ROAD AGAIN TONIGHT TO NOTRE DAME – 8PM
by the Voice of the Red Wings, Steven Wilson from discoverweyburn.com
The Weyburn Red Wings will take their three game winning streak to Wilcox tonight, as they face the Notre Dame Hounds. The game, which will be played at Duncan McNeill Arena, starts at 8:00 p.m., and will be broadcast on Red Wing Radio K106, starting with the pregame show at 7:50 p.m.
The Wings have been hot as of late. They have scored 17 goals in the past three games. Defenseman Erik Olson has a four game goal scoring streak he is bringing into the game, while Carson Rose has a three game streak. Olson has scored four goals, and Rose six. Others who have been chipping in on the offense include Ty Brown, Ian Parker and Landon Walters, who had a hat trick last Tuesday in Yorkton.
At the other end of the ice, Carter Phair has been playing lights out for the Wings. He has been making timely saves, handling the puck like a third defenseman at times, and overall is a strong backbone to the defensive side of the team. The blueliners in front of him have also been strong, as they are limiting the shots against him, and ensuring he is getting a clear line of sight.
The Hounds have been struggling in their past ten games, winning just three, despite having two of the top offensive weapons in the league,. Ben Duperreault leads the league in points, and Adam Dawe is right behind him, running away with the rookie scoring title (and in the opinion of many, rookie of the year). Where things have struggled for Notre Dame has been defensively.
In net, the Hounds have been struggling to find their identity as of late as well, with Jordan Greenfield-Flemon leaving the team just before Christmas to play at the NCAA level.In his place, Riley Higdon has gotten the majority of starts, and while his numbers have been respectable, it was a sharp drop off from what the team was receiving with Greenfield-Flemon between the pipes.
When it comes to special teams, the Red Wings have been making things click. Since their streak began, they have gone 4-for-10 with the man advantage. This has helped power them to the victories, which have all come by three goal margins. The Wings will be looking for the offense to continue in the coming days as they seek to lock down a playoff spot in the top six, avoiding the survivor series in the first round.
Catch all of the action live on Red Wing Radio K106, beginning with the pregame show at 7:50 p.m.