Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Red Wings Drop 2 In Weekend Set

For games two and three of six straight games at home, the Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings took on both the La Ronge Ice Wolves and the Humboldt Broncos in a pair of offensive games. Despite scoring 10 goals through the two games, the Red Wings would lose both.

Friday vs. La Ronge: 5-3 La Ronge

Coming into the game, the Ice Wolves were an honourable mention in the CJHL Top 20 Teams in the country rankings, but the Red Wings were looking for revenge after road trip where the Red Wings lost twice to the Ice Wolves.

Two minutes into the first period, Ty Mason would steal the puck at centre and go on a 2-on-1 with Ryley Morgan. Mason would give the puck to Morgan, and Morgan would pass it right back for a onetimer that would end up as Mason’s second goal in two games and seventh of the season, and Morgan’s first point as a Red Wing against his former team.

In the second period, the Ice Wolves would tie it at the seven minute mark, but on the powerplay Morgan would connect with Mason again on a great cross ice feed through traffic that Mason was able to hammer home for his eighth of the season. In the back half of the period, the Ice Wolves would add two goals of their own including a powerplay goal of their own to take the lead for the first time of the game.

In the third, the Ice Wolves scored a fourth goal to extend the lead, but Jackson Hassman would score his 10th of the season before the halfway mark of the period. Late in the game, the Ice Wolves would add one more before the goalie could be pulled, and the Ice Wolves would win 5-3.

Saturday vs Humboldt: 7-6 Humboldt

Again the Red Wings would get an early start in the game when Nicholas Kovacs scored his first of the season on a shot from the point around a screen just under four minutes in. Then 15 minutes in, Elijah Anderson would score his third of the season on a great wrist shot from the slot to give the Wings a 2-0 lead, but the Broncos would score on the powerplay in the final minute of the period to cut it back to one.

In the second period, the Ryley Morgan would pick up his third assist as a Red Wing and his third assist on a Ty Mason goal when Morgan helped get the puck under control on the forecheck before giving Mason the puck for the wraparound into the back of the net. The next 3:24 on the clock was wild with a total of five goals traded in that time. Humboldt would score twice to tie the game 3-3, then Jackson Hassman would score #11 on the season on a steal in the slot, followed by another tying goal from Humboldt.

Still in the second period, Mason would score his 10th of the season again assisted by Morgan when he sprang Mason on a breakaway, and despite being hauled down on the play Mason was able to put it into the back of the net, again giving the Red Wings the least.

Before the second period could end, Lucas Jeffries would hit Cage Newans into the boards, Amaral’s skate would fly up and hit the glass, and the glass would shatter to add more craziness into the second period. With over four minutes left, the officials would decide to fix the glass, flood the ice, and restart the second period from the stoppage of play, and start the third period shortly afterward.

In the restarted second period, Ethan Zielke would score for the Broncos, tying the game once more before the whistles would blow and a faceoff at centre ice would be set for the third.

Just over a minute into the third, the Broncos finally took the lead when Alec Saretzky would score the go ahead powerplay goal, but the Red Wings would tie it on the powerplay when Ty Mason put a shot on goal, Matteo Turrin would get a whack at the rebound that would hang in the crease, and Ryley Morgan would earn his fifth point as a Red Wing and his 10th goal of the season by cleaning up the loose change in front.

The final goal of the game came in the final 10 minutes when Jacob Boucher scored the seventh goal of the game for the Broncos, giving them the 7-6 win.