After a decisive 4-1 win over a divisional rival in the Yorkton Terriers on Tuesday, the Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings are looking to continue their winning ways at home with their next five straight games all taking place in Weyburn, all on the weekend, and all in the month of December.
In Tuesday’s action, Matt Schoephoerster picked up his first win in his third appearance and second start with the Red Wings, stopping 38 of 39 shots in the effort.
The Red Wings took the lead early in the game when Jackson Hassman wired one home from the slot on the rush for his eighth of the season before the Terriers tied it three minutes later. In the final minute of the period, Jakob Kalin would bang home a rebound for his eighth of the season as well.
In the second period, Schoephoerster made a couple big time saves to preserve the lead, and again in the final minute of the period a great behind the back feed from Ethan Whillans would set up a tap in for Ty Mason. In the third period, the Red Wings would get one last goal again in the final minute of the period when Jackson Hassman hustled down the ice to pot the empty netter before eating a huge hit behind the net.
Heading into Friday night’s action against the La Ronge Ice Wolves, the Red Wings are looking for revenge. In their last road trip, the Red Wings lost two straight games to the Ice Wolves as part of a four game losing skid, but the Red Wings are a different animal at home. Over the course of the season so far, the Red Wings are scoring at a rate of 2.7 Goals per game (GPG) through 24 games, but at home that rate jumps up to 4.11 GPG.
The next five games for the Red Wings are all at home, all on Fridays and Saturdays.