Saturday, December 18, 2010

Local MJ Teams Win; SJ Clubs Drop Pre-Christmas Finales

The Wayway Wolverines built a 4-0 lead through two periods, and beat the Dauphin Kings 4-1 on Saturday.

Dave Williams and Ryan Duhaime each had a goal and an assist, while the Wolverines' other goals came from defensemen Pierre Landry and Steven Duda.

Ryan Benitez made 21 saves on 22 shots for the Wolverines, who out-shot the Kings 34-22, while going 2/6 on the powerplay.

Wayway's our only local team NOT already on Christmas break. They host the Portage Terriers Sunday at 4:30, before holding their "200-club" night immediately following the game.


Swan Valley did the Wolverines a favour, and did a nice job bouncing back from Friday's loss in Dauphin, defeating the Neepawa Natives 5-3 in Swan.

Shelby Gray had a monster night, scoring a hat trick and adding one assist, while Jeff Peel had three helpers, and Clark Byczynski and Ryan Marshall also scored.

Dylan Wells made 31/34 saves to get the win.

The Stampeders hit the Christmas break with 40 games played (22 remaining), and a record of 23-15-2, good for second place.

They'll face the first place Portage Terriers January 4th in their next action, a game we'll have on GX94.


The Yorkton Terriers fell 2-1 in Weyburn, ending their winning streak at 9 games.

The Terriers trailed 2-0 early, and Justin Lamontagne cut the lead in half late in the first, as all the scoring was done in the opening frame.

Yorkton was out-shot 30-22, and Warren Shymko made 28 saves in goal for the Terriers.

At the break, the Terriers have the league's top record, at 24-9-1-3, with a 12 point lead over Kindersley, who's now second place in the Sherwood.


Melville led Humboldt 1-0 and 2-1, but went on to lose 5-2 to the Broncos, their 4th straight loss as they hit the holidays on a slide.

Connor Lowe-Wylde and Lucas Froese scored for the Mils.

Zach Rakochy took the loss in goal.

The Mils are 14-18-0-2, good for 30 points and 5th place, 8 back of Estevan for 4th.


Speaking of Estevan in fourth at Christmas.....

Bruins' Coach Karry Biette did say before the season started, "Fire me at Christmas if we're not in the top three."

Now, the Bruins have been 2nd for almost the entire season, and only tonight dropped from 2nd to 4th with a loss, and wins by Kindersley and Weyburn.

They have 38 points, one back of Weyburn, 2 behind Kindersley.

I'm pretty sure Biette's job is safe!

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