The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings were on a five-game losing streak heading into their home game on Sunday night, when they won by a score of 2-1.
Last weekend the Red Wings had three on the road and dropped every single one of them, then this past weekend they had three home games. The first two were on Friday and Saturday night, and the Wings fell 2-1 to the Battleford North Stars and 4-2 to the Flin Flon Bombers.
A lot of changes and announcements were made by the Red Wings from the ending of Saturday night's game until puck drop on Sunday night. First the Red Wings announced they had traded captain Ben Hiltz to the North Stars in exchange for two players and a future consideration, then the SJHL announced that Sebastian Eger is the RBC Community Ambassador for the Red Wings, and finally it was discovered during warmups that the Taylor Schmidt had been released from the team.
Sunday night's game was against the Melville Millionaires and was the Red Wing's annual Teddy Bear Toss game with the bears being donated to the Salvation Army.
Less than five minutes into the first period, Braden Birnie sent the bears flying. Jake Misskey and Connor Karo were credited with the assists.
As the clock was winding down in the first, Birnie earned his second point of the night by setting up Rhett Frey to chip the puck in.
The score remained 2-0 until the third period when the Millionaires snuck one past Joseph Young. The Red Wings fought off the Millionaires' attempts to tie up the game and finished strong to take the win.
Final shots were 38-28 for the Millionaires with Young in net for the full 60 minutes.
The three stars of the game were given to Young as the third star, Frey as the second and Birnie with the first.
The Red Wings next game is on Wednesday at Crescent Point Place against the Notre Dame Hounds. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.