The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings were on the road this weekend, as they played the Yorkton Terriers on Friday, and the Humboldt Broncos on Saturday.
After a scoreless first period in Yorkton, Rhett Frey scored the first goal of the game 15 seconds into the second period. The Terriers quickly tied up the score a little less than four minutes later.
The Terriers pulled ahead at the 8:06 mark, but Nikolas Sombrowski evened out the score for the Wings.
An early Terriers goal in the third put the pressure on the Wings and Mathieu Belanger delivered with a goal to tie up the game and send it into overtime.
Overtime solved nothing so the game moved on to a shootout.
The game ended 4-3 in favour of the Terriers after the Red Wings were only able to land one in netting, while the Terriers were able to get two past Joseph Young.
Final shots on net were 46-41 for the Red Wings.
The following night the Red Wings took the ice in Humboldt.
Over 11 minutes into the first period, the Broncos led 1-0, but Belanger and Liam Rutten were able to score 13 seconds apart from each other just as the period was winding down.
The score remained 2-1 until Kabir Gill earned his third goal of the season.
The Broncos pulled their goaltender from the net to gain an extra man late in the third, and while the man advantage did earn them one goal, the empty net also allowed Braden Birnie and Sombrowski to score empty netters.
Douglas Wakelyn earned his first SJHL career win as the Red Wings walked away with a 5-2 win.
Final shots were 53-27 for the Broncos with Wakelyn earning the second star of the game.
On Monday the Red Wings played their final game of the regular season against the Terriers in Yorkton.
Right after a media timeout in the first period, the Terriers scored the first goal of the game.
At the 16:33 mark, the Terriers took a hooking penalty giving the Red Wings a man advantage.
With over a minute gone in the power play, Birnie found Graham Skinner who directed it towards Ballarin, and he swiftly shot it through the five-hole to tie up the game.
The Red Wings were all over the place energy-wise for the next period. For a couple minutes they were out on the ice firing shots and executing electric energy and then for the next five, they were dragging their feet. The Terriers caught them twice while they were lagging and were able to make the final score 3-1.
Final shots were 40-24 for the Terriers with Young in net for the Wings.
The Red Wings finally return to home ice this Friday to host the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
The second last regular season home game for the Wings will be in honour of KidSport and their Goals for KidSport program.
For every home-team goal scored during the regular SJHL season, the program donates $20 to KidSport (up to 1,000 goals).Trident Plumbing & Heating is giving $25 for each home goal scored during the game on Friday. To this date the Red Wings, have contributed nearly $13,000 to the local KidSport chapter through this program.
Before the game, the total dollars raised by the Weyburn Red Wings from the 2018-2019 season will be presented to KidSport Weyburn and a new SaskEnergy Volunteer Champion will be recognized. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
KidSport assists children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs.Participation in sports gives kids the opportunity to learn vital life skills such as teamwork and responsibility. It also helps build the confidence and character kids need for success in every aspect of their future.