Red Wings stay strong at second after road games



During a three-game road trip, the Weyburn Red Wings picked up two more victories. They are still second in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Sherwood division, two points behind Estevan.

The Bruins have played 22 games, winning 14 and losing eight, while the Red Wings have played 21 games, winning 13 and losing eight.
Finishing up the road action in Nipawin on Nov. 6, the Red Wings secured a 4-3 overtime win over the Hawks. Jesse Ross picked up the first goal of the game, scoring at 2:14 during the first period, assisted by Keegan Bruce and Coltyn Sanderson.

Nipawin dominated the second period, scoring twice and taking a slight lead. Then during the third period, the Red Wings scored twice, while the Hawks picked up one goal to keep the game tied. Scoring two more times was Ross, first assisted by Sanderson and Ryan Whitell at 1:15, and then by Sam Williams and Sanderson at 16:07.

Forced into an overtime period, it definitely was Ross' night to shine on the ice, as he scored the winning goal at 2:45, assisted by Sanderson. Mitch Kilgore picked up the win in net, stopping 41 out of 44 attempts.

Playing in LaRonge on Nov. 4, the Red Wings secured a 4-3 victory. Scoring started during the first period, when Bruce notched a goal at 7:40, assisted by Ross and Sanderson; and Sanderson took a goal at 18:06, assisted by Ross and Bruce.

Another two goals were secured by Weyburn in the second period, with LaRonge also picking up two goals. Scoring for the Red Wings was Dylan Coupal during a power play at 13:57, assisted by Jens Johnson and Sanderson; and Kevin Morrison at 15:55, assisted by Bruce and Sanderson. The Ice Wolves scored their third goal in the third period. Winning in net was Kilgore, who stopped a total of 33 out of 36 attempts.

The Red Wings and Ice Wolves met again on Nov. 5, this time LaRonge winning 6-3. The first period started tied 1-1, with Miguel Pereira scoring at 12:40 for the Red Wings, assisted by Jackson Schneider and Jack Kennelly. Another goal was picked up by Sanderson at 12:40 in the second period, assisted by Ryan Whitell and Braden Kmita.
The Ice Wolves scored twice in the second, and notched three goals in the third, while the Red Wings were only able to pick up one more goal in the third. This was scored by Pereira at 17:21, assisted by Kennelly and Kmita. Brett Teskey took the loss in net, stopping a total of 36 out of 41 attempts.

The Red Wings picked up a 4-2 victory during game action in Melville on Oct. 28. All four goals were scored during the third period. Whitell scored at 2:37, assisted by Borstmayer and Kosloski; Coupal scored at 17:34, assisted by Bruce and Ross; Kennelly scored at 17:49, assisted by Wilkinson and Hermary; and Bruce scored into an empty net at 19:13, assisted by Struthers.
Then while in Humboldt on Oct. 29, the Red Wings lost 2-1 to the Broncos. Kosloski scored this goal at 16:31 in the first period, assisted by Mann.

In other Red Wing news, Jack Kennelly won the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League rookie of the month award, for the month of October.

During game action in October, Kennelly scored eight goals and two assists in 13 games, offering up nice secondary scoring for the Red Wings. Kennelly is starting to find his stride the second time around the league and has nine goals and three assists in 18 games overall.
Carter Struthers was an honourable mention for both the rookie of the month award, and defenseman of the month. Jesse Ross was honourable mention for player of the month.

The Red Wings will be in action tonight, Nov. 9, when they travel to Melville. They host a game at Crescent Point Place on Friday, Nov. 11, against LaRonge at 7:30 p.m. Another road game will be played in Melfort on Saturday, Nov. 12, and then the Red Wings host Yorkton at Crescent Point Place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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