The Weyburn Red Wings played three games last week, and while there’s a lot to be said about the games, not a whole lot of it was very positive. First they hosted the Flin Flon Bombers on Wednesday night. This was the first time the two teams had met in Weyburn since the beginning of the season when the two teams broke out in a brawl at the end of the game. This was also the first time Dawson McKenzie faced his former team since being traded away in early January. In exchange for McKenzie, the Bombers received the Red Wings former captain, Cade Kowalski. The game play was intense right from the start as both teams had something to prove to one another. With just over three minutes left in the first, Ty Brown wrapped the puck behind the Bombers’ net right to Carson Scheschuk’s stick. With a quick touch, Scheschuk sent the puck to Drew Anderson’s forehand right in front of the net. Anderson then fired it past two Bombers’ defenders and their goaltender right into the netting. The Red Wings maintained the lead late into the second until Kowalski took his revenge and tied the game. By the end of the second period, the Bombers outshot the Wings 27 to 15, so it’s extremely impressive that was the first goal that had snuck by Cody Levesque. Three minutes and 36 seconds into the third, McKenzie showed up his former team by putting the Wings ahead. For a while it seemed like it might be the game-winning goal, but Kowalski once again tied up the game. The game was sent into overtime, but it didn’t last very long with a Bombers’ goal 58 seconds in. The Red Wings undoubtedly fought hard, but in the end the Bombers took the 3-2 win. Hoping to bounce back from that stinging loss, the Red Wings hosted the Notre Dame Hounds Friday night, but that game wasn’t any better. Right from the gate, just 17 seconds into the first, the Hounds scored. One minute and 13 seconds later, the Hounds put themselves up by two. The middle of the first saw much stronger play by the Wings, but it collapsed once again for the Wings with two goals in the last two minutes of play. The second period saw the Red Wings switch Ben Laidlaw in for Levesque. It also saw a new hop in their step for the Wings. Anderson brought the puck up the ice and swiftly passed it to Brown. Brown deked through the Hounds defenders and found McKenzie. McKenzie, all alone, then chipped the puck up into the right hand corner. Minutes later, Jordan Kazymyra received a pass from Ben Hiltz that allowed him to easily bring up the puck. Once challenged by a Hounds defender, Kazymyra sent the puck behind him to Sean Olson. With no one on him, Olson took his time to aim, shoot and fire the puck into the netting. With this positive success they were having in the second, the Wings should have been fired up and ready to make this a comeback victory, but the exact opposite happened. Instead the team went back to their old ways that got them in trouble in the first period. This cost them three more goals and they lost 7-2. They still had a game on Saturday that could turn things around and end the week on a high note, but the odds were stacked against them as their game was against the Estevan Bruins in Bruins territory. The first period wasn’t so bad, as there were only two Bruins goals. Other action involved Tristan Petrie and the Bruins Tristyn DeRoose, as they dropped their gloves. Both were given five minute fighting penalties and were tossed out with a game misconduct. In the second period, on the power play, Jevon Schwean launched a missile through the crowd of players and cleanly into the back of the net. The Bruins made it 3-1, but the Wings were quick to answer back with Anderson being left all alone in front of the net to receive a pass from Brown. Anderson easily put that one between the pipes. Things looked promising for the Red Wings, but then Wings and their fans felt a strange sense of deja vu from the night previous as the guys gave up four more unanswered goals and once again took a 7-2 loss. Despite these crushing losses, there is still hope for the Red Wings in making the playoffs. They are only two points behind the final playoff spot holder, the Melville Millionaires, but in order to make the playoffs the boys’ chemistry and focus needs to increase immensely. They have the skill and they’ve proven that, they just need to figure out how to work together and build each other up for the full 60 minutes. On Friday the Red Wings will host the Battlefords North Stars, and on Saturday they are in Melville facing the Millionaires. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.