A busy Saturday gets underway in Eatonia tonight as the Radville Nationals bring their four goal lead into the second game of the C southern semi final against the Huskies. The Nats looked strong in their 7 - 3 win last week and appear destined to meet the Bredenbury Cougars after they hammered the Milestone Flyers 8 - 2 Friday night. In Wilkie, the Outlaws hope home ice and a 4 - 2 road win last Saturday will be enough to propel them to the next round and a date with the Hudson Bay Hunters who ousted the Lake Lenore Hawks 10 - 4.
The Gull Lake Greyhounds have used their high powered offence to outscore their opponents 21 - 10 so far in provincial action. They will also need to be aware of their own end tonight, as they roll into Craik with a 3 goal lead. If last round is any indication, the Warriors have the skill to light the lamp, so the Hounds need to be wary of taking anything for granted in this provincial D match up. In Kelvington, the Wheatkings bring a two goal lead home against the Beechy Bombers after a 6 - 4 game one victory. In the only other D action, the Dinsmore Dynamos look to finish what they started last night in Kenaston as the Blizzards were not able to take advantage of home ice as they dropped a 4 - 1 decision.
In a battle of Triangle Hockey League foes, the Rocanville Tigers meet the Langenburg Warriors for game two of their provincial B match up. The Tigers took game one 6 - 2 and will head into the Langenburg Arena, hoping to bump the Warriors from the annual tournament. Meanwhile, two hours southwest, the Assiniboia Rebels and Odessa Bruins meet to determine the winner of their series. In game one, the Rebels and Bruins skated to a 7 - 7 draw. It would be a real disappointment for the Rebels to drop this series after upsetting the defending champion, Eston Ramblers, last round.
While those seven games will guarantee series winners, the Lanigan Pirates will try to force a third and deciding game as they head to Shellbrook for game two in their A series. In game one, Brendan Cuthbert stood tall in the Elks net, turning aside 35 of 36 shots en route to a 2 - 1 road win. The Pirates have been in this position before, however, as they dropped their first game against Tisdale in the last round before rebounding to beat the Ramblers in three games.
Keep an eye on the scores and schedule page for updates through out the night.
Last night, the Bethune Bulldogs capped off and impressive two game sweep of the Davidson Cyclones to advance to the Provincial A southern finals. Bethune set the tone in game one with a 7 - 4 romp, and in game two the "Dogs" were able to finish the series with a 6 - 5 road win. The Bulldogs will learn who they will be facing in the next round as Grenfell and Balgonie will wrap up what has become an epic battle between two evenly matched teams.
In other action tonight, the Milestone Flyers will travel to Bredenbury to open up their series, while Hague looks to finish off the Fury in Dalmeny in game two of their series. In B action, the Drake Canucks will look to open up their series with Outlook with a victory on home ice, while the Rosetown Redwings and Watrous Winterhawks will hook up in Rosetown. Finally, in D action, the Kenaston Blizzards welcome in the Dinsmore Dynamoes for game one, while the Arrows try to stop the Imperial Sabres in Avonlea.
For all the updates keep checking the Scores and Schedules page.
*Credit Grenfell Spitfires Facebook page for game summary.
In the lone SHA provincial match up last night, the Grenfell Spitfires headed west on Highway #1 into Balgonie to take on the Bisons in a packed Stardome. Grenfell and Balgonie came into the Southern A semi-final after convincing wins in their previous series, with Grenfell knocking off Bienfait and Balgonie topping Midale. These two teams are familiar foes, both playing out of the QVHL, where the Bisons took two of three head-to-head meetings this year.
Things started well for the home side as Jaret Eberle opened the scoring nine minutes into the opening frame. Before the first ended, however, Colton Schick replied for the visitors and both teams headed to the locker rooms tied at one.
The action went back and forth in the second period as Lance Herauf gave the Bison the early 2-1 lead, only to have Tanner Mitchell tie the game 4 minutes later. The Spitfires finally grabbed the lead midway through the second, before goals by Drew Istace and Brad Herauf gave the home side the 4 - 3 lead after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Spitfires worked hard, and were rewarded with a pair of quick goals to take an early 5 - 4 lead. Grenfell appeared to be on their way to a win when they took an untimely penalty late in the third setting up the Bisons on the powerplay. With just over a minute to play Balgonie was able to tie the game as Brad Herauf set up Drew Istace for his second of the night, sending the home fans into a frenzy.
The first overtime decided nothing so a second twenty minute period was added. It was in the fifth period that the Spitfires were able to grab the road win, as Taylor Ernst, on the set up from Brett Kealey, beat Rob McVicar blocker side for the win.
Game two is set to go Sunday night in Grenfell.
The SHA playoffs keep rolling on and the quarterfinals are set to go in all four divisions. Below are the match ups we have to look forward to.
A Division North:
Lanigan Pirates (1st place LLHL) vs. Shellbrook Elks (3rd place FCHL): The Pirates are here after dumping the Tisdale Ramblers in three games, while the Elks advanced after blanking the LeRoy Braves in two straight. Home ice for the Pirates should be the difference in this series.
Hague Royals (4th place FCHL) vs. Dalmeny Fury (6th place FCHL): The Fury snuck by the Leader Flyers with two one-goal victories, while the Royals have been this year's version of the "cardiac kids", knocking off Kindersley and Waldheim. The Royals are rolling, and should continue on to the next round.
A Division South:
Bethune Bulldogs (1st place HHL) vs. Davidson Cyclones (3rd place LLHL): The "Dogs" looked strong in their last round, dumping the Bruno T-Birds in two straight, while the Cyclones had to come back and win two straight after losing game one last round against Balcarres. Home ice for the Bulldogs should be enough for them to wrap this one up in two.
Balgonie Bisons (5th place QVHL) vs. Grenfell Spitfires (1st place QVHL): Both teams from the "Q" looked strong last round as Balgonie smoked Midale 6 - 1 and 8 - 1, while Grenfell took care of the Bienfait Coalers, the top team in the Big 6, in two straight. The "Spits" should take this one, setting up a 1st vs. 1st southern final.
B Division North:
Outlook Ice Hawks (7th place SVHL) vs. Drake Canucks (2nd place LLHL): The Ice Hawks used a couple of one goal victories to knock off the Biggar Nationals last round, while the Canucks hammered the Conquest Merchants, 13 - 3 over their two matches. Outlook will have to play a full 60 minutes and get all the bounces if they hope to take out the favored Canucks.
Watrous Winterhawks (5th place LLHL) vs. Rosetown Redwings (1st place SVHL): The Hawks and Wings come into this series having both been idle for the first round of provincials. Rosetown has built up a very strong franchise, becoming a dominant team in the SVHL, while Watrous has had trouble gaining any traction this year as they are thinner than usual in net and on the back end. This could be quite lopsided, unless Rosetown fails to play a strong team game.
B Division South:
Rocanville Tigers (1st place THL) vs. Langenburg Warriors (2nd place THL): With a series that could be a preview of the THL playoffs, the Tigers and Warriors clash in this B quarterfinal. This one is tough to call, as the Warriors took two of three from the Tigers, both in a shoot out, this year. On the other hand, the one win for Rocanville was a decisive 11-5 home ice romp. Even with home ice, the Warriors will likely find themselves on the outside after this series.
Odessa Bruins (6th place QVHL) vs. Assiniboia Senior Rebels (1st place NHL): While the Bruins cruised to a 13-3 series win over the Elrose Aces, the Rebels are a different beast all together. Assiniboia was able to go into Eston and knock off the defending champs on home ice in their series opener last round en route to a series win. This one will not be close as the Rebels should advance handily.
C Division North:
Wilkie Outlaws (1st place SWHL) vs. Delisle Bruins (4th place SVHL): The Outlaws tore up the SWHL this year, finishing 9 points clear of the second place Macklin Mohawks, while the Bruins placed 4th in a competitive Valley League this year. Wilkie put on an impressive display, destroying the Loreburn 19ers 29-3, meanwhile Delisle was forced to play from behind, eventually tracking down and beating Macklin in overtime for a 7-6 series win. Wilkie seems destined to repeat this year and Delisle will find they just don't have the guns to match the Outlaws in the end.
Lake Lenore Hawks (4th place WHL) vs. Hudson Bay Hunters (3rd place FLHL): Both teams have yet to play a provincial game this year, and both had similar up and down years in their respective leagues. The Hunters looked unstoppable, going 7 - 1 in the month of January, however they currently trail the Valley Axemen two games to one in their league playoffs. The Hawks have been scorching hot as of late, finding their groove to rattle off 11 straight wins in January and February. Coin flip for this series, look for the Hawks to win by a couple goals.
C Division South:
Eatonia Huskies (5th place SWHL) vs. Radville Nationals (2nd place QVHL): The Nats and Dogs carved their way through the first round of playoffs with strong performances. The Huskies scored at will against the Lumsden Monarchs, winning their series 16-7, while the the Nationals steamrolled the Ochapawace Thunder, 16-10. This series could be a testament to the relative strength of each league, and the games should be close. In the end, look for Radville to overcome not having home ice advantage.
Bredenbury Cougars (5th place THL) vs. Milestone Flyers (4th place QVHL): Bredenbury and Milestone both dumped teams from the Big 6 Hockey League in round one, with the Cougars mauling the Redvers Rockets and the Flyers defeating Wawota. In this series, two teams that found themselves in the middle of the pack in their respective leagues will battle for a trip to the semi finals. Look for the Flyers to take the next step, setting up a QVHL faceoff.
D Division North:
Dinsmore Dynamos (5th place SVHL) vs. Kenaston Blizzard (9th place SVHL): Both the Dynamos and Blizzard needed overtime to advance from the last round, setting up a battle between Valley foes. Dinsmore took both regular season meetings this year, outscoring Kenaston 7 - 6 and 9 - 6, however regular season results do not always transfer over to playoff hockey. The Blizzard showed tremendous resiliency against Luseland, coming back from a 4 goal deficit. Look for Kenaston to pull the mild upset over the Dynamos.
Kelvington Wheatkings (1st place WHL) vs. Beechy Bombers (6th place SVHL): Kelvington almost let their series against Theodore slip away before knocking off the Buffaloes in double overtime to advance. The Bombers were also in tight, as the Allan Flames were full credit in taking Beechy right to the final buzzer, before losing the series by one goal. The Wheatkings will have a chance to show what they are made of as they face an opponent well seasoned from tough regular season play in one of the top leagues in the province. Look for the Bombers to prevail, setting up an all SVHL northern final.
D Division South:
Imperial Sabres (7th place WHL) vs. Avonlea Arrows (7th place HHL): The Sabres were impressive, going into Whitewood and pulling off the road win in game two to advance to the D quarterfinals. Avonlea, on the other hand, used an impressive home ice performance in game one before disposing of the Central Butte Flyers 8 - 4. Avonlea brings the D title into this series and Imperial will be forced to play their best hockey of the year. Look for another defending champ to fall as the Sabres will squeak this one out.
Craik Warriors (3rd place WHL) vs. Gull Lake Greyhounds (1st place WMHL): Both the Warriors and the Greyhounds were full value in round one, as Craik dropped Coronach 13-5 and Gull Lake upset Kyle 15-7. This series will be a chance for Gull Lake to show last round was not a fluke as they should be able to get by the Wheatland reps.
It came down to one game, winner takes all on Tuesday night in Davidson as the Balcarres Broncs and the Davidson Cyclones faced off in the lone SHA provincial game. Coming into this series, the Broncs had been struggling to find consistency, going 6 - 4 in their 10 games leading up to provincials. This record included a January when the Broncs were red hot, picking up 11 of a possible 12 points, but it also included a February where they dropped two of three, stumbling to a third place finish in the QVHL. Davidson, on the other hand, were trending up, going 7 - 3 in their last 10, including a series sweep of the Raymore Rockets in the first round of the SHA playoffs.
Game one of this series took place on Sunday, Feb. 8th, and the story of that game was the play of Balcarres netminder, David Spooner, turning aside 65 shots on the way to a 4 - 3 win. Back in Balcarres, the Broncs could not hold on to a third period lead, getting outscored 4 - 1 in the final twenty minutes, resulting in a 6 - 4 loss. In game three, the Cyclones were able to strike first, and after the opening frame, led 1 - 0. Davidson took over in the second, finding the back of the net four times, carrying a 5 - 0 lead into the third period. Balcarres did not quit skating, but the Cyclones were able to play sound, defensive hockey and they shut the door, securing the 5 - 0 victory.
The Broncs return to the QVHL where they open up their first round playoff series against the Odessa Bruins, while the Cyclones prepare for the next round in Provincials against the Bethune Bulldogs. Davidson will be in tough against a high-scoring, hard hitting Bulldogs team who finished in top spot in the Highway Hockey League this year.
The SHA now takes a couple nights off as teams prepare to open quarterfinal action later this week. As always, keep checking back for scores and schedules.
In the wake of a busy Sunday night, Monday featured three games, two of which decided series winners, one of which forced a game three. Here's what went down on a relatively quiet Family Day.
Davidson 6 at Balcarres 4 (series tied 1 - 1): The story coming out of game one was the dominance of Balcarres' David Spooner and his 65 save performance giving the Broncs a 4-3 road win. Game two was set to go on the 14th, however howling winds and blowing snow forced the game to be rescheduled to last night. It was do or die for the Cyclones, but things did not start well as they trailed the home team 2-1 after the first period. In the second, the Cyclone and Broncs traded goals, and Balcarres was 20 minutes from advancing, holding a 3-2 lead. The third period was all Davidson, however, as they outscored the Broncs 4-1, forcing a third and deciding game tonight in Davidson.
Wawota 1 at Milestone 3 (Milestone wins series 10 - 6): Lead by Riley Riddell and Justin Lamontagne, the Wawota Flyers were the highest scoring team in the Big 6 Hockey League, averaging over 5.5 goals per game. In the QVHL, the Milestone Flyers finished in the middle of the pack, and would need solid goaltending to prevail. In game one, Milestone was able to pull off the road win, potting 7 markers while only giving up 5 to Wawota. Back at the Milestone Memorial Centre, the hometown Flyers stymied the visitors, holding them to one goal en route to a 3-1 win and a securing the series by a 10-6 count. Milestone will now turn their sights on the Bredenbury Cougars of the Triangle Hockey League. Wawota now focuses on league playoffs as they currently lead the Oxbow Huskies 2 games to 1.
Wilkie 11 at Loreburn 2 (Wilkie wins series 29 - 3): In one of the most lopsided series in recent memory, the Wilkie Outlaws scored at will over the hapless Loreburn 19ers. The Outlaws, who currently hold the C title, will now turn their attention to the Delisle Bruins, who won an emotional series over the Macklin Mohawks. This series pits the top team in the Sask West Hockey League against the third place team in the Sask Valley Hockey League. Wilkie secured top spot in the "Wild West" with a 16 - 1 - 1 record, garnering 33 of a possible 36 points, finishing 9 points ahead of the second place Macklin Mohawks. Delisle ended up with 29 of a possible 44 points, good enough for third in the Valley. Wilkie has to be favored in this one, however Delisle has shown tremendous resolve, especially on home ice.
After a prairie blizzard forced the rescheduling of half a dozen games Saturday night, Sunday's docket was packed with 12 games across the province. After last night's action there are only three spots left in the next round of playoffs, and all of those could be filled as early as tonight. Here's what happened on a busy Sunday in the SHA.
Lanigan 2 at Tisdale 0 (Lanigan wins series 2-1): The Pirates were favored in this series by arm chair analysts, however they made things interesting after dropping game one in Tisdale. Lanigan rebounded with a home ice win in game two, setting up the rubber match at the RecPlex wherer the Ramblers hoped home ice would do the trick. The game was tight from the outset, with the Pirates holding a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes. The Ramblers hopes were dashed half way through the third period as the visitors took a 2-0 and were able to hold on for the series win.
Hague 4 at Waldheim 3 (Hague wins series 2-1): The Royals opened their series against the Outlaws with an embarrassing 9-2 loss, however Hague used their smaller ice surface to their advantage in game two to even the series with a 5-4 overtime win. Proving that game one was an aberration, the visiting Royals were able to keep the game within their reach, keeping it tied at one after the first frame, and tied at three after 40. Playing a great road game paid off for Hague as they were able to go ahead 4-3 in the third and held on for the victory and the series win.
Biggar 3 at Outlook 4 (Outlook wins series 7 - 5): In Outlook, the Ice Hawks were banking on home ice and a one goal series lead to be enough to oust the visiting Nationals. The home squad picked up goals from
Shay Stephenson, Daniel Erlandson, Robert Solnicka and Ryan Barbour and in the end were able to skate off with a 7 - 5 series win. The Hawks now face the Drake Canucks in the next round of B action.
Conquest 0 at Drake 5 (Drake wins series 13 - 2): In game one, the Canucks scored early and often en route to a convincing 8 - 2 victory. Drake felt confident coming into game two on home ice, however they did not want to give the visiting Merchants a chance to get up off the mat. The Canucks threw 18 shots on goal in the first period, and goals by Andy Blanke and Brad Toews put the home side up 10 - 2 in the series. It was more of the same in the second and third, as Drake added goals from Jordan Schindel, Logan Mortenson, and Brady Wacker as Drake cruised to an easy 5 - 0 win.
Eston 5 at Assiniboia 5 (Assiniboia wins series 10 - 7): The defending B champs were on the ropes after dropping game one 5 - 2 on home ice to visiting Senior Rebels. Lately, a three goal lead has proven to be anything but a lock, and Assiniboia was determined to remain focused and close out their series with the Ramblers. Eston did their best to try and get back into the series, but in the end there just was not enough runway, as the Rebels used a 5 - 5 tie to win the series and move on to the next round. With Wynyard falling in round one and Eston falling round two, there are only two defending champs left, the C champion Wilkie Outlaws and the D champion Avonlea Arrows.
Elrose 1 at Odessa 4 (Odessa wins series 13 - 3): The Bruins were able to build a 7 goal bulge by virtue of a 9 - 2 win in Elrose back on January 31st. Two weeks apart and a change of scenery was not enough for the Aces, as the Bruins were able to skate away with a 4 - 1 victory and a 13 - 3 series win. Odessa will get all they can handle next round as they advance to face the Assiniboia Senior Rebels.
Macklin 2 at Delisle 5 ot (Delisle wins series 7 - 6): In Delisle, the Macklin Mohawks were sporting a two goal lead after a game one 4 - 2 home ice victory. After twenty minutes, the visitors were in good shape as the score was tied at one, and the Mohawks were 40 minutes away from advancing. In the second frame, the Bruins pumped in three goals to take a 4 - 1 lead in the game and 6 - 5 series lead. Coming into the third Macklin was now forced to play from behind, and they were able to tie the game and the series which meant extra time was needed. It looked like visitors were going to be able to grab the series in overtime as they went on the power play after an ill-advised Bruins penalty. It was not meant to be for the 2009 senior C champs however, as Chad Laing was able to score the short handed marker, sending the home crowd into a frenzy and the Bruins on to the next round.
Avonlea 3 at Central Butte 3 (Avonlea wins series 8 - 4): Last year, the Arrows grabbed the D title and their defense began well with a 5 - 1 home ice win in game one. The Flyers were unable to muster enough to knock off the Highway Hockey League reps, and in the end the Arrows captured the series 8 - 4. Avonlea will now advance to battle the winner of the Imperial Sabres and Whitewood Orioles.
Imperial 4 at Whitewood 3 (Imperial wins series 8 - 7): The "southern birds" were in good shape after playing Imperial to a 4 - 4 tie in game one two nights earlier in Imperial. The Sabres, a team recently resurrected after several years absent from the senior scene, were looking to advance to the second round in the D division. After a back and forth game, the road team grabbed the lead and held on to a 4 - 3 win, taking the series 8 - 7. The Sabres will now try to knock off the defending champs as they go to battle against the Avonlea Arrows.
Coronach 3 at Craik 9 (Craik wins series 13 - 5): Eight days earlier, the Warriors went into Coronach and dumped the Merchants 4 - 2 to take the early series lead. Back at home, Craik flexed their muscles, scoring at will, rolling over Coronach by a 9 - 3 count. The game and series was never in doubt, however their next series will be a much greater struggle as they go up against the high flying Greyhounds from Gull Lake.
Luseland 1 at Kenaston 6 ot (Kenaston wins series 7 - 6): The Luseland Mallards grabbed control of this series with a 5 - 1 home ice win, and all that was required was to steer the series home and they were off to the next round. The Blizzards, a mainstay in the SVHL, were a team that showed no quit, and they battled the northern Ducks through 60 minutes, leading the game 5 - 1. With the series tied 6 - 6, and extra 20 minutes was put up on the clock and the puck was dropped for overtime. During the regular season, Michael Sagen lead the Blizzards with 23 goals and 34 points, and it was fitting for him to be the hero as he notched the winner, sending the Blizzards on to the next round to face the Dinsmore Dynamos.
Theodore 3 at Kelvington 3 2-ot (Kelvington wins series 7 - 6): In Theodore, the Wheat Kings stole a 4 - 3 road victory and brought a one goal lead home to the Kelvington Rec Arena. The Buffaloes struggled this year in the THL, however a provincial run would be what the Theodore fans needed. The visitors were able to tie the series, leading the game 3 - 2 after 60 minutes forcing overtime in the deciding game. An extra 20 was not enough and the teams were forced to play a fifth period. In the end, the Wheat Kings were able to tie the game and win the series 7 - 6. Kelvington will now advance to play the Beechy Bombers of the Sask Valley League.
Three games are featured on this Family Day in February as Davidson travels to Balcarres, Wawota visits Milestone, and Wilkie takes a 17 goal lead into Loreburn. Check the schedule and scores page for updates.
Eight games were scheduled to be played last night, and it was if Mother Nature and Cupid conspired to keep husbands at home, as a February blizzard blew through the province. In all, six games were nixed, while two went ahead.
In Edam, an eight point night (4G, 4A) by Dinsmore sniper, Carter Thompson, lead the way as the Dynamos beat the 3-Stars 9-8 in overtime. Game one in this series ended in a 4-4 tie, and as the results indicated, this series could have gone either way.
In the other game, the Eatonia Huskies carried a two goal lead into game two after a 3-1 win in Lumsden. The Huskies scored early and often, and the game was never in doubt as they cruised to a 13-6 win. The victory gave the Huskies the series by a 16-7 count.
Check the scores and schedule page for information on a busy Sunday in SHA action.
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On Friday night, as men were starting to panic as they wondered just where they were getting their significant others' Valentines gifts, five games were being played in the SHA's annual tournament. Three games produced series winners, while the other two were lid lifters on their series.
Bethune Bulldogs vs. Bruno T-Birds: Entering their series with the Bethune Bulldogs, the T-Birds were riding high after knocking off the defending champion, Wynyard Monarchs, in three games. In game one, the Bulldogs were able to grab the series lead by virtue of a 3-2 win. Bruno was looking to stay alive as they ventured to the Bethune Community Sports Center for game two of their best of three series. Game two was closer than the score indicated, as two quick goals by Shea Van Luven and Chad Filteau, turned a 4-3 advantage into an insurmountable 6-3 lead. In the end, the Dogs prevailed, 7-3, out shooting the T-Birds 39-34. Bethune now moves on to face the winner of the Davidson/Balcarres series.
Radville Nationals vs. Ochapawace Thunder: In Radville, the home town Nats brought in a two goal lead after a 7-5 road win in game one of their series against the Ochapawace Thunder. Last year Radville got a taste of victory after a dominating run in the QVHL playoffs and they wanted to keep this feeling going in this years SHA playoffs. The Thunder came in knowing it was win or go home, and after 20 minutes things were looking good as they held a 2-1 lead. The Nationals poured in five goals in the second frame, and after forty minutes they led the game 6-3 and were heading into the third with a five goal lead. The Thunder were unable to mount any sort of come back and in the end they fell by a 9-5 score, dropping the series, 16-10.
Beechy Bombers vs. Allan Flames: The town of Beechy has thrown their hat in the ring in the pursuit of being named this years Kraft Hockeyville community. A provincial banner would play nicely in this story, and last night the Bombers took a step closer in the D category. Entering last nights game, Beechy had a slim one goal lead over the Allan Flames, a team continually in contention in the Wheatland Hockey League from year to year. In game one, the Flames failed to capitalize at home, dropping the opener 6-5, which meant nothing less than a two goal road win would suffice. In Beechy, the Bombers, a middle of the pack team in the SVHL, were able to seal the series, holding on to a 4-4 tie, and a 10-9 series win. Beechy will need to step up their game as next round they meet the winners of the Kelvington/Theodore series.
Whitewood Orioles vs. Imperial Sabres: During the 70's and '80's the Imperial Sabres were always a top team in the Last Mountain Hockey League and Long Lake Hockey League. Now members of the Wheatland Hockey League, the Sabres were looking to write a new chapter in their storied history. The Orioles, who finished third in the THL this year and are battling Theodore in league playoffs, are also looking to add banners of their own into their new Community Center. After a 4-4 tie in game one, neither team is any closer to advancing in the D category, however a result will come Saturday night in Whitewood as the "Blades" and "Birds" will wrap up their series.
Wawota Flyers vs. Milestone Flyers: The Milestone Flyers and Radville Nationals battled all year for the league lead in the QVHL, while the Wawota Flyers and Bienfait Coalers did the same for the B6HL lead. This series featured two evenly matched teams, and game one was an indication of just how tight this two game total point series will be. Starting on the road always puts pressure on the visitors to keep the series close, while the home squad is always looking to build a cushion. In Wawota, the hosts were unable to build any sort of comfort heading into game two, as they fell 7-5 to the western Flyers. Wawota will head to Milestone to see if they can exact some revenge in game two on Monday 16th.
Tonight's Action: Eight games are on tap tonight in the SHA playoffs. Refer to the scores and schedule page for games and make sure to check local listings for game times. As always, stay safe on our winter roads.