Nine games were played in the SHA provincial playoffs and the results varied from predictable to down right mind boggling. In the A division one team advanced while another lived to fight another day. In Dalmeny, the Fury finished off the Leader Flyers, winning game two 5-4. This puts Dalmeny through to the next round where they will face the winners of the Prairie Outlaws/Hague Royals series. In Lanigan, the Pirates never trailed as they evened their series with the Tisdale Ramblers by virtue of a 4-1 victory. Brent Twordick potted two goals for the winning side. Game three will be played on Sunday, Feb. 15th back in the land of rape and honey.
In the B division the Outlook Icehawks began their series against the Biggar Nationals by picking up a 3-2 road victory. They will bring the one goal lead back to the Jim Kook Recreational Complex on Sunday, Feb. 15th. In the other game in the B division, the Eston Ramblers hosted the Assiniboia Rebels as the home town team began defense of their 2014 provincial B title. Many pundits had predicted that Eston would repeat, however if this is to happen they will have to rebound from a surprising 5-2 loss. The Rebels go home with a 3 goal cushion and host Eston in game two on Sunday, Feb. 15th.
In the C division the lone game saw the Lumsden Monarch welcome the Eatonia Huskies to the valley for game one of their series. The two teams traded chances in the first two periods and remained tied at one through 40 minutes. In the third, the Huskies took control, outshooting the Monarchs 12-4 enroute to a 3-1 final. Game two will be played back in Eatonia on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Four games were played in the D division on Saturday night. In the north, the Luseland Mallards built up a four goal lead over the Kenaston Blizzards in the form of a 5-1 win, while the Edam 3-Stars and the Dinsmore Dynamos are deadlocked at 4 goals a piece heading into game two. In the south, Craik Warriors pulled off a 4-2 win at Coronach, while in the upset of the night, the Gull Lake Greyhounds bombed the Kyle Elks 10-1. The "Dogs" ran away with the White Mud League this year, finishing atop the standings, 8 points clear of second place, while Kyle was in a battle all year with Rosetown for the SVHL league lead. On paper this had the making of a tremendous battle, however as we all know the game is never played on paper! These two teams return to Kyle for game two tonight.