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.