The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Gold Wings came away with five of a possible six points on the weekend, beating the Battlefords Sharks twice at Crescent Point Place. The first game was a 3-2 shootout win Saturday night, and they followed it up with a 5-1 over the Sharks Sunday afternoon.
In the game Saturday, the Sharks took the lead with 9:42 left on the clock in the first period when Sophie Brecht got the puck past Hailey Sibbald. The Wings would then reply in the second, as Kiah Shields scored her fourth of the year. Peyton Halayka and Jade Olszewski would have the assists on the goal.
The Sharks regained the lead just 1:59 into the third period when Greir Slabaida scored an unassisted goal, but the Gold Wings weren't going to give up.
Halayka would score a goal of her own, on the power play, with 3:20 left in regulation. Kaitlyn Mah and Olszewski assisted on the tally, and the game was destined for overtime.
In the first overtime period, played 4-on-4, the goaltenders stood tall, as they did in the second 3-on-3 overtime period. With neither team able to score in overtime, a shootout was needed.
In the shootout, Sibbald stopped both of the shooters she faced, while Halayka and Addison Longmore made good on their attempts, handing the Gold Wings the win, and two big points.
Sunday afternoon, the Gold Wings came out firing on all cylinders, building up an early lead and holding on for the victory.
Julia Durr got things started 2:09 into the game with a goal assisted by Maicy Groenewegen and Nola Exner. Then, at the 5:28 mark, Longmore scored on a shot from the point. The goal was assisted by Randell Banga and Shields.
Weyburn added to the lead less than three minutes into the second, when Groenewegen scored on the power play, with Halayka and Victoria Mann assisting. Then Shields made it 4-0 with 6:57 left on the clock in the middle frame with an unassisted marker.
The Sharks would reply late in the third, as Slabaida scored with 4:30 left on the clock, but the Gold Wings would restore the four-goal lead late as Shields potted her second of the game with 2:58 left. Halayka would get her second assist of the day on the goal.
Weyburn netminder Amy Swayze would make 24 saves to secure the win.
With the win, the Gold Wings are tied with Swift Current for 4th in the league with 13 points. They will look to put a few more points onto the board next weekend when they host the Prince Albert Bears for two games at Crescent Point Place.