The Rent Pro Completely Branded Razorbacks took to the floor at Tom Zandee Sports Arena for a doubleheader Saturday, as the Swift Current Wolverines were in town. For the Razorbacks, it would be a chance to see how they stack up against one of the top teams in the PGLL, and while the Wolverines would come away with wins in both games, the Razorbacks did something no other team has done so far this season. Weyburn would stop the Wolverines from reaching double-digits, something that has yet to happen this season.  

Swift Current would win the early game by a final of 7-1, with the Razorbacks not able to get much past goalie Cameron Greenley, with the exception of a second-period goal by Ryder Hignett. For Swift Current, Carter Lamotte led the way in the first game, finishing with three goals and an assist. Also scoring for Swift Current were Shane Cornelson, Paul Piche, Jax Bymoen and Ryder Turko.  

The second game would be a very different start for Weyburn, with Ryder Hignett, Paul Piche and Sam Borschowa all scoring in the first period to put the Razorbacks up 3-1. Swift Current, though, would go on a tear in the second, scoring nine goals.  

After building up the 9-5 lead, both teams would shut things down in the third, with no one scoring.  

Razorbacks goalie Kalib Roy, an affiliated player call-up for the game, would see action in the second period and finished off the game. The appearance was his first-ever junior appearance. 

“I was sweating before I even got out there,” Roy laughed after the game. “I was a little nervous, but after the first shot, I kind of just tried to focus on one shot at a time and I was just... I don’t know... I was just rolling there at the end.” 

Despite the two losses, the spirit in the locker room wasn’t down after the game.  

“I thought the day was really good for our team as a squad,” Borschowa commented. “We came together a lot more, had a really good second game to start. Struggled in the second period, and then really good third, and we just didn’t come out on top in either one today, but we got better as a team and that’s all that matters.” 

Through their first five games of the season, the Razorbacks have played four against the top two teams in the league – the Prince Albert Predators and the Swift Current Wolverines. Now, they will have a few games against closer teams, with trips to Regina and Moose Jaw in the cards, as well as both of those teams visiting Weyburn.  

The next action for the Razorbacks is Saturday when they travel to Moose Jaw to face the Mustangs.