The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings bounced back from Saturday’s loss against the Notre Dame Hounds with a big win on the road Sunday night. Kirk Mullen scored twice, and Colby Feist finished the night with three points as the Red Wings beat the Hounds 6-2 at the Duncan McNeill Arena in Wilcox.
“With the way the week’s gone, it’s impressive to see guys like Kirk Mullen coming up big tonight with three points, and overall this week, the group was really good,” said Red Wings head coach Cody Mapes after the game. “The guys that have been here for a little while have stepped up and the new guys have slotted in real nice.”
The game started out looking like it would be Notre Dame’s night again, as they jumped out to an early lead, with Antoine Saint-Onge scoring at the 5:13 mark, and the goal was followed up by Johno Hoins beating Boston Gelowitz just 41 seconds later to make it a 2-0 lead. Then, the Red Wings came roaring back.
Ty Mason would put the Red Wings on the board with his fifth of the season just 26 seconds into the middle frame. He was assisted on the goal by Blake Norris and Ethan Clements. The goal was the third in as many games for the rookie Mason.
At the 7:14 mark of the second period, Mullen would tie the game up with his third of the season. Jackson Hassman and Feist would record the helpers on the goal.
Weyburn would take the lead before the end of the second period.
Mi-Kwan Tallman, playing in his second game with the Red Wings, would beat Notre Dame’s Austin Elliott with 1:16 left to play in the frame to make it a 3-2 game. The first goal as a Red Wing for Tallman, which was assisted by Sebastian Hamming and Mason, would prove to be the game-winner.
Then, with just three seconds on the clock, Kirk Mullen would notch his second of the night to make it 4-2. Feist had the assist on the goal, his second of the night.
The scoring would continue into the third period, with a tally from Hamming that was unusual, to say the least.
The Red Wings entered the zone on a three-on-one, with Matthew Reidy putting the puck through the slot onto the stick of Hamming. His initial shot went over the net, off the glass and then beside the net. Elliott made no move to cover that side of the crease, and the Hounds players in pursuit peeled off, leaving Hamming all alone beside the Notre Dame net with the puck on his stick, so he tapped it in for his third of the season with 8:29 to play in the game. Reidy and Ethan Whillans had the assists on the goal.
Feist would then round out the scoring for the Red Wings with 4:26 to play in the game. His third of the season was assisted by Mullen and Hassman.
With the win, the Red Wings are now 10-22-3-0 on the season, and sit 10 points out of a playoff spot with 23 games left to play in the season. They will look to close that gap further on Friday when they visit the Yorkton Terriers. The Wings will then close out their season series with the Hounds next Saturday in a neutral site game in Radville.