The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings were hoping to get back into the win column when they played a pair of games on the weekend at Crescent Point Place. The La Ronge Ice Wolves and Yorkton Terriers had other plans, though, as Weyburn would come up short in both games.
Friday night, the Red Wings would start the game short-benched, with five players - Nick Kovacs, Braigh LeGrandeur, Jerome Maharaj, Tyler Teasdale and Jacob Visentini - given 10-minute misconducts to start the game due to not wearing proper neck protection during warm-ups. This would give the Ice Wolves a bit of an edge they took advantage of, with two goals in the opening period.
While Max Monette put Weyburn on the board in the second, La Ronge answered back with two more goals. Visentini would respond late in the period, and it was 4-2 La Ronge after 40 minutes.
The third period would see just one goal, and that was from the Ice Wolves, as they skated to a 5-2 win.
Saturday night, fans who braved the cold were treated to a wild game between the Terriers and Red Wings. It would be Yorkton who would ultimately come out on top, though, as they won 7-5.
Yorkton jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but then Sam Callahan would get his first goal as a Red Wing to get the home team on the board in the second period. The teams would exchange goals throughout the second, with Max Monette also tallying for Weyburn, but Yorkton added two more goals of their own to make it 4-2 heading into the third.
In the third period, the Terriers would make it 5-2, but then the rally started for the Red Wings, with Cade Meiklejohn, Monette and Jerome Maharaj all scoring in quick succession to make it a tie game. Yorkton, though, would stop the comeback with just 2:35 left to play as they scored what would be the ultimate game-winner, adding an empty-netter to make it 7-5.
The Red Wings will be back in action Tuesday night when they head to Assiniboia for a neutral site game against the Notre Dame Hounds. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. You can catch all the action on Great Plains Ford Red Wing Radio Country 106.7. Nick Nielsen will have the call, with the pregame show starting at 6:45 p.m.