In front of a packed house at the Tom Zandee Sports Arena Wednesday night, the Weyburn Razorbacks made franchise history as they stepped onto the floor for the franchise’s first-ever home game. While the team would make things exciting, and keep it close heading into the final stretch, the visiting Regina Barracudas spoiled some of the fun as they held on for a 10-9 victory.  

“I want to say thanks to the community for showing up,” head coach Matt Dalton said after the game. “Our boys appreciate it, we appreciate it as a team, and you guys came out and had our backs right to the end.” 

Ryder Hignett would lead the way for the Razorbacks, scoring four goals and picking up three assists. Three of his goals came in the final minute of the game as Weyburn rallied back from a 10-6 deficit.  

“Off the face-off, I said let’s get the ball outside, and then I shot twice, they both went in within in the next five seconds,” Hignett said of the sequence that ended the game. “It was a one-goal game; we just didn’t get that last bounce.” 

The other goals for the Razorbacks came from Jack MIssal who had two, as well as Samuel Borschowa, Blake Becker and Landon Redman. Hignett, Trent Benning and Nick Huntley finished with three assists each, and Marshall Yuzicappi had two assists as well.  

After playing their first home game of the season, the team is now looking forward to getting their first home win of the season. They will have another chance to do that Saturday with the Swift Current Wolverines coming to town for a doubleheader. 

“They've been top of the league for the last couple of years here,” Dalton said of their next opponent. “I know they lost some guys, but it’s going to be a grimy game with two battles back-to-back. It’s going to be hard fought, but it’s going to be a good time.” 

The first game of the doubleheader in the Tom Zandee Sports Arena is at 1:30 p.m., and the second is at 7:30 p.m. 

(Photos by Kristin Grassing)