The Bantam AA Whitecap Resources Wings were looking to get back into the win column last night and did so in a big way. They routed the Notre Dame Hounds 9-1 in Wilcox.
The Wings scored five goals in the first period and didn’t look back. By the end of the game, they had put 41 shots on the Notre Dame net, while allowing just eight on Ryan Hicks. Weyburn was also boosted by a five-goal performance from Cooper Walbaum.
Walbaum’s first goal of the game came just over three minutes into the first period, assisted by Ty Mason. By the end of the night, Mason himself would have four assists.
Walbaum and Mason teamed up for a second goal at the 5:25 mark of the period, making it a 2-0 game.
From there, Wyatt LaCoste would find the back of the net with just over ten minutes to play in the first. He was assisted on the tally by Van Eger and Quinn Mantei.
Walbaum then scored his hat trick goal on the power play with 7:29 remaining on the clock. He was assisted on the power play marker by Daxin Peterson.
The scoring in the first period was rounded out by Ryker Watt. His goal, which came with 2:49 left in the frame, was assisted by Matt Morhart.
In the second period, the Hounds got on the board with a goal by Kael Dillon just 16 seconds into the period. It would be the only offence the Hounds could muster on the night, and they wouldn’t get another shot on goal throughout the entire period.
Walbaum scored his fourth goal on the power play with 8:55 remaining in the second. He was assisted by Mason and Mantei. It was followed up with Walbaum’s fifth just three minutes later, again with Mason picking up the assist.
In the third period, Dallen Oxelgren would score with the man advantage at the 8:22 mark of the period. His goal was assisted by Morhart. Ty Boren would round out the scoring with Weyburn’s fourth power play goal of the night less than a minute later, assisted by Blaze Gutzke and Ryker Watt.
With the win, the Bantam AA Wings are now tied for fourth place in the South Division of the SAAHL. They are just two points back of Estevan and the Regina Aces, who are tied for second. They are four points behind the Regina Pat Blues, who are in first.
The Wings have just two games remaining on the season, both on the road. Next Wednesday, they will head to Odessa to take on the Regina Pat Blue, and then the following Friday, they play the Regina Aces to close out the regular season schedule.