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You can tell that hockey season is winding down when kids' hockey teams are playing two and three games in a single weekend.

You can tell that hockey season is winding down when kids' hockey teams are playing two and three games in a single weekend.

You can especially tell it's winding down when two of those teams go into the same opposing city and come away as their respective league champions. There was an awful lot of hockey played in and around Yorkton over the weekend.

None of those teams lost, all three of them, that I can think of won. Either here, or in Weyburn. The final game report at the newspaper office didn't get filed until well after 6p.m., on deadline day.

Ed Zawatsky's team won in Weyburn, Monte Taphorn's team won in Weyburn, too. Kelly Maddin's team won here. Then there is supposed to be several more teams that still have some hockey left to be played before April gets here.

Maddin celebrated his second Pee Wee provincial 'A' championship.

In other sports happenings, the Yorkton Regional High School's senior boys basketball team didn't win the Hoopla provincial championship, but they did get a win in their final game of the year, says coach Jason Payne.

In their first game, they played against Moose Jaw Central Collegiate. Apparently it was the first time the YRHS's shooting was non existent. Moose Jaw, the number one school in the province won handily, but then their shooting apparently wasn't there when they played their second game. The YRHS then put in a better effort against Meadow Lake in the final game of the high school careers of seven starters, notes Payne.

The hockey didn't end with the Yorkton Minor Hockey Association. The Perogy Cup tournament took place at both arenas over the weekend. The annual men's funspiel bonspiel took place at the other end of the building while some of the top teams in girls' volleyball played at the opposite end of the Gallagher Centre and on the opposite end of town at the Gloria Hayden Centre.

Skate Yorkton is getting ready for their yearly figure skating carnival at the Farrell Agencies Arena. Guest skaters this year will be former Olympians Anabelle Langois and Cody Hall. Skate Yorkton has also arranged for the two to put on a seminar the day before (March 31).

And the YRHS cheer squad just came off Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association (SHSAA) provincial competition, says coach Priya Pandit.

The girls finished the event in third place; they thought they had a shot at second.

If there's anything you'd like to see covered by Game 7, please forward your suggestions to the Yorkton This Week sportsdesk by phone (306) 782-2465, or email jeff@yorkton this