PREECEVILE - The Preeceville Skating Arena was a busy centre as hockey teams took their turns in action during minor hockey day on January 22.
The youngest team, the U7, was the first team on the ice as they took on the Kelvington Wheat Kings. “There was no recorded score as at this age level we focus on fun, learning and building on the fundamental skills,” said Dean Serdachny, coach.
The Preeceville U9 hockey team faced off against the Melville Millionaires with no recorded score. “There are recorded wins and losses but we like to also focus on building skills and the fun aspect of the game,” said Conrad Peterson, coach.
The U11 team faced off against Yorkton U11 Deneschuk Terriers. “The players got exponentially better as the game went on and never gave up. We were down a significant number of players due to being COVID close contacts but our short bench powered through. It was a great game and everyone had fun playing,” said Nicole Korpusik, coach.
The Preeceville U13 scheduled game against Kamsack was cancelled but the Preeceville teams consisting of players from the U13 team and U11 team faced off against each other in a fun game with both teams evenly matched.
The Highway 9 Predators U15 team were scheduled to play against the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy AA Kings but the game was cancelled at the last minute. The Canora Cobras senor hockey team stepped up to challenge the U15 team. “The team was excited to play the older skilled team,” said Jordan Vogel, coach. “They were all smiles on the ice and seemed to have a lot of fun. The senior Cobras played it well, challenging the U15 team to step out of their comfort zone and adapt to a more skilled opponent, but they did not outplay us like they could have and were good sports.”
The day of hockey concluded with the U18 Pats facing a rough challenging game against the Whitewood U18 Jets. The game was forfeited in the second period and the final score at the time of forfeiting was 8 to 1 for Preeceville. The game was forfeited due to injury attained from a cut by a skate to a Whitewood player who was taken by ambulance to Yorkton for his injury and the coach went with the player.
Scorers for Preeceville were: Rhett Ludba (two goals), Spencer Leech, Seth Hort, Nathan Anaka, Trever Geistlinger, Kaiden Masley and Hunter Lamb. Assists were by: Hudsyn Nelson, Seth Hort, Hunter Lamb, Porter Wolkowski, Nathan Newbery and Tomas Hauber.
Darcy Romanchuk was the winner of the cheer basket raffle with Chelsea Brock winning the second place cash prize. The mon’s package raffle was won by Croy Smith, Caleb Anaka wo the CCM Helmet, Amrie Seerey won the warrior stick and winners of the two loonie sticks were Cindy Wolkowski and Caleb Anaka.
There were also multiple other smaller raffles that were drawn.