WILKIE — It ended up being a light weekend of senior men’s hockey Dec. 15-19 with winter wreaking havoc on roads, forcing some game postponements. One game was previously rescheduled with the Unity Miners due to lack of officials.
Of the three games that were to be played, two were marquee matchups with top teams of Kindersley vs Edam and Macklin vs Wilkie, both being postponed.
Friday night the Wilkie Outlaws showed why they are successful as they came back from a 4-1 deficit against Hafford in the second period.
Sask. West Hockey League president Joe Cey, says, “The Outlaws caught fire after incurring a 4-1 deficit early in the second, scoring eight unanswered goals, cruising to a 9-4 road win. Brock Harrison was 3-2 and Ryan Keller was 4-1 for the night.”
In the other Friday game, Edam remained strong defeating Macklin 5-3 in an exciting on-ice battle. Jared Hillis potted two of the three Mohawk goals.
Hafford did get two games in on the weekend, winning a come-from-behind victory over the Biggar Nationals.
Cey announced the week eight player of the week was awarded to Jeremy Boyer of Hafford Hawks for this five-point game Dec. 19. Honourable mention was Biggar goaltender Brett Matlock who faced 62-shots Dec. 19.
Dec. 23 will be the last games of the first half of the SWHL season before a short holiday break and games will resume the first weekend in January. See the league website for the latest schedules, stats, and news.