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Carlyle, Oxbow and Midale get first wins of the season in the Big Six

Six games played in the senior hockey league on the weekend.
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It was a busy weekend in the Big Six Hockey League.

SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN - The first full weekend of play in the Big Six Hockey League saw three games each on Friday and Saturday.

The Carlyle Cougars won their season debut Friday night, defeating the Kipling-Windthorst Oil Kings 6-2. Ben Johnstone scored twice less than three minutes apart in the third period to give the Cougars a 4-1 lead. Brett Turgeon, Rhett Palmer, Mykel Biermann and Jayden Hansen also scored for Carlyle.

Ty Kotylak had both of the goals for Kipling-Windthorst.

Landon Audet was in goal for Carlyle. Dylan Dedecker was the Oil Kings’ netminder.

It was the Oil Capitals’ first game played in the league since 2020.

Also on Friday, the Oxbow Huskies defeated the Redvers Rockets 5-2. Brycen Odgers scored twice for Oxbow in the first period, while Kenton Miller had two goals for Redvers in the opening frame.

It remained a 2-2 game until the third, when Colton Schell, Brody Haygarth and Carey Levesque scored for Oxbow.

Cody Levesque was in goal for Oxbow, while Thomas Bauche was the Redvers goalie.

Friday’s other game saw the Carnduff Red Devils rout the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 12-2 in the Combines’ first game back in the league since 2020. Ty Stovin scored three straight goals for the Red Devils in the third period.

Kelby Minshull scored twice for Carnduff, while Mark Moriarty, Devon Carriere. Justin Smith, Justin Hollinger, Kyle Garagan, Matthew Plews and Brandon Trask had the other goals.

Lucas Hislop and Kaden Tuchscherer replied for Arcola-Kisbey.

Mason Plews (Carnduff) and Evan Hauber (Arcola-Kisbey) were the goalies.

Carnduff then blanked the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings 10-0 on Saturday night. Matthew Plews had two goals for Carnduff, while Trask, Moriarty, Stovin, Smith, Jackson O’Brien, Kody Martin, Trevor Geiger and Trey Stocker had the other Carnduff goals.

Cody Dumanine was in goal for Carnduff, while Tanner Erickson was Yellow Grass’ goalie.

Oxbow knocked off the Oil Kings 4-1 on Saturday. Haygarth had two goals for Oxbow, while Blake Brooks and Derek Cooney also scored.

Derek Bachert had the Oil Kings’ goal.

Drew Fenwick (Oxbow) and Austin Toth (Kipling-Windthorst) were the goalies.

The other game Saturday saw the Midale Mustangs double up the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 6-3. Steven Lindenbach had a hat trick, including back-to-back goals in the second period when it was a 1-1 game. Kendall Oliver, Devon Johnson and Alex Bechtold also had goals for Midale.

Hislop, River Lafferty and Austin Fleck had Arcola-Kisbey’s markers.

Talen King (Midale) and Keegan Mitchell (Arcola-Kisbey) were the goalies.

Seven games are scheduled for next weekend. On Nov. 11, Yellow Grass will visit Oxbow, Arcola-Kisbey will be at Carlyle and Midale will be at the Moosomin Rangers. It will be the Rangers’ first game of the season.

Games on Nov. 12 include the Bienfait Coalers at Midale and Moosomin at Carnduff.

The following day, Arcola-Kisbey will be at Oxbow and Bienfait will visit Carlyle.

The games on Nov. 11 and 12 will be at 8 p.m. Contests on Nov. 13 will be at 7 p.m.

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