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Wings drop third loss in a row to Hounds

The Weyburn Red Wings dropped their third straight loss in the past week to the Notre Dame Hounds Tuesday night in front of a hometown crowd of 700 people.

The Weyburn Red Wings dropped their third straight loss in the past week to the Notre Dame Hounds Tuesday night in front of a hometown crowd of 700 people.

One positive note was that the Wing's powerplay kicked into high gear scoring all three goals for the home team.

With no scoring in the opening period it would be Weyburn's Drew George who would open the scoring at the 33 second mark of the second period with help from Scott Kirkham and Keegan Bruce.

The Hounds Ajay Moore would answer back for Notre Dame less than a minute later, evening the game at one-all.

Kirkham would strike for Weyburn once again in the second period while on the powerplay with assistance from George and Bruce grabbing a slim 2-1 lead at the 8:59 mark of the second period.

Wing's Coltyn Sanderson would make it a 3-1 game at the 10:37 mark with help from Jens Johnson and Brock Appleyard also on the powerplay.

The Wings would enter the third period with a two-goal lead but that soon would be whittled away as the Hounds would strike three times in the final twenty minutes to foil any hopes of a Wing's victory.

Notre Dame's Richard Cameron, Ben Morgan and Josh Bruha would score for the Hounds in the final frame. But it was Bruha's goal, which came at the 19:23 mark that would solidify the visitors' victory in the dying seconds of the game.

Bombers manhandle Wings 5-0

The Weyburn Red Wings had high hopes of taking advantage of three home games during the first part of February but with two tough losses against Flin Flon and Kindersley these will make the playoff road that much tougher.

Weyburn started out against Flin Flon in the hole early on Saturday night as their undisciplined penalty woes started at the 40-second mark of the first period and never seemed to get any better throughout the contest.

It was fortunate for Weyburn that Flin Flon's power play sputtered to a dismal two for 10, where the Bombers could only muster one power play goal in the first and one in the second period to help increase their lead over the Wings.

Flin Flon scored two goals in the first period (Ryan Fox, Andrew Johnston) then twice in the second period (Devon Stiller, Dillan McCombie) and one goal in the final period by McCombie to make it a 5-0 romp over the Wings in front of 970 people.

The Wings outshot the Bombers by a 33-23 margin but it would be Weyburn netminder Riley Hengen charged with the loss.

Late game scoring brings Wings within one goal

Weyburn's troubles began Friday night when the Kindersley Klippers came to town, as the Wings wouldn't see their side of the scoreboard light up until almost 45 minutes into the night's game.

Drew George would score on the powerplay at the 4:47 minute mark of the third period with help from Keegan Bruce and Brock Appleyard to make it a 3-1 contest in the Klipper's favour to this point.

Weyburn's Jesse Ross would draw the Wings within one goal, when he, along with Taylor Desserre and Kyle Vogal, made it a 3-2 contest at the 10:53 mark of the third.

That would be as close as the Wings would come, as penalties would negate any more hopes of scoring in the dying minutes of the contest.

Kindersley was one for six on the powerplay while the Wings were one for four on the evening's powerplay efforts.

The big difference was Kindersley was charged with 33 minutes of penalty minutes in eight infractions while Weyburn had 67 minutes in 13 infractions.

Weyburn's Mitch Kilgore faced 24 shots on the evening and was charged with the loss while Kindersley's Sean Cahill faced 23 Weyburn shots on net. Both netminders were acknowledged for their outstanding games in net by being made two of the three star selections at the game's end.

The Wings will now travel to Kindersley Friday, February 4 and then on to Humboldt on Saturday night. Weyburn's next home game will be Tuesday, February 8 when Yorkton will be in town at Crescent Point Place Arena.

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