Wynyard wins pair of provincial hockey titles

The hockey season is quickly reaching its conclusion, but before it does a quintet of local teams are in search of provincial titles.

Peewee D

Wynyard are provincial champions.

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The young kids from Wynyard made their way to the final by beating Macklin.

In game one of their series, Wynyard picked up a nail biting 6-5 win, meaning a tie or better in game two would assure them a spot in the provincial final.

They made sure there would be no risk of them losing as they came out flying and picked up a 6-3 win to clinch the series 12-8.

With the win Wynyard moved into the provincial final where they took on Eastend.

Much like in their previous series, Wynyard opened the two-game total goal series with a nail biting 4-3 win.

With the win, Wynyard came home knowing no worse than a tie and they would be provincial champions.

The young squad made sure not to leave anything up to chance as they pulled out another narrow win, beating Eastend 4-3 to win the series 8-6 and capture the provincial title.

Bantam B

Joining the Wynyard peewee’s on the top step of the podium is their Bantam counterparts.

The Wynyard bantam squad made their way to the final by knocking off Shaunavon in the provincial semi-finals.

The series got off to an interesting start for both squads as they tied 3-3, meaning a win by either team would clinch a spot in the finals.

After a nail biting first game, Wynyard make sure to put a quick end to the series, winning 5-3 in game two to take the series 8-6.

The win moved Wynyard into the provincial final where they took on Carrot River.

Game one of the series featuring a tight checking affair between two relatively evenly matched clubs.

In another close game, it was Wynyard who snuck away with the win, knocking off Carrot River 3-2.

The win sent Wynyard home knowing a win or tie on home ice meant they would win the provincial title.

With Carrot River forced to press for the win, the game opened up considerably after a low scoring game one as the teams combined for 14 goals.

Fortunately for the home side they managed to score eight of them in an 8-6 win, giving the home side an 11-8 series win, and the provincial title.

Bantam C

Watrous is in search of their own bantam provincial title.

The youngsters from Watrous head into the provincial final, where they take on Carnduff.

Watrous made their way to the provincial final by knocking off St. Walburg in the semi’s.

It was not an easy round for Watrous, particularly in game one of the series as they could not pull out a win, managing just a 6-6 tie.

That set up a winner takes all game two.

Knowing a loss could end their season, Watrous refused to allow that to happen as they rolled to a 4-1 win and a 10-7 series victory.

Midget C

The Muenster midgets were forced to settle for silver after losing in the provincial final in two tough games.

Prior to playing for a provincial title, Muenster was locked in a battle with Delisle in the provincial semi-finals.

Muenster’s offense was terrific in the two game total goal series as they scored seven times in each of their two games, winning 7-5 and 7-4 to take the series 14-9.

With the win Muenster moved into the provincial final where they took on Carnduff.

After an offensively terrific semi-final series, Muenster’s offense dried up in the final.

Muenster failed to score any goals in a 5-0 game 1 loss, and after opening up to try and get back in the series both their offense and their defense let them down in game two as they fell 8-2 to lose the series 13-2.

Senior C

The final local squad still standing is Drake, who heads into the provincial final to take on Theodore.

The guys from Drake made their way to the final by knocking off Hafford in the semi’s.

Drake kicked off the series in excellent fashion, as they knocked off Hafford 5-2 in game one.

Knowing a win in game two would clinch the series, Drake put a quit end to things winning 8-6 in a wild game two to take the series 2-0.

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