By Craig Stein
BRONCOS, RED WINGS COME UP VICTORIOUS
After opening the season Saturday night with an overtime win at home over the Notre Dame Hounds, the Hounds were one second away from revenge on Sunday, until one of their former teammates changed the ending.
Kaleb Dahlgren, after opening the scoring on Friday, tied things up Sunday in Notre Dame to force overtime, and went on to score the only goal of the shootout, and the Broncos won again, this time 4-3 in a shootout.
The Broncos had a pair of two goal deficits during the game, and had goals from Quinn Schneidmiller and Stephen Wack. Tristen Elder had a pair of assists and Jacob Wasserman made 25/28 saves.
Colby Brandt (1g-1a), Zack Kosteniuk (1g-1a) and Curtis Wiebe replied for the Hounds and Jacob Standen made 38/41 saves.
While the other five home and home series all ended in sweeps, the Yorkton Terriers and Weyburn Red Wings ended in a split, with the road team taking each game.
Sunday afternoon in Yorkton, Matthew Jones scored 2:42 into overtime as the Red Wings picked up the 3-2 (OT) decision. The two teams traded goals in the first forty minutes as Weyburn’s Derick Smith and Cole Woodliffe gave the Wings a pair of one goal leads. The Terriers would answer back in the form of Quinton Hobbs and Kaleb Bell.
Arik Weersink made 25/27 saves to pick up the win, and the Red Wings are the league’s only team with a number under the win and loss column through two games (1-1-0-0), while the Terriers are (1-0-1-0) after their opening weekend, good for three points. Logan Bateman stopped 41/44 shots in goal for Yorkton on Sunday.