The Weyburn Red Wings chalked up their first win of 2014, beating the Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 in a shoot out January 15. Wings forward Matt Eng was the seventh shooter and managed to find the back of the net winning the game.
On January 11, the Wings dropped to the Estevan Bruins on 4-2.
"As a group of players, we keep making the same mistakes over and over again," said Head Coach Bryce Thoma.
The Wings came out hard with Braden Mellon scoring the first goal of the game, assisted by Shain Scheschuk and Tucker Neuberger which was answered by the Bruins not long after.
Jacob Jeske found the back of the net in the second period, with assists to Brendan McKay and Zach Landon, but would be the last goal of the game for the Wings.
"It seems if we get a bad break or give up a goal, we just quit playing and they score again," said Thoma. "We give up goals we work hard for."
Near the end of the first period, Wings defenseman Nathan Morris was cross-checked and fell head first into the boards. Paramedics attended and took Morris off the ice on a stretcher. Morris suffered a head injury and will be re-evaluated on a week to week basis.
The incident resulted in a five minute major for cross-checking and a 10 minute game misconduct against Bruin forward Cory Kosloski.
"We didn't score, even with a five minute power play," said Thoma. "I wasn't happy with the work ethic. We need to get better this week."
The Red Wings travel to Estevan tonight to take on the Bruins and return to home ice to host LaRonge on January 24.
The organization will be hosting their 12th Annual Sports Dinner and Auction on Saturday, January 18 at McKenna Hall.
The Wings have slotted three athletes from hockey, baseball and football as the guest speakers for the evening.
Former NHL goalie and Olympic medalist Curtis Joseph, Toronto Blue Jays assistant coach and 1993 World Series champion Duane Ward as well as 2013 Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughrider running back Kory Sheets will be speaking at the dinner.
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