The Prince Albert Mintos wasted little time in getting back into the win column as they blasted the Notre Dame Hounds 9-1 in Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League action on Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre.
Coming off a 5-2 setback to the Saskatoon Contacts on Thursday, the Mintos got three-point performances from a trio of players and four-point outings from three others in easily defeating the Hounds.
Kody White led the attack with three goals with Joel Blaquiere and Kylar Hope adding two each. Singles were notched by Jason Duret and Lance Yaremchuk, who each added three assists while Justin Boyer also chipped in with three helpers. Hope set up two goals as well for a four-point night with Blaquiere adding one assist to his two goals for a three-point performance.
Lane Michasiw turned aside 25 shots in the Minto goal to record his first SMAAAHL victory.
The win improves the Mintos record to 4-2-1 and they will try and add to that on Thursday when they travel to the Battlefords to take on the Stars. Prince Albert‚Äôs next home game is Sunday when they will host the Yorkton Harvest at 1:30 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre.
Prince Albert Icehawks
Eddie Gauthier saved the day for the Prince Albert Icehawks on Saturday.
After jumping into a 3-0 lead two minutes into the second period of their Prairie Junior Hockey League game in Kerrobert against the West Central Rage, Gauthier scored the only goal of the shootout to salvage a 7-6 victory and improve Prince Albert‚Äôs record to 2-1-0.
Lucas Seesequasis, Mitchell Corfmat and Brett Boyer scored two goals each for the Icehawks, who needed a pair of goals in the final four minutes of regulation time to force overtime and ultimately the shootout. Seesequasis, Corfmat and Boyer all had a chance to win it in the shootout, but Gauthier, in the fourth round, finally ended the game,
Jayden Rieben started the game in the Prince Albert goal, but was pulled after allowing six goals on 40 shots. Tyler Gordon came on in relief and stopped all 14 shots he faced plus four more in the shootout. Prince Albert finished with 52 shots at the West Central goal.
The Icehawks will return to action on Wednesday when they will host Fort Knox at 7:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.
Prince Albert A&W Bears
It was a weekend Kelly Regnier will remember for a long time.
The third-year forward with the Prince Albert A&W Bears scored five times in a pair of games against the Weyburn Gold Wings with one of those resulting in a 3-2 overtime victory and another forcing an extra session with four seconds left in regulation time. The Bears, however, dropped the second game of the doubleheader 6-5 in overtime, but they still managed to pick up four points and remain in first place in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League standings.
The fourth point was secured before the regular games were played on the weekend as league rules state that games must be decided by a shootout and when the Bears and Gold Wings opened the season on Sept. 29 in Prince Albert, the game was left as a 1-1 tie after a five-minute overtime session. The two teams then held a shootout prior to Saturday‚Äôs game in Weyburn with Prince Albert collecting an additional point by winning the shootout.
Tylor Lindsay, on a set-up by Regnier, also scored in Saturday‚Äôs 3-2 win with Jessica Vance stopping 32 of 34 shots in the Prince Albert goal.
Regnier finished Sunday‚Äôs contest with three goals, including the thriller in the dying seconds, while Kaitlin Willoughby and Amy Weightman added singles. Sarah Olson faced 37 shots in the Prince Albert goal and it looked like the Bears might get a sweep as they led 4-2 heading into the final 20 minutes of play, but in the end they needed Regnier‚Äôs heroics to salvage a single point.
The Bears return to action on Friday when they will play a neutral-site game against the Regina Rebels in Melfort. Game time is 8:30 p.m. with the second game of the doubleheader scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre.
First place will be on the line in the weekend twin bill as the Rebels are just one point back of the Bears with two games in hand.
Liteway Electric Raiders
The Liteway Electric Raiders suffered their first loss of the season when they were defeated 6-2 by Lloydminster in Centre-Four Hockey League Midget Division action on Saturday at the Kinsmen Arena.
Breylan Fiset and Chris Stubbs scored for the Raiders, who fall to 4-1-0 on the season. Logan Morhart was in goal for Prince Albert, who will be in Beardy‚Äôs on Wednesday before returning home on Sunday to host Unity at 4:15 p.m. at the Steuart Arena.
Prince Albert NAPA Raiders evened their season record at 1-1-0 with a convincing 7-2 victory over Tisdale in Centre-Four Hockey League Pee Wee Division action on Saturday.
Ethan Regnier paced the Raiders‚Äô attack with four goals and an assist while Owen Ozar, with two goals, and Ben Zultok completed the scoring. Brayden Dirks also had a strong game collecting four assists.
Steven Soyko was in the Raider goal to record the win with Prince Albert‚Äôs next game scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena when they will host Lloydminster.
Venice House Raiders
The Venice House Raiders suffered their first loss of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League season on Saturday when they were outscored 10-6 by the Prairie Storm at the Kinsmen Arena.
Drew Warkentine, with two goals, Landon Markovich, Mikhail Tait, Kent Hansen and Tanner Fiddler scored for the Raiders, who fell to 6-1-0 on the season. Prince Albert led the game 3-0 early in the second period and were deadlocked at 5-5 entering the final 20 minutes before the Storm pulled away with four unanswered goals in the final nine minutes of play.
The Raiders also played on Sunday against the Saskatchewan Valley Vipers, but results were unavailable.
Next league action for Venice House is Nov. 1 when they will host the Humboldt Broncos at 6:15 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.