Daily Herald Staff
The next time the Prince Albert Ice Hawks play the Tri-Town Thunder, they will have to pay special attention to Zach Garrett.
Prince Albert travelled to Carrot River on Saturday for a Prairie Junior Hockey League game against the Thunder and, after having won their first game in over a month on Thursday, the Ice Hawks were looking to put together their first winning streak of the season.
The game was less than a minute old when Garrett set up the first goal of the game and when it was all over he had two goals and four helpers in leading Tri-Town to a 6-4 victory.
Tyrell Pompu also had a strong game for the Thunder scoring once and setting up three others with Prince Albert goals coming from Tyler Tilford, Parker Turner, Brent Bremner and Bryce Nemish. Brett Boyer chipped in with a pair of assists for the Ice Hawks.
In recent games, the Ice Hawks have been badly outshot resulting in an eight-game losing streak that was snapped when Prince Albert beat the Delisle Chiefs on Thursday. Against the Thunder, Prince Albert was once again outshot, but this time by just a 36-32 margin with Jayden Rieben turning in a strong performance making 30 saves.
The Ice Hawks will have another test on Friday when they travel to Saskatoon to face the league-leading Royals. Prince Albert returns home on Saturday for a game against the West Central Rage with that contest starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.