Daily Herald Staff
The Prince Albert Icehawks will try and get back to the .500 level when they host the expansion Silver Foxes on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.
The Icehawks have dropped their last two games to fall to 3-4-0 on the season, but they are more than a month ahead of last year’s pace as it wasn’t until Nov. 22 when they won their third game enroute to a disastrous 5-31-4 mark.
Prince Albert has played well in every game to date this year and the players are showing a commitment that wasn’t witnessed a year ago. The Icehawks are also displaying a resolve to erase last year’s results and a win on Sunday would push them even farther along towards their goal of returning to the playoffs.
Sunday’s game will be the first time the Icehawks see the Silver Foxes, a team that plays out of Pense in the southern part of the province. The Silver Foxes have had a tough introduction to the Prairie Junior Hockey League as they have won just once in their first six games and have been outscored 40-14 in that span. They are, however, coming off their first win of the season after they outscored the Ochapowace Thunder 7-2 on Wednesday.
Prince Albert’s last outing was a 6-3 setback in the Saskatoon on Thursday against the Westley’s with sophomore sensation Brett Boyer collecting a goal and two assists to reclaim a share of the league scoring lead with 16 points in just six games. Lucas Anseth and Lyndon Arcand also scored for the Icehawks in Thursday’s loss.
As the saying goes, one has to make hay while the sun shines and Prince Albert will have to do that on Sunday as five of their next six games are on the road. The Icehawks have failed to collect a point in three games away from Prince Albert this year so getting the most out of their games on home ice is imperative.