It has not been a kind week for the Prince Albert Icehawks.
After winning two of their first three games to start the Prairie Junior Hockey League, the Icehawks are coming off a pair of lopsided defeats this week as they prepare to host the Cypress Cyclones on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.
On Wednesday in Prince Albert, despite outshooting Fort Knox 54-33, the Icehawks were outscored 9-4 and one night later in Saskatoon, the division-leading Quakers erased an early 2-0 Prince Albert advantage to skate to a 7-3 triumph.
Mitchell Corfmat, Brett Boyer, Parker Turner and Jordan Grywacheski tallied for Prince Albert in the loss to Fort Knox while Ryley Lajeunesse, Lucas Anseth and Turner scored the Icehawks goals against Saskatoon.
Tyler Gordon was busy in the Prince Albert goal stopping 26 shots against Fort Knox and 39 more against the Quakers. Saskatoon finished that game with a 46-15 advantage in shots on goal.
The Cyclones could be the right cure for the struggling Icehawks as the southern guests had failed to register a point in five games to start the season. The Cyclones entered the weekend occupying the South Division basement with a 0-5-0 ledger and they had stops in Saskatoon on Friday to play the Royals and in Carrot River on Saturday to take on the Tri-Town Thunder before completing their swing in Prince Albert on Sunday.