© Herald Photo by Andrew Schopp
The Prince Albert Icehawks, shown in the photo from a game earlier in the week against the Ochapowace Thunder, rode the six-goal outburst from Brett Boyer to blast the Regina Capitals in Prairie Junior Hockey League action on Sunday at the Kinsmen Arena.
With it being Thanksgiving, the Prince Albert Icehawks have Brett Boyer to be thankful for.
The sophomore forward scored six goals on Sunday to lead the Icehawks to a convincing 7-2 victory over the Extreme Hockey Regina Capitals in Prairie Junior Hockey League action played at the Kinsmen Arena.
Ronald Janvier also scored for the Icehawks, who improved to 3-2-0 and have almost matched their entire win total from last year when they struggled to just five victories in the 40-game schedule.
Lyndon Arcand set up five of Boyer’s goals while Lucas Anseth also had a big game collecting three helpers.
Cole Dinney, playing in his first game for the Icehawks, turned aside 38 shots in the Prince Albert goal while the Icehawks managed to direct 29 at the Regina net.
Boyer’s outburst pushed him into the league lead in points as he now has eight goals and five assists in just four games.
The Icehawks, who also played in Delisle on the weekend, but dropped a 4-2 decision to the Chiefs on Saturday (Boyer and Bray Klarenbach scored for Prince Albert in that game), will have the week off before returning to action next Sunday in Kerrobert against the West Central Rage. The Icehawks will then have a game in Saskatoon against the Westleys before returning home on Oct. 27 when they will face the expansion Silver Foxes for the first time.
The Prince Albert NAPA Raiders improved to 2-0-0 in the young pee wee Centre-Four Hockey League season after they crushed the Meadow Lake Stampeders 14-3 on Saturday.
Ben Zultok had a game to remember for the Raiders as he scored four times and set up five others for a nine-point outing. Dylan Scriven also had a huge game scoring three times and adding a pair of assists with single markers coming from Carter Inman, Jaxsen Hope, Braden Schneider, Ethan Beaulac, Kaleb Charko, Kevin Ledoux and Jackson Kowblick. Joel Favreau picked up the win in the NAPA goal.
The Raiders put their perfect record on the line this weekend when they will face Tisdale in a home-and-home series. The NAPA Raiders are in Tisdale on Saturday before returning home to host the same foe on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Steuart Arena.
Venice House Raiders
The Venice House Raiders picked up just a single point in a swing through the South Division of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League on the weekend as they were crushed 10-4 by Yorkton on Saturday before battling Melville to a 3-3 draw on Sunday.
Ethan Regnier, Jake Hobson, Riley Sawchuk and Mikhail Tait scored for the Raiders in the loss to Yorkton while Kyle Schneider, with a pair, and Brendl Daniels tallied for Prince Albert in the tie with Melville.
Venice House, which now has a 1-2-3 record on the season, also battled the Saskatoon Maniacs to a 4-4 draw last week with Ryan Hordal, Sawchuk, Schneider and Hobson scoring for Prince Albert in that game.
Venice House returns to home ice this week when they will host the Saskatoon Outlaws on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena.
The Dmyterko Raiders struggled to find the net for the most part on the weekend, but when they did they collected a 6-5 triumph over the Unity Lazers in midget division Centre-Four Hockey League action on Sunday.
The Raiders had opened a busy stretch with a 3-0 loss in North Battleford on Friday and followed that up with a 4-0 setback in Unity on Saturday before salvaging the weekend with the win against the Lazers on Sunday.
Zach Hurd led the Dmyterko Raiders with a pair of goals in Sunday’s win while Austin Odnokon, Jack Green, Braden Isbister and Connor Craig added singles.
The Raiders, who are 2-3-0 to start the season, play their home opener on Wednesday when they will host Watson at 6:45 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena. The Raiders will also entertain the North East midgets on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Steuart Arena.