The Peace River Midget AA Royals were in Fort McMurray over the weekend.
And in the end, they came away with two victories.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Royals took a hard-fought game against the Barons by a 3-2 score. Mason Ward made 31 saves in net for the win, while Cale Fox, Eric Lee and Kyle Yaniuk each scored a goal
The next evening, the team closed out the weekend with an 8-5 victory, with Eric Dentinger and Cale Fox each getting a hat trick. The other goals came from Connor Banks and Carson Schumman. Dominic Bernetic was able to make 25 saves in net.
Those two games mark the midway point of the Royals’ season, with Peace River now having a record of 12-3-and-1, good for 25 points in total.
The Royals have three more games before the holiday break. On December 8, the Royals are off to Clairmont to take on the GPAC Storm. Two days later, they play the Barons again, this time at Falher arena in the province’s honey capital.
And finally, the last game for the Royals before the Christmas break goes at home. They’ll host the Sturgeon Sting at the Baytex Energy Centre on December 15. This game will also feature the annual “Fill the Net with Toys” toy drive.
Heading to the Peace River Bantam AA Sabres, they played three games on the road over the weekend, and went 1-and-2.
First, they got destroyed on Friday 10-2 by the Lakeland Panthers at the Clancy Richard Arena in St. Paul. Jesse Schweigert made just 20 saves out of 25 shots on in net before getting replaced by Matthew Ireland in the second period. Ireland was able to make saves for 25 of 30 shots on goal.
As well, the only two Sabres goals for that game saw Corey Isaac and Mathieu Maisonneuve score in the second period.
Their next game on Saturday was a close one, but at least they came out on the right end, as they edged out the Wainwright Polar Kings 4-3. This time, Jesse Schweigert was able to stop 30 of 33 shots in net, while Corey Isaac and Mathieu Maisonneuve each scored two goals during the course of the game.
And then in Game Three, it didn’t go much better for the Sabres than in their first game, as they fell to the Lloydminster Blazer by a score of 6-1. Jesse Schweigert stopped just 2 of five shots in the first period before being replaced in net by Matthew Ireland. He was able to make 20 saves out of 23 shots for the rest of the game.
The only goal of the game came from Mason Lavoie. He scored just over half-way into the third period.
Overall, they are fourth in their division at 4-13-and-1, good for just nine points on the season.
The Sabres have just two games left before Christmas break, and both of them take place on a Sunday.
They’re off to Clairmont to take on the GPAC Hitch-em Oilfield Hauling Storm on December 10, while they return home on December 17 at the Baytex Energy Centre to take on the Fort St. John Flyers.
– Posted by BET