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Hawkey Talk

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 28, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks finished a disappointing 6-game home stand on Tuesday losing 4-2 to Yorkton. Head coach Doug Johnson was  frustrated with his club’s 1-4-1-0 record at the Cage during that stand because they had opportunities to win at least 2 or 3 more. He is optomistic that his team will learn from their mistakes and apply that konwledge in future games. Here is today’s edition of Hawkey Talk.

Hawkey Talk

Nipawin embarks on a 3-game southern road trip tomorrow starting in Estevan. All 3 games will be on CK750.

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Bronco Round Up

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 27, 2010

I talked with Dean Brockman this morning for our weekly Bronco Round Up. He was very candid about the situation that took place against Battlefords where Neil Landry snowed Kyle Birch. For anyone that knows Dean, he HATES individual stas which is why I rarely talk to him about them (if ever). However, their top line of Buzzeo, Boyer and Keller have a combined 28 points in their last 2 games which is unheard of. I had to ask him and I got the response I knew I was going to get but it cracked me up anyway. Here is today’s edition of Bronco Round Up.

Bronco Round Up

Humboldt’s home and home series starts Friday in Humboldt, and concludes Saturday night in Melfort. Hopefully the roads are cleared so we can get some big crowds out to both games.

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Paslawski Sent To Hawks

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 27, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks will be getting forward Tyler Paslawski back from the WHL. The Prince Albert Raiders have reassigned the 18 year old Choiceland native to the Hawks. He played in 5 games with the Raiders and had 1 assist to go along with a plus-1 rating. He is expected to be in the line up when the Hawks embark on a 3 game southern road trip this weekend.

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Broncos Players/Coach Suspended

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

The Humboldt Broncos and Battlefords North Stars have both been hit hard by the SJHL for an altercation that happened in Saturday’s game. Brett Pinder and Adam Zbitniff have been suspended for 2 games while head coach Dean Brockman was given a 1 game suspension. Battlefords defencemen Chris Neurauter and Cody Folstad were also suspended for 2 games and head coach Ken Pearson was given 1 game. Both teams were also fined.

The incident took place at 8:24 of the 3rd period in Humboldt’s 11-1 win over Battlefords. Broncos forward Neil Landry and North Stars tough guy Tony Oak were the original combatants and the other 2 fights were considered the “multiple fights on the same stoppage”. Oak did take an instigator penalty in that fight.

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Huskies Ranked #3

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

The U of S Huskies have been slowly climbing up the standings and the national rankings over the past month. The Dogs have won 4 straight and are tied for 1st in the Canada West standings with Regina and Calgary. Saskatchewan’s 30-9 win on Friday night in UBC has helped them jump to the #3 spot in Canada this week, up 1 spot from last week. They jumped over the Regina Rams who lost to Calgary which sets up a great match up this weekend. Calgary is ranked 5th and Regina 6th but all 3 teams can still finish first heading into this weekend’s final games. The Green & White are now the hottest team in Canada West after starting the season 1-2. Here is the Top 10:

                                                Pts (1st place)  Last week
 
1. Laval (8-0)               500 (43)           1
2. Western (7-1)           433                  2
3. Saskatchewan (5-2) 370                  4
4. Ottawa (7-1)            339                  5
5. Calgary (5-2)           320                  7
6. Regina (5-2)             237                  3
7. McMaster (6-2)        201                  8
8. Montreal (5-3)         129                  6
9. Saint Mary’s (4-3)    87                    10
10. Sherbrooke (4-4)   53                    NR

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Hawks-Red Wings Game Time Change

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

Sunday’s game between Nipawin and Weyburn at Crescent Point Place has been changed from 6:00 to 3:00. This will allow trick or treaters time to make it the game (at least I’m assuming that’s why). Therefore the pre-game show on CK750 will be at 2:45.

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Hodgins Won’t Be In Line Up This Weekend

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

Nipawin Hawks captain Cory Hodgins will not be in the line up this weekend when the club travels south for 3 games in 3 days. Hodgins has asked for a trade and head coach & GM Doug Johnson is in the works of granting his wish. Johnson is shopping the 20 year old defenceman around the SJHL right now and has already received a couple of offers. Hodgins is a 2-year captain and one of just 2 Hawks in their 3rd year with the team.

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Hawks Finish Home Stand Tonight

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks play the last game of their 6-game home stand which hasn’t been as good as they would have liked. It started off good with a 3-1 win over La Ronge on the 12th but the Black & Gold haven’t found the win column since. Head coach Doug Johnson feels the team has deserved a better fate after heavily outplaying and outchancing Melville but losing a 1 goal decision. The team also squandered a 2 goal second period lead to Notre Dame and Doug feels that game could have easily went the other way.

The Yorkton Terriers will be driving through the snow tonight for their game at the Cage. Johnson says, “It’s a huge game, (we’re) on a little bit of a slide right now, we just need to come out and work hard. If we put in 60 hard minutes, usually the outcome is pretty good for us.”

Yorkton leads the Sherwood Conference at 8-5-1-2 while Nipawin is last in the Bauer Conference at 4-6-2-0. The Hawks are just 2 points behind 5th place Battlefords and have 3 games in hand going into tonight’s contest. Hockey weather is finally here so give yourself a little extra time in getting to the Cage. The puck drops at 7:30.

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Mustang Report

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

The Melfort Mustangs are the 2nd hottest team in the SJHL as they have at least a point in 6 consecutive games (5-0-0-1). They are currently 2nd in the Bauer Conference and actually 2nd overall in the entire SJHL. Here is yesterday’s Mustang Report.

Mustang Report

Melfort’s overall record this year is 9-4-1-1.

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CJHL Rankings

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 26, 2010

This week’s national junior ‘A’ hockey rankings are out and there is no change for the 2 SJHL teams involved.

The Humboldt Broncos remain the top team in Canada after going 3-0 last week and outscoring their opponents 24-7.

The Melfort Mustangs are an honorable mention for the top 20 for a 2nd consecutive week.

The Mustangs were also 3-0 last week.

The Wellington Dukes of the OJHL remain 2nd while the Pembroke Lumber Kings from the CJHL move up 1 spot to 3rd.

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Broncos #1, Mustangs Honorable Mention

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 18, 2010

The CJHL has released its latest rankings and it shows the Humboldt Broncos at #1 for a 2nd consecutive week. Humboldt only played 2 games last week and were 1-0-0-1 as they beat Nipawin but lost to Battlefords in the shoot-out. Overall their record stands at 9-1-0-1. They are the only SJHL team in the Top 20 however, the Melfort Mustangs were given an honorable mention for the first time. The Mustangs were 3-0 over the weekend on their southern road trip and 3-0-1-0 for the week.

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Mustang Report

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 18, 2010

What a weekend for the Melfort Mustangs. 3 games in 3 nights down south and they come back with 6 points. They are in 2nd place in the Bauer Conference and have padded their lead to 3 points over 3rd place Flin Flon. Despite me calling him at home early this morning after the team got in very late from the road trip, Darrell did a Mustang Report with me. Have a listen.

Mustang Report

Wednesday’s game starts at 7:30 at the Palace. The Stangs are 7-4-1-1 while the Mills come into the contest at 3-7-0-1 but do have a game tomorrow in Nipawin.

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Dog Pound

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 14, 2010

Here is tomorrow morning’s Dog Pound which can be heard after the 8:00 sports on both stations.

Dog Pound

There is no doubt that both sides will be saying that there are no hard feelings and that the past is in the past. However, I think we all know that no one ever forgets. The Huskies and Dino’s really don’t like each other. I read an article in the paper that Dino’s coach Blake Nill hasn’t been accepting interviews this week. The game is paramount for both of these teams so I would expect a disciplined but highly intesified contest. Expect both coaches to downplay all the hoopla and stick to talking about the game. It will be a great night and a huge crowd should be on hand to help the Dogs. Calgary is 4-1 and ranked #2 while the Huskies are 3-2 and ranked 8th in the country. The pre-game show starts on CK750 at 6:30 with the kick off at 7.

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Hawkey Talk

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 14, 2010

Here is this afternoon’s edition of Hawkey Talk with Doug Johnson.

Hawkey Talk

The Hawks are a perfect 3-0 at home and play the Humboldt Broncos at the Cage tomorrow. A win by the Black & Gold gives them sole possession of 3rd place in the Bauer Conference heading into the weekend.

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Hawks Make Trade

Posted by Darryl Skender on October 14, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks have found a home for forward Jeff Lorenz. He had wanted to be closer to his family for personal reasons and head coach Doug Johnson was able to accommodate. Lorenz was dealt to the Lloydminster Bobcats in exchange for Gui Glasspoole. Johnson says, “He’s a big kid from Lloydminster that we expect to come in and be huge for us and play not only a physical game but also have a ton of skill and play a lot of minutes and develop.”

The Bobcats traded for Glasspoole last July in a deal with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons who had originally picked him up for their previous playoff run. The 18 year old also spent 5 games in the WHL last season with the Medicine Hat Tigers and contributed 1 assist and 5 penalty minutes while there.

As for the 6′ 3″ Lorenz, he was 5th on the team in scoring last year with 9 goals and 28 assists and also led the Hawks in penalty minutes with 103.

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