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Hawks Face First Place Ice Wolves Tonight

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 30, 2010

The Nipawin Hawks will face one of the hottest teams in the SJHL tonight when the La Ronge Ice Wolves come for a visit. The Ice Wolves have won their last 2 games (6-3 over Notre Dame and 8-1 over Battlefords) and have points in 8 of their last 10 games. They also have the hottest line in hockey right now with Travis Eggum, Doug Lindensmith and Marc Andre Carre who have combined for an amazing 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points in their past 2 games. I don’t think there’s much doubt in the game plan. Stopping that line is obviously a lot easier said than done.

Head coach Doug Johnson knows what he’s up against. He told me this morning, “We know that La Ronge has been on a good roll, they have a good team and they’re well coached. We’ve got to come out and play as hard as we can for 60 minutes and try to eliminate our mistakes. It seems like any mistake we make lately ends up in the back of our net.”

Nipawin will still be playing without Tanner Dusyk and Steven Jean so they will be dressing 19 players for the game. Doug said he is still actively on the phone trying to work some deals out. The immediate need is defence where they have just 6. This evening’s game starts at 7:30.

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Hawks Game Added To Broadcast Schedule

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 30, 2010

We added the SJHL Hall of Fame game to our broadcast schedule between Melfort and Humboldt so in fairness have added another game for the Hawks as well. It will be on February 12th when the Hawks travel to Melville. Pre-game show at 7:15 and the play by play starts at 7:30.

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Szucki Gets 2 Games

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 30, 2010

Humboldt Broncos forward Ward Szucki has received a 2-game suspension from the league as a result from an incident that took place in Friday’s 4-3 win over Melfort. It happened at the end of the game when Darrell Mann and Dean Brockman were shouting at each other. The players started yelling as well and Szucki, who was on the players bench at the time, reached over the glass with his stick onto the Melfort bench. The 6’5″ winger will miss tomorrow’s game in Flin Flon and the first game of the Showcase against Nipawin on Saturday.

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Mustang Report

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 30, 2010

The Melfort Mustangs are in the middle of a very tough stretch of games. This 4-game stretch sees them play La Ronge, Humboldt, La Ronge and Yorkton. Melfort is currently 3rd in the Bauer Conference, but just 2 points out of 2nd and 3 points out of 1st. Here is yesterday’s Mustang Report that Gino DePaoli did with Darrell Mann.

Mustang Report

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Mustangs-Broncos Rivalry

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 30, 2010

I’m in the station all week so I’ll try to get the blog going again. It was a terrific Hall of Fame Game on Friday night. Both coaches agreed. It had a little bit of everything in it as the Melfort-Humboldt rivalry continues to get bigger. It was like watching old-time hockey as the coaches (twice) got into a screaming match, Ward Szucki swung his stick into the Melfort bench, Brody Haygarth took about 15 strides and ran Chase Wharton into the end boards which caused Kenton Valliant to jump Haygarth from behind. There were also a couple of fights including a great one between Zach Johnson and newcomer Brett Pisio. I saw Johnson in the gym yesterday and he said his knuckles were pretty sore after the scrap. Justin Buzzeo fired his team up taking on Adam Wihak in another tilt. The only thing missing was overtime which was ruined with Jeremy Boyer’s goal with 38 seconds left in regulation time. The rivalry started up a few years back with a line brawl and we have seen some pretty intense games over the years. The 2 teams play a home and home series in January.

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Hawks Roster Close To Bare Minimum

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 5, 2010

With the recent players leaving the Nipawin Hawks, they find themselves with close to the bare minimum. Defenceman Sean McCallister has left the team to go to Cincinnati, Ohio to go to architecture school. Head coach Doug Johnson said, “It’s one of those (situations) where he’s furthering his career so good for him. It’s a tough loss for us, he was going to be a great player but can definitely understand him leaving.” McCallister had 2 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 14 games for the Hawks this season. As well, Nipawin parted ways with 2 other players. Right winger Gui Glasspoole departed after just 8 games. Johnson said, “He says he no longer has passion for hockey which is unfortunate because he’s a great young player that we expected big things out of.” Glasspoole had a goal and 2 assists in his short stint with the club. He came over from Lloydminster in the Jeff Lorenz trade a few weeks ago. Also, forward Cody Hall’s time in Nipawin is over. He requested a trade and has been sent down to Junior ‘B’. Doug said, “He didn’t want to stay around and battle for ice time.” Hall had 1 assist and 11 penalty minutes in 10 games. That leaves Nipawin with 13 forwards, 6 defenceman and 2 goaltenders on their roster.

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Hawks Trade Their Captain

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 4, 2010

Defenceman Cory Hodgins got his wish. Head coach & GM Doug Johnson shipped him west to the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL for defenceman Chad Crawford. The 20 year old Hodgins didn’t travel with the team on their 3-game road trip last weekend. Johnson said, “Crawford played midget hockey in P.A. He played with Remmer (Brant Remenda) and Tash in midget and this year played a little bit with Steven Jean and Gui Glasspoole so he comes with great recommendations. I also talked to his midget coach and he really likes him. We think it’s a pretty good trade for our organization. We needed to get a little bigger and stronger on the back end with a little experience.”

There are questions on whether Crawford will report however. Nipawin will try to break their 8-game losing streak Friday at home to Kindersley.

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Hwwkey Talk

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 4, 2010

This is my first feature that will be on time this week (yeah!).

Hawkey Talk

More news to follow on my blog with Nipawin.

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Bronco Round Up

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 4, 2010

Ok, ok I know, I’m late with this too. It ran yesterday.

Bronco Round Up

Humboldt goes down south this weekend with their first stop in Weyburn. In the 2 previous meetings, the Broncos have won by a combined score of 18-6 (10-4 & 8-2). The games this weekend will be broadcast on CK750 with Gino De Paoli.

Humboldt was ranked #1 in the country once again this week.

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Mustang Report

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 4, 2010

Way late I know. It ran on Monday.

Mustang Report

The Mustangs lost 4-3 in a shoot-out in Melville last night. Melfort blew a 3-goal lead early in the 3rd period. I’m guessing it was a quiet bus ride home.

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Huskie Tidbits

Posted by Darryl Skender on November 4, 2010

I haven’t updated my blog in a while so here some items from the past week.

* Huskies have the longest winning streak going into the playoffs at 5. No other team has won more than their last 2 games.
* Rams head coach Frank McCrystal told me on the pre-game show that he’s never really cared much for the city of Saskatoon or its attractions.
* Thought it was interesting that the Rams were waiting for the Huskies at the 40 yard line as the Dogs ran made their appearance on the field. A number of Rams players stood in front of the Huskie players who were running down the field. If it was meant to throw the Huskies off their game at the start, it didn’t work. They were as fired up as ever.
* Laurence Nixon moved into 2nd place all-time on the Huskies list for pass completions and passing yards. He passed Brent Schneider and finishes his regular season career just 1 completion shy of the record held by Doug Siemens (536). He passed Siemens in passing yards and only Brent Schneider has more yards in the history of the team.
* Nixon was named Canada West and CIS Athlete of the Week for offence.
* In the last 17 games between Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Dogs have won 13.
* If the Huskies keep winning, they can play up to 4 home games in a row. (1 regular season and 3 playoff games).
* Huskies ended the season with the most points scored (35.9 per game) and least points allowed (18.5 per game)
* After a slow start, Stephen McDonald has hit his last 11 field goal attempts and the Huskies as a team have hit their last 12.
* Saturday will be the Huskies first afternoon game of the year, this will be Alberta’s 7th.

The game can be heard on Ck750, www.ck750.com and we’re now available on Sasktel Max as well. Pre-game show with Kelly and myself is 12:30, play by ay at 1:00.

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