Boys Hockey team Winkler Champs
Fr Jan 7 @ 9am
Game 1 vs Morden Thunder a 4-3 win for DHS
- Jared Stratford 3 goals and Blair Dingwall 1 goal
- Kim Wildhaber in net for win
- Line of Stratford / Dingwall / Cody Kaus played very well and accounted for all of the scoring for DHS
Fr Jan 7 @ 5pm
Game #2 vs Souris Valley Sabres a 6-3 win for DHS
- 2 Goals each for Cody Kaus, Blair Dingwall, and Zack Pitchenese
- Justin Oltsher in net for win
- Much better effort from entire team…did run into penalty trouble in the 2nd period and almost blew a 3 goal lead…but rebounded with a strong effort in the 3rd period
After Day one…DHS wins their pool and advances to the A side Semi-final game on Sat vs Mountain @ 1pm…a team that has beat DHS twice this year. Win and we play in finals at 7pm…lose play at 5pm for Third Place.
Sat Jan 8 @ 1pm (A side Semi Final)
Game 3 vs NDSW (Mountain Mustangs) a 5-1 Win for DHS
- Goals – Jared Stratford (2G) and singles by Zack Pitchenese, Blair Dingwall and Cody Kaus
- Justin Oltsher – 28 saves for win in net
- It was a big win for DHS as NDSW had beaten us twice this year (6-0 and 6-1)
- Great effort by everyone in a penalty riddled game…boys kept their composure and capitalized scoring 3 Power Play goals
Sat Jan 8 @ 7pm (A side Final)
Game #4 vs Beaver Brae Broncos (Kenora) a 1-0 SO win for DHS
- At the end of Regulation play and a 5 min 4on 4 OT period…score remained 0-0
- After 3 shooters for each team remained tied (Cody Kaus scored once but Kenora responded)
- Blair Dingwall, the 6th shooter for DHS, scored the second tally and then Kim Wildhaber shut the door and stopped the Kenora shooter to seal the victory.
This is the 2nd year we have faced Kenora in the finals of the Winkler Tournament and won…we successfully defended our title in dramatic fashion with the Shootout win. Despite being outshot by a 38-15 margin during regulation play, we played well defensively keeping the Broncos’ opportunities to the outside and minimizing quality second chances by clearing all rebounds quickly. Wildhaber also played a solid game as well with a solid performance and only allowing one scorer out of 6 in SO.
The rivalry between DHS and Kenora continues this week as the Eagles travel to Kenora on Tues and the Broncos visit Dryden on Friday night.