KDL Midgets - Provincial and League Champions
See you all next year and thanks for comin' out! It was a fun ride!
March 29 - After a long bus ride to Strasbourg Saturday, with a player bus and a fan bus, the KDL Midgets jumped out to a 2 goal lead early in the first and it all looked great! They ended the first at 2-1, then it turned south, and would be tied at 3 just five minutes into the second period. KDL goes ahead again, then tied at 4 then tied at 5 then Strasbourg goes ahead 6-5! Wait what? Yes, Strasbourg takes the lead, then KDL puts the pedal down, opens it up and finally comes out of this barn burner up by a goal 7-6 to win the Provincial title in front of their noisy fans and a packed, stunned rink! An unlikely season that started with no coach and no goalies, Danora Semilet was not going to let this team fade into the sunset, taking this team by the hand, she pushed and proded it together, found coaches and goalies and let them go and look what happens!
A Provincial and a League title to hang in the ol`barn! Nice work!
Many thanks to all the fans and supporters that came to the final midget hockey game at home last night. Kerrobert Minor Hockey donated the gate money of over $1000.00 and $1930.00 from the NHL Superstar goalie, Carey Price, Team Canada jersey raffle to Grayson Nunweiler`s family. Grayson took in all the activity in style, as the honorary captain of the Tigers with this win of the League Title! Can you spot him?
1.Wade Pinno, 2.Tylo Anderson, 3.Cole Kissick,
4.Jon MacDonald, 5.Reid Kissick
6.Ryder Kissick, 7.Robbie Kohlman,
9.Hunter Thomson, 10.Wyatt Knorr, 11.Koby Reiber
12.Mathew Roblin, 14.Zach Ross, 15.Dylan Turk,
16.Jaden Zunti, 17.Mitch Bradley, 18Tyler Birn,
19.James Semilet, 20.Derek Schraefel, 21.Tommy Ehry, 22.Tyler Neumeier, 23.Brayden Simpson,
33.Quinton Flahr, Coaches Trevor Kissick, Andy Kissick, Brent Flahr, Dean Simpson
Manager Danora Semilet
KDL Midget Tigers win the League title for the second season in fine fashion as they easily take out the second place Rosetown Redwings in the final home game of the season. One game remains in their Provincial playoff run with Strasbourg Maroons in their barn on Saturday night. Good luck! 2015 Veterans!
Kerrobert Minor Hockey says "Farewell" to their veterans who will be starting a new game!
Hunter Thomson, James Semilet, Mitch Bradley, Tyler Birn, Reid Kissick
Wade Pinno, Quinton Flahr
It has been fun watching you over the years!
Good Luck in your new adventure!
West Central AA Midget Female Wheat Kings
Provincial and League Champions
West Central AA Midget Female Wheat Kings capped off their impressive run last night as well, winning the league title after defeating the Saskatoon Comets in Dodsland. They had just finished off their Provincial run with a win in Regina on Sunday! Nice goin!
Tuesday at the Midget League final game, Kerrobert Minor Hockey will be raising money for Grayson Nunweiler..
Grayson will be the honorary Captain for the night as well as doing the ceremonial puck drop before the game.
Minor hockey will be donating the gate money from that night as well as selling raffle tickets on a Carey Price signed team Canada Olympic Jersey. This has been donated by the Western Canada Montreal Canadiens Fan Club. All money raised from this raffle will also be given to Grayson and his family.
See you at the Rink!
KDL faced off against the Strasbourg Maroons on Saturday afternoon. In an end to end battle and tied after two periods, Tyler Neuemeier would pot the go ahead goal to take a 3-2 lead into Strasbourg next Saturday to determine the 2014/15 Provincial Midget Champions!
The AA Midget girls traveled to Regina on snow covered roads, for game 2 of their Provincial final series on Sunday. After battling into the third period still tied and with less than 2 minutes left on the clock, Keili Murphy would net the winner to give the Wheat Kings the Provincial Championship, winning the series 2 games to none! That's the way ya do it!
The Unity Bantams with 3 Kerrobert players in tow will be carrying a 3 goal deficit back to Southy for their Provincial Final after giving up game one at home by a score of 5-2 in a physical penalty laden affair on Saturday night. They will have to bring it up one more notch!
A great turnout for the West Central Rage Awards banquet and dance and listened to local celebrity Ryan Volk, Saturday night after the Midget game. Thanks to all who came in support!
KDL Midgets advance to the final series of Provincial play with a convincing win over Macklin in their own barn on Sunday. The boys have been playing aggressive, passionate hockey in the post season so far with Pinno and Flahr sharing duties to keep the door shut between the pipes.
Game 1 of the Midget league final series with Rosetown goes on Thursday March 19 at 7:30 in Rosetown. Load up and head on down!
AA Midget girls will take a one point lead into Regina for game 2 of their final series after defeating them by a score of 2-1 in Kerrobert on Sunday
Girls return to Regina on Sunday for game 2
Centre 4 AA Midget league semi final series game #1 of best of 3 goes today in Unity at 4:30. Unity vs. Beardys. Dawson Morrell, Matthew Duhaime, Dallan Tuchscherer, Ben Cholin and Kenzie Arnold on the team.
SHA Bantam B Provincial semi final series game #1 goes today in Unity at 7:30. Unity vs Shellbrook. Clay Mackinnon, Adam Duhaime and Avery Cholin on the team.
Then on Monday night at 7:00 pm Hi way 14 Bantam league final series game #1 of best of 3 series between Unity Red and Biggar. Chayse Murphy, Clay Mackinnon, Adam Duhaime and Avery Cholin on the team.
AA Midget Girls with Kerrobert stars, Keili Murphy, Erin Hebron, Kaelyn Neumeier and Rachel Mitchell, traveled to Swift Current for game 2. The girls would win game two by a score of 4-1 after defeating them in Dodsland earlier 3-1. The Midget girls now move into the final round of Provincial playoffs with Hockey Regina.
Western Prairie Thunder girls would lose their series with Elrose 3-0 and 2-0
Kerrobert Atom Tigers lost a thriller in game #1 of league B side final series on Thursday night 7-6 to the Unity white team. Game #2 goes Wednesday in Unity at 5:30.
KDL Midgets played game one in Eatonia on Friday night minus the 2nd year players who journeyed to Ottawa. Tied at 2 after the first. Eatonia jumped into the lead with the second period winding down but KDL tied it at 3 heading into the third and would win game one by a score of 5-3. Eatonia is back in Kerrobert on Thursday Mar 12 for game 2 at 7:30.
Macklin will take on KDL Midgets for game one on Friday Mar 13 at 7:30 for the next round of SHA playoffs.
KDL Midgets entertained the Porcupine Plain Blues on Sunday afternoon in front of a large vocal crowd. KDL was one goal down heading into this game but jumped out to a 2 goal lead. The Blues would answer to come close but never regained the lead. KDL takes this game 5-2 and moves on to the next round of Provincial play.
Pee Wees lose the round against Kindersley 2 in the semi finals.
The Novice took on the Unity Grant club in Unity on Tuesday to start round 2 of their league playoff run edging out game one by a score of 5-4. They host them back here on Friday for game 2 at 6:00!
The Atoms tied game two in Unity by a score of 7-7 but beat them 12-6 at home to take the series. The Atoms move into the B side finals. No game dates are set.
Atoms would like to thank Brad Neumeier, Chris Kipling, David Hogg and Viper Steam for providing the bus to get them to Unity for game 2!
After a long layoff, the KDL Midgets will try to quickly get back into game shape by traveling to Porcupine Plain on Friday to start off their second round of Provincial play. They will host game 2 back in the barn on Sunday Mar 1 at 4:00!
Congratulations to Joey and Chad!
Fans say Farewell to the Rage
Kids came out after the Pee Wee game to skate with and say goodbye to their favorite Rage player! Lots of veterans won`t be returning next year!
West Central Rage will not play a make up home game with the Quakers. The Rage struggled this season in the defensive zone. Most teams would have loved to have the offensive power of the Rage and scored lots of goals. Just missing a playoff spot this season.
Awards night is set for March 21 at the PCC with supper and entertainment to follow. Tickets at $35 and Entertainment/Dance only for $25
Feb 18 - Atom playoffs with Unity goes Mon Feb 23 5:30 at home and game 2 in Unity on the 25th
Midget second round Provincials goes in Porcupine Plains Fri Feb 27 at 8:00 and return home for Sunday March 1 at 4:00
Feb 14 - Pee Wees entertained Leader in round one of League playoffs. Coming back from game one with a 2 point lead, the KDL Pee Wees were able to salvage the series by loosing this game by only one goal! On to round 2!
The mighty Quakers cancelled their game v. the Rage on this night even though Minor Hockey games continued and many parents came to watch their kids last home game! Really?
Feb 9 - Kerrobert Novice faced Unity last night at home. Pacey Phillips tucked 4 to lead his squad of snipers to a 10-7 victory over the Unity Gilbert team. The Novice will move into round 2 of League playoffs.
Feb 8 - Kerrobert Atoms met Kindersley #2 in the first round of League playoffs. Tigers nailed the first game at home by a score of 12-3 and edged game 2 in Kindersley 10-9 The Atom Tigers advance to round 2! Stay tuned.
KDL Pee Wees hosted Waterous for their second round of Provincial play on Fiday. A fast skating Waterous team would have the Local kids down 2-1 after the first and 6-1 after 2. The KDL club was fired up and came out skating in the third and was able to hold Waterous off the board for the remainder and add 2 of their own to give them a lift heading back to Waterous. Waterous takes this one by a score of 6-3 but KDL showed they could skate with the Hawks and will take the momentum swing into game 2.
Prairie Thunder Bantam Girls made the trek to Swift Current where Celina Kissick pots a hat trick to lead her team to a 4-1 victory before the return trip to Dodsland for game 2 on Thursday Feb 12 at 7:45.
Feb 5- KDL Midgets have made it look easy this season. They faced their nemesis Macklin last night in Luseland. Dressed in Stallards Jerseys they out played Macklin in the first only to come out of the period down 2-0. In the second the KDL club looked tired and frustrated and by the third they looked as if they would rather be somewhere else. Macklin did not carry the play but they were able to frustrate and rattle the confidence of the high flying KDL snipers with aggressive fore-checking and beat them mentally as well as on the score board by a final of 3-2. KDL managed a rally in the later part of the game but will have to figure out how to handle this club in a hurry as the road through the league and through Provincials could very easily pass right through Macklin. Macklin just wanted this one more and they take the season series 2 games to 1 handing KDL their only losses of the season. KDL cruised easily through the first round of Provincials and start their first round of League finals Monday with Kindersley.
Feb 3- Pee Wees breezed through the first round of Provincial playoffs with Lashburn and move on to second round with the Watrous Hawks on Friday.
KDL Midgests easily handled Lanigan in the SHA D pool and move on to the second round. First round of Hwy 14 League playoffs start against Kindersley at home Monday night. Midget zone team will have evaluations this weekend.
Jan 13 - A barn burner in Dodge for the Midgets, entertaining the high flying Rosetown Hanney team. A great, end to end thriller once again had KDL tired and down by 2 goals late in the third, Cole Kissick would come in on net and work his magic making it 5-4 and with time running out and the KDL net empty, Tyler Birn walked in and shoveled it past the Rosetown minder to salvage a tie 5-5. The last few games have provided the fans with some very competitive entertaining hockey.
Kissick from Kissick and Kissick!
Jan 10- Returning to Macklin, the only team to beat the KDL Midgets so far this season for a return match on Saturday. In an end to end game KDL was playing catch up all night. At best they would tie the game only to have Macklin move ahead. Passes intercepted, penalties and 2 of the top scorers in the league caused KDL grief all night. Down by a goal late in the third, Wyatt Knorr would bury one from Hunter Thomson to tie the game. Then, with only 19 seconds left on the clock, and KDL short handed, in a flash, James Semilet moved the puck up to Cole Kissick who shipped up to Ryder Kissick and finally to Reid Kissick who put it in the with net with 7 seconds left for the winner and hand Macklin a heartbreaking loss, 5-4. Kissick from Kissick and Kissick!
KDL Midgets entertained Eston Friday night and what looked like was going to end in a no score tie with seconds left on the clock, Cole Kisick turned and ripped a surprise shot past the solid Eston Goaltender. KDL wins a tight one 1-0 ! Wade Pinno played his first game in net coming off an injury and turned away every shot for the shut out!
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