In the Barn this Week!
Thur Mar 5
5:30 - Unity White @ Atom
Atom Tigers play Unity in League B side final series.
Game 2 in Unity Wed, Mar 11, 6:25 PM
Thurs Mar 12
7:30 - Eatonia/Leader @ Midget
Semi Final League
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!
There is no level of hockey below the house level. If kids aren't allowed to play at this level they have to drop out. The objective for all of Minor Hockey is skill development for all participants, not winning at any cost or to groom kids for elite hockey! All Minor Hockey Associations must constantly ask themselves "are all participants being treated fairly?"
A perspective from a hockey dad, a referee and his 3 sons...
For the Sake of the Game!