The Preeceville Pats midget hockey team is currently battling the Moosomin Rangers in the run for the A banner. In each of the first two games, the road team came out on top.
The first game was held in Moosomin on March 15 with Preeceville getting the edge after a 5 to 4 win in overtime. Scoring for Preeceville were: Shelby Wallin (two goals), Tyler Kopec (two goals) and Jacob Danyluk. Kopec’s second goal of the game was the unassisted overtime winner.
Assists were by: Jacob Danyluk, Grady Wolkowski, Todd Pankratz, Shae Peterson, Dawson Paul and Noah Watson.
The second game was held in Preeceville on March 17 in front of a packed home town crowd. Moosomin defeated Preeceville in very intense game with a 4 to 3 score.
Goal scorers for Preeceville were: Jacob Danyluk, Todd Pankratz and Shelby Wallin. Assists were by: Todd Pankratz, Tyler Kopec and Grady Wolkowski.
The third game is scheduled for March 24 in Moosomin with the fourth game is in Preeceville on March 26. If a fifth and deciding game is required, it is set for March 28 in Moosomin.
"In game one our guys came out flying, and I think they really put a surprise to Moosomin who had swept their way through the playoffs so far, and only had one regular season loss. Our players really stuck to the game plan, so it was a real boost of confidence to start the series off," said Kirby Pankratz, coach.
“The second game was a lot more of the same except the game was filled with a lot more penalties to both teams. We lost our composure on quite a few occasions, and yet we still out shot them badly. As much that went wrong there were many positives too, and we’ll reflect on that in our practices up to next Sunday’s game three in Moosomin. It was just an unfortunate mistake that kept us from getting into overtime in a game that was looking so promising,” concluded Pankratz.