The Macklin Mohawks are your 2021-22 SWHL champions after defeating the Wilkie Outlaws on the road last night. The first period saw Wilkie get on the board first, as Travis Roszell scored, with the assist going to Rick Cey. Macklin answered, as Jared Hillis scored, with the assists going to Tyler Gartner and Grant Baker.
The second period saw Wilkie get the only goal of the period, as defenseman Ryan Donald got on the board, with Roszell and Blake Young getting the assists.
Macklin got an late powerplay in the second, on a roughing penalty by Andrew Herle which carried over into the third period, and took advantage. Carson Pickett scored just 14 seconds into the third to tie the score at two. Then just 1:42 later the Mohawks took the lead for good, as Jared Hillis got his second of the game, with the assist going to Lukas Biensch. Macklin got an empty netter by Biensch to ice the game with 1:29 left, and Macklin won 4-2, and the SWHL championship three games to one.
Nathan Hargrave was once again superb in this game, making 37 saves on 39 shots, and was named the Playoff MVP for his efforts throughout the Mohawks playoff run.
This is the first SWHL championship for the Mohawks since the 2011-12 SWHL season, which ended in a forfeit against the then Kindersley Red Lions. This ends Wilkie's run of SWHL championships going back to the 2013-14 season. There were no SWHL champions in 2019-20, and 2020-21 due to COVID-19.