A Highway 7 showdown helped open up the Sask Valley Hockey League postseason on Thursday night. The Rosetown Redwings were at home and claimed a 9-5 victory over the Delisle Bruins.

Redwings forward Jared Jagow found himself on the scoresheet. Embarking on another postseason run in Rosetown, Jagow talked a bit more about the playoff opener.

"It was back-and-forth, no real big leads, and a couple bad bounces both ways here and there," he said. "Into the second we scored a couple quick ones. I got one, and Justin Fox potted the other one to go up 7-5 into the third." finished Jagow, as the Redwings offense helped them pull out the win.

Despite the Game 1 result, Jagow expects nothing but a tight series with Delisle. The Redwings and Bruins tangled to end the regular season.

"We lost to them on Sunday night in the last game of league. It was nice to get that one back on them in the first game of playoffs. 

Jagow sees similarities between the two teams.

"They got some young guys, we got some young guys." said Jagow as both teams feature SVHL veterans as well. "The last game of league was 4-3 I think they beat us, so it should be a tight series all the way through."

The series with the Bruins isn't the only one for the Redwings. Before continuing their SVHL series with Delisle on Monday, the Redwings will be home to Canora on Sunday in the opening game of Provincial C action for both sides.

"We matched up against Canora in the first round, they are coming here first on Sunday at 5:00 PM," said Jagow before previewing the matchup. "Haven't heard to much about them. I know they are like first place in their league, but if we get everybody in the lineup, it should be a good series I think."

The other game last night saw the Eston Ramblers take down the Lucky Lake-Beechy Lakers by a score of 9-3. There is a full weekend of action ahead, and you can find it all in the related articles section below.