Dodsland Minor Hockey Weekend was held this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the west-central community, and an exciting Cross Roads Hockey League game on Saturday night helped put an end to the busy day of action at the Dodsland Sports Centre.
U7 to U18 aged hockey players were the main focus across the three days. U7 matchups both opened and closed the tournament, and WestCentralOnline was in attendance for the Saturday afternoon matchup between the U15 KDL Tigers and visiting Kindersley Klippers.
After the above game, a AA Western Prairie Thunder game was held afterwards as the home Thunder took a big 6-2 win over the Prince Albert Foxes. Jalaa Moore-Jagow led the way with a hat-trick and one assist, and a few other Thunder players finished with multi-point nights.
That AA game was the penultimate matchup on the jam-packed Saturday. The grand finale for Saturday's action was a chance for minor Stars players to kick-back and watch the senior team, and it didn't disappoint as they played to a tight 7-6 overtime final against the Kerrobert Tigers.
The Tigers opened the game with a bang, as Matthew Roblin, Landon Murphy, and Mathew Neumeier scored three goals in the first five minutes. Carson Dobson would respond for the Stars to make it 3-1 before the 10-minute-mark, before another goal from Gavin Halter-Metcalf shortly after made the game 3-2. That wouldn't last, as Neumeier scored his second of the period with just seven seconds left to restore the two goal lead.
Roblin and Neumier tucked again early in the second to put the Tigers up 6-2, and that's when the Stars began their comeback. Dobson would rattle off two goals before the end of the frame to cut the lead to 6-4. Then early in the third Derek Smith scored, and Halter-Metcalf would score about 6 minutes later to tie the game at 6.
Overtime went about three minutes, before Boston Dipple hooked up with Lane Neumeier and Tyson Kruesel to complete the Stars comeback.
Click above to find the rest of the scores from the Cross Roads Hockey League, and others around west-central Saskatchewan.
It's been an exciting season at the rink in Dodsland, and the senior Stars big win helped make the annual minor hockey weekend an extra special outing for anyone who stuck around this past Saturday.