The Kyle Elks handed the Kenaston Blizzards their first loss of the season 7-3 back on Saturday. Dakota Boutin and Darby Crozier led the Elks to the victory with three goals each.
The Elks have a pair of games remaining on the season, including one this Saturday against Outlook beginning at 7:00 pm in Kyle.
The Elks are now 15-1 and have leapfrogged the Blizzards into first spot, as Kenaston has now fallen to 14-1.
The Blizzards next game is this Friday in Kenaston, against the Rosetown Red Wings at 8:00 pm.
Long time manager of the Kyle Elks Leif Gustavson and head coach of the Kenaston Blizzards Chance Jewell have agreed to a fun little wager. The person affiliated with the team that loses will have to wear the winning team's jersey.
The Sask Valley Hockey League regular season game will be in Kyle on Saturday night January 21st 7pm. It's a battle of teams tied for first place.
Kyle sits at 13 wins, 1 loss and 3 games remaining. 26 points
Kenaston has 13 wins, no losses, 4 games remaining. 26 points
The top two teams tangled earlier this year. It was Kyle's only loss this season and we're going to go back there now. Actually lets go a little further back... to the begining... all the way to the start.
It was Remembrance Day 2022...
Central Butte Flyers came to the Kyle Sports Centre. It's a tough place to play in for away teams. Great kitchen, but tough to take a win away from this place. The Elks won in overtime, but they looked shaky in their first game. They had no time to dwell on it with a game against Kenaston the next night.
Kyle lost at home to the defending league champs by a score of 6-4.
The Kyle Elks defeated Loreburn (6-5) by a narrow margin. The hockey watchers were wondering if the Elks were tired. The answer came quickly with convincing victories over Delisle (12-4) and Lucky Lake (11-5). They tightened up on defense and rolled through December like a wrecking ball, outscoring opponents 40 - 12 in the month.
They want that loss back, and this is their chance. Kenaston comes to Kyle with a perfect record and an extra jersey. Kyle's manager doesn't want to put it on, but that's how much faith he has in his team.