The Wilbur Ellis Picture Butte Peewee Blades had a busy hockey stint recently playing two provincial play down games and also a league game.
The first game was in Coaldale, where the Blades came out strong winning 14-6. Logan Hilaby had a great game leading the team with eight points. Ryan Holm added five points to his total. Ryley McCloud and Caden Heins were good for three points each. Nicolas Rudelich, Tyler Maslen, and Rylan Sincennes had two points and Keelyn Currie contributed with one.
The second game took place the following evening in Picture Butte. Net minder, Aiden Peterson, had more work to do at this game. The Blades came out strong in the first with McCloud making a great pass to Heins to score in the first minute of play. Sincennes’ goal followed shortly after. This line was working well together with McCloud passing to Heins who fired it over to Sincennes giving the team four goals by the end of the first. Coaldale came on a bit stronger in the second keeping the score more even but Holm started to get his grove on and came up with three goals in a row with help from Heins Rudelich, Hilaby and Slomp.
Sincennes added one more goal with McCloud’s help giving the player her first hat trick in her minor hockey career and giving the team a win into the third round of provincial play downs. The final game of the week was a league game against the number one team in the league, Irvine. It was a tough battle but the Blades just couldn’t do it. They lost 10-6. Players contributing to the score were Hilably (three points), McCloud, Holm, and Sincennes all with two points, and Currie, Rudelich, Hathan Harrington and Heins all with one point.
The Picture Butte Witdouck Farms Blades ended their pursuit of a provincial berth with a loss to Lomond 9-3 in their second round recently.
Nash Ober and Reed Graham shared goal tending duties.The Blades also played two league games at home recently taking a 6-3 loss against Redcliff and a 6-4 win against Lethbridge.
Points earned in the games were from Jared McCloud with 12, Landon Veluw and Jesse Shoemaker each had seven and single points from Jackson Liska, Tristan Heins, Kolten Heins and Noah Braun. Nash Ober faced 60 shots in the loss against Redcliff and Reed Graham faced 35 shots in the win against Lethbridge. The Blades faced Taber in their first playoff round.