|The U of R Women's hockey club played a make-up game against the Saltcoats Prairie Fire on Saturday. |
The U of R, however, was not as hungry as the Prairie Fire, and Yorkton's Kelsey Rezansoff slid the puck past Heather Adams for a 4-3 win.
Yorkton, the defending Provincial Midget Champs, have players from 17 to as young as 13. One of their 13 year olds, Desiree Miller, a player with a big heart, had a good game and netting two assists.
"It's kind of fun to play against the U of R, because they're all bigger than me. It was a fun game to play," said Miller.
However, one of the Saltcoats players may sound familiar. Dana West, a grade ten student in Kennedy, Saskatchewan, is the younger sister of the U of R's Brandy West.
"If my sister is still going to the U of R, then, [two years from now] I'll be going. I'd love to play with her again," said Dana West.
|a 15 year old from Kamsack, scored a hat trick against the U of R.|
"I was looking forward top playing against Brandy (West), she's a real good player," said Rezansoff.
"We really didn't play to our calibre. It really was an ice breaker, because we've been having a really intense provincial series going on with Notre Dame. We lost to them the other night, 3-2, we play them again Monday night, so I asked them to just have fun today," said Carol Hendricks, coach of Saltcoats.
This game did not affect playoff positions. The U of R was left with a short bench as some players were at Shellbrooke, Saskatchewan to train with the Sask First team (Brandy West and Erin Balfour).
Anne-Marie Brown was absent from the game because she was coaching and Stacey Snell was unable to play because of knee surgery. Nicole Foster and backup goaltender Shannon
|Eisnor were other notable absentees.|
"We kind of let up for the last three minutes of the game. We could've hung on for five seconds, and got the tie. We played a decent game for just two lines. They worked hard enough for a tie or a win but just let up at the end of the third," said coach Dick Wiest.
"Bree [Haider] was good, she played one of her best games. She had a top notch game. Dallas' hand is bruised, she played hurt all game."
Haider lead the U of R with two goals, and the other goal came from Nicole Sarahs. Darcee Alelunas finished the game with two assists.
"I think as a team we could play better. We didn't have as many players," said Haider. "It didn't end the way we would've liked it."
"That damn post keeps getting in my way. That's the second time in two games," complained Sarahs.
The team is scheduled to be starting playoffs March 10..