The La Ronge Ice Wolves have a jam-packed calendar this month, full of home games and special events. Starting on Friday November 12th, we have Hugh Watt night, in memory of our late board member and community leader. Hugh would have wanted everyone to be able to attend and enjoy the Junior A hockey he was so proud to have in La Ronge, so La Ronge Petroleum has sponsored free admission to the game for all! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent, proof of vaccination or recent test is required, and masks must be worn inside. It’s a Jersey Night too, so wear any jersey and make it a colourful crowd. As a bonus, La Ronge Petroleum is also sponsoring a gas can curl off, where a lucky person from the crowd will have a chance to win up to $500!
Hugh Watt Night on Friday is the first of two back-to-back home games against the Humboldt Broncos. Then on Sunday, the Notre Dame Hounds come to town for a tilt. Come and cheer on the Wolves as they look to bounce back from some inconsistent play that saw them lose in a shoot out in the first game and get shut out in the second game of a home and home versus Nipawin this past weekend.
The action continues the following week with games on Thursday and Friday the 18th and 19th against the Weyburn Red Wings. After the game on the 18th will be a comedy night in the Wolves Den featuring Kelly Taylor! Anyone that went to the comedy night we had with Kelly in 2019 knows that he will keep you laughing through the whole show. So come on out and have some laughs at the Kelly Taylor comedy night. Its also Parents’ Weekend for our players’ families, so you will see many of the parents who send their sons to La Ronge to wear the black and teal.
After two nights of fast paced hockey action, we are sure you will be ready to sit back and enjoy a great meal and some entertaining hockey talk at our 2021 Sportsman’s Dinner! This year we feature two Indigenous Saskatchewan players from Meadow Lake, Jon “Nasty” Mirasty and Dwight King. Jon Mirasty is a legend in minor pro hockey, having played pro levels up to AHL in the U.S., Canada, and Russia for 15 years. Before that he played Junior in the WHL, MJHL, and SJHL with Kindersley, Battlefords, and Flin Flon. Fans from the early days of the Ice Wolves will likely remember him as he had over 500 PIMs in 66 SJHL games. Jon tells a great story, and he’s got a lot of them.
Dwight King was an important part of the very good LA Kings teams that won Stanley cups in 2012 and 2014. He played 6 years with the Kings and also suited up for the Montreal Canadians. King was known to play a solid defensive game, thrive on the penalty kill, and score more goals than expected. He was able to score timely goals in the playoffs as well and got 5 in 5 games in 2012, 4 of them being go ahead markers. King was able to bring the cup to Meadow Lake and share it with his family and community. His brother D.J. also played in the NHL and was known as a tough customer. Dwight will have some inspiring stories to tell about going from northern Saskatchewan to the show and bringing it all back home.
So that’s 5 big games and 3 big events in two weeks coming up in the Tri Communities! Tickets for the Sportsman’s Dinner and Comedy Night are available at the Ice Wolves Office, or by contacting Rita Goertzen at (306) 425-7796. Its $60 for the Sportsman’s Dinner with Corporate tables at $800. The Comedy Night is $20. Deadline for tickets is November 12th. Proof of Vaccination or recent test and masks are required for all events.