Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves fall in Wilcox  

The La Ronge Ice Wolves came up short 2-1 in Wilcox Monday night versus the Notre Dame Hounds, dropping their third straight game in the process. 

“I thought we had our chances to score, give their goalie some credit, but we have to do a better job of getting traffic, especially in this big rink, when he sees it, he’s going to stop it, he’s a good goalie,” said Ice Wolves Asst. Coach Kyle Schneider. “We’re in a bit of a funk here – we’re the only guys that can get us out of it.” 

The Hounds opened the scoring 57 seconds into the third frame when Samuel Borschowa sent a seeing-eye shot from the point past Dawson Smith, who stopped 27 shots in the loss. 

Notre Dame took a 2-1 edge at the 10:06 mark of the third after Jaryd Sych rifled home his 11th of the campaign. The Ice Wolves finally got on the board 16:14 into the third when Lleyton Shearon beat Tucker Inabinet upstairs for his eighth of the season. 

La Ronge had some chances late in the third, but they could not find a way to beat Inabinet again. Inabinet ended up turning away 26 shots for the victory in the Notre Dame net. 

“Compared to the last two games, it was definitely more complete,” said La Ronge forward Lleyton Shearon. “We’ve still got to work on our starts and our second periods. Every game it seems we’re just chasing one or two goals.” 

With the loss, the Ice Wolves slipped to 27-16-5 on the season, which still has them holding down second spot in the SJHL standings. 

La Ronge will look to end its four-game swing on a positive note when they tangle with the Millionaires in Melville on Tuesday evening.