Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves ready for second half

The La Ronge Ice Wolves are back in town, getting set for the second half of their season.

The Ice Wolves have been idle since Dec. 17 when they earned a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Flin Flon Bombers at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.

Meanwhile, La Ronge enters the second portion of the 2022-23 campaign in second in the SJHL with its impressive 21-10-3 record.

“The first half was very successful, we played a lot of hockey,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski. “Our schedule is better (during the second half), not as many games.”

The Ice Wolves will be looking to return to their winning ways Jan. 3 on home ice when they tangle with their hated rivals from Flin Flon.

“It all starts on the third (against Flin Flon),” said Ice Wolves forward Walker Jerome. “With these practices this weekend, we will get our cardio back – and we will be back in shape for the third.”

La Ronge will then make the trek to North Battleford the next day for a date with the top-ranked team in the nation – the Battlefords North Stars.

The Ice Wolves will try to do some home cooking in January. The club plays eight home games and only hits the highway for three road tilts.

However, the roles are reversed for the month of February as La Ronge has seven road matchups and just one at the friendly confines of the Mel Hegland Uniplex.