Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves tame Broncos 

The La Ronge Ice Wolves picked up their second straight win Wednesday in Humboldt when they tamed the Broncos 3-1. 

“I think our physicality and getting the puck out (were the keys to the win tonight),” said Ice Wolves forward Trenton Curtis. “They’re a fast team – they hit a lot.” 

The Broncos opened the scoring 9:26 into the first when Alec Saretzky directed in his 14th of the season past Dawson Smith, who was sensational, making 32 saves for his 15th win of the campaign. 

The Ice Wolves tied the game at one 7:02 into the middle stanza after Dylan Handel ripped home his 10th of the season. 

La Ronge took its first lead of the evening 12:01 into the third when Walker Jerome fed Trenton Curtis, who made no mistake, after being left all alone in the slot. The Ice Wolves went up 3-1 when Jacob Cossette added an empty-netter with 43 seconds remaining in regulation. 

“Road warriors was the theme tonight,” said Ice Wolves Asst. Coach Kyle Schneider. “Second game in two nights, I thought the guys looked a little tired to start, but we stuck with it and found a way. Obviously, Dawson Smith was a stud tonight in net – he made some big saves at some key times for us.”  

With the win, the Ice Wolves improved to 21-9-2, which still has them parked in second place in the SJHL standings. 

Meanwhile, the Ice Wolves go for their third straight win Friday night in Flin Flon when they begin a home-and-home series with the Bombers.