Well, I'll try and shake the cobwebs out for this one.  I'm still in holiday mode, (as displayed by me writing this in my PJ's at my parent's house in Calgary) but how can I pass up the opportunity to preview this one?

Yes, it's a big night at the Mel, with some internationally flavoured hockey.  Now unfortunately I don't have a lot of info on Team Sweden, but they did play last night in Flin Flon, so there is some scouting to be had.
 
 
This move wasn't entirely unexpected, the Ice Wolves needed to clear some space on the blue-line.

To end, the Ice Wolves sent Taylor Desserre to the Weyburn Red Wings for futures.  Taylor has solid potential, but just didn't fit the role that he was brought in to fill.  He has the size the Wolves needed, but didn't play big, like so many of the smaller guys do on the Ice Wolves.

I hope he gets the playing time he needs to succeed in Weyburn and wish him good luck!

Also, to everyone, happy boxing day, don't get into too many fights while shopping!

-D
 
 
The last time I saw this kind of highway robbery in a game, it was Craig Anderson's 50+ save shutout overtime win against San Jose in last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Stephen Klein was simply amazing, putting forward one of the best performances I've ever seen in net.  Ice Wolves shooters spent a lot of time looking to the sky after seeing Klein snatch sure goals away.
 
 
Falalalala lalala... or something to that effect.  The Christmas break is very much upon us.  Tonight's game is the last for the Ice Wolves in 2010.  What will remain as possibly the most memorable year in Ice Wolves history, at least to date.  A league championship and trip to the RBC Cup, and now, in the new season the Ice Wolves are challenging for top spot in the SJHL.  The team features the number one, two and three scorers in the league and the goal scoring leader (not to mention the 3rd and 4th highest goal scorers too.)  Most importantly, the Wolves got a new play-by-play commentator who's amazing blog you are reading right now... I jest.

In all seriousness it's been an awesome few months for the team, and it's been an absolute blast covering the team.  They're a great bunch of guys and deserve all the success they've been having.

ANYWAYS.... I guess I should get to the game, seeing as I'm now falling asleep at my computer.

 
 
The Ice Wolves kicked off a weekend set of neutral site games in a site that isn't so neutral, Coach Bob Beatty's Home Town of Watrous against the Notre Dame Hounds.

The Wolves came away with a solid 5-2 win over the Hounds, and moved to within four points of the Yorkton Terriers for top spot in the SJHL.  

Read on to find out how it all went down.
 
 
Well, the Ice Wolves had a bit of an extended break this week after the Bombers couldn't make it to La Ronge during that snap of bad weather.  Would have been nice if they told me that before I wrote my preview...

The Wolves head on a trip down Highway 2 this weekend for a pair of neutral site games.  First up, Coach Bob Beatty's home town of Watrous to face the Notre Dame Hounds.  
 
 
So in my last post, I was hoping the Wolves would be able to reschedule their charitable promotions, and they have.

Food Hamper donations will be held along with the Town's Christmas Party tomorrow (Thursday Dec. 16) night at the Mel from 5-7 P.m.

They're asking that people bring donations of non-perishable food items, and new/unwrapped toys for the Kikinahk's Christmas Hamper Program.

Good to see this got fixed so quickly!
 
 
Unfortunately, due to road conditions between La Ronge and Flin Flon, the Bombers have decided to not make the trip to La Ronge.

Therefore, with no team to play against, tonight's Ice Wolves game has been postponed, there is no make-up date as of yet.

It's a pretty bad game to have postponed as the Ice Wolves had some good charitable promotions running tonight that won't be held because they don't have any more home games before the break.

Can't really fault the Bombers, because in good weather the road across isn't the greatest, not to mention in full on snowstorm.

Hopefully they'll find some way to run these in some other form.
 
 
In their first meeting of the season, the Ice Wolves and Bombers battled in Flin Flon.  Though La Ronge was ahead in the standings, I don't think anyone expected the Ice Wolves to put up ten goals on the Bombers and finish off the game 10-2.  We got the game I think most would have originally expected a few nights later in La Ronge.  A great hockey game that finished in the shootout with the Bombers winning, 4-3. 

The Bombers then went on a seven game winning streak that ended at the showcase.  Since then, Flin Flon has lost four of five and needs to get the ship righted if they want to continue to close the gap on the top teams in the Bauer Division.  

Read on for the preview of the third match-up of the season series between the SJHL's northern teams.
 
 
It's all over twitter as myself, Brendan Ullrich and Josh Lewis in Kindersly,  Dan O'Connor and everyone else around the SJHL look for answers in today's big news.  

If you haven't heard yet, as reported by Brenden Ullrich,  the Klippers have relieved Head Coach and Director of Hockey Ops Larry Wintoneak of his duties.  Rocky Zinger is in as interim head coach.  The Klippers recently brought Zinger on as assistant coach, partially to fill the void Wintoneak left when he was coaching Team Canada West at the World Junior-A Challenge.