The Winnipeg AAA Bantam Hawks will be in Souris Saturday, January 25 in what they hope will be retribution for the crushing defeat the endured last Saturday when they made their first trip to Souris for the 2019/2020 season. Game time is at 5:00 p.m.
The Hawks travelled to Souris January 18 in what can only be described blustery conditions. Their troubles didn’t stop there either. The Hawks jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead before Jayce Thompson tied things at 1-1 on a power play goal assisted by Dawson Andries, Nicholas Cullen. The Hawks took the lead once again and Southwest went to the room down 2-1.
It was all Southwest after that with gaols from Nicholas Cullen, another power play assisted by Nate Robson and Ty Plaisier. Dawson Andries, with help from Ashton Cuvelier, Nicholas Cullen made it 3-1 going into the third.
Southwest netted two more insurance markers in the third period to take the win by a score of 5-2. Rounding out the scoring for Southwest was Ryder Heaphy, assisted by Ty Plaisier and an empty-netter from Ty Plaisier.
The Cougars now sit second in their division with a 25-15-9-1record for 31 points with two games in hand against first place Central Plains Rangers.
In other Bantam AAA Cougar news, the team showed their support for Reese Kettler, the young Winnipeg Junior hockey player who suffered a life-altering injury in a late December game that has left him paralysed. The team collected donations and donated the 50/50 to the GoFundMe page for Reese. In total, $400.00 was raised. Currently donations in the amount of $271,000 have been raised to assist with medical support, mobility equipment (such as wheelchairs), home modifications and vehicle modifications to enable Reese to live a fulfilling life after this injury. In time, Reese plans to continue pursuing his business degree.