Visiting Contacts outshoot Legionnaires 91-48 over 120 minutes
The Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires were unable to replicate some previous success over the weekend when the Saskatoon Contacts visited the Credit Union iplex.
The Legionnaires had only two wins over their first 10 Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League games but one of them had come over the Contacts in Saskatoon on October 13.
Saturday, the Legionnaires got off to a slow start and paid for it in a 6-2 loss. The Legionnaires were outshot 18-9 in the opening frame and trailed 3-0 when they went to the dressing room.
The second period was a much better effort from Swift Current as they outshot the Contacts 11-7 and got goals from Kolby Johnson and Morgan Greve to trail 5-2 heading into the final period.
Bryce Hall picked up assists on both goals and was named the team’s player of the game. Shane Blomquist suffered the loss with 34 saves on 40 shots.
Shaunavon’s Kole Lind opened the scoring for the Contacts just 1:25 into regulation. Kade Kehoe led the Contacts with two goals and an assist, while Brock Hamm earned the win with 25 saves.
Sunday, the Legionnaires found themselves shorthanded for over half of the game and paid the price for it in a 5-1 loss. Saskatoon capitalized for four goals on 17 powerplay opportunities in the win.
Swift Current scored their only goal on the powerplay in the third period when Brody Doepker scored with assists from Connor Odelein and Dawson Tangen. Blomquist made 46 saves in the loss for Swift Current, who dropped to 2-9-1-0 on the campaign.
The Legionnaires will have Monday off before hosting the Regina Pat Canadians on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Credit Union iplex.