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SVRSS Tigers Split Weekend Action

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The SVRSS Tigers hockey team started a stint of home games to wind down the regular season this weekend (Feb. 3 and 4) with one win and a loss.
Sunday afternoon (Feb. 4) the Tigers would face off against the Rivers Rage.
Jenna McKay and Dalton Klyne would help the Tigers strike first, giving the hosts a 2-0 lead heading to the dressing room after the first period.
The second period was filled with both teams taking a number of penalties, allowing no shortage of scoring opportunities. Jordan Gray would be the only player from either team to score though, stretching the Tigers lead to 3-0 before the period closed.
The physical play would continue in the third and it would lead to Klyne scoring his second of the contest.
Goaltender Cody Clarkson recorded the shut out as the Tigers took the 4-0 victory.
“We played well in all aspects of the game,” said team manager Cory Grandfield. “They are a big, strong team. We knew we wanted to open up a lead and play our game. We matched their physical play and never backed down. Cody made the saves when he had to and we played hard to the end of the game to help preserve the shutout.”
The Tigers started their home stint the night before (Feb. 3) against the Deloraine Colts.
The Colts recorded three goals before the Tigers’ Cody Eisner could score one of his own, leaving the first period down 3-1.
The second, the Colts would strike early to extend their lead to 4-1. Gray got his team to within two goals before the Colts cashed in on a power play opportunity. The Tigers went to the dressing room down 5-2.
Donavyn Meadows tried to start a Tigers comeback scoring early in the third but the Colts were determined to keep the momentum and quickly followed with one of their own.
The Tigers would eventually run out of time and ultimately fell by a 6-3 score.
“There were a few things that obviously contributed to the loss,” said Grandfield. “We allowed them to get out to a 3-0 lead, they scored three shorthanded goals, and we only had 10 skaters dressed for the game. The team never quit so you have to be happy with that.”
The Tigers will conclude their regular season schedule at home this weekend. On Saturday (Feb. 10) they host Glenboro-Carberry-Baldur Wildcats at 4 p.m.. Sunday (Feb. 11) they’ll host the Virden Golden Bears at 1 p.m.. Both games will be played at the Centennial Arena.
You can follow the Tigers on twitter @SVRSSHOCKEY or westmanhockey.com.

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Jakki Lumax
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