The Kindersley Red Lions hockey team got the momentum they were looking for, Sunday’s game saw them gain the upper hand in a 5-4 game against the Hague Royals.

The team, with its newly acquired members for the provincial playoffs, played well in their first game together.

“The first period was a little bit of a scramble,” admitted Coach Curtis Graham, “But I think that was the guys getting used to each other’s playing styles.”He noted that it didn’t take them long to sort things out, “By the second period things were going much smoother.”

The game was a tight race; the Lions initially pulling ahead, but the Royals didn’t let the lead stay for long.

“We gave up a two goal lead, which was unfortunate,” noted Coach Graham, “but the team really pulled it together and played well for the rest of the game. “

Spinning into overtime, the game saw some fierce playing, “The teams were flying out there,” Coach Graham recalled, “I was feeling like the results could go either way.”

It was player Brett Coupler who played the powershot goal, tipping the scales in the Red Lions favour.

The Hague Royals aren’t finished yet, the Red Lions will meet them again, this time on the Royals’ own ice, next Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m.

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Mallorie Rast
Born and raised in the Kindersley area, Mallorie has a deep appreciation for rural living and the importance of a community spirit. Farm girl to the core, she is passionate about training and working with stock dogs and sheep on the family ranch. When she’s not working on the farm or writing for Kindersley Social, she loves diving into history and apologetics.