Mixed Results for the SW Jets
Posted November 9, 2021
An injury-plagued SW Jets had the busiest weekend of their game schedule this past weekend and came out with some mixed results.
The Jets first travelled to Winkler Friday evening to face the Pembina Valley Flyers. Right from the start of the game things were face paced and the fans could tell they were in for a great match. After no score in the first, and then no goals for the first 15 minutes of the second period, the Flyers jumped on the board twice before the period ended. In true Jets fashion, they came out strong in the third period, with the game ultimately ending in well fought 4-4 tie.
The boys got home and rest up before hitting the road to Ste. Anne to take on the Central Snipers Saturday evening. The Jets came out hitting and determined to get into the win column. They never wavered from their game plan and ended up coming out on top by a score of 4-1.
The weekend finished up with a home game in St. Malo against the Northern Knights. This was the first opportunity SW Jets fans in that region have had a chance to see the boys in person. It was by far the most spirited contest of the season both on and off the ice. The Jets came out hitting again but just couldn’t seem to generate any momentum as the teams exchanged goals back and forth. In the end after playing with their hearts on their sleeves, the Jets ended up being defeated by the Knights 5-3.
Coach Jason Hudson said that in playing three games this weekend was by far the biggest test of the year for the boys. He commended the players that were in the line-up, including two AP’s, for working hard to fill the gap that was left with some key players out with both short and long term injuries. He said the biggest takeaway from this week was that the team needs to stick to who they are, both character and game plan. If they do that, they found success, but when they didn’t is when things didn’t go their way.
The Jets are back on the practice ice this week in preparation to take on the Pembina West Rockets Saturday November 13th in Niverville at the new CRRC arena.