The Big Six Hockey League resumed action after the Christmas break with several games from Jan. 4 to 8.
Three games were played Jan. 4. The Kipling-Windthorst Oil Kings went into Carlyle and upset the league-leading Cougars 3-2. Blake Nicholson’s goal with 1:39 to play in the second period gave the Oil Kings a 3-1 lead, and held up as the game-winning goal, as the Cougars only scored once in the third period.
The Carnduff Red Devils defeated the Oxbow Huskies 6-2 in a clash between Highway 18 rivals. Nico Anderson led the way offensively with two goals.
Also that night, the Bienfait Coalers shelled the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 8-2, with Dylan Herzberg scoring six times for the Coalers.
Two games were played on Jan. 5. The Redvers Rockets routed Kipling-Windthorst 15-4, with Dakota Rose getting a hat trick and five other players scoring twice.
The Midale Mustangs upset the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings, the No. 2 team in the league, with a 7-5 victory. Brad Tomiski and Steven Lindenbach each scored twice for Midale.
Yellow Grass recovered to trounce the third-seeded Redvers Rockets 7-1 the following night, with seven different players scoring for Yellow Grass.
Two games were played on Jan. 8. Oxbow knocked off the Bienfait Coalers 5-3. Klae Bayda had a hat trick for Oxbow, including the winning goal early in the third period.
Midale edged the Wawota Flyers 2-1, with Konrad Proszak getting the winning goal midway through the third period.
Yellow Grass was scheduled to host Arcola-Kisbey on Jan. 10. (Results were not available at press time).
It’s going to be another busy week in the Big Six. Four games are scheduled for Friday night: Midale at Kipling-Windthorst, Bienfait at Redvers, Carlyle at Oxbow and Carnduff at Arcola-Kisbey.
Three more games are slated for Saturday: Bienfait at Midale, Yellow Grass at Carnduff and Kipling-Windthorst at Redvers.
Yellow Grass is scheduled to visit Wawota on Jan. 13, Arcola-Kisbey will be at Oxbow Jan. 15 and Redvers will visit Wawota the following day.