Another northern Saskatchewan hockey team is gearing up for provincials.
The Stanley Mission River Hawks will take on the Carrot River Loggers in a two-game total-point series in pee wee D action.
“Last year, we entered pee wee provincials, we were in the “C” division,” said Devin Bernatchez, who is the head coach of the River Hawks. “We were successful in one series against Beardy’s and lost a tough series against Kinistino. We’re back at it this year, we’re looking at probably a good series here against Carrot River.”
Bernatchez says this series against Carrot River is the peak of their season.
“This is the pinnacle of our year, the SHA Provincials,” said Bernatchez. “We’ve been gearing up for it and the boys know what to expect. It’s different than your traditional tournament games. It’s stop time and the boys know that this is the pinnacle of the year, so we are looking forward to it, for sure. ”
Game one of the series goes today in Stanley Mission. The puck is scheduled to drop at 4:30 p.m.
The second matchup takes place Feb. 12 in Carrot River.
(PHOTO: The Stanley Mission River Hawks. Photo submitted by Devin Bernatchez.)