A second selection of photos from the Luseland-Dodsland Mallards vs. Unity Miners hockey game November 6, at Unity SK.
Disfigured and a survivor of a roadside blast in Iraq on his fourth tour of duty, Bobby Henline today is a standup comedian and motivational speaker who travels across North America speaking to audiences to create awareness about burn survivors and to inspire people to live life to the fullest. He was at Unity Composite High School November 6 – read all about it in the November 16th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.
Also in next week’s paper:
- photos from Remembrance Day services in our community;
- find out who some of the locals are who will be taking on the Canadiens alumni;
- a report and a photo from the Miners’ home opener, when Luseland/Dodsland came to town; and
- a high school journalism student reports the success of We Scare Hunger, the UCHS food bank drive.
There are also many new events being advertised so be sure to check out our calendar page for the events and dates and the paper for additional details.
Below, Sask West Hockey League action – defending the Unity Miners’ goal against the Luseland/Dodsland Mallards, in Unity SK, November 6, 2015.
With the regular Sask West Hockey season over, playoffs are set to begin February 6. Finishing in sixth place in the league, the Unity Miners take on the third place Kindersley Red Lions in the first round of playoffs.
Last year, similarly sitting near the bottom of the league standings, the Miners pulled off a surprise upset and knocked out the then reigning league champion Red Lions. They then carried on through the playoffs, ultimately winning the SWHL 2014 championship. Can they repeat?
The Miners travel to Kindersley SK Friday, February 6 and play at home Saturday, February 7 at 8 pm.
Below are scenes from Unity’s last home game of the regular season, co-incidentally also against the Kindersley Red Lions. The game, played January 24, ended with a 3-1 victory for the Kindersley team.
Another full paper coming up for all the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald readers. Here’s a little taste of what to expect:
- a war bride shares some of her memories of wartime in Scotland and adjusting to life in Canada;
- a lively ratepayers’ meeting for the RM of Round Valley #410 is reported upon, covering issues of assessment, taxation and tendering;
- another UCHS graduate success story as Lyndon Brown receives an award from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission; and
- Guy’s Furniture celebrates its grand opening next week, learn about this family-owned company.
Pre-Christmas events are starting to be advertised so be sure to check out the ads. And there’s school, hockey and RCMP news too!
In the SWHL, the Wilkie Outlaws came to Unity to play in the Miners in their first matchup of the year in the revamped Sask West Hockey League. The Miners are the defending SWHL champions while the Outlaws played in the NSRHL last year and won that title. Below are Unity’s no. 55, Michael George, and Wilkie’s no. 6, Dustin Glackin.
Although the Unity Miners lost three of the four games they played in December and are only in fourth place in the standings of the six teams of the Sask West Hockey League, they have three players in the top 10 on the scoring leader board.
Mitch Nuemeier of the Luseland/Dodsland Mallards has 37 points and is the top scorer so far this season. In second and third place are Unity Miners Behn Robertson and Adam Shirley with 34 and 30 points respectively. Also in the top 10 is Michael Shirley, sitting in eighth place at 22 points.
Recap of December results
The Miners beat the Eatonia Huskies 4-1 December 6 in Unity. The next night they lost to Kerrobert 11-5. After a week and a half off, the Miners hosted the Luseland/Dodsland Mallards December 18, also losing that game 11-5. They travelled to Eatonia two nights later where they went down 7-3.
In most games, the Unity senior men’s hockey team outshoots their opposition – 38-34 in the December 20 Eatonia game, 34-29 in the December 18 Luseland/Dodsland game and 43-37 in the December 7 Kerrobert game. The goaltending for the Miners will have to improve if they are to move up in the standings in the New Year.
The Miners travel to Kindersley to take on last year’s champions and this year’s league leaders, the Red Lions, January 3. The next night, they will host the Kerrobert Tigers, who are currently at the bottom of the standings. Game time for the January 4 game in the Unity Community Centre is 8:30 p.m.