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Monday’s paper

You will see a LOT of hockey in Monday’s Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald. With Unity, SK minor hockey teams having an amazing season – three teams making it all the way to provincial finals, the Miners handing out awards after coming from fifth place in the league to win the league championship and even the neighbouring Wilkie, SK Outlaws winning the senior men’s provincial C title – they all deserved their spot in the paper!

If you’re not a hockey fan, never fear – it’s not all hockey! You will also be able to read about:

  • the history of the Delta Co-op Easter egg hunt;
  • the upcoming Unity Music Festival; and
  • regular features like the RCMP Report, our editorial page and Faith Matters,

as well as see some proposed new signage for Unity.

Never a dull week in our small town, it seems!

Behn Robertson, Unity SK

Rick Hill presents Behn Robertson with the Unity Miners’ Top Scorer Award at their awards banquet in Unity, Saskatchewan, March 28, 2014.

Miners Update

Unity Miners

Unity Miners senior men’s hockey team celebrate a goal in a game December 18 against the Luseland/Dodsland Mallards.

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.

Unity Miners Dec. 18, 2013In 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.

Gilbert Agencies

Gilbert Agencies sponsored a $10,000 Shoot to Win at the Miners’ December 18th home game. Shooters Scott Henning, Brayden Klein and Leah Anne Srigley were unable to hit the board, let alone the small hole in the centre. They had to take their shots from 114 feet, which was well past centre ice, beyond the opposing blue line.

Upcoming games

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.

Bruno – 15, Rosetown – 3

With the Rosetown Angels going down to defeat at the hands of the Unity Cardinals 4-3 the night before, and the Bruno Bisons losing to the Carnduff Astros 4-3 in a final extra inning played earlier in the morning, the Angels and Bisons met in a do-or-die game August 10 in the Saskatchewan 2013 Men’s Senior A2 Provincials.

Although the Angels’ Jeff Ebel put the first run up on the scoreclock early in the game, the Bisons retaliated with three runs in the second inning and never looked back. Rosetown was unable to catch up and, losing 15-3 to the Bisons, the Angels’ provincial run was over.

Curtis Sibley, who scored three runs during the game, was MVP.

Bruno Bison batterRosetown Angel







Bruno Bisons vs. Rosetown Angels



Carnduff – Bruno finale

With the Bruno Bisons and Carnduff Astros tied 2-2 at the end of seven innings, their game Friday evening went into an eighth inning. With Kody Dzurka scoring for Bruno at the top of the eighth and Adam Wilson scoring for Carnduff in the bottom of the eighth for a 3-3 tie – and no lights on the field – the game was paused, to resume again Saturday morning, August 10.

The ninth inning Saturday morning saw no runs for Bruno while Danny Pool scored for Carnduff, giving the Astros the 4-3 win.

Game MVP was Garret Fiztpatrick.

The following photos are from early inning action Friday evening.Bruno Bisons v. Carnduff Astros

Burno Bison batterCarnduff Astro ballplayer

More photos from Unity-Rosetown game

Unity’s Ryan Greenwald is at bat, with Colin Pylypow catching for the Rosetown Angels and Adolph Fischer umping at the plate.

Ryan Greenwald, Colin Pylypow, Adolph Fischer

A close call at first base, with Keith Heitt the baserunner for the Unity Cardinals and Ryan Wickett first baseman for the Rosetown Angels.close callSpectators and players enjoyed the summer late afternoon, both before and after the game. One spectator described the day as perfect, “not too hot and not too cold.”Cory Wildeman after the game Umpire Adolph Fischer relaxing after the game.a crowd


Unity – 4, Rosetown – 3

Rosetown Angel batter, Regan L'Heureux catcher for Cardinals, Adolph Fischer umpire

In the opening game of the 2013 Senior A2 Provincials Championship Tournament held in Unity, Saskatchewan, August 9, 10 and 11, the Unity Cardinals defeated the Rosetown Angels 4 to 3.

Cardinal runs were scored by Justin D-Entremont, Mark Ralston, Corey Wildeman and Regan L’Heureux. Regan was the game MVP.  Unity Cardinals Senior Men's Baseball Team

Rosetown’s runs were scored by Ryan Wickett, Jeff Kingwell and Cam Aitken.

Rosetown Angels Senior Men's Baseball Team

Francis Kiefer started on the pitcher’s mound for the Unity Cardinals.Francis Kiefer, Cardinals pitcher Francis Kiefer, pitching for UnityFrancis Kiefer, Unity Cardinals' pitcher