Saturday afternoon the Yorkton Maulers took on Prince Albert. The special game was free admission, with all donations going to the Ottenbreit’s Close Cuts for Cancer. The Maulers rose to the occasion with special, hot pink jerseys in support of cancer research.
“You know, we’ve got some really supportive hockey clubs and community members throughout Yorkton and area,” said Hon. Greg Ottenbreit, MLA for Yorkton, known for his support of, and in the community, who helps organize the event with his family.
“We’ve done a number of different things for Close Cuts For Cancer specifically, supporting local initiatives and local cancer patients – and the AAA Midget Maulers offered to do a Pink The Rink game here today. So we’re out here with them, selling 50/50 tickets, allowing people into the game no charge – just asking for donations. And, of course, pink ribbons are available for Pink The Rink.”
In the first period, the Maulers focussed heavily on defense. Prince Albert scored the first goal of the game, with Yorkton scoring the second on the powerplay.
Yorkton kept the momentum going with an offensive bombardment for the remainder of the first period keeping Mintos’ goaltender Welke busy.
Both teams turned up the heat in the second and nobody -- including the referee – was safe from being checked hard into the boards. After the Mintos’ scored again, the Maulers tied it up. Prince Albert’s Andrew Schaab closed out with the final goal of the night, breaking the tie taking down Yorkton 3-2.