The 16 team Saskatoon Peewee Challenge Cup is now underway. This gives our scouting staff another look this weekend at many of the top Saskatchewan 05 born players in what is an extremely high end birth year for the province of Saskatchewan. Each of the 4 – 4 team pools will feature a very strong team from out of the province with the St. Albert Sabres who are in 1st place in the Edmonton Peewee league at 12-1-1. The Red Deer Motors Chiefs who are 5-10-0 and in 8th place in the 9 team SCAHL north conference. The Winnipeg Twins who are in 2nd place in the Winnipeg 9 team peewee league at 11-5-0. The Lethbridge Hurricanes Red who are in 2nd place in the 9 team SCAHL south conference at 15-3-4.
In addition to all the Saskatoon peewee teams, the tournament will have the top 3 southern Saskatchewan teams with Weyburn, Yorkton and Swift Current attending. A pair of strong CFHL teams in Humboldt and Tisdale will attend as well.
The remaining 7 teams are all Saskatoon based teams led by the Saskatoon Express who are 10-3-2 and the high scoring Saskatoon Mission who by far lead the league in goals scored with 89 and are 10-4-0.
Saskatoon Express 8 – Weyburn Young Fellows 1
The GSHL leading Saskatoon Express easily defeated the South Sask league leading Weyburn Young Fellows to being the tournament last night. Wyatt Lacoste actually opened the scoring for Weyburn before Saskatoon totally took over this game and led 5-1 after the 1st period and cruised from there. Josh Knittig and high end Saskatoon prospect Josh Zekreski each had 2-1-3. High ranked Saskatchewan 05 goalie Alex Garret stopped 27/28 shots before giving way to Tristan Wagner to finish things up. The Express were outshot 34-32 by Weyburn.
Saskatoon Kodiaks 6 – Tisdale Ramblers 0
Lastly from yesterday it was the Saskatoon Kodiaks shutting out a pretty good Tisdale Ramblers team. The Kodiaks scored a pair of goals in each period and got a shutout from Spencer Mayerle. Roger McQueen was dominant as has been the case for most of the year for the Kodiaks in picking up 3-2-5. McQueen is the son over former WHLer Scott McQueen but is a 2006 born player only. Many compare him to Kirby Dach of the Saskatoon Blades. Trey Wilkie had 1-1-2 and top 10 Saskatchewan prospect D – Reid Andreson was very strong as well. Matthew Edwards had 2 helpers.
Full slate of games to come today. Stay tuned for the latest!