Red Lions advance to next rounds in provincial and league playoffs

Shaunavon Badgers bounced in two straight games in provincials; Macklin Mohawks up next in league playoffs

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

The Red Lions advanced to the second round of the provincial senior A playoffs after sweeping the Shaunavon Badgers in two straight games.

They defeated the Badgers 5-1 in game one in Kindersley a week ago. Game 2 was played Friday in Shaunavon, and the Red Lions had to come back in this one to win 5-4.

They now await the winner of the Lumsden versus Milestone series. Lumsden leads this one 1-0 after a 4-1 win last Sunday. Game two is scheduled for this Sunday.

Coach Wayne Samson was unable to make the game on Friday but followed it thanks to some play-by-play announcing.

“They came out hard, which is what we expected,” he said. “Their backs were against the wall and they were playing desperate hockey.”

For more on this story, please see the Feb. 14 print edition of The Clarion.

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