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the full story - Strathmore Wheatland Kings
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A very Merry ‘hockey’ Christmas
The Wheatland Kings organized many Christmas activities throughout their home games this past weekend
including a Santa appearance, the Timbit Bumble Bees playing a game against some Kings players at the
intermission, and the mascot making appearances in several places at the rink to pose for photos.
Doug Taylor and Justin Seward Photos
The Wheatland Kings took four of a possible six points with a pair of wins
over the Blackfalds Wranglers (4-2) and the Three Hills Thrashers (5-4) at the
Strathmore Family Centre on Dec. 5-6.
Doug Taylor Photos
Kings have successful weekend
JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter
The Wheatland Kings gained four out of a possible six points to end their home stand, with a lot of
bounces going their way, especially in the last two
games.
The team started the weekend by peppering Medicine Hat’s goaltender Cole Schafer with 64 shots on
Dec. 4, but unfortunately came out with a 4-2 loss.
“We didn’t really create those opportunities,” said
Fuoco. “64 shots, maybe 30 of them were quality attempts and maybe 10 of them were legitimate scoring
chances. I didn’t think we played as well as we probably should have. We didn’t play as well as we did
(Saturday versus Blackfalds).
“I think between the blue lines and the neutral
NEXT HOME GAMES
Friday, December 11
8:00 pm vs Sherwood Park J.Ennis Kings
Sunday, December 13
2:00 pm vs Lloydminster Bandit
Pipeline Bobcats
Strathmore Family Centre
zone we need to play better. If we would’ve shut them
down in the neutral zone a little better, we would’ve
probably had some momentum. Once we scored one,
we scored two and then we had that let down.”
Medicine Hat beat the Kings for the third time this
season, and Fuoco thought that the Kings started the
game too relaxed.
“The intensity isn’t there,” said Fuoco. “I think that
they feel their skill set is better so that the game was
easier and no game is easy.”
Tyler Rivest and Lucas Jones scored in the loss.
The mood in the room the following evening was
a night-and-day difference compared to Friday, and it
showed with a 4-2 win over Blackfalds.
“You knew they were ready to go and they wanted
to perform,” said Fuoco. “They wanted to play a better game because they knew the challenge was going
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PLAYER OF
THE GAME
Next Home Game
Saturday, December 19
8:15 pm vs Coaldale
Tanner Foster
DEC 5 VS
LEDUC CHRYSLER OIL KINGS
Liam Izyk
DEC 6 VS
MLAC BEVERLY OPTIMISTS
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to be there. We do tend to play better against better
teams.”
He mentioned that the boys were moving the puck
a lot quicker with a lot more intensity and purpose.
“If we have the work ethic of all four lines, I don’t
think we’ll ever have a problem playing 60 minutes,”
said Fuoco.
Kyle Dunville, Zach Meadows, Blake Bishop and
Kaleb Robinson scored in the win.
The Kings ended off the weekend by edging the
Three Hills Thrashers 5-4 on Dec. 6.
Jones, Jacen Bracko, Chris Williams, Jayden Smith
and Kristian Ayoungman scored in the win.
The team will hit the road in Didsbury on Dec. 11
to face the Mountainview Colts at 8 p.m., while their
next home game will be Dec. 19 versus Coaldale before the Christmas break.
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PLAYER OF THE GAME
Strathmore Family Centre - Gold Arena
Fri., Dec 4
Ryan
Grasdahl
Sat., Dec 5
Kyle
Dunville
Sun., Dec 6
Lucas
Jones
Come Cheer on Your Strathmore Wheatland Kings!

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