by Curtis Skip, Goaltender
It was a barn burner in Penhold on Thursday night as the Vikings went head to head against the Red Deer College Kings.
The scoring started early as first year Evan Warmington pounded the puck home in his first shift a minute into the game just as he did the game before against the Griffins. The seesaw battle continued through the first and second. Andy Williams stopped all shots faced and gave way to first year Curtis Skip halfway through the second period. The Kings tied the game early into Skips night and the game was tied at one.
The teams traded chances all third period. The Vikings had a big 5 on 3 penalty kill late in the third period which gave way for Jeff Lorenz to do what he does best and score a clutch late power play goal from the top of the blue paint. The Vikings held on for the last minute to win their third game in a row.
September 20 2015 vs Portage.
It took the Vikings half a game to wake up, but when they did the Portage Voyageurs where in big trouble. The game was 0-0 until hallway through the second period when Boyd Wakelin tipped in Joren Johnsons point shot. The Vikings switch goalies at this point as Skip who stopped all 11 shots he faced gave way to Harry Fredeman to tend the pipes for the Vikings. Portage made the game 1-1 and then the Vikings offence took of through the remaining second and third period. Viking goal scorers included Ryan Procyshyn, Beau Taylor and Connor McLaughlin who had a hat trick in a player of the game effort. Other key moments included first year Cody Fiala dropping the gloves in a spirited fight in the third period. The final score was 6-1 when the final buzzer rang as the Vikings head into the regular season winning 4 of 5 exhibition games. The real season begins Friday night at the EnCana as the SAIT Trojans come to town to battle the Vikings in what will be the exciting start to a very exciting season.