Put one in the win column for the Strathmore Wheatland Kings, as the team snapped a three-game losing streak against the Lomond Lakers with a final score of 5 to 1 for the Kings last weekend.

In the first Joel Romano scored from Josh Alberda and Gavin Smith. Alberda would put the second puck in the Lakers net from Gavin Smith at 7:00 in the first and Garret Vander Ploeg the third Kings goal in the first on a powerplay from Josh Alberda and Joel Romano.

The Lakers got one on the board with a couple of seconds left in the first making the score 3-1 Kings at the start of the second period.

Heading into the second period Jaycob Masciangelo scored from Walker VanEaton and Jayden Hendricks and then in the third, the Kings’ Levitt Ayoungman made the score 5-1 Kings on a goal from Ethan Van Egmond.

Kings goalie Landen Brassard was in the net for a full 60 minutes and made 18 saves. In an unlucky move, the team was given a penalty near the end of play for illegal equipment and one goal was disallowed.

Strathmore Wheatland Kings General Manager Lee Smith says the team played OK this weekend.

“We played good enough to win for sure, but we do need to tie up some loose ends and play a little better.”

He said the team needs to pick it up for this weekend’s two upcoming home games.

Next, the team has back-to-back home games this coming weekend. They’ll meet the Lakers once more on Saturday, November 27 at 8 pm and then the Coaldale Copperheads on Sunday at 4:15 p.m.