By Jim den Hollander
The Labor Day behind them, it’s game on now for the Dells Ducks heading into the USPHL Premier Midwest-West season.
The first two weeks of camp were geared primarily toward conditioning and getting fit for the season. After Labor Day, the team headed into it’s first game week, albeit exhibition contests.
It will be a busy weekend, beginning with two games on Friday, then one each on Saturday and Sunday. That will give the Ducks a taste of competition ahead of their first regular season contests the following weekend against the Rum River Mallards.
It was interesting to see the team in practice on Tuesday with a little more jump in their step, the carrot being the games to be played on the weekend.
Unfortunately, there will be no Hockey TV available for this weekend’s contest. The various Ducks’ facebook pages and this website will be the place to check out for details on all four games.
Happy Birthday – Derek Pawlak
Derek Pawlak played three full seasons with the RWD Cheavers varsity team from the fall of 2016 to the spring of 2019.
Pawlak played 71 games with the Cheavers and scored 70 goals, the highest total amassed by anyone since the RWD team was formed in 2010-11. He also notched 52 assists for a total of 122 points, second best total, behind only the 164 of Dylan Brown.
Pawlak turns 26 today. Saukhockey.info and the RWD program would like to wish Pawlak a Happy Birthday.