Even though the Delisle Chiefs were unable to secure a win over their first two games of the 2022-2023 Prairie Junior Hockey League season, it was still great to see Junior B hockey getting underway in the area for another year.
Delisle's first game of season went last Thursday on the road against the Saskatoon Quakers as they lost 5-3, and then after sitting idle on Friday the team got ready for a chance to rebound in their home opener against the Saskatoon Westleys, but unfortunately they couldn't leave the first weekend of the season on a high note losing 5-2.
The Chiefs used each netminder on their roster as returning goaltender and West Central native Noah Martens got the net in the first game of the season, and then off-season acquisition by Delisle out of the KIJHL Dylan Marshall got the Chiefs home opener as each goalie let five pucks past them in their season debuts.
One positive from the first set of games for the Chiefs however was the emergence of a newcomer in Nathan Flodell. After picking up 1 goal and 2 assists in the season opener, Flodell picked up another assist in the home opener to continue impressing his new coaches.
The Chiefs will be back on the ice Thursday when they head to Saskatoon to renew their rivalry against the Royals.