The season is definitely coming down to the wire for the Midget AAA Thistles this year. Tristan Houston talked about the mood in the locker room.

"It's pretty quiet, honestly. The boys are trying to get in there. It's been a couple of years, since we made the playoffs. So, we're working our hardest to try and make it," he said between periods Saturday.

Sam Brunton and Cooper Witherspoon combined for three points each in a 5-2 win Saturday night, with Cooper Hatfield shutting the door on the Hawks for the win.

Sunday it was a very different story, as they went scoreless into the third, despite lots of scoring chances. Aidan Shumka broke the ice to give Kenora a 1-0 lead, but Pembina Valley answered with a pair for the 2-1 final. 

After a weekend split with the Pembina Valley Hawks, Kenora's tied for the eighth and final playoff spot with the Winnipeg Bruins. The Thistles are on the road for the next two weeks, before playing their last home game of the season in two week's time, against the Bruins.

Houston's hoping to be back on the ice in a couple of weeks, as he recovers from injury.

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