It was a rough weekend for the Strathmore Wheatland Kings.

The Kings lost 7-2 to the Medicine Hat Cubs and 4-2 against the Cochrane Generals for their Hockey Fights Cancer fundraiser. 

"We struggled defensively and we had some problems but we give credit where credit is due, they were both good teams," said the General Manager of the Wheatland Kings, Lee Smith. 

Smith said the team needs to be more aggressive on the ice and tougher on the puck. 

The Kings are now 10-8-2 on the year and in fifth in the division standings. 

The Strathmore Wheatland Kings will be taking on the High River Flyers on Saturday (Dec. 2), with puck drop at 8 p.m. They will also play the Okotoks Bisons on Sunday with a game time of 4:30. Both are home games. 

"High River is an important game because they are chasing us in the standings and we need to stay ahead of them. I think that we can take both teams. When we play as a team, we play our game and we are as good as anybody else in our league." 

Hockey Fights Cancer

Sunday was the Hockey Fights Cancer game against the Cochrane Generals where the teams are raising money for cancer research. 

"We raised $175 for our 50/50 raffle and we donated that back as a team. Together we have raised $1,870 of our $2,500 goal and we are still accepting donations for the remainder of this week." 

This fundraiser is quite important to Smith.

"My father had cancer. So for me to be involved with something like this is it's touches the heart strings. It's one of those things that have touched a lot of people." 

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