The Estevan Apex Bruins came away from the weekend feeling they could have gotten more out of their two road games.
The midget AA team tied the Swift Current Hurricanes 3-3 on Friday and lost 5-3 to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday.
In Swift Current, the Bruins (3-2-3) had to rally from two-goal deficits twice to salvage the tie.
"The start of the game, Swift took it to us for the first 10 minutes and as the game went on, we started getting stronger and basically owned the third period," said Apex Bruins head coach Dalton Giblett.
"We had the pressure on the rest of the game and their goalie made some pretty good saves to keep it a tie."
The Hurricanes had the only two goals of the first period, with Connor Kennedy striking first at the 5:23 mark and Dominic Vallee adding a second goal less than two minutes later.
Tyson Price got the Bruins on the board five minutes into the second period, but Swift Current countered less than four minutes later with Vallee's second of the game.
Dylan Lay got the Bruins within one on a goal late in the period at the 16:36 mark.
The 3-2 score remained intact until Marc Shaw tied it up for the Bruins with 11 minutes to play.
Giblett said Lay, Price and rookies Kyle Salaway and Tanner Jeannot were among the standouts for the Bruins.
On Saturday, it seemed like the Bruins had no energy, Giblett said.
"We just had no jump, we were flat. It showed. We took the lead right away in the second, then we got into some penalty trouble, we stopped skating, we were lazy and it just looked like we were exhausted."
Moose Jaw led 2-1 after the first period.
Bhody Magnusson scored first for the Warriors at the 3:15 mark, and Shaw tied it up less than five minutes later.
Ty Anderson put the Warriors back on top at the 13-minute mark.
Estevan scored twice in the first minute of the second period to take the lead. Lay notched a power play marker just 15 seconds in, and Kaelan Holt scored 28 seconds later.
But Moose Jaw soon pulled even again, with Drew Nimegeers scoring a power play goal two minutes after the Holt tally.
The Warriors scored two more goals in the third period, courtesy of Braydon Delorme and Riley Cannon, to take the win.
Giblett said he's happy with the Bruins' start to the season so far.
"You kinda get thinking that you could easily have one loss, we could be 6-1. In the first four games, we had the lead going into the third period and we've gotten ties and even lost one of those games," he said.
"It's a pretty even league this year and we have to work hard every night."
The Bruins return to action this weekend with two home games. They host the Notre Dame Argos on Friday at 8 p.m. and the Regina Wild on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both games are at Spectra Place.