The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins were shut out 2-0 by the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday night in Wilcox.
After a scoreless first period, Marshall Wilton scored what proved to be the game-winning goal nine minutes into the second period to give the Hounds (17-16-2-4) a 1-0 lead over the Bruins (18-20-2-1). Jakob Breault’s goal midway through the third period doubled the Hounds advantage.
Grant Boldt stopped 29 shots in the loss.
Riley Kohonick made 33 saves for the Hounds. Former Bruin netminder Matt Lukacs, who was acquired by the Hounds from Estevan for future considerations on Thursday prior to the national junior A trade deadline, served as Kohonick’s backup.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night at Affinity Place.
In other Bruin news, eight players have been selected to participate in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League/Manitoba Junior Hockey League Showcase next week in Regina.
Boldt, defenceman Kade McMillen and forward Isaiah Thomas have been selected for Team Schwartz, which is for players born in 2000 and 2001. Defencemen Johnny Witzke and Jake Heerspink, and forwards Turner Ripplinger and Michael McChesney will skate for Team Kunitz, which is for those born in 1998 and 1999.
Forward Will Koop will play for Team Mitchell, which is also for 1998 and 1999-born talent.