Bruins wrap up playoff spot with win over Melville

The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins wrapped up a playoff spot on Saturday night with a 6-2 road victory over the Melville Millionaires.

Estevan (27-21-2-1) has 57 points. The top team not in the playoffs, the 11th place Weyburn Red Wings, cannot catch the Bruins. Weyburn (15-29-2-1) has 35 points with nine games to play.

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Saturday night’s game between Estevan and Melville was in contrast to the Bruins 2-0 win over Melville on Friday night, when the Bruins fired 48 shots on Melville goalie Berk Berkeliev, but only beat him once. The Bruins final goal on Friday was into an empty net.

Estevan had 33 shots on goal Saturday, and beat Berkeliev six times.

TJ Irey and Will Koop each scored twice for Estevan on Saturday night. Jayden Davis and Kade McMillen had the other Estevan goals. Irey’s first goal opened the scoring less than five minutes into the first period.

Kadin Kilpatrick stopped 20 shots to get the win.

The Bruins now have a six-point lead on the Yorkton Terriers for top spot in the Viterra Division. Yorkton still has one game in hand.

Estevan will visit the Notre Dame Hounds Tuesday night in Wilcox. Game time is 8 p.m.

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