Bantam AA Bruins and peewee AA Bruins busy in league play

The Estevan TS&M bantam AA Bruins picked up three of a possible four points in their games on home ice this weekend.

The bantam Bruins scored three times in the first period en route to a 5-2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday night.

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Kaden Chrest opened the scoring midway through the first period. After Notre Dame tied the game a couple of minutes later, Chrest and Mason Kukura tallied less than two minutes apart late in the frame for a 3-1 advantage.

Colby Cuddington scored midway through the second to give Estevan a 4-1 lead, and while the Hounds scored late in the stanza to pull within two, Carson Birnie would get a goal in the third to restore the three-goal advantage.

Mason Fichter had both of Estevan goals in a 2-2 tie with the Battlefords Barons on Sunday afternoon. Fichter’s first goal came eight seconds into the game to open the scoring, and his second in the middle period gave Estevan a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.

The Barons notched the tying goal late in the third.

Jackson Miller was in goal for both games.

Estevan (10-8-3) will visit the Saskatoon Generals on Jan. 12 and the Warman Wildcats the following day.

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The Estevan Meter peewee AA Bruins, meanwhile, had a loss and a tie in their league games against the league-leading Swift Current Broncos on the weekend.

In the first game, Swift Current blanked Estevan 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Affinity Place. The Broncos led 1-0 after the first and 3-0 through two periods, and put the game away with an empty net goal in the third.

Ty Ferenbach was in goal for Estevan.

In the second game, the peewees rallied from a 5-3 deficit late in the third to force the 5-5 draw.

Carter Onrait scored the Bruins first two goals of the game; his second in the middle frame gave Estevan a 2-1 lead. Swift Current would score twice for a 3-2 advantage, but Mason Barta’s goal with 5:13 to play in the second tied the game at threes after 40 minutes.

The Broncos added two in the third for a 5-3 advantage, but Carter Hirsch scored a shorthanded tally with 3:10 to play to pull Estevan to within one, and Kade Phillips’ goal two minutes later tied the game.

Ty Fehrenbach was in goal for both games.

The next action for the peewee Bruins (9-9-2) will be Jan. 17 when they visit the Yorkton Terriers. 

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