The Estevan TS&M bantam AA Bruins continued to thrive in league play, as they won a pair of games in Saskatchewan Minor AA Hockey League action on the weekend to extend their winning streak to four games.
Estevan defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 10-0 on Feb. 1, and the Swift Current Broncos 5-3 the following day. Both games were played at Affinity Place.
The game against Moose Jaw was close early on, as Estevan didn’t open the scoring until there was 3:11 to play in the first on a goal by Blayze Siebert. But then Alec Waldegger and Mason Fichter scored in the opening 3 1/2 minutes of the second to give Estevan a 3-0 lead, and Kaden Chrest, Carson Birnie and James Mann scored before the period was finished.
Siebert scored twice more in the third, and Fichter and Connor Hewitt also scored.
Joshua Bittman made 23 saves for the shutout.
Swift Current took a 2-0 lead in the first period of the game Feb. 2, but goals by Fichter and Siebert in the final 2:31 of the period tied the game. Siebert scored again in the second to give Estevan a 3-2 lead.
The Broncos scored in the third to tie the game, but Mann scored the winning goal a few minutes later and iced the victory with an empty net goal in the final seconds.
Jackson Miller stopped 31 shots for the win.
The bantams will host the Regina Aces on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in a battle of two teams tied for top spot in the South Division. The top six teams are separated by seven points.
The Estevan Meter peewee AA Bruins closed out their regular season with a 4-1 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Feb. 2 at Affinity Place.
Mason Barta scored Estevan’s lone goal midway through the first period. At that point, it was 2-0 for Moose Jaw. The Warriors would score once in each of the second and third periods.
Ty Fehrenbach was in goal.
The peewees (10-12-3) will finish fourth in their division, and will play Moose Jaw or the Weyburn Wings in the quarterfinals.
The Estevan Apex midget AA Bruins had the weekend off from league play so that players could participate in Sask. First tryouts.
They will close out the regular season with three road games this weekend, visiting the Regina Vics on Feb. 8, the Moose Jaw Warriors on Feb. 9 and the Regina Rangers on Feb. 10.
Their record stands at 20-10-1-2. They currently sit third in the South Division, and could finish anywhere from second to eighth.