Midget AA Goldwings advance

The South East midget AA Goldwings have moved on to the South Division final in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s playoffs.

The Goldwings, who had the best record in the regular season at 18-2, swept the Notre Dame Hounds in a best-of-three South Division semifinal. They blanked the Hounds 4-0 on Thursday night in Midale, and edged the Hounds 2-1 in Wilcox on Sunday.

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Brynn Kuntz opened the scoring for the Goldwings in Game 1 with just over seven minutes to play in the first period. Neither team scored in the second, and then the Goldwings turned it up in the third with three goals.

Kaycee Mullinger scored 68 seconds into the frame, and Kendra Kotylak and Ally Park scored less than two minutes apart in the second half of the period.

Kara Zelyck had the shutout in goal.

In Game 2, Taylor Rooney scored with 1:51 to play in the first period to give the Goldwings a 1-0 advantage, and Mullinger scored midway through the second period to double the Goldwings lead.

Notre Dame scored their only goal of the series with 5:49 to play in the middle frame.

Taryn McKinney stopped 16 shots for the win.

The Goldwings will face either the Regina Rebels or the Parkland Fire in the South Division final.

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The Estevan peewee Bearcats were eliminated from the playoffs after losing two overtime games to the Parkland Fire.

They lost 3-2 in extra time on Feb. 27 in Estevan, three days after a 4-3 overtime loss in Melville.

Brooke McKinnon and Kallie MacMillan scored for Estevan in Game 2. Both goals game in the second period, and gave Estevan a 2-1 lead.

The Fire scored in the third, and added the overtime winner.

Riley Scott was in goal for Estevan for Game 2.

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