The Estevan Bruins had all of the offence they needed in a five-minute span of the second period in a 3-1 victory over the Weyburn Red Wings Saturday night at Affinity Place.
Weyburn opened the scored 3:31 into the second period on a goal by Kyle Bailey. But just 43 seconds later, Tanner Mortenson scored his first goal in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to tie the game.
Eddie Gallagher tallied 3:40 after Mortenson to give the Bruins the lead, and Kade McMillen’s goal 93 seconds after Gallagher’s marker doubled the Bruins advantage.
Emerik Demers made 34 saves for the Bruins, who improved their early season record to 4-1-1.
The Bruins will be back on the ice Friday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The Eclipse Downhole Solutions Estevan U18 AAA Bears went to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Hounds Saturday afternoon, and dropped a 5-1 decision.
Cade Bendtsen had the Bears lone goal with 75 seconds to play in the second period.
Kelton Pyne made 44 saves in the defeat.
Jhett Larson led Notre Dame’s attack with two goals and an assist, while Daniil Dolzhenko (a goal and two assists) also had three points.
The two teams will meet again Sunday in Estevan. Game time is 2 p.m. at Affinity Place.
Estevan’s three teams in the Saskatchewan AA Hockey League were all in action Saturday.
The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins won a thrilling 3-2 overtime decision over the Lumsden-Bethune Lions. Chaz Sylvestre scored his second of the game with 1:38 to play in the extra frame to lift the Apex Bruins to victory.
Sylvestre opened the scoring 4:50 into the second period. It remained a 1-0 game until early in the third, when Mason Fichter scored to give Estevan a 2-0 lead. But the Lions tallied twice in the final 12 minutes of the third, including the tying goal with 21 seconds remaining.
Layne Gilroy made 26 saves for Estevan.
The Apex Bruins next game is Nov. 28 when they visit the Notre Dame Argos in Wilcox.
The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins opened their season with a 5-1 loss to the Regina Monarchs in Regina. Keagon Patton scored the Bruins lone goal 2:57 into the third period to make it a 2-1 game at that point, but the Monarchs would strike three more times to pull away.
Ty Fehrenbach made 24 saves in the loss.
The TS&M Bruins are playing the Monarchs Sunday at Affinity Place. Game time is 11 a.m.
The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins picked up their second win of the season, doubling up the Melville Millionaires 6-3 at Affinity Place. Carson Deichert scored twice and added two assists, while Tristan Brownridge and Owen Pushie also had two goals each.
Estevan led 1-0 after the first period, 3-1 after two and had a 6-1 lead at one point in the third.
Kris Phillips was in goal for Estevan.
The two teams will meet Sunday evening in Melville.
The southeast teams in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League were also busy on Saturday.
The South East Aaron Well Servicing U18 AA Goldwings doubled up their top rivals, the Regina Rebels, 4-2 in Regina. Kiera Pittman, Madison Doud, Jenna Currie and Khloe Bedore scored for the Gold Wings.
Currie’s goal with 11:38 to play in the third was the game winner.
Kara Zelyck was in goal for the Goldwings.
The two teams will meet again Sunday afternoon in Midale, starting at 4 p.m.
The Southeast TS&M U18 A Goldwings dropped a 10-1 decision to the Regina Renegades. Nikki McFadden had the Gold Wings lone goal. Riley Schultz was in goal.
The Carlyle U18 A Wildcats edged the Balcarres Barracudas 7-6 in Balcarres. Kenna Hagel’s third of the game with 2:44 to play in the third was the winner. Karyssa Watson had a goal and four assists. Alexys Roppel, Jaycene Willms and Jaycee Gervais also scored for the Wildcats.
Carlyle and Balcarres will meet again Sunday in Carlyle starting at 1 p.m.
The Estevan Power Dodge U15 A Bearcats defeated the Regina Rebels White 3-2 at Affinity Place to pick up their first victory of the season.
Alyssa Schweigert scored twice and added an assist for the Bearcats. Brooke Kleinsasser and Madison Mack also scored. Mack’s goal with less than 10 minutes to play in the third was the game-winner.
Emmey Rae was in goal for Estevan.
The Estevan Power Dodge Bearcats 1 beat their local rivals, the Estevan Power Dodge Bearcats 2, 7-3 at the Power Dodge Ice Centre.
Alexis Williamson had three goals and Ella Fornwald scored twice for the victors. Other goals were by Katie Sauder and Kamryn Kish.
Kiera Barker was in goal for Bearcats 1.
Julia Durr scored twice and Emma Holzer also scored for Bearcats 2. Kayla Mitchell was in goal.
The two teams play again Sunday at the Power Dodge Ice Centre at noon.
Four games were played in the Big Six Hockey League Saturday night. The Bienfait Coalers defeated the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 11-2, the Carnduff Red Devils beat the Wawota Flyers 9-1, the Carlyle Cougars knocked off the Kipling-Windthorst Oil Capitals 10-4 and the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings blanked the Midale Mustangs 5-0.
Bienfait (5-0) and Carnduff (3-0) are the two unbeaten teams remaining. Kipling-Windthorst (0-2) and Arcola-Kisbey (0-4) are still winless.
Three games are slated for each of Nov. 27 and 28. Games on Nov. 27 are the Redvers Rockets at Wawota, Carnduff at Kipling-Windthorst and Yellow Grass at Arcola-Kisbey.
The games scheduled for Nov. 28 are Wawota at Redvers, Bienfait at Midale and Kipling-Windthorst at Carnduff.
All games start at 8 p.m.