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Carlyle Cougars win Game 1 in provincial south semifinal

The Carnduff Red Devils have advanced to the next round in provincials.
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The semifinals are set in the Big Six Hockey League.

SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN - The Carlyle Cougars defeated Round Lake 7-4 Sunday in Ochapowace to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Hockey Sask senior A south semifinal series.

(The game sheet for the contest was not immediately available).

Game 2 is set for March 2 in Carlyle at 8 p.m. and Game 3, if necessary, would be the following night, also in Carlyle, at 6:30 p.m.

The winner of the series will play Balcarres or Lumsden in the south final.

Also in provincial play, the Carnduff Red Devils edged Langenburg 5-4 on Saturday night in Carnduff to win the best-of-three Senior C south semifinal in two straight. Mark Moriarty's third goal of the game with less than a minute to play in the third period was the winner. Ben Hiltz had the other two Carnduff goals.

Mason Plews was in goal for the Red Devils.

Langenburg had a 4-1 lead at one point in the second period.

Carnduff will play Kyle in the south final. Dates for the series have not been announced, but according to the Big Six Hockey League's website, Game 1 would be in Carnduff, while Game 2, and, if necessary, Game 3, would be in Kyle.

In the senior D south semifinal, the Redvers Rockets trounced Craik 8-1 on Saturday to take a 1-0 advantage in that best-of-three battle. Kenton Miller scored twice for Redvers, while Braeden Magotiaux, Bradey Fidierchuk, Jordon Miller, Daylin Smallchild, Brett Hope and Oliver Poirier also scored. Cody Matthewson was in goal.

Game 2 would be March 2 in Craik and Game 3, if needed, would be the next night. 

Meanwhile the semifinals matchups are set in the Big Six's playoffs.

The third-seeded Moosomin Rangers defeated the No. 6 Oxbow Huskies 7-1 Sunday night in Oxbow to win the best-of-five series in four games.

Brock Trotter and Josh Elmes scored twice for Moosomin, and Drew Schiller, Ryker Cole and Monty Driver also scored. Kyler Beckett was in goal.

Dawson Schaff had Oxbow's goal. Cody Levesque was their goalie. 

Moosomin will play the No. 2 Carlyle Cougars in the semifinal round. Carlyle advanced by sweeping the No. 7 Wawota Flyers in three straight games. Games for that series have not been announced.

In the other semifinal, the top-ranked Redvers Rockets will face the No. 4 Carnduff Red Devils. Game 1 was set for Feb. 27 in Redvers. Game 2 is Feb. 29 in Carnduff at 8 p.m. Dates for the remaining games have not been finalized.

Redvers swept the No. 8 Midale Mustangs in the opening round, while the Red Devils defeated the No. 5 Bienfait Coalers in four games. Carnduff finished off that series with a 10-4 win Friday night in Bienfait.

The Big Six semifinals will be best of five contests. 

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