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Estevan Bears wrap up season with a win and a shootout loss in Yorkton

Bears finished 10th in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League.
The Estevan Bears played Yorkton twice on the weekend.

YORKTON - The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears finished off the 2022-23 season by picking up three of a possible four points in Yorkton.

Kole Keen scored twice in the first period and added two assists for Estevan in a 4-1 victory on Saturday. Estevan led 2-0 through two periods, and after Yorkton scored one, Riley Craigen and Easton Lee scored for Estevan to put the game away.

Riley Deck finished with 34 saves on the night.

The Bears’ final game of the season was a 5-4 shootout loss on Sunday. Cade Cole opened the scoring 63 seconds into the game for Estevan, but Yorkton scored three times in the next 8 1/2 minutes to lead 3-1 after the first period.

Cole added his second of the game in the second period for Estevan, and Tristan Grohs and Teigan Semchyshen also scored for the Bears in the middle frame for a 4-3 advantage.

Yorkton tied the game with 1:42 to play in the third.

Overtime settled nothing, and the Maulers outscored Estevan 1-0 in the shootout.

Kaden Perron made 28 saves in the loss.

Estevan finished with a 12-24-8 record on the season, and finished 10th in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League standings. They will miss the playoffs.