The Estevan U9 Bearcats female hockey team went to Odessa to play in their first tournament of the year after only having one practice as a team.
The team hosted tryouts in October and picked a team with mostly Estevan players and one player each from Oxbow and Alameda. They beat the Lumsden Purple Lynx 6-1 and Warman Bengals 8-2 on Friday. Then they played again on Saturday against the Prairie Storm Ice and won 4-3 to finish first in their pool.
In the A final against the Prairie Storm Hurricanes, the Bearcats lost 2-0.
The team also has all-female coaches this year.
The South East Aaron Well Servicing U18 AA Goldwings won their final league games before the Christmas break.
Up first was a 2-0 victory over the Swift Current Wildcats on Dec. 10. Katelyn Thackeray opened the scoring midway through the second period for the Wings, and Hadley Gerle notched the insurance goal less than five minutes into the third.
Phoenix Preston-Winder earned the shutout in goal for the Wings.
The following day, the Wings won 3-2. Thackeray opened the scoring in the second period for the second straight game, and Jada Naviaux and Gerle also scored.
Ivey Grant was the Goldwings’ goalie.
The Wings finished with a record of 8-2-1 in the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule.
The Carlyle U18 A Wildcats lost 6-2 to the Balcarres Barracudas on Dec. 10 in Balcarres.
Jaycee Gervais and Presley Graham had the Wildcats’ goals.
Riley Scott was the Carlyle goalie for the game.
The Wildcats (1-7) will visit Balcarres on Dec. 14, host the Barracudas on Dec. 17 in Arcola at 4 p.m., and visit the South East TS&M U18 A Goldwings on Dec. 19 in Midale at 7:30 p.m.
The South East Whitecap U15 AA Goldwings dropped two games against the Northwest Sharks in Weyburn on the weekend.
The first game was an 8-2 loss on Saturday. Tyra Kmita and Julia Durr had the goals for the Wings.
Kiera Barker allowed six of the goals and Josie Ellis surrendered two.
Then on Sunday, the Wings lost 7-4. Ella Schenher and Kamryn Kish each scored twice.
Ellis was in goal for the Wings.
The Goldwings (3-12-1) will play their final league game before the Christmas break when they host the Prairie Storm Lightning on Dec. 19, starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Estevan Southland Pulse U15 A Bearcats dropped their lone game during the past week, falling 2-1 to the Weyburn Gold Wings 1 on Dec. 10.
Rayelle Curtis opened the scoring for Estevan a little more than eight minutes into the first period. Weyburn tied the game in the second and added the winner in the third.
Kayla Mitchell was in goal for Estevan (2-4-2), who will play their final pre-Christmas games when they host the Balcarres Barracudas on Dec. 17 at the Power Dodge Arena at 3:30 p.m., and then visit the Weyburn Gold Wings 2 on Dec. 18 in Radville.
The Estevan IG Wealth Management U13 AA Bearcats split road games against the Lumsden-Bethune Lynx on the weekend.
The first game was a 5-2 loss Saturday at the Lumsden Arena. Haven Bourassa and Taigan Duke had Bearcats’ goals.
Baya Summers was in goal for Estevan.
The following day, the Bearcats upended the Lynx 5-3 in Bethune. Chelsea Madsen, Nevaeh Duke and Bree Poelen scored in the opening 13 minutes of the first period to give Estevan a 3-0 lead.
The Lynx responded with three of their own to tie the game, but then Madsen scored 7:05 into the third period to put Estevan back in front, and Ruby Graf added the insurance goal late in the third.
Taylor Short was in goal for the victory.
The Bearcats will host the Swift Current Wildcats on Dec. 17 at 5:45 p.m. and the following day at 10:30 a.m. Both games will be at the Power Dodge Arena. Then they will host the Weyburn Goldwings on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in Lampman.