MELVILLE - The Estevan Bruins won in regulation for the first time in over a month with a 7-1 victory over the host Melville Millionaires on Wednesday night.
Estevan had the lone goal of the first period when Ryan Zaremba, a 16-year-old callup from the Regina Pat Canadians U18 AAA program, scored his first goal in the SJHL.
Cody Davis then scored twice in a 3:17 span of the second period to give Estevan a 3-0 advantage through two periods.
Melville gained a measure of hope when Ethan Ansley scored 41 seconds into the third period. But goals by defencemen Kaelen Whittingham and Aleksa Babic 2:18 apart put the Bruins up by four and dashed any hopes of a Melville comeback. Whittingham’s goal was his first in the SJHL.
Jagjeevan Phangura and Kade Runke rounded out the scoring for Estevan.
Cam Hrdlicka made 30 saves for the Bruins, who ended a four-game losing streak. Ethan Rau had 33 stops for Melville.
The Bruins (25-21-3-2) will be back on the ice Saturday night when they host the Yorkton Terriers. That game will start at 7 p.m. Melville (16-32-0-1) will visit the Battlefords North Stars on Friday night.