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Bruins come from behind to defeat Wings

The Estevan Apex Bruins midget team continued strong play during a pair of games on the weekend collecting another two wins.

The Estevan Apex Bruins midget team continued strong play during a pair of games on the weekend collecting another two wins.

On Saturday the Bruins travelled down the road to face Weyburn and despite trailing for the majority of the game, they fought back to claim a 5-4 victory.

The Weyburn Wings got the jump on their guests early and found themselves up 2-0 at the end of the first period. The Bruins would have to dig deep to keep pace.

At 11:07 of the second period Dylan Herzberg finally got the Bruins on the board, but less than a minute later the Wings would reclaim their two-goal advantage. Shortly thereafter the Wings knocked in another to take a 4-1 lead with 9:06 left in the second period.

It may have felt grim in the Bruins' room between periods, but the boys came out and buried the Wings in the final period with four goals.

Jake McMillen scored at 14:27, followed up by Herzberg's second of the game just 16 seconds later getting the Bruins within one. Brody Connelly tied the game at four and Herzberg collected the hat trick and the Bruins' game-winning goal with 1:04 remaining.

The Bruins were able to hold the Wings off from then on after the huge momentum swing in the third.

The Bruins also faced the Regina Flames when they travelled to Regina on Friday night. This game was less of a nail biter and the Bruins walked away with a 12-3 victory.

The first period saw the Bruins go up 3-0 with goals by Brody Connelly, Jake McMillen and Dylan Herzberg, and it was all Estevan from there.

Regina scored all three of their goals in the second frame, but the Bruins notched four more of their own to keep a 7-3 lead. Those goals came courtesy of Travis Holma, Herzberg, Dylan Johner and Brycen Odgers,
The Bruins scored five more times in the third, as Herzberg finished another three-goal night. Odgers, Johner, Connelly and Holma all scored their second goals of the game.

The Bruins sit atop the league with 60 points, three ahead of the Notre Dame Argos. That's a team they're about to see a lot of.

The Apex Bruins play the Notre Dame Argos in South Sask League provincials action. The two-game, total-goals series begins tonight in Wilcox, with game two tomorrow at the Civic at 8 p.m.

The Bruins will also wrap up their season on Feb. 28 versus the Argos.

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