MELFORT - The Estevan Bruins dropped both games they played on the weekend against the Melfort Mustangs.
The Bruins gave up two late goals in a 3-0 loss to the Mustangs on Friday night, and then fell 3-2 on Saturday.
Riley Ashe’s goal six minutes into the first period gave Melfort a 1-0 lead in Friday’s game. The score remained unchanged until late in the third period, when Ryan Duguay and Tye Evans scored 44 seconds apart to finish the scoring. Evans’ goal was into an empty net.
The Bruins had a few quality chances to get on the board when it was a 1-0 game, but couldn’t convert.
Cam Hrdlicka made 33 saves for the Bruins. Joel Favreau stopped all 19 shots he faced for Melfort.
Owen Miley opened the scoring for the Bruins 4:11 into the first period of Saturday’s game. It remained a 1-0 game until midway through the second, when Zac Somers scored two power-play goals 56 seconds apart.
Ryan Duguay added to the Mustangs’ lead in the third period. Kade Runke pulled the Bruins to within one when he scored with 2:04 to play in the third, and the Bruins had a late power play, but couldn’t net the tying goal.
Jackson Miller stopped 29 of 32 shots for Estevan. James Venne made 21 saves for the Mustangs.
It was a penalty-filled contest, as the Bruins had six power plays and the Mustangs had nine. Estevan had several players in the penalty box midway through the second period.
The Bruins will be back on the ice Tuesday night when they visit the Battlefords North Stars at 7:30 p.m. Melfort will host the Weyburn Red Wings on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.