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Bruins trounce Yorkton to get first preseason win after dropping two to Weyburn

The Estevan Bruins responded to a couple of preseason defeats with a big victory over Yorkton.
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Eric Houk takes a shot during the Estevan Bruins game against the Weyburn Red Wings on Sept. 5.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Bruins picked up their first win of the preseason Saturday night with an 8-1 rout of the host Yorkton Terriers.

Mark Rumsey opened the scoring 45 seconds into the game for the Bruins and finished the period with four goals. He had his hat trick by the 10-minute mark of the first period.

Rumsey added an assist later in the game.

Jovan Malay, Cody Davis, Ben Diamond and Antoine St. Onge also scored.

Former Estevan Bruin Erik Boers, who was recently dealt to Yorkton, had the lone goal for the Terriers.  

Cam Hrdlicka made 21 saves to get the victory.

The win over Yorkton followed two preseason defeats to the Weyburn Red Wings: a 5-3 decision in Weyburn on Sept. 5, and a 3-2 loss Sept. 7 in Estevan.

Eric Houk, Aleksa Babic and Davis scored for the Bruins in Weyburn. Eric Clark stopped 23 of 28 shots.

Caelan Fitzpatrick and Rumsey had the goals for Estevan in the second Weyburn game. Hrdlicka stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced.

The Bruins will close out the preseason Sept. 19 in Weyburn.