ESTEVAN - The Carlyle Cougars were the class of the 12-team U15 house tournament hosted by the Estevan Minor Hockey Association.
The Cougars defeated the Weyburn Wings 8-0 in the gold medal game of the competition, which was held from Friday to Sunday at Affinity Place, the Power Dodge Arena and the Bienfait Memorial Arena.
Carlyle defeated Yorkton Choice Vending 14-1 and the Flin Flon Bombers 5-3 in the round robin. Then they edged the Swift Current Blades 7-6 in the quarter-final and routed the Melville Ice 11-1 in the semifinal round.
Flin Flon blanked Melville 7-0 in the bronze medal game.
As for the Estevan teams, the Estevan Knights lost 4-2 to the Yorkton RH Electric Terriers in their opening game, and 6-3 to the Esterhazy Flyers. The Knights recovered to shut out the Indian Head Chiefs 7-0 in their final game.
The Estevan Bears lost 5-0 to Swift Current and tied the Oxbow Huskies 4-4 in their round robin games. The Bears hammered Yorkton Choice Vending 11-1 to close out the tournament.