SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN - The Carnduff Red Devils defeated the Redvers Rockets 8-6 Sunday night in the Big Six Hockey League – the first loss in league play for the Rockets in over a year.
Redvers had leads of 3-0 and 4-1 in the second period before Carnduff stormed back, leading 6-5 by the end of the second period and outscoring the Rockets 2-1 in the third.
Devon Carriere had a hat trick for Carnduff, while Alexandre Soucy scored twice and added three assists. Ben Hiltz also had two goals and Aiden Trimble also scored. Cody Dumaine was the Red Devils' goaltender.
Travis Poirier and Jordon Miller each had two goals for Redvers, while Olivier Poirier and Dallas Fidierchuk also scored. Thomas Bauche was in goal.
Redvers dropped its season opener against the Oxbow Huskies in the 2022-23 campaign, then went undefeated the rest of the regular season and throughout the playoffs as they won the league title. They were defeated in provincial play.
Three games were also played on Friday night. The Carlyle Cougars went into Bienfait and routed the Coalers 11-3, thanks in large part to a six-goal first period.
Koby Morrisseau led the way with three goals and two assists, and Jesse Gabrielle scored twice. Boston Bird chipped in with a goal and three helpers. Adrien Riddell, Brett Turgeon, Nikita Kovalenko, Jon Gaudet and Nathan Deck also scored for Carlyle.
Taysen Holt, Klae Bayda and Wyatt Garagan scored for Bienfait.
Landon Audet was in goal for the Cougars, while Jackson Walliser was the Coalers' goalie.
The Oxbow Huskies defeated the Wawota Flyers 5-2. Liam Rutten, Kale Martens, Braden Brock, Brycen Odgers and Derek Cooney scored for Oxbow.
Phil Fath and Brady Dinwoodie had Wawota's goals.
Cody Levesque (Oxbow) and Jayden Hudson (Wawota) were the goalies.
Friday's other game saw the Moosomin Rangers trounce the Midale Mustangs 14-0.
Bud Holloway scored four times and added two assists to pace the Rangers' offence. Brayden Nabholz had three goals and two assists, Carter Sewchuk added two goals and three helpers, and Brock Trotter finished with a seven-point game thanks to two goals and five assists.
Ryker Cole had a goal and three helpers, while Justin Lamontagne and Drayson Skulmoski also scored.
Kyler Beckett earned the shutout for Moosomin, while Zac Eaton and Talen King split the goaltending duties for Midale.
Three games are scheduled for each of Nov. 17 and 18. The Flyers will visit the Rangers, the Rockets are at the Cougars and the Huskies are at the Coalers on Nov. 17. Games for Nov. 18 are the Mustangs at the Flyers, the Coalers at the Red Devils and the Kipling-Windthorst Oil Kings at the Huskies. All games are to start at 8 p.m.