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Coalers force Game 5 in Big Six semifinal; Cougars and Red Devils advance to provincial final

Bienfait defeated Moosomin 5-4 Sunday in another thriller between the two teams.
The Carlyle Cougars shake hands with the Grenfell Spitfires after Game 3 Sunday in Carlyle.

It was a big day for teams in the Big Six Hockey League on Sunday, as five teams were in action between league playoffs and provincial competitions.

The Bienfait Coalers defeated the Moosomin Rangers 5-4 Sunday night in Bienfait to force a fifth and deciding game in their Big Six semifinal series. Game 5 will be played Wednesday night in Moosomin, starting at 8 p.m.

(The goal scorers for the game were not immediately available).

Bienfait is now 4-0 in elimination situations in this year’s postseason. The Coalers defeated the Carnduff Red Devils twice in the quarter-finals with their season on the line, and they also beat the Rangers twice in potentially season-ending games.

The winner of the Bienfait-Moosomin series will play the Redvers Rockets in the league final. Redvers swept the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings in three straight games in their semifinal series.

Also on Sunday, the Carlyle Cougars, Carnduff and Redvers were all in action in provincial play.

The Cougars defeated the visiting Grenfell Spitfires 6-5 Sunday afternoon in Carlyle in Game 3 of the best-of-three south final series. Carlyle advanced to the provincial final, where they will play the Wadena Wildcats. Dates for that best-of-three contest have yet to be announced.

The Red Devils beat the Theodore Buffalos 5-3 Sunday in Carnduff in Game 3 of that best-of-three senior D south final. Carnduff will now play Kyle Elks for the provincial championship. Dates for that series have also not been revealed as of Monday morning.

In the senior C south final, the Rockets lost 6-2 to the Kenaston Blizzards on Sunday, and trail that best-of-three series 1-0. Game 2 will be March 10 in Kenaston and Game 3, if necessary, would be the following day in Kenaston.  

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