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Estevan AA hockey teams go 7-0 on the weekend

Estevan Bears have tight game against top Regina team
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It was a good weekend for a number of Estevan hockey teams.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan U13 AA Bruins continued their strong season, as they went three-for-three on the weekend, defeating the Moose Jaw Warriors 7-3 Friday and 12-7 Saturday, and beating the Melville Millionaires 5-3 on Sunday. 

Boston Tait led the offensive attack Friday with three goals and an assist, while Jayden Chernoff and Nathan Gardiner had two goals each.  

Easton Pushie made 17 saves for the victory. 

The Bruins scored six times in the second period in Saturday’s win over Moose Jaw. Gardiner had six goals and two assists in the game, while Tait had two goals and two assists.  

Riley Gigian, Tucker Laurent, Cameron Milbrandt and Kyson Dangstorp also scored. 

Myles Lequyer stopped 12 shots in the victory. 

Chernoff had a hat trick in Sunday’s game for Estevan (16-3), and Laurent and Gigian also scored.

Lequyer stopped 21 shots for the victory.  

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The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins picked up a 7-4 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday afternoon at Affinity Place. 

Carter Hirsch, Tristan Brownridge and Gunner Moore scored in the opening six minutes of the first period to give Estevan a 3-0 lead. Kerr Cudmore scored twice on the night, while Kobe Wotta and Hayden Terrett also scored. 

Jaxon Kuchinka stopped 22 shots for Estevan.  

Earlier in the week, the U15 Bruins (4-20) lost 6-1 to the Weyburn Wings. Conrad Hase scored 1:13 into the game for Estevan to open the scoring.

Chase Borreson made 30 saves.

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The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins also went three-for-three on the weekend, defeating the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-2 on home ice Friday and Sunday, and the Yorkton Terriers 7-5 on Saturday.  

Estevan raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period of Friday’s game, with Carter Beck scoring twice and Turner Knockaert and Kaden Chrest also netting goals.  

Jordan Marcotte had the other goal.  

Estevan trailed 4-2 in the second period against Yorkton, but Knockaert scored late in the second and then Chrest, James Mann, Knockaert and Marcotte tallied in the third.

Spencer Copeland and Emmett McCarthy had Estevan’s other goals. 

Beck scored twice in Sunday’s game while Chrest, Knockaert and Landon Kaban also scored for Estevan, who led 5-1 through two periods. 

Keagan Carley stopped 16 shots on Friday and 20 on Sunday, while Ty Fehrenbach had 25 saves Saturday. 

Estevan (24-3-1) will visit the Melville Millionaires on Jan. 28 and 30, and Yorkton on Jan. 29.   

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The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears dropped games on the weekend to two of the top teams in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League. 

Up first was a 6-2 loss to the host Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday night. Carson Birnie and Tucker Buhay had the goals for Estevan.  

Jackson Miller made 38 saves for Estevan. 

The next day, Estevan nearly pulled off a comeback against the Regina Pat Canadians, but lost 6-5. Regina led 6-3 in the third, but goals by Marshall Light and Carter Onrait pulled Estevan to within one. 

Blaze Gutzke had two goals and an assist, and Caden Drury also scored. 

Miller and Kaden Perron split goaltending duties for Estevan. 

Up next for the Bears will be home games against the Saskatoon Contacts at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 30.