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Estevan Bears defeat Prince Albert twice on the weekend

Bears treated their fans to a couple of close victories.
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The Estevan U18 AAA Bears had a successful weekend:

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears won twice on the weekend against the Prince Albert Mintos.

The Bears edged the Mintos 4-3 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak, and then beat the Mintos 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday afternoon.

Carter Onrait’s short-handed goal with 2:59 to play in the third period broke a 3-3 tie. Carter Skarbon scored for Estevan in the first period, Marc Belanger tallied in the second and Kole Keen had a goal in the third.

Kaden Perron stopped 34 shots for Estevan.

Prince Albert came out strong on Sunday and led 2-0 by the midway point of the first period. Evhan Allan scored for Estevan with 1:25 to play in the first period, and Blaze Gutzke tallied with 5:26 to play in the second.

Allan added his second of the game midway through the third to send the game to overtime, and scored the only goal in the shootout.

Riley Deck made 33 saves on 36 shots.

The Bears will visit the Pat Canadians on Oct. 26 and the Notre Dame Hounds three days later.


The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins had two close losses, 2-1 against the Regina Wild Friday and 5-4 against the Prairie Storm on Saturday.

Landon Marcotte scored the Bruins’ lone goal against the Wild eight minutes into the first period.

Keagan Carley made 29 saves in the victory.

The following day, the Bruins and Storm combined to score six times in the second period, putting the Storm up 5-4, only to have neither team score in the third.

Jordan Marcotte scored twice for Estevan, while Carter Beck and Ryker Mathison also scored. The Storm scored the winning goal after Marcotte’s second goal.

Ty Fehrenbach was in goal.

The Bruins (4-2-1) will host the Swift Current Broncos on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the Regina Rangers the following day at 3:30 p.m.

The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins mounted a comeback against the Prairie Storm on Saturday at Affinity Place but lost 3-2.

Estevan fell behind 3-0 early in the third period, but Gunner Moore scored twice in the final six minutes of the game to pull Estevan to within one.

Jaxon Kuchinka made 28 saves on 31 shots for the Bruins, whose record now stands at 2-3-1-1.


The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins lost 7-4 to the Regina Blues on Sunday.

Cooper Hale, Owen Light, Mason Schmidt and Merek Wilhelm had Estevan’s goals. Easton Pushie had 36 saves for Estevan.

Estevan (0-4) will host their annual home tournament this coming weekend.

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