ESTEVAN - The Estevan Eclipse Downhole Solutions U18 AAA Bears dropped a pair of home games against one of the top teams in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League on the weekend.
Estevan lost 6-2 to the Saskatoon Blazers on Friday night and 3-1 on Saturday.
Tucker Buhay scored a short-handed goal midway through the first period to give the Bears a 1-0 lead Friday. But Saskatoon would score once before the opening frame was finished, and then add three in the second and two in the third for a 6-1 advantage.
Caden Drury tallied for the Bears with 2:46 to play.
Kaden Perron made 31 saves for the Bears in goal.
Saturday`s game saw the Blazers outshoot the Bears 42-19, but Jackson Miller stopped 39 shots for Estevan.
The Blades led 1-0 after the first period, even though the Bears held a 13-9 edge in shots on goal.
Ayden Lemarre tied the game for the Bears early in the second period with a power play goal.
Saskatoon took over in the third, outshooting the Bears 18-2 and getting both goals. Both of the Bears recorded shots on goal came on breakaways.
Saskatoon improved its record to 8-1 with the victories.
Estevan (3-9-4) will host the Swift Current Legionnaires on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Both games will be at Affinity Place.