NORTH BATTLEFORD - The Estevan Eclipse Downhole Solutions U18 AAA Bears dropped a pair of games at the Battlefords Stars on the weekend.
Estevan lost 3-2 to the Stars Saturday night. After the Battlefords opened the scoring, Carter Tuplin scored with three minutes to play in the first period, and Kole Keen added a powerplay goal early in the second to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.
Battleofrds tied the game before the end of the stanza, and notched the winner with 3:46 to play in the third.
Kaden Perron made 28 saves in the loss.
Sunday’s game saw the Bears lose 4-2. Ayden Lamarre scored 72 seconds into the first period to give the Bears a 1-0 lead, but the Stars scored twice in a 13-second span a few minutes later to lead 2-1 after 20 minutes.
The Stars would get two more in the third period to take a three-goal lead, and then Cade Cole scored for Estevan in the final minute.
Jackson Miller stopped 22 of the 26 shots he faced for Estevan.
Estevan’s next game will be Nov. 24 at the Notre Dame Hounds.
The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins were also in action in recent days, routing the Weyburn Wings 11-3 Friday night in Weyburn.
Cooper Hale and Austin Merkley scored in the first period for Estevan, and then Nathan Gardiner and Ryden Summers scored early in the second. After two quick goals by Weyburn, Boston Tait, Cameron Milbrandt and Jayden Chernoff tallied for a 7-2 advantage through two.
Estevan outscored Weyburn 4-1 in the third, with Tait, Gardiner, Chernoff and Riley Gigian potting goals for Estevan.
Myles LeQuyer made 29 saves in goal for Estevan.
The Bruins will host the Swift Current Broncos on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. at Affinity Place.