ESTEVAN - Defenceman Matthew Ronn scored twice in the first period, and Cam Hrdlicka made 36 saves in the Estevan Bruins' 3-2 victory over the Weyburn Red Wings Friday night at Affinity Place.
Ronn opened the scoring with a goal 5:06 into the first period and doubled the lead less than two minutes later. Bruin forward Cody Davis had a chance to make it a 3-0 lead a short time later but hit the post.
Weyburn's Jackson Hassman scored midway through the first, and Matthew Reidy tied the game late in the frame with a pretty goal in tight.
The Bruins' Jagjeevan Phangura scored what proved to be the game winner midway through the second period at the end of a Bruins' two-man advantage.
Weyburn thought they tied the game late in the second period, but the tally was waved off because the puck was redirected with a high stick.
The Red Wings had four straight power plays in the third, and the final six man advantages of the game, but couldn't convert. Bruins' goaltender Cam Hrdlicka stopped all 14 shots he faced in the final frame, including several great saves while Estevan was short-handed. Bruins' captain Kade Runke had the post on one of the Bruin penalty kills.
Weyburn hit a post of their own with a second remaining in the game.
Hrdlicka finished with 36 saves on the night for the Bruins (2-6), who ended a four-game losing streak. Dazza Mitchell stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced for Weyburn (2-4).
The two teams will meet again Sunday afternoon in Estevan at 4 p.m.