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Estevan Bruins give up eight in loss to Melville

A late rally for the Estevan Bruins came up short Saturday night in an 8-6 loss to the Melville Millionaires:
The Estevan Bruins playing the Melville Millionaires.

MELVILLE - The Estevan Bruins were back on the ice Saturday night and suffered their third straight loss, 8-6 to the host Melville Millionaires.

Melville scored four unanswered goals in the second period to lead 5-1, and held an 8-3 advantage early in the third period before the Bruins scored three times in just over eight minutes to make the game interesting.

Dillon Jackson, Zach Burfoot, Keagon Little, Brady Wilson, Tristan Dussault and Owen Barrow had the goals for Estevan. Little added three assists for a four-point game.

Cam Hrdlicka started for Estevan and allowed six goals on 30 shots. Jackson Miller allowed the other two goals, and faced 12 shots on goal.

Former Estevan Great North U18 AAA Bears' captain Caden Drury had three goals and an assist to lead Melville's attack. Luc Bydal added two goals and two assists. Jadon Iyogun, Matt Kjemhus and Zach Bamsley had the other Melville goals.

Liam Cox-Smith had three assists for the Mills.

Melville goaltender William Dyke stopped 31 of the 37 shots he faced.

The Bruins (9-9-0-2) will be back on the ice Wednesday when they host the Notre Dame Hounds at 12:30 p.m. at Affinity Place. It will be the Bruins' Hockey Hooky game, and a large contingent of school children is expected to attend.