ESTEVAN - The three house league teams in the Estevan Minor Hockey Association continued to enjoy success during the local U15 hockey tournament on the weekend.
The Estevan Bears defeated North Dakota's Langdon Blades 8-4 in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon. The Bears had all of the offence they needed in the first period, as they led 5-2 after 20 minutes, and they held an 8-2 advantage after two periods.
This was the Bears' second tournament win of the season; they also captured a tournament in North Dakota in early January.
The other two Estevan U15 teams competed for the bronze medal, with the Wildcats edging the Knights 3-2. The Wildcats notched the winning goal in the final minute.
A total of 11 teams travelled from Manitoba, North Dakota and throughout Saskatchewan to Estevan for the tournament. The Prince Albert Coyotes were fifth, the Midale-Lampman Mustangs finished sixth, the Yorkton Terriers came in seventh and the Caronport Cougars wound up eighth. The remaining three teams were from Manitoba.
The tournament ran from Friday to Sunday, and games were played at Affinity Place, the Power Dodge Arena and the Bienfait Memorial Arena.