ESTEVAN - The Estevan IG Wealth Management U13 AA Bearcats female hockey team earned another first on the weekend, winning for the first time in franchise history.
The Bearcats knocked off the Northeast Aces 7-2 on Sunday at the Power Dodge Arena. Chelsea Madsen had a hat trick and added three assists to pace Estevan’s attack, while Bree Poelen, Liddy Maxie, Nevaeh Duke and Peyton McIntyre also scored.
Baya Summers was in goal for Estevan.
The day before, the Bearcats lost 4-0 to the Prince Albert Foxes. The Foxes broke open a scoreless game with three goals in the second period.
Taylor Short was in goal for Estevan.
The Bearcats will be back on the ice on Nov. 6 when they host the Weyburn Wings at 1 p.m. at the Power Dodge Arena.
This year marks the first for the new U13 AA division in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League.
The Estevan Steel Reef U13 A Bearcats split their season-opening road games, losing 8-0 at the Prairie Storm in White City on Saturday but winning 2-0 at the Lumsden-Bethune Yellow Lynx in Bethune the following day.
Allie Lainton scored the U13 A Bearcats’ first goal of the season in the first period of Sunday’s game, and then Jovi Pratt added the insurance goal in the third period.
Adalyn Christopherson was in goal for both games.
The Bearcats won’t play again until mid-November, when they will visit the Parkland Fire on Nov. 12 in Melville and the Borderland Badgers the next day in Moosomin.
The Estevan Southland Pulse U15 A Bearcats dropped their first game of the season, a 3-1 loss against the Weyburn Gold Wings 1 on Oct. 16.
Sailor Cowan had Estevan’s lone goal. It came with 8:19 to play in the first period and gave Estevan a 1-0 lead. But Weyburn tied the game before the period was out and added two more goals in the second.
Kayla Mitchell was in goal for Estevan.
Estevan will visit the Borderland Badgers on Nov. 5 in Wawota and the Weyburn Wings 1 the following day.