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Estevan U15 AA Bruins win twice at Winnipeg tournament

The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins dropped a home game against Regina on Saturday.
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The TS&M U15 AA Bruins had a good showing at a tournament in Winnipeg.

The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins went 2-3 at the Winnipeg Jets U15 AAA Classic in the Manitoba capital on the weekend.

Estevan opened the tournament with an 8-2 loss to Manitoba’s Eastman Selects. Gunner Moore and Austin Sawatzky had the goals for Estevan. The markers came 31 seconds apart in the second period.

Their next game was a 5-4 loss to the Maple Leaf Athletic Club in Edmonton. Reese Copeland opened the scoring for Estevan, but the Athletic Club entry scored the next four. A goal by Porter Crossman and two by Boston Tait left Estevan down 5-4 with 5:48 to play in the third, but Estevan couldn’t muster the tying goal.

The Bruins’ first victory came in a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Bruins Brown – one of the top teams in Winnipeg’s U15 AAA Hockey League. Nathan Gardiner opened the scoring with a short-handed goal with 43 seconds to play in the first. Winnipeg tied the game early in the second, but Tait notched what proved to be the winner just over a minute later.

Sawatzky and Gardiner added goals in the third.

The Bruins concluded the round robin with a 6-2 loss to one of their league foes, the Northwest Stars. The Stars scored five times in the last 10 minutes of the first period. Tait and Grayson Brock had the Estevan goals.  

The Bruins finished the tournament in fine fashion with a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the Pembina Valley Hawks. Gunner Moore opened the scoring for Estevan, but the Hawks scored twice in the second period.

Gardiner tied the game in the third, but the Hawks scored with 3:35 to play in the third to take a 3-2 lead.

Tait’s goal with 37 seconds to play in the third tied the game, and Tristan Brownridge put Estevan in the lead with 12 seconds to play.

Jaxon Kuchinka was in goal against the Selects, Bruins Brown and the Stars, while Quintin Sliva was the goalie versus the Maple Leaf Athletic Club and the Hawks.


The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins dropped a 10-3 decision to the Regina Mustangs Saturday at the Power Dodge Arena.

It was a 2-0 lead for Regina after the first period, but then the Mustangs broke the game open with four goals in the opening nine minutes of the second.

Mason Schmidt, Logan Hunt and Tayson Tangjerd had Estevan’s goals.

Nathan Quennelle and Easton Pushie shared goaltending duties for Estevan.

Estevan has three road games in three days coming up, as they will visit the Lumsden Lions on Dec. 2, the Regina Royals on Dec. 3 and the Regina Tigers on Dec. 4.