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Estevan U18 AA Bruins and U15 AA Bruins open their respective seasons

The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins and the Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins played their first games of the season on the weekend:
U18 AA Bruins Oct 2
The Estevan U18 AA Bruins faced the Regina Capitals on Oct. 2.

Two of Estevan’s AA hockey teams opened their seasons on the weekend. 

The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins went 2-0-1 in the three home games they played. Estevan opened the season with a 3-1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds, a game Estevan dominated, outshooting the Hounds 45-14. 

Kaden Chrest had all three goals for Estevan, including the game-winning goal three minutes into the third period. 

Keagan Carley made 14 saves for the victory. 

Estevan suffered their lone defeat Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Regina Capitals in what was a back and forth contest.  

Spencer Copeland and Carter Beck scored in the first period for Estevan, with Beck’s goal coming with nine seconds to play in the first period. Ryker Mathison and Mason Fichter tallied in the second period for the AA Bruins. 

Regina notched the winner with 85 seconds to play in overtime.  

Carley and Ty Fehrenbach shared the goaltending duties for Estevan. 

Estevan closed out the weekend with a 6-1 rout of the Weyburn Wings on Sunday. The game was tied at ones after the first period, with Mathison scoring for Estevan. But the Bruins had two goals in the second, with Chrest and Mathison scoring, and then three more in the third from the sticks of Turner Knockaert, Chrest and Fichter. 

Fehrenbach stopped 27 shots for Estevan, who outshot Weyburn 58-27. 

Up next for the Bruins is another busy weekend, as they will visit the Lumsden-Bethune Lions on Oct. 8, host the Melville Millionaires on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. at Affinity Place, and visit the Regina Rangers on Oct. 10. 


The Estevan TS&M U13 AA Bruins opened their season Friday night with a 5-2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds, but then lost 11-0 to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday. Both games were played at Affinity Place.

Kerr Cudmore’s goal four minutes into the second period proved to be the winner against Notre Dame. 

Hayden Terrett, Payton Phillips, Conrad Hase and Axton Martin also scored for Estevan.  

Chase Borreson stopped 17 shots for the Bruins. 

Borrenson and Jaxon Kuchinka split the goaltending duties against Prince Albert. 

The Bruins will have two home games on the Thanksgiving long weekend. They will host the Yorkton Terriers on Oct. 9 at 6:45 p.m. and the West Central Wheat Kings on Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m.