ESTEVAN - A couple of AA teams in the Estevan Minor Hockey Association began their respective seasons on the weekend.
The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins picked up three of a possible four points during their weekend games in Yorkton. Estevan lost 3-2 in overtime on Saturday but recovered to win 6-5 the following afternoon.
Carter Beck had both goals for Estevan in Saturday’s game.
Yorkton scored the winning goal on a power play midway through the extra frame.
Ty Fehrenbach made 38 saves in the loss.
As for the next game, the Bruins scored three times in a 10-minute span of the third period for the win. Jordan Marcotte and Tayson Dietze each scored twice for Estevan, and Turner Knockaert and Ryder Miller also scored.
Keagan Carley stopped 32 shots for Estevan.
Estevan will host the Melville Millionaires on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 12:15 p.m. Both games will be played at Affinity Place.
The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins dropped both games they played on the weekend at Affinity Place.
Up first was a 6-3 loss to the Saskatoon Bandits. Saskatoon led 3-0 at one point, but Estevan fought back and trailed 3-2 and 4-3 before the Bandits pulled away.
Tucker Laurent, Kail Hilstrom and Tristan Brownridge had the Estevan goals.
Jaxon Kuchinka stopped 31 of the shots he faced.
Estevan then lost 12-4 to the Humboldt Broncos on Sunday.
Austin Sawatsky, Reese Copeland, Milbrandt and Brownridge had the Estevan goals.
Quinton Sliva made 47 saves in the game.
The Bruins will visit the North West Stars on Oct. 8 and the Saskatoon Stallions the following day.
The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears dropped a 6-0 decision to the Regina Pat Canadians on Sept. 27.
The Pat Canadians scored twice in each period, including the final goal with three seconds remaining.
Kaden Perron made 25 saves for Estevan.
The Bears will host the Notre Dame Hounds on Oct. 4. Then they will host the Swift Current Legionnaires on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m.