SASKATOON - The Estevan Great North U18 AAA Bears early-season trend of winning a game and then losing a game continued on the weekend.
Estevan went into Saskatoon and defeated the Contacts 4-2 on Friday night, but then lost 4-1 the following day.
Saskatoon scored twice in the opening 12:11 of Friday's game to seize a 2-0 advantage, but just over a minute after the Contacts' second goal, Carter Onrait tallied for Estevan to pull the Bears to within one.
After a scoreless second period, Thomas Reis scored 44 seconds into the third to tie the game. Tallen Wallis' goal five minutes later put the Bears in the lead for the first time, and Onrait rounded out the scoring late in the third.
Saskatoon raced out to an early 2-0 advantage again on Saturday, but there would be no comeback for the Bears on that occasion. Evhan Allan's power-play goal late in the third period was the lone goal for Estevan.
Kaden Perron was in goal for both games. He stopped 21 shots on Friday night and made 27 saves Saturday.
The Bears will be back on home ice when they host the Swift Current Legionnaires on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and the following day at 2 p.m. Both games will be played at Affinity Place.