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Offence carries Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins to victory

Four players record at least four points
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The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins scored 12 times Sunday against Yorkton.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins kept rolling in league play with a 12-7 victory over the Yorkton Terriers Sunday at Affinity Place. 

The two teams were tied at 3-3 after the first period, and Estevan led 6-5 through two. The Bruins pulled away with three goals in a 29-second span midway through the third period.

Carter Beck had four goals and an assist, and Mason Fichter supplied three goals and three helpers. Turner Knockaert (two goals and two assists) and Spencer Copeland (four assists) had four-point games.

Kade Phillips, James Mann and Landon Kaban also scored.  

Ty Fehrenbach was in goal for Estevan.  

The Apex Bruins (15-1-1) have won seven straight games and will visit the Regina Capitals on Dec. 4 and 5. It will be a showdown between the top two teams in the Saskatchewan U18 AA Hockey League’s South Division, as the Capitals have a 14-0-2 record.  


The Estevan Eclipse Downhole Solutions U18 AAA Bears reached the midway point of their season last Wednesday night in a 10-4 road loss to the Notre Dame Hounds. 

The Hounds raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period, and led 8-2 with 5:09 to play in the second period.  

Blaze Gutzke, Daniel Ganert, Carson Birnie and Ayden Lemarre had the goals for Estevan.  

Kaden Perron and Jackson Miller split the goaltending duties.  

Up next for the Bears (5-13-4) is a three games in three nights road trip. They will visit the Saskatoon Blazers on Dec. 3, the Warman Wildcats on Dec. 4 and the Saskatoon Contacts on Dec. 5.  


The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins dropped both of their games on the weekend.  

First was a 12-1 loss to the Regina Pat Blues on Friday night. Kobe Wotta scored Estevan’s lone goal 34 seconds into the third period. That goal made the score 4-1, but Regina then rattled off eight more goals.

Jaxon Kuchinka and Chase Borreson split the goaltending duties. 

Two nights later, Estevan lost 5-2 to the Regina Monarchs in Estevan’s first home game in November. 

Keagan Patton had both goals for Estevan. 

Borreson made 32 saves in the game. 

The Bruins next league game is at the Monarchs on Dec. 7. 


The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins dropped an 8-6 decision to the visiting Swift Current Broncos Saturday at Affinity Place.  

Estevan led 3-1 in the first period, then gave up six unanswered goals before fighting back to pull within a goal with 89 seconds remaining. The Broncos added an empty net goal in the final seconds. 

Austin Merkley scored twice for Estevan, and Nathan Gardiner, Boston Tait, Cameron Milbrandt and Riley Gigian had the other goals.  

Easton Pushie stopped 29 shots. 

Estevan (6-2) will host the Weyburn Youngfellows on Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m. in Alameda.