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Redvers wins Game 1 in their Big Six semifinal

Redvers defeated Yellow Grass 7-2 Tuesday night.
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One Big Six Hockey League semifinal is underway.

REDVERS - The Redvers Rockets have taken the lead in their Big Six semifinal series with the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings.

The top-seeded Rockets defeated the seventh-ranked Wheat Kings 7-2 Tuesday night in Redvers in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinal showdown.

Game 2 will be March 1 in Yellow Grass and Game 3 is set for March 3 in Redvers. Dates for the other two contests have not been announced.

The third-seeded Moosomin Rangers will face the No. 5 Bienfait Coalers in the other semi. Game 1 between Moosomin and Bienfait will be Feb. 24 in Moosomin, with Game 2 taking place the following night in Bienfait. Game 3 would be March 3 in Moosomin. Games 4 and 5, if necessary, would occur March 4 in Bienfait and March 8 in Moosomin, respectively.

Three Big Six teams are still alive in provincials, including the Cougars, who will play Grenfell in the best-of-three senior B south final.

Game 1 will be Feb. 25 in Grenfell. Game 2 is March 3 in Carlyle, starting at 8 p.m., and Game 3, if necessary, would be two days later, also in Carlyle, beginning at 1 p.m.

Carlyle advanced by sweeping the Oxbow Huskies in two straight in the semi-final, while Grenfell knocked off the Rangers in three games. Grenfell took Game 3 5-4 on Feb. 19 in Moosomin.

In the senior C south semifinal, the Redvers Rockets defeated the Assiniboia Rebels 5-2 Sunday in Assiniboia. Game 2 will be Feb. 25 n Redvers and Game 3, if necessary, would be the following afternoon in Assiniboia.

The winner will play Kenaston or Langenburg in the south final.

In Senior D action, Carnduff defeated host Central Butte 5-4 on Sunday to win the best-of-three south semifinal in three games. Carnduff will now play Lashburn or Lucky Lake in the south final.

Carnduff won Game 1 5-3 on Feb. 11, but lost Game 2 5-3 in Central Butte a week later.