WEYBURN – The Weyburn Red Wings won and lost a pair of preseason tilts versus their Highway 39 rivals, the Estevan Bruins, winning 1-0 on Friday night before losing in overtime 3-2 on Saturday night at home.
On Friday, the game’s lone goal was scored by Brad Banach, assisted by Elijah Anderson, at 8:58 of the first period. Banach was also named the game’s first star, and Estevan goalie Cam Hrdicka was the second star, as he saved 23 of the 24 shots made on his net.
Dazza Mitchell was in goal for the full 60 minutes, and stopped all 33 shots that came his way.
Back at Crescent Point Place on Saturday, the Red Wings’ Seb Hicks opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period, assisted by local player Wyatt LaCoste.
Jackson Foster made it 2-0 in the second period, assisted by Jacob Visentini.
The Bruins got one back in the second and tied the game in the third with only 1:50 on the clock to send it into overtime. Estevan scored on the powerplay two minutes into overtime to take the win.
Ryan Piekarski was in net the entire match, and made 31 saves on 34 shots.
The Red Wings will host Yorkton on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and Notre Dame Hounds on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.