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Bears beat twice by league-leading Blazers

The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears suffered a pair of blowout losses on the weekend against the Saskatoon Blazers, the top team in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League.  
Jye Zawatsky (9) skates the puck into the Saskatoon Blazers’ zone during Sunday’s game.

ESTEVAN — The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears suffered a pair of blowout losses on the weekend against the Saskatoon Blazers, the top team in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League.  

Estevan fell 7-3 to Saskatoon on Saturday. Carter Onrait opened the scoring in the first period, and Carter Tuplin tied the game at 2-2 late in the first. But Saskatoon took over from there.

Tristan Grohs would get one for Estevan in the third.

Kaden Perron made 29 saves for Estevan.

The Blazers raced out to a 4-0 lead Sunday. Goals by Kole Keen and Onrait in the second pulled Estevan to within two, but Saskatoon added four more for an 8-2 victory.

Riley Deck started and allowed the first two goals. Perron came on and finished the game.

Estevan (6-14-4) will close out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule when they host the Notre Dame Hounds on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., and the Moose Jaw Warriors on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. and the following day at 2:30 p.m.


The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins split games they played at the Lumsden-Bethune Lions.

Estevan won 8-3 on Saturday. Carter Beck scored twice in the first period and Jordan Marcotte also scored, and then Marcotte and Declyn Henderson scored in the second for a 5-0 Estevan lead through two periods.  

Beck and Marcotte finished their hat tricks in the third, and Conrad Hase also scored.  

Ty Fehrenbach made 29 saves for Estevan to get the victory.  

The following day, Estevan lost 5-4 in overtime to the Lions. Emmett McCarthy scored in the first, Beck tallied in the second, and Spencer Copeland and Turner Knockaert had goals in the third. Estevan was down 4-2 with seven minutes to play in the third.

Lumsden-Bethune scored the winner with one second remaining in extra time.

Keagan Carley made 27 saves in the Estevan net.

Estevan (15-3-2) will visit the Weyburn Wings on Dec. 14, host the Lions on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Affinity Place and the Swift Current Broncos on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. at Affinity.  


The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins picked up one of a possible four points on the weekend. 

Estevan lost 5-4 in overtime to the Melville Millionaires on Saturday. Estevan led 4-1 in the third period on goals by Porter Crossman, Grayson Brock, Nathan Gardiner and Boston Tait, but the Mills stormed back with three goals before the end of regulation, and scored the winner on a power play in extra time.  

Quinton Sliva made 27 saves for Estevan. 

The following day, Crossman, Gunner Moore and Deegan Lemoine had the Estevan goals. Jaxon Kuchinka made 24 saves for Estevan. 

Estevan (2-8-2) will visit the Millionaires on Dec. 17, the Regina Monarchs the following day and the Regina Aces on Dec. 20.  


The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins’ lone game was a 6-1 loss to the Regina Buffalos on Saturday. Cooper Hale had Estevan’s lone goal.  

Nathan Quennelle made 45 saves for Estevan.  

The Bruins were slated to visit the Weyburn Wings on Dec. 13. (Results not available at press time). Estevan and Weyburn will meet again on Dec. 20 at 6:45 p.m. at Affinity Place. 


The Estevan Ironside Energy Atom AA Bruins went 3-2 at a tournament in Assiniboia on the weekend.  

Estevan opened the tournament with an 8-5 win over the Swift Current Broncos. Penn Tytlandsvik finished the game with four goals and Ethan Phillips had three goals and two assists. Braxton Shier had the other goal. 

Then they defeated the Prairie Generals 7-3. Phillips had four goals and an assist in the game, while Tytlandsvik had three goals. 

Estevan improved to 3-0 in the round robin with a 5-2 win over the Battlefords Barons. (Game sheet was not available). 

The final round robin contest was a 13-4 loss to the Saskatoon Lightning. Phillips finished with three goals and an assist and Tytlandsvik also scored.   

Estevan finished the tournament with a 10-2 loss to the South Prairie Silverbacks in the semifinal. Shier and Phillips had the goals.  

Ty Blackburn was in goal for all five games.