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Bruins fall to Hounds in final game before Christmas

The Estevan Bruins lost their final game before the Christmas break.
The Estevan Bruins and Notre Dame Hounds met Friday night. File photo.

MIDALE – The Estevan Bruins closed out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule Friday night in a 4-2 loss to the Notre Dame Hounds at the Harry 'O Memorial Arena in Midale.

After a scoreless first period, Alexander Hollands opened the scoring for the Hounds 84 seconds into the middle frame. Neither team scored again until Vincent Palmarin tallied for the Hounds with less than two minutes to play in the second. Both Hounds' goals were on the power play.

Jacob Lundeen added to the Hounds' lead in the third. Estevan's offence woke up when Owen Barrow and Cade Kennedy scored 69 seconds apart with less than five minutes to play in the third, pulling the Bruins to within one, but Cyprus Smith-Davis' empty-net goal with five seconds remaining wrapped up the Hounds' victory.

Jackson Miller stopped 26 shots for the Bruins, while Johann Tremblay-Kau made 33 saves for Notre Dame.

The announced crowd for the game was 456 spectators.

The Bruins (13-14-0-2) will be back on the ice on Jan. 5, 2024, when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings. Then they will host the Battlefords North Stars the following night at 7 p.m.