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Estevan Bears pick up a win over expansion cousins; AA teams also in action

Bears won 6-3 on Saturday but lost 4-0 on Sunday.
The Estevan U13 AA Bruins doubled up the Regina Tigers on Saturday.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Steelhaus U18 AAA Bears split another weekend home-and-home against a team from the North Division in Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League play.

This time it was the Warman Wildcats the Bears faced. They won 6-3 on Saturday, their first-ever win in five lifetime meetings with their expansion cousins.

Carter Skarbon opened the scoring in the first period of Saturday’s game. Teigan Semchyshen, Marc Belanger and Kole Keen scored in the second; the goals for Belanger and Keen came in the final five minutes of the frame.

It remained a 4-2 lead until late in the third, when goals by Keen and Josh Heistad sandwiched a Warman goal.

Kaden Perron stopped 35 shots for Estevan.

The following day, the Wildcats blanked Estevan 4-0. Two of Warman’s goals came in the final 30 seconds. Riley Deck made 24 saves in the loss.

Estevan (6-10-0-3) will visit the Moose Jaw Warriors on Nov. 24.


The Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins suffered a rare loss Friday in a 4-2 defeat against the Regina Rangers.

Jordan Marcotte and Spencer Copeland scored for Estevan, who gave up two goals in the final five minutes of the loss.

Ty Fehrenbach made 30 saves for Estevan.

The Bruins responded with a 5-4 victory Sunday night against the Yorkton Terriers. Ryker Mathison, Spencer Copeland and Carter Beck scored in the opening 11:04 of the first period, and then Emmett McCarthy scored in the second period and Beck added another in the third.

The Terriers scored twice in the final 2 1/2 minutes to inject some suspense into the closing moments.

Keagan Carley made 40 saves for the victory.

Estevan (12-3-1) will visit the Notre Dame Argos on Nov. 24.


The Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins dropped both games they played on the weekend, 4-2 at home against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday and 7-2 at the Yorkton Terriers on Sunday.

Gunner Moore opened the scoring in the first period for Estevan Friday against Moose Jaw, and Tristan Brownridge also scored.

Jaxon Kuchinka made 37 saves for Estevan.

The following day, Porter Crossman and Brownridge had the Estevan goals. Kuchinka stopped 31 of the 38 shots he faced.

Estevan (2-7-1-1) will have their next action in league play when they host the Melville Millionaires on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. and the Martensville Marauders the following day at 11 a.m. Both games will be at Affinity Place.


The Estevan Meter U13 AA Bruins won their lone game of the weekend, beating the Regina Tigers 6-3 on Saturday at the Power Dodge Arena.

Marek Wilhelm scored three times, and Mason Schmidt, Owen Light and Cooper Hale had the Bruins’ other goals. Estevan led 4-1 at one point in the second period, but the Tigers pulled to within one in the third. Estevan then pulled away again.

Easton Pushie stopped 23 shots to get the win.

The Bruins will host the Regina Mustangs on Nov. 26, starting at 1 p.m. at the Power Dodge Arena.