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Red Devils sweep weekend games with Huskies

The Carnduff Red Devils picked up a pair of victories against their Highway 18 rivals, the Oxbow Huskies, in Big Six action.
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A teddy bear toss was part of Saturday's game in Carnduff.

SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN - The Carnduff Red Devils defeated the Oxbow Huskies 5-2 on Friday night and 4-3 on Saturday to sweep a weekend home-and-home between the Highway 18 rivals in the Big Six Hockey League.

Ben Hiltz had three goals in a 9:10 span of the third period of Friday night's game to blow open what was a 2-1 game. Matthew Plews and Ty Stovin also scored.

Hiltz assisted on Carnduff's other two goals to finish with a five-point game, while Stovin and Matthew Audetette each had three helpers.

Liam Rutten and Cody Davis notched Oxbow’s goals.

Mason Plews (Carnduff) and Cody Levesque (Oxbow) were the goalies.

As for Saturday's game, the Red Devils rallied from a 3-1, second-period deficit to get the win. Audette scored the winner with 36 seconds to play in the third. Nico Anderson, Justin Hollinger and Mark Moriarty had Carnduff's other goals.

Alex Von Sprecken, Ty Paton and Rutten scored for Oxbow.

Levesque was in net for Oxbow and Cody Dumaine was the Carnduff goaltender.

Saturday's game was also the Red Devils' Teddy Bear Toss night. Fans littered the ice with teddy bears after the Red Devils scored their first goal. Approximately 175 bears were collected and donated to the Carnduff Santa Cause. 

All students at the Carnduff Education Complex from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 received free admission for the game. 

The bears were donated to the area's local Santa Cause. All the Carnduff Education Complex students Pre-K to Grade 12 got into the game free, sponsored by the Carnduff Lions Club. Our guess is around 175 bears were collected. 

Three other games were played on the weekend. The Carlyle Cougars picked up another convincing victory, defeating the Midale Mustangs 12-3 on Friday night.

After the Mustangs scored twice less than a minute apart in the first period, the Cougars erupted for nine unanswered goals.

Ben Johnstone and Josh Romany each had three goals and an assist for Carlyle. Nikita Kovalenko, Jon Gaudet, Dakota Rose, Marc Shaw, Valdez Bear and Adrien Riddle also scored. Koby Morrisseau assisted on six of the Cougars’ goals.

Nate Ferris was the Cougars’ goaltender.

Sterling Bear scored twice for Midale and Tyler Spencer also scored. Zac Eaton and Graham Schmidt shared the Mustangs’ goaltending duties.

Also on Friday, the Redvers Rockets knocked off the Kipling-Windthorst Oil Kings 5-2. Travis Poirier, Jordon Miller, Declyn Henderson, Drew Hoff and Preston Kopeck had the Rockets’ goals. Hoff added three assists to finish with four points.

Austin Fleck and Wyatt Balogh tallied for the Oil Kings.

Cody Matthewson (Redvers) and Dylan Dedecker (Kipling-Windthorst) were in goal.

One other game was played Saturday. The Midale Mustangs picked up their first victory of the season with a 7-5 win over the Wawota Flyers.

Brayden Bjorndal and Brad Tomiski each had a goal and two assists for Midale, while Braxton Dukart scored twice. Tony Kinistino, Jonas Thomson and Devon Johnson were the other Mustangs' scorers.

Ayden Lawless and Brady Dinwoodie had a goal and two assists each for Wawota, while Wyatt Nixon, Phil Fath and Nolan Murray also tallied for the Flyers.

Winston Grayson (Wawota) and Drayden Ramage (Midale) were in goal.

Kipling-Windthorst is now the only winless team remaining in the league.

Three games are scheduled for Dec. 22. The Bienfait Coalers will be at Carlyle, starting at 7 p.m. Carnduff will visit Oxbow again, while Redvers will visit the Moosomin Rangers in a clash of the top two teams in the league so far this season. Those games start at 8 p.m.

The Oil Kings will visit the Flyers and the Rangers will be at the Coalers on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.