The Estevan TS&M Bantam AA Bruins have been relegated to the consolation round of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League's playoffs.
The Bruins were the No. 8 seed in the South Division in the main playoff bracket, and faced the south's top team, the Regina Pat Blues, in a best-of-three first round series. The Pat Blues swept the Bruins, taking Game 1 6-1 on February 22, and Game 2 4-0 on February 24.
JJ Holma had the Bruins' lone goal in the series – a tally that came late in the third period of Game 1.
Cameron Lavoie was in goal for Game 1. Carter Phair was the goalie in Game 2.
Estevan is now in the eight-team consolation pool, with teams that lost in the first round, or finished outside of the top eight in the south. Their opponent isn't yet known for the next round of the playoffs, but based on the format on the SBAAHL website, Estevan will be the fifth seed for the consolation pool, and they'll likely play the Melville Millionaires.
The Estevan Sherritt Coal Peewee AA Bruins recorded three of a possible six points during their final three games of the regular season.
Estevan scored twice in the final five-and-a-half minutes of the third period in a 4-3 victory over the Melville Millionaires on February 23. Cole Fonstad scored the winner with 3:50 to play in the game.
Colton Schell, Hayden Cutler and Mason Strutt also scored.
Estevan had a 5-3 lead over Melville with 90 seconds to play in the game on February 24, but the Bruins surrendered two quick goals and settled for a 5-5 tie. Fonstad had two goals and two assists. Cutler, Strutt and Carson Benning also scored.
The Bruins finished the regular season with a 3-2 loss to Weyburn on February 25. Cutler and Ryder Pierson were the goal scorers.
Cody Levesque was in goal for all three games.
Estevan finished the regular season with a 7-10-2 record in league play, which left them in fifth place. They'll face Swift Current in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Estevan Apex Midget AA Bruins defeated the Prairie Storm 6-2 on February 22, and tied the Regina Capitals 2-2 on February 24 to wrap up their regular season slate.
Six different players scored for Estevan against the Prairie Storm, as Kyle Salaway, Kaelan Holt, Tanner Jeannot, Jolan Lingelbach, Marc Shaw and Preston Hutt had the goals.
Tanner Tytlandsvik was in goal.
Lingelbach and Jason Hengen scored against the Capitals. Hengen's goal came with 79 seconds to play in the second period, and it proved to be the game-tying marker.
Levi Eiteneier was the goalie for Estevan.
The Midget AAs finished the season with a 17-10-7 record, which left them seventh in the league. Their first round opponent has yet to be determined.