The CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins seized a 2-0 lead in their Sherwood Conference Survivor Series with the Kindersley Klippers.
Estevan won Game 1 2-1 on Saturday night, and Game 2 5-4 on Sunday. Both games were played in Kindersley.
Calder Neufeld was the offensive star of both games. He scored the game-winning goal with six-and-a-half minutes to play in the third period of Game 1, and assisted on Cole Olson's first period power play goal, which opened the scoring.
Giovanni Bombini scored Kindersley's lone goal – a power play tally late in the first period.
Estevan killed off four straight power plays in the second period, and then took over the third, outshooting Kindersley 10-3.
Neufeld had a goal, and added four assists, in the Bruins' victory in Game 2.
Estevan raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, as Neufeld, Tanner Froese and Dylan Smith scored 96 seconds apart before the game was 10 minutes old.
Kindersley's Djay McGrath scored early in the second to pull the Klippers to within three goals, but Smith scored his second of the game to restore the three-goal lead.
Then the wheels fell off.
Colby Daniels, Kyle Davies and Bradley Buckingham scored less than five minutes apart to tie the game. Davies and Buckingham scored power play goals; Daniels goal came five minutes after a Bruin penalty had expired.
But the Bruins recovered, and Froese scored his second of the game seven minutes into the third. This time, the Bruins wouldn't squander the lead.
Curtis Martinu was in goal for both games. He stopped 23 shots in Game 1, and 28 in Game 2.
Game 3 of the series will be played Tuesday night at Spectra Place in Estevan. The Bruins can wrap up the series with a win.