The Estevan Apex Midget AA Bruins continue to enjoy success in league play, but they have been eliminated from provincials.
In league action, Estevan beat the Regina Wild 7-5 on January 18 in Regina. Estevan led 4-3 after the first period, but fell behind 5-4 in the second. They recovered to score the final three goals of the game.
Kyle Salaway led the offensive attack with two goals and two assists, and Colton Winton also scored twice. Kaelan Holt and Dylan Lay each had a goal and two assists. Ryley Gibblett also scored.
Cam Lavoie was in goal.
The win over Regina was sandwiched between losses to the Notre Dame Argos in provincials. Notre Dame won Game 1 4-2 on January 15 in Estevan, and Game 2 5-1 on January 19 to take the two-game, total-goal series 9-3.
Holt opened the scoring in Game 1; it would be the only time that Estevan would lead in the series. Notre Dame scored the next four goals, before Winton scored midway through the third to pull Estevan to within two.
Holt scored Estevan's only goal in Game 2. It came in the first period, and it tied the game. The Argos scored the final four goals of the game.
Tanner Tytlandsvik was in goal for both provincial games.
The Midget AA Bruins' record is 14-8-3. Their next action will be January 25, when they host the Yorkton Terriers at 3:30 p.m. at Affinity Place.
The Estevan TS&M dropped two of three games that they played from January 18 and 21.
Their first game was a 5-2 loss to the Regina Blues on the 18th. Jayden Davis and Hunter Piche scored for Estevan. The game was tied at 2-2 midway through the third, but Regina pulled away with three goals in the final eight minutes.
Estevan lost 11-3 to the Sask. Valley Vipers the following day. Shae Little, Cole Fonstad and Wyatt Haux had the goals.
The Bruins snapped their mini-slide with a 4-2 victory over the Yorkton Terriers on January 21 at Affinity Place. Captain Josh Skjonsby led the way with two goals and an assist. Fonstad and Preston Brodziak also scored.
Yorkton led 2-0 midway through the first, but Estevan scored the next four goals, including the game-winning tally and insurance marker in the third.
Ethan Veroba was in goal against Regina and Yorkton. Veroba and Jeremy Dumaine shared goaltending duties against Sask. Valley.
The Bantam AA Bruins' record is 13-9-3. They will visit the West Central Wheat Kings on January 25 and the Battlefords Barons on January 26.
The Estevan Sherritt Coal Peewee AA Bruins have advanced to the next round in provincials, and they split a pair of games in Melville against the Millionaires.
Estevan defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-3 on January 16 in Game 2 of their two-game, total-goal series. Estevan won the series 7-4.
Moose Jaw led 2-1 after the first period to tie the series at 3-3, but Estevan outscored Moose Jaw 4-1 over the final two periods to take the game and the series.
Mason Strutt scored twice, including the series-winning goal. Kersey Reich had a goal and two assists, while Cale Adams and Jake Palmer also scored.
Bryson Garton was in goal.
Estevan beat Melville 6-3 on January 18 in what was Estevan's fourth straight win between league play and provincials. Alex von Spracken had Estevan's first three goals of the game, while Dawson Schaff added two goals. Strutt also scored.
Justin Hertes was in goal.
The Peewee AA Bruins fell behind 5-1 in the second game against Melville on January 19, then staged a furious comeback to pull within a goal. Melville scored the final goal with four seconds to play.
Von Spreken, Palmer, Schaff and Cody Davis scored for Estevan.
Hertes and Garton shared the goaltending duties.
The peewees' record is 5-10-2. Their next league game will be January 29, when they visit the Weyburn Young Fellows.