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Chargers win three more

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The Estevan Power Dodge Bantam A Chargers picked up three more wins in league play: two lopsided victories against the Weyburn Athletics, and a close decision over the Regina Tigers.

Estevan throttled Weyburn 11-1 on January 21 in Weyburn. Seven players had at least three points. Jasynn Monteyne finished with three goals and two assists to pace the attack.

Meagan LeBlanc and Teanna Sieben each had two goals and two assists, and Taylor Dukart added a goal and three assists. Payten Wilson, Araya Wheeler and Makenna Morrison each scored once and added two assists.

In their next game, a 3-2 victory over the Regina Tigers, all five goals came in the first 15 minutes of the game. LeBlanc scored to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead, but Regina tallied twice in 71 seconds to lead 2-1.

Sieben tied the game with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the first period, and LeBlanc added the game-winner – her second of the game – 29 seconds later.

Estevan picked up their second lopsided victory in a week over Weyburn with a 12-0 victory January 25 in Midale. LeBlanc led the offence with four goals and four assists, while Wheeler and Monteyne had three goals. Wheeler added two assists for a five-point game. Makenna Morrison had the other two goals, and also chipped in with two assists.

Ashlyn Taillon was in goal for all three games.

Another game against Weyburn – slated for January 26 in Estevan – was called off due to poor road conditions.

The Chargers' will play the South West Cyclones on February 1 at 2:30 p.m., and February 2 at 2:15 p.m. Both games will happen at the Civic Auditorium.

The Chargers and the Cyclones are the top two teams in the league. The Chargers' record is 18-0-1, while South West has a 14-1-0 mark. The Chargers beat the Cyclones 6-3 in Gull Lake in December.

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The Estevan Power Tech Midget AA Panthers dropped a pair of road games against the Kamsack Flyers, losing 6-3 on January 24 and 5-3 the following day.

Kamsack jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period. Jenna Grube scored for Estevan; her goal came with about 6 1/2 minutes to play in the first period, and it briefly tied the game at 1-1. But Kamsack scored three times in the final six minutes of the stanza.

After a scoreless second, the teams traded goals in the third. Grube scored her second of the game, and Hailey Dukart also scored.

Litesha Spittal was in goal for the Panthers.

Lacy Smith scored for Estevan to open the scoring in the second game against the Flyers, but Kamsack scored twice in the first and added two more in the second to lead 4-1. Jenna Kreklewich scored for Estevan late in the second to pull the Panthers to within two.

The Flyers tallied early in the third to restore the three-goal advantage. Taylor Colbow rounded out the scoring for the Panthers.

Brianna Cote was in goal.

The Panthers record is 12-9-1. They'll play their final two home regular season games of the season against the league-leading Regina Capitals on February 1 and 2. The game on the 1st will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic, and the game on the 2nd will be at 3:30 p.m. at Affinity Place.


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