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Chargers return to league final

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The Estevan Power Dodge Bantam A Chargers are returning to the South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League's final.

Estevan defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-1 in Game 2 on March 7, giving Estevan a sweep in the best-of-three semi-final series. Megan LeBlanc had two goals and an assist in the first period to give Estevan a 3-1 lead after the opening frame. Araya Wheeler had Estevan's other first period goal.

Teanna Sieben, Ashton Magotiaux and Jasynn Monteyne scored in the first 14 minutes of the second to give Estevan the 6-1 advantage.

Ashlyn Taillon was in goal.

The Chargers are in the league final for the fourth straight year. They lost in 2011, and won it in 2012 and 2013.

They'll face the South West Cyclones in the final round. Estevan finished first in the SSFHL in the regular season with a 22-1-1 record, while the Cyclones were second at 22-2. The Cyclones dealt Estevan their only loss this season; Estevan was responsible for both of the Cyclones' defeats.

In provincial action, the Chargers have been getting ready for the two-game, total-goal south final series against the Springside Lions. Game 1 will be March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Game 2 is March 16 in Springside.

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The Estevan Power Dodge Peewee A Vipers dropped a 4-3 game against the Regina Phantoms in Hockey Regina's playoffs.

Regina led 3-0 late in the second, but Taya McKersie scored with 20 seconds remaining in the frame to pull Estevan to within two.

The Phantoms restored the three-goal advantage early in the third, but Tasia Trobert and McKersie scored 30 seconds apart midway through the final period to pull Estevan to within a goal.

Regina then held on during the final 11 minutes.

Ayja Hegland was in goal.

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The Estevan Senchuk Atom A Mustangs went 2-1 in the first weekend of Hockey Regina's playoffs, and are still in contention for the league final.

Estevan opened the tournament with a 2-1 loss to the Regina Wolves. Kayla Wanner had Estevan's lone goal in the second to tie the game at 1-1, but Regina scored the winner in the third.

The Mustangs allowed just one goal in the next two games.

The first contest was a 3-0 win over the Regina Rebels. Jacey Farr scored the winner with 16 seconds to play in the first period, and then Cammi Mytopher and Kamri Olfert scored 32 seconds apart with less than two minutes remaining in the game to lift the Mustangs to victory.

The following game saw Estevan win 3-1 over Moose Jaw. Bailey Farr scored the first two goals of the game, and then assisted on Mytopher's goal with less than five minutes remaining in the third. Moose Jaw scored with 96 seconds remaining in the game to spoil the shutout.

Jenna Currie was in goal for all three games.

The Mustangs will face the Wolves in the next round on March 14 in Regina. The winner will keep playing; the loser will be finished for the season.

 


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