Another chapter of the Highway 39 rivalry was overshadowed by an ugly incident Friday night at Affinity Place.
With the Estevan Bruins leading the Weyburn Red Wings 3-0 midway through the second period, forward Zach Burns, playing in his first game as a Bruin, was hit from behind into the end boards by Weyburn's Nick Dobson.
Burns was down on the ice for nearly half an hour, and the game was delayed as he was eventually taken off on a stretcher.
Burns was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and was released late Friday evening. The Bruins said in a statement on Twitter that he has suffered a concussion and other injuries, but that overall he is in good condition.
"We feel fortunate that the result was not worse and the Bruins sincerely appreciate all the concern and well wishes sent to us since the incident," the statement said.
The Bruins went on to beat the Wings 8-0 and pick up their fourteenth win of the season.
Caelan Fitzpatrick and Mark Rumsey each had a pair of goals. Rumsey finished with five points on the night.
The Bruins peppered Weyburn goaltender Jackson Fellner, firing 58 shots his way.
These two teams will go at it again Saturday night in Weyburn. You can catch the game on Rock 106 beginning at 7:20 p.m. with the pre-game show.