It's been an impressive playoff run for the AA Apex Bruins.
After playoff series wins over both Lumsden and Swift Current, the Bruins now find themselves in the driver's seat of the South Final against the Regina Vics.
After a 3-1 win over Regina on Tuesday in Regina, the Bruins now lead the best of five series 2-0, and can book their ticket to the provincial final with one more win over the Vics on Saturday night on home ice at Affinity Place.
Bruins head coach Ryan Curzon said his team went into a bit of a slump before the playoffs began, but has caught fire ever since.
"I think we slumped at the right time and rebounded at the right time and now we're riding a huge wave of momentum," Curzon said.
Even with an exciting SJHL finals playoff rematch going on at the same time between the Estevan Bruins and Flin Flon Bombers, the Apex Bruins have been getting a ton of support from the community, with jam packed crowds at Affinity Place.
"I mean, the City of Estevan is great, lots of alumni, lots of former hockey parents, lots of supporting businesses," Curzon said. "They want to come out and see what their sponsorship dollars go towards and yeah, we've been putting on a good show for the fans and we're excited for Saturday."
Saturday will also be alumni night for the team.
"We're encouraging all former Apex AA Bruins to show up Saturday. Their section is going to be near the Tower pizza corner. Wear a Bruins jersey and just cheer on your former team," Curzon said.
Puck drop is 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night.
The provincial final will be a best of three series.