The Estevan Bruins have their first win of the 2022 Centennial Cup.

In a must win game Monday night, Estevan beat the Red Lake Miners 6-2 to stay in contention for a possible quarter final berth later in the week.

Captain Eric Houk led the way with a natural hat-trick.

The Bruins will now hope for a Pickering regulation win over Brooks on Tuesday afternoon before the host Bruins get their crack at the top seeded Bandits on Wednesday night.

Other scores

In other games, Ottawa downed the Soo Thunderbirds 4-0 while Summerside knocked off Flin Flon 4-1

Coming up

There are three more round robin games on Tuesday. First up, Brooks takes on Pickering in a game that has massive playoff implications for Estevan. Then it's a Manitoba battle between Flin Flon and Dauphin. Longueuil will play Red Lake to end the day.