Forward Gabriel Filion had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Estevan Bruins beat the Notre Dame Hounds 6-2 Saturday evening at Affinity Place.
Estevan forward Cody Davis chipped in with two points, while Bruins goaltender Jackson Miller stopped 27 of 29 shots for the win.
The Bruins improved to 27-22-3-2 on the year, while the Hounds fell to 19-26-4-2. With Weyburn also winning on Saturday, Notre Dame’s playoff hopes took a hit as they fell seven points back of the final spot.
The Bruins remain in sixth spot, now four points clear of Nipawin, and will conclude their regular season with a home game against Melville on Wednesday and a road tilt against Weyburn next Saturday.
Estevan will face either Flin Flon or Humboldt in the first round of the playoffs.