After a busy week in the Big Six playoffs, one team has advanced to the semi-final round while the other three series' will be decided on the weekend.

THURSDAY - CARLYLE STUN ROCKETS IN REDVERS TO STAY ALIVE

The Carlyle Cougars last win came on November 24th, after back-to-back overtime wins over Yellow Grass.

With the Redvers Rockets leading the Best-of-5 quarterfinal series (2-0) and playing game three at home, many would have counted out the Cougars before the game even started.

But the resolve shown all year by the young group in Carlyle was on display on Thursday night with their season on the line.

Redvers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a powerplay goal by Braden Liboiron with 1:34 remaining.

Redvers GoalBraden Liboiron (#15) Scores To Give Redvers The Lead.

Early in the second period, not only would Carlyle tie the game but they would take their first lead of the series.

A funny bounce in the neutral zone went past a Redvers defender as Cooper Fox picked up the loose puck and fired it past Rockets' goaltender Brodie McColl to even the score at 1-1. Just 25 seconds later, Billy Greenwood fired the puck past McColl's blocker to put Carlyle up 2-1 with 17 minutes left in the second period.

The Rockets would respond with 9:01 left in the middle frame. During a short 4-on-4, Craig Gaudet fired a perfect bounce-pass off the boards to send Remi Lamotte in on a breakaway. Lamotte best Carlyle netminder Josh Hohn to tie the game at 2-2 heading into the third period.

The first five minutes of the final frame were evenly played until Redvers absolutely took over. The Rockets sent a dozen shots in on Hohn while not allowing a single one themselves for about ten minutes of gameplay. But Hohn and the Cougars would weather the storm and keep the game tied until the final minutes.

Then, with only 2:11 remaining, the Cougars would retake the lead.

Fox Fly ByThe Cougars' Bench Greets Cooper Fox (#7) On The Fly-By.

The Cougars forced a turnover in their own zone as Jordan Fox hit Cooper Fox with a breakout pass. With a man driving towards the net, Fox fired a shot through McColl's five-hole to give Carlyle a 3-2 lead with Fox's second of the game.

Redvers would earn a powerplay with just over 1:30 remaining and pulled the goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage. Despite numerous great chances, Hohn and the Cougars defence would hold the fort and hang on for the thrilling 3-2 victory.

The series now shifts back to Carlyle for Game 4 on Sunday night.

WEDNESDAY - YELLOW GRASS SWEEPS CARNDUFF AFTER 8-7 DOUBLE-OT FINISH

YG Bench HappyYellow Grass Becomes The First Big Six Team To Advance To The Semi-Final.

 In what might be the game of the playoffs, the home crowd in Yellow Grass left the Communiplex happy after the Wheat Kings edged the Carnduff Red Devils in a double-overtime thriller.

Yellow Grass led 2-1 after the first period, with Carnduff's offence waking up in the middle frame and giving the Red Devils a 5-3 lead after two periods.

In the third period, Yellow Grass would score four unanswered goals to take a 7-5 lead. With their season on the line, Carnduff scored twice more in the final ten minutes to force overtime with a 7-7 score.

The first 10-minute overtime period solved nothing, which meant the game went to a 20-minute overtime after the ice was flooded.

However, it would only take another 36 seconds for a winner to be decided. Wheat Kings' forward Corey Koski scored at the 19:24 mark of the second overtime to give Yellow Grass an 8-7 win and eliminate Carnduff from the Big Six playoffs.

Four players registered a hat-trick in the game:

YG: Corey Koski (3G, 1A), Mike Onstad (3G), Brendan Vertefeuille (2G, 3A)

CRD: Matt Audette (3G, 3A), Trevor Geiger (3G), Devon Carriere (4A), Blake McMillen (4A), Shawn Gallant (1G), Barrett Dumaine (1A)

Yellow Grass advances to the semi-finals and will wait to see who their opponent is.

WEDNESDAY - WAWOTA DEFEATS MIDALE 8-3; LEAD SERIES (2-0)

Happy WawotaThe Flyers' Were All Smiles After Winning Game 2 On Wednesday.

The Wawota Flyers have had no problem scoring against the Midale Mustangs this season, scoring 20 goals in two wins during the regular season and winning Game One of the playoff series 5-1.

That trend would continue in Midale for Game Two on Wednesday.

The Flyers took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Early in the second period, Midale would cut the lead to 2-1 with a powerplay goal.

Wawota would bounce back, scoring twice more to take a 4-1 lead into the third period.

The Flyers poured on the offence in the final frame, scoring four more times en route to an 8-3 victory over Midale. 

Riley Riddell (2G, 2A) and Justin Lamontagne (1G, 3A) led the scoring for the Flyers.

Game Three is Friday back in Wawota where the defending Big Six champions will look to sweep away the Mustangs on home ice.

Wawota Stewart GoalWawota's Devin Stewart Scores In Game Two Against Midale.

**********************************

FRIDAY

Oxbow Huskies @ Bienfait Coalers - 8pm (Bienfait leads 2-0)

Midale Mustangs @ Wawota Flyers - 8pm (Wawota leads 2-0)

SATURDAY

(If nec.) Bienfait Coalers @ Oxbow Huskies - 8pm (Bienfait leads 2-0)

(If nec.) Wawota Flyers @ Midale Mustangs - 8pm (Wawota leads 2-0)

SUNDAY

Redvers Rockets @ Carlyle Cougars - 8pm (Redvers leads 2-1)

 

More Local Sports

AA Peewee Bruins Prepare For Semi-Final

The Westmoreland AA Peewee Bruins begin their quest for a league championship as dates have been announced for their semi-final matchup against the Yorkton Terriers. After finishing 2nd overall in…

Big Six: All Teams Eliminated From Provincials

There will be no new provincial banners hanging in Big Six rinks going into 2017/18. The final two teams representing senior hockey in the southeast were eliminated from the tournament over the…

Midget AA Bruins Force Game 5 With Back-To-Back Shutouts

With their backs against the wall, the Midget AA Apex Bruins rose to the occasion and have forced a winner-take-all Game 5 in their quarterfinal playoff series with the Notre Dame Hounds. Notre Dame…

Late Powerplay Goal Sinks Bruins In Nipawin

HIGHLIGHTS: A battle between two division leaders provided plenty of drama on Saturday night as the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins dropped a tight battle at "The Cage" against the Nipawin Hawks. The…

Season Ends For TS&M AA Bantam Bruins

The 2016/17 season has come to a close for the TS&M AA Bantam Bruins. The squad fell by a 5-1 score inside Affinity Place on Saturday evening to the Swift Current Broncos, who swept the Best-of-3…

Big Six Playoffs: Yellow Grass Outscores Bienfait In Game 1 Of Semi's

New goal lights have been ordered for the Bienfait Memorial Arena after a shootout on Friday night in Game 1 of the Big Six semi-final series between the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings and Bienfait…

Bruins Cruise Past La Ronge 6-2 On Friday

HIGHLIGHTS: The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins kicked off a two-game road swing in style on Friday night against the La Ronge Ice Wolves. The Bruins scored early and often against the Ice Wolves, who…

Weekend Minor Hockey Preview

Saturday Estevan Midget AA Apex Bruins vs. Notre Dame - 3:00 PM @ Affinity Place Estevan TS&M Bantam AA Bruins vs. Swift Current - 6:00 PM @ Affinity Place Estevan Female PeeWee A vs. Regina Sunday…

Big Six Playoffs: Wawota Edges Redvers In Game 1 Of Semi's

The defending Big Six champions from Wawota re-asserted themselves as the favorites in their semi-final series against Redvers in Wednesday night's Best-of-5 opener. The Flyers gutted out a 4-3…

Local Water Polo Players Back In Action

A pair of local water polo players were back in the pool with Team Saskatchewan last weekend in Edmonton in the National Championship League (NCL). Emily Marshall and Taeghen Hack, members of the…

Midget AA Bruins On The Ropes Early In Playoffs

After a tremendous regular season, the Midget AA Apex Bruins are suddenly facing elimination in their first round playoff series with the Notre Dame Hounds. READ MORE: Midget AA Bruins Finish 1st…

Bruins Fall 3-2 In Overtime To Melville

HIGHLIGHTS: The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins played their second overtime game in a row on Tuesday night. Only this time, they wouldn't be able to come up with the game winner. READ MORE: Bruins Beat…

Big Six Playoffs: Semi-Final Preview

It's down to the final four in the Big Six Hockey League as the semi-final matchups are set. Following the quarterfinal round, which saw three sweeps and only one series making it four games, fans…

Estevan Minor Hockey - AA Weekend Recap

The rinks were alive in Estevan over the weekend as playoff and provincial play begins to take over across Saskatchewan. AA Midget Bruins The Midget AA Apex Bruins began their Best-of-5 quarterfinal…

Big Six Provincials: Quarterfinals

Two teams from the Big Six Hockey League remain alive in SHA Provincial play. Bienfait, Carlyle and Carnduff were all eliminated in their respective first round series'. That leaves only the Wawota…

Miller's OT Heroics Lift Bruins Over Notre Dame

After CLINCHING A DIVISION-TITLE on Friday night, the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins entertained their fans with an even more thrilling finish during Parents' Weekend on Saturday night. Jason Miller…

Midget AA Apex Bruins Finish 1st In League Standings

The Midget AA Apex Bruins capped off an historic season with a 4-2 win in their final regular season game against Melville on Friday. With the win, the Bruins overtake Yorkton and finish first…

Big Six: Bienfait & Wawota Advance To Semi-Finals

Three of the four teams set to play in the Big Six semi-final have been decided. On Friday night, both the Bienfait Coalers and Wawota Flyers advanced to the semi-finals with each team completing a…

Bruins Clinch Division Title On Home Ice

The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins are the 2016/17 Viterra Division champions. In front of 876 fans at Affinity Place, the Bruins beat up on the La Ronge Ice Wolves with an 8-3 victory to clinch their…

Familiar Faces Will Co-Chair 2018 Curling Tankard

"Let's Rock Estevan" was the theme at Thursday's press conference that was held by the Estevan Curling Club to reveal the names of those who would co-chair the organization of the 2018 Tankard event.…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Workshop Wednesdays at Envision

05 October 2016 6:15 pm - 01 March 2017 8:30 pm

, Estevan





Mobile Device Advice – By Appointment

28 February 2017 3:00 pm

Estevan Public Library, Estevan





Hello Computer! – By Appointment

28 February 2017 3:00 pm

Estevan Public Library, Estevan





Crafter’s Circle

28 February 2017 5:30 pm

Estevan Public Library, Estevan





Adult Harry Potter Club & HPA

28 February 2017 6:00 pm

Estevan Public Library, Estevan





Learning Métis Culture

28 February 2017 6:30 pm

Spruce Ridge School





Beginner Felting Workshop with Sheila Farstad

28 February 2017 7:00 pm

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan





Login