For the first time since the 2004-2005 season, the Estevan Bruins have finished first overall in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
They accomplished the feat Saturday night in Weyburn, picking up a single point in a dramatic 4-3 overtime loss to their Highway 39 rivals.
The Bruins finished the regular season with a record of 43-10-2-3, good for 91 points.
In Saturday’s game, the Bruins built a 3-1 lead through two periods, only to see it evaporate in the third, as the Wings scored twice to knot it up at 3-3.
Weyburn forward Davis Chorney scored all four of his team’s goals, including the overtime winner just 45 seconds into the extra frame.
It was the only win for Weyburn against Estevan this season.
The Bruins will now enjoy almost two weeks off before beginning the playoffs on later on in March. They’ll likely play the Notre Dame Hounds in the first round.
Written by Nolan Kowal