The Estevan Bruins couldn’t muster up any offence Friday night en route to a 3-0 loss to the Melfort Mustangs.
Melfort’s Riley Ashe scored in the first period, and his marker stood up as the game winner.
Mustangs goaltender Joel Favreau only had to make 19 stops for the shutout, while Bruins netminder Cam Hrdlicka stopped 33 to keep his team in the game all night.
The two teams played the rematch Saturday night in Melfort.
The Estevan Bruins are back below the .500 line after a 3-2 loss in Melfort Saturday night.
The Bruins led 1-0 after the first period after an Owen Miley powerplay marker, but got into penalty trouble in the second period and watched their lead disappear.
Mustangs forward and Melfort native Zac Somers scored two powerplay goals in the second period less than a minute apart. He finished with three points on the night.
Mustangs forward Ryan Duguay also finished with three points, including the game winning goal in the third period.
Estevan captain Kade Runke scored the other Bruins goal.
Bruins goaltender Jackon Miller made 29 stops in his first start since Sept. 23.
Estevan is now 8-9 on the year, while Melfort moves to 6-6-4.
The Bruins next face the Battleford North Stars on Tuesday.
Written By Nolan Kowal