Last Night The Estevan Bruins Faced off at Affinity Place against the Nipawin Hawk for the last time during the regular season. Forwards Eric Pearce and Keagon Little both scored twice as the Estevan Bruins beat the Nipawin Hawks 7-2 Wednesday night at Affinity Place.
The Bruins swept the season series with the Hawks, winning all four meetings.
There is nobody hotter on the Bruins roster right now than Little, gaining multiple points after the last few games. After going 20 games without a goal, the Wymark Sask. native now has five goals in his last five games.
Goaltender Boston Bilous returned to the net after missing four games with a stomach bug. He stopped 19 shots in the win. Bilous also celebrated his 21st birthday on Wednesday. They way he celebrates, helping his team win the game he loves.
With the win the Bruins pulled into a tie with the Humboldt Broncos for first place in the SJHL, but the Bruins are in the driver’s seat with three games still in hand on Humboldt.
Estevan will host Flin Flon Friday night at Affinity Place. You can catch the game on Rock 106 beginning at 7:15 with the pre-game show.
Nipawin Hawks 2 at Estevan Bruins 7 – Status: Final
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Affinity Place
Nipawin 1 1 0 – 2
Estevan 3 1 3 – 7
1st Period-1, Estevan, Pearce 10 (Millette, Deics), 4:02. 2, Estevan, Pearce 11 (Pouliot, Jones), 11:18. 3, Estevan, Little 7 (Fitzpatrick, Jones), 15:00. 4, Nipawin, Dobson 9 (Buckberger, Kiesman), 19:30. Penalties-Valentino Est (boarding ), 0:39; Runke Est (boarding ), 9:35; Bortis Nip (holding), 9:53; Johnson Nip (hooking), 16:36.
2nd Period-5, Nipawin, Albertson 12 (Whillans, Ratzlaff), 3:58. 6, Estevan, Little 8 (Fitzpatrick, Rumsey), 10:38 (PP). Penalties-Fomradas Nip (interference), 10:12; Jones Est (kneeing, kneeing), 16:29.
3rd Period-7, Estevan, Rumsey 31 (Millette, Deics), 3:08. 8, Estevan, Kohner 2 (Babic, Von Sprecken), 5:26. 9, Estevan, Sowa 4 (Runke), 6:28. Penalties-Valentino Est (hooking), 6:32; Fomradas Nip (slashing), 11:13; Houk Est (cross checking), 11:13; Lefebvre Nip (interference), 17:00.
Shots on Goal-Nipawin 6-9-6-21. Estevan 16-11-12-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Nipawin 0 / 5; Estevan 1 / 4.
Goalies-Nipawin, Hamm 11-14-0-3 (32 shots-25 saves); Laser-Hume 2-7-0-3 (7 shots-7 saves). Estevan, Bilous 19-6-1-2 (21 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Luke McGeough (27), Bryce Sebastian (64).
Linesmen-Jayden Dayman (114), Braden Lonsberry.