The Carnduff Red Devils drew first blood in their Senior 'B' South Final series against the Balcarres Broncs on Saturday night.

Carnduff jumped out to a massive lead and held on late to win the opener 6-4, leading the Best-of-3 series (1-0).

The Red Devils wasted no time in setting the tone for the series as they quieted the crowd inside the 'Polardome' with a big first period.

Carnduff's Shawn Gallant got the first goal of the series on the powerplay, sniping a shot top corner past the glove of Balcarres goaltender Dave Spooner to make it 1-0.

Just over a minute later, Carnduff forced a turnover and Trevor Geiger made it count to make it 2-0. Only 30 seconds later, Nico Anderson buried a rebound to quickly put the Red Devils up 3-0 which remained the score entering the first intermission.

The Red Devils would extend their lead 37 seconds into the second period as Jordon Miller was sprung in on a breakaway. Miller went forehand, backhand, and into the back of the net to make it 4-0.

Carnduff extended the lead to 5-0 halfway through the period as Gallant deflected home a point shot for his second of the game. The Red Devils were in complete control of the game, but Balcarres wouldn't go down quietly.

Balcarres scored two goals at the end of the second period to make it 5-2 heading into the final period. The Red Devils had an early power play to start the 3rd period but were unable to execute.

Then shorthanded, the Broncs would cut into the lead once again on a pretty give-and-go to make it 5-3.

Balcarres made it a one-goal game with 2:07 to play in regulation, making for a nervous finish for the busload of Red Devils fans who made the trip.

After a close call with a deflection going off the side of the post, Carnduff would recover the puck in the corner. Spooner was hanging out at the Balcarres blueline waiting to get the call for the extra attacker. But while waiting, the Red Devils made a quick stretch pass into the neutral zone for Matt Audette. Audette got the angle on the goaltender and fired the puck into the net to make it 6-4. Carnduff would hold on in the final minute for the victory.

Game Two of the series shifts to the Fast Centennial Arena in Carnduff on Saturday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. If Carnduff wins, they will advance to the Senior 'B' provincial final against Outlook/Beechy. If Balcarres wins, Game Three returns to the Polardome on Sunday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m.

More Sports News

Wings Loss Overshadowed by Coaching Change

A whirlwind 24 hours for the Weyburn Red Wings was capped off by an 8–2 defeat at the hands of the rival Estevan Bruins on Saturday night. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Wings but was highly…

Big Six: 3-3 Teams Meet

Two games in the Big Six on Friday night, the first being between two teams looking to pull ahead of each other. At home, the Kipling/Windthorst Oil Kings were looking to have their record above .500…

Hounds Roll Past Red Wings

Christmas can't come soon enough for the Weyburn Red Wings, who will be asking for some healthy bodies from Santa. Forced to roll with just nine forwards — and a converted forward in Garrett…

Busy Weekend Ahead For Weyburn Hockey

With the Christmas break fast approaching for hockey teams from Weyburn and area, this weekend is even busier than the past weekend in terms of games. From Atom to Senior, there are more than 50…

WCS Basketball Teams In Action This Weekend

The basketball teams from Weyburn Comprehensive are hitting the hardcourt this weekend, as they play in tournaments across Saskatchewan. The intermediate boys are playing in the Hardwood Classic in…

Southeast Represented at Bonspiel in Tisdale

There will be plenty of action on the ice in Tisdale this weekend, as the Viterra Women’s Challenge kicks off Friday. There will be a number of teams from across the province taking part, with teams…

Game Day Preview: Red Wings vs. Hounds

As the SJHL closes in on it's Christmas break it's the final big weekend on the schedule, the Weyburn Red Wings will have a pair of home games. There are just three games in the whole league between…

Midget Nats Earn Win in Weyburn

The Midget A Radville Nationals improving to 4-2-2 on the season after picking up a 4-2 victory over the Weyburn Midget A Barber Motors Silverado Wings Wednesday night. With the two points, the…

SJHL: Estevan Falls; Notre Dame Wins

A busy mid-week schedule in the SJHL Wednesday night, as teams get the last games in before the Christmas break. As a result of the games last night, there were some changes in the league’s overall…

Midget AA Wings Back In Win Column

The Midget AA John Hulbert Construction Wings picking up a big victory Tuesday night, as they edged past the Regina Rangers 2-1 at Crescent Point Place. With the win, the WIngs improve to 9-10-2-1 on… is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide