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 Local Sports

Season Over For Red Wings

The season is over for the Weyburn Red Wings. They fell 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night to the Battlefords North Stars, losing the best-of-seven SJHL quarterfinal series 4-0. “There’s a lot of heart…

Wings At The Edge Against Battlefords

The Weyburn Red Wings are on the ropes, after falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the visiting Battlefords North Stars. The North Stars now lead the best of seven SJHL quarterfinal series 3-0. The North…

SJHL Playoffs: Klippers On Edge; Broncos and Bombers Win

The Estevan Bruins have pushed the Kindersley Klippers to the brink of elimination in their best-of-seven quarterfinal series. After a close game two, the Bruins left no margin for error as they…

Red Wings Prepare For Game Three At Home

The Weyburn Red Wings will return to the friendly confines of Crescent Point Place tonight, as they host the Battlefords North Stars for game three of their best-of-seven SJHL quarterfinal series.…

Soccer Registration Deadline Expanded

The Weyburn Soccer Association have extended the deadline for registration to midnight on March 23. "After that, the registration will be closed and our board will get busy getting the final…

Weyburn Cheerleaders Successful at Best of the West Competition

It was a good weekend for cheerleading squads from Weyburn at the Best of the West Cheer and Dance Championship in Regina. The hip-hop team from the Weyburn Comprehensive School finished in second…

Suspensions Handed Out To North Stars

As a result of two incidents in Saturday night’s game between the Weyburn Red Wings and the Battlefords North Stars, two suspensions have been handed out by the SJHL. Both of the suspensions will…

Two Teams From Southeast Off To Hoopla

The field has been set for Hoopla, the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association provincial basketball championship tournament. This year, the tournament will be played in Prince Albert. Weyburn…

Top Finish for Styles-Hamm at Ironman in Puerto Rico

A strong race for Sharon Styles-Hamm at the Puerto Rico Ironman 70.3 on the weekend. She finished the race in 4:41:05 and was the top female in the event. She was also the top Canadian. Styles-Hamm…

Red Wings Fall Behind Battlefords In Game 2

The Weyburn Red Wings kept pace with the Battlefords North Stars throughout game two of their best-of-seven quarterfinal series. They weren’t able to get the equalizer late in the game though,… is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Creative Writing

05 March 2018 7:00 pm - 26 March 2018 9:00 pm

Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn

Just Cooking

08 March 2018 6:30 pm - 29 March 2018 9:00 pm

Signal Hills Arts Centre, Weyburn

Clay Wind Chimes for ages 6-12

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 24 March 2018 12:00 pm

Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn

Print Making for ages 9-12

12 March 2018 6:30 pm - 26 March 2018 7:30 pm

Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn

Hand Building in Clay for ages 6-8 or 9-12

14 March 2018 5:30 pm - 18 April 2018 8:00 pm

Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn

61st Annual Young Fellows Internet Auction

15 March 2018 12:00 am - 28 April 2018 9:00 pm

Internet Auction

Prairie's Got the Goods Week

19 March 2018 12:00 pm - 23 March 2018 1:00 pm