Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Craig Stein

Bruins Take Game 6, Back To Nipawin Tuesday

(Photo: Durr Photography)

Bo Didur came up clutch, stopping all 36 shots he faced for his second post-season shutout and the Estevan Bruins blanked the Nipawin Hawks 4-0 in Game 6 Sunday night, forcing a seventh and deciding game in the SJHL Canalta Cup Final.

Bruins’ captain Jake Fletcher led the way in all aspects with a goal and two assists, and a third period fight.  Fletcher is now in a three-way tie for the league lead in playoff goals with 10.  His 20 points also has him just one point back of his teammate Kaelan Holt and Nipawin’s Brandan Arnold in the scoring race.

Holt had a pair of assists in Sunday’s do-or-die victory. Johnny Witze (1g-1a) and Michael McChesney scored second period goals for Estevan after a scoreless opening frame.  Hayden Guilderson and Fletcher quickly put it out reach with early goals in the third.

In the loss, Nipawin’s Declan Hobbs made 27/31 saves.  Game 7 goes Tuesday night at The Cage.

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