The Brandon-based Bruins got off to a good start to the Source for Sports AAA Hockey Challenge on Friday as they sit atop the 2004-born age group after winning their first two games.
Braden Keeble had two goals and an assist, while Nicholas McKee and Parker Boguski both added a marker and a helper as the Bruins (2-0) opened with a 5-2 victory over the Hawks. Jonah Norman and Isaac Gordon replied for the Hawks (1-1).
Keeble posted three goals and set up two others later in the day in the Bruins’ 12-1 win over the Shooting Stars. Rylan Gibbs, Ethan Guthrie and Kaelan Huibers both scored twice for the Bruins, with Blair Shlekta netting the marker for the Stars (1-1).
The Bruins close out the round robin today against the Brandon-based Capitals (0-2). The tournament runs through Sunday at the Optimist, Kinsmen and Sportsplex arenas.
In Friday’s other games:
2004 AGE GROUP
Shooting Stars 11 Capitals 5
Ashton Paul netted four goals and an assist for the Stars, while Layton Veitch scored twice for the Capitals.
Hawks 14 Capitals 2
Cole Younger and Norman both had three goals and a helper for the Hawks. Zane Dyck netted both goals for the Capitals, while Kyle Krause made 51 saves.
2003 AGE GROUP GOLD
Drillers 6 Wolfpack 1
Shea Bechtold scored three times for the Brandon-based Pacesetter Drillers, who got a goal and an assist from Jackson Gudz. Josh Thompson replied for the Man-Sask Wolfpack.
Prospects 6 Ice Hawks 3
Alex Bernauer had two goals and three helpers for the Huskies Prospects, while Camden Schwab posted a goal and an assist for the Dakota Ice Hawks.
The late game between the Wolfpack and Ice Hawks was in progress late last night.
2003 AGE GROUP SILVER
Thunder 10 Shooting Stars 1
Tyson Zimmer had a hat trick and set up another goal for the Parkland Thunder (1-1). The Shooting Stars dropped to 0-2.
Stars 7 Bears 5
Keanu Woodhouse scored twice for the Mallard Stars (2-0), while Mateo DeStefano had three goals and an assist for the Bears (1-1).
Bears 7 Thunder 6
Nathan Stewart and Riley Peterson both found the back of the net twice for the Bears. Jayden Jubenvill and Trey Sauder had a pair of markers apiece for Parkland.
Stars 14 Shooting Stars 2
Rachonne Henry had five goals and two assists for the Stars, while Woodhouse added three goals and set up five others.
2005 AGE GROUP
Huskies 7 Wolfpack 3
Riley Heidt netted a hat trick for the Huskies Prospects. Nathan Wagstaff led the Man-Sask Wolfpack with a goal and an assist.
Shooting Stars 12 Parkland 3
Tyler Huston led the Parkland Prospects with a goal and an assist. The Shooting Stars are 0-2.
Huskies 16 Shooting Stars 0
Noah Chadwick and Josh Zakreski both scored three times for the Huskies Prospects, while Declan Boser made 15 saves.
Thunderbolts 19 Parkland 1
Jordan Gauthier scored four times for the Manitoba Thunderbolts, while Terris Jonasson, Colton Getzlaf and Jack McFeetors all had hat tricks. Ryder Hildebrandt replied for Parkland.
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