The half dozen players on Manitoba’s South East Prairie Thunder with Westman connections could not bring home the Allan Cup.
The Thunder bowed out of the Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship tournament in the quarter-finals with a 3-2 loss to the Kenora Thistles on Thursday in Dundas, Ont. Terry Yake, who grew up in Mather and is a former Brandon Wheat King, had one goal while Tyler Dittmer, a Wheat King alumnus from Brandon, added a helper for South East.
The Thunder finished second in their pool with a 1-1 record before falling in the quarter-finals.
Yake (two goals, one assist) and Dittmer (three assists) tied for the team lead in scoring for the Prairie Thunder, who also had Brandon native Devon Leblanc, Hartney products Mark Agnew and Nick Cowan and former Wheat King Justin Kurtz on their roster.
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