The Swift Current Home Hardware U18 AAA Legionnaires defeated the Warman Wildcats 4-1 at InnovationPlex on Friday night in the opening game of their best-of-five playoff series.
Swift Current jumped out to a 4-0 lead on goals by Cobe Perlinger, Eric Hoiness and Cam Perlinger in the first period and a goal from Hudson Darby early in the second. Jeter Korte put the Wildcats on the board midway through the middle frame, but Swift Current would hold on for the win. Berney Weston made 37 saves for the win as Warman outshot Swift Current 38-35.
Game two of the series will be in Warman on Sunday afternoon with game three back in Swift Current on Tuesday night at 8:00pm from InnovationPlex.
Saskatchewan falls out of medal contention at Canada Games
Saskatchewan's female U18 team fell 3-2 in overtime to Nova Scotia in a women's hockey quarterfinal game at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island on Friday. Caitlyn Perlinger, Sadie Keller, Jerzey Watteyne, Ella Wingert and Paige Fischer of the Innovation Credit Union Wildcats were in the lineup for Saskatchewan.