It was a successful homecoming for Estevan Bruins forwards Tanner and Tyson Manz Tuesday night, as the Bruins defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 5-4 in a shootout in the Manz twins’ hometown of Southey.
Notre Dame was the designated home team for the neutral site game, but the Bruins had the Southey fans’ support, thanks to the presence of the Manz brothers and defenceman Devan Harrison, who hails from nearby Dysart.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Curtis Wiebe, but Isaiah Thomas scored on a power play before the period was out to tie the game.
Tanner Manz scored to the delight of the Southey fans early in the second period to give Estevan a 2-1 advantage, but Jayce Nikbakht and Jake Dale responded to give the Hounds a 3-2 lead.
Dain Sardelli scored his first in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for Estevan before the period was out to tie the game again.
Estevan’s Kersey Reich scored in the third to restore the Bruins one goal lead, but a goal by Notre Dame’s Hardy Wagner tied the game again late in the third.
Neither team scored in overtime, and Estevan outscored the Hounds 2-1 in the shootout, with Tyler Savage and Eddie Gallagher tallying in the penalty shot contest for Estevan.
Both Manz twins also registered an assist in the game.
Keenan Rancier was in goal for the victory.
The Bruins will be back on the ice Friday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings.