Bears cruise to victory

The Prince Albert Bears celebrate a goal during first period action against the Notre Dame Hounds on Sunday. The Bears beat the Hounds 6-0 and 4-0 to sweep the weekend doubleheader. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Ryan Fontaine and Brooklyn Elek combined for 120 minutes of shutout hockey as the Prince Albert Northern Bears swept their weekend doubleheader with the Notre Dame Hounds.

The Bears received contributions from eight different goals scorers en route to a 6-0 victory on Saturday and a 4-0 win on Sunday.

The wins were enough to push the Bears into second place in the SFMAAAHL standings. They jumped ahead of the Melville Prairie Fire, who lost 4-1 at home to the Regina Rebels on Sunday.

The Bears outshot their opponents by a wide margin, registering more than 40 in each contest, while giving up a mere 14 on Saturday and 15 on Sunday.

Kassidy Kicia and Brooklyn Anderson tallied the game winning goals for the home side, who now sit with a 16-6-4 record with two games left in the regular season. The Hounds dropped to 7-16-3.

The Prince Albert club will hit the ice next weekend for a pair of home games against the winless Weyburn Gold Wings. The first contest takes place at the Art Hauser Centre on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

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