Bears swept by Rebels in Regina

A perfect record for the Prince Albert Northern Bears came to an end over the weekend in Regina, as the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League Club suffered 5-1 and 4-3 losses to the host Rebels.

With the setbacks, the Bears now have a 4-2 record to sit in third place in the league standings as they gear up for a pair of road games this weekend against the Melville Prairie Fire.

Miranda Heidt had the lone goal for the Bears in Saturday’s 5-1 setback, which saw goaltender Lexi Beuker make 31 saves.

Neena Brick had a goal and an assist for the Rebels, while Lauren Focht dished out a pair of helpers.

Kaylee Dyer, Alexis Petford and Emma DeCorby also scored for the hosts, who received a 24-save performance from Chantel Weller.

In Sunday’s rematch, the Bears held a 3-1 lead after two periods before the Rebels scored three unanswered goals in the final frame to improve their record to 5-1.

Brooklyn Anderson and Alli Soyko had a pair of assists each for the Bears, who got their goals from Abby Soyko, Kailey Ledoux and Heidt.

Scout Anderson turned aside 31 shots in a losing effort.

Shaelyn Myers had three assists in the win for the Rebels, who got their goals from Jordan Fry, Focht, Dyer and Brick.

Payton Schlamp earned the victory with a 23-save performance.

The Bears are currently in the middle of a eight-game road swing before they return home on Saturday, Nov. 24 to take on the Swift Current Wildcats.