Derek Gingera had two goals and two assists and Darren Bestland had a goal and three helpers as the South East Prairie Thunder defeated the Elsipogtog Hawks 6-2 Tuesday at the 2018 Allan Cup in Rosetown.

"I think it was a really good battle," said Thunder forward Del Cowan who also scored twice. "The first two periods were back and forth and very even. In the third I think we were just able to capitalize on our scoring chances. It's not like they didn't get scoring chances but  we were just able to find the back of the net in the third. It was nice to see some offence."

Tyler Dittmer also scored for the Prairie Thunder who put the game away with four unanswered third period goals.

Matt Stefanishion and Max St. Cyr replied for the Atlantic representatives.

The Hawks play their preliminary round finale today (5 p.m.) against the Bethune Bulldogs.

South East goaltender Steve Christie stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced.

The Prairie Thunder finished the preliminary round with a win and a tie.

South East head coach Dustin Hughes feels his team is trending in the right direction in Saskatchewan.

"I had the pleasure of playing here a few years ago when I used to play with the Thunder. We had success here and we're looking at hopefully taking some steps in the right direction and so far we've been taking those steps. Hopefully that continues."

The Prairie Thunder, who will find out tonight if they play in the quarterfinals on Thursday or have a bye to the semifinals on Friday, have scheduled a short practice session for today in Saskatoon.

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Saturday, December 15th

Carman 10 Altona 3
Morden 4 Winkler 2

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Northlands Parkway 7 Pembina 6 (SO)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley 5 Central Plains 3
Eastman 6 Brandon 2
Southwest 3 Wpg Thrashers 2
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 0
Yellowhead 4 Wpg Bruins 3 (OT)
Kenora 5 Norman 3

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley 4 Yellowhead 2

Portage 4 Wpg Blues 3
OCN 3 Waywayseecappo 1
Selkirk 3 Neepawa 0
Swan Valley 3 Steinbach 0

Brandon 6 Saskatoon 5 (OT)

Toronto 5 Manitoba 1

Calgary 2 Minnesota 1
Washington 4 Buffalo 3 (SO)
Montreal 5 Ottawa 2 
Anaheim 2 Columbus 1 (OT)
Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT) 
N.Y. Islanders 4 Detroit 3 (SO) 
Florida 4 Toronto 3 (OT)
Nashville 2 New Jersey 1 (SO)
Colorado 6 Dallas 4
Vancouver 5 Philadelphia 1

Houston 29 N.Y. Jets 22
Cleveland 17 Denver 16

Orlando 96 Utah 89
L.A. Lakers 128 Charlotte 100
Detroit 113 Boston 104
Houston 105 Memphis 97
Chicago 98 San Antonio 93
Phoenix 107 Minnesota 99
Oklahoma City 110 L.A. Clippers 104

Sunday, December 16th

Warren at Portage, 3 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Prairie Mountain vs Morden
@ Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

Portage at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 4 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at OCN, 6 p.m.

Pembina Valley vs Westman
@ Hartney, 2 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Central Plains vs Interlake
@ Portage, 1:15 p.m.
Eastman vs Southwest
@ Beausejour, 2 p.m.
Norman at Wpg Thrashers, 1 p.m.
Parkland at Wpg Bruins, 12:45 p.m.
Yellowhead at Wpg Wild, 1:15 p.m.

Vegas at N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 a.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 12 p.m.
Calgary at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
Oakland at Cincinnati, 12 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 12 p.m.
Washington at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, 7:20 p.m.

Atlanta at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Washington, 5 p.m.
Miami at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Dallas, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Denver, 7 p.m.

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