The South East Prairie Thunder didn't lose their preliminary round opener at the 2018 Allan Cup in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

But the two-time champions didn't get a win either.

The Prairie Thunder and Bethune Bulldogs skated to a 2-2 tie Monday.

"I thought for two periods we were pretty good and then I thought Bethune turned it on in the third and we kind of held on a little bit," said South East captain Ryan Bonni. "Probably a pretty entertaining game for the fans,"

Brennan Bosch opened the scoring for the Saskatchewan representatives as he beat Prairie Thunder goaltender Steve Christie 3:15 into the first period.

Shortly after Tyler Dittmer and Del Cowan scored two minutes apart to give South East a 2-1 lead which the Prairie Thunder held on to until Drew George potted the equalizer with 6:40 remaining in regulation.

Neither team scored in overtime.

South East will play its final preliminary round game today (5 pm.) against the Elsipogtog Hawks who are representing the Atlantic region.

"We've just got to be smarter," said Dittmer when asked what the game plan is for Tuesday. "We know the other teams have played together all year and their going to get chances. We just got to be strong defensively and hopefully sneak out a win and then a day off to practice and work on some stuff."

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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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