Redvers Rockets and Carnduff Red Devils will meet in Big Six final

The top two teams in the Big Six Hockey League during the regular season will meet in the final.

The Redvers Rockets will face the Carnduff Red Devils. The top-seeded Rockets reached the final by defeating the Bienfait Coalers in a best-of-five semifinal series in five games, while the Red Devils needed four games to dispatch of the 2019 champions, the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings.

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The Rockets were the top team in the league during the regular season with a 17-1 record, and won 20 straight games in the regular season and playoffs. But losses to Bienfait in Games 2 and 3 left them facing elimination.

Redvers won Game 4 3-2 in overtime on March 5.

As for Game 5, Craig Fournier scored 7:25 into the first period for the Coalers, but the Rockets Kenton Miller tied the game 16 seconds later. The Rockets led 3-2 after two on goals by Kenton Miller and Jordon Miller, while Wyatt Garagan scored for Bienfait.

Dylan Herzberg forced overtime when he scored with three minutes remaining in the third.

The game went to double overtime, and Kenton Miller was the hero when he scored his third of the game.

Cody Matthewson was in goal for the Rockets, while Jackson Walliser was the goalie for the Coalers.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, haven’t played since March 5, when they routed the Wheat Kings 8-2 in Yellow Grass.

Mark Moriarty scored twice for Carnduff, while Trevor Geiger, Matt Audette, Sheldon Thompson, Jordan Cooney, Tanner Reynolds and Brandon Trask also scored.

Dates for the series had yet to be finalized as of Thursday morning.

The Rockets won the title in 2018, while the Red Devils last championship came in 2007.

Both teams are also still in provincial play. Carnduff is facing Grenfell in the Senior B south final. Grenfell took Game 1 5-1 on March 7. Game 2 is set for March 14 in Carnduff, and Game 3, if necessary, would be the next day, also in Carnduff.

Redvers is facing Foam Lake in the Senior C south final. Foam Lake took Game 1 March 8 6-4. Game 2 is March 14 in Redvers and Game 3, if necessary, would be March 15, also in Redvers.

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