hatfieldcooperThe puck stops here, as Cooper Hatfield makes the save.Kenora's AAA Midget Thistles wrapped up their regular season with a barn-burner. At the end of the night, they edged the Winnipeg Bruins in a shootout, with Aiden Shumka getting the winner.

"It's pretty nice," he said, noting they'd beat the Bruins three out of four games this year.

"That's pretty good," he added with a grin.

After completing the regular season earlier today in Winnipeg against the Wild, The Thistles now have a break until the branch playdowns, and Shumka helps set the scene.

"Most of their players have moved up, so we don't know what to expect. Hopefully, it'll be good," he said, anticipating the series.

They'll play the first two games of the best-of-five in Kenora starting March 15th, when they'll host the Thunder Bay Kings.

Atom AA Tyson Ponton got to lead Kenora onto the ice as the junior ambassador last night, and he talks about playing goalie for the Thistles.

tysonpontonAtom AA Thistles goalie Tyson Ponton, 9, waits patiently for his cue."It's really fun, and you get to make glove saves a lot," he said smiling.

Cooper Hatfield made perhaps the save of the season, when he flashed some leather to deny the Bruins, who were a two-man break late in the game.

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