A brace of levelling losses has the Red Lake Miners winless through their first two games of the Centennial Cup national junior A hockey championship tournament in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
The Superior International Jr. Hockey League champs began the 10 team event with a 9-2 loss to the Pickering Panthers of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League before being out-scored 11-4 by the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Jr. Hockey League.
A bright spot for Red Lake through the first two games has been the points performance of 19-year old forward Brady Harroun. Harroun scored both goals for the Miners in the tournament opener and then tallied once and added an assist in Red Lake’s second game.
The 6-foot, 190 pound Harroun (see above photo) has been a top producer for Red Lake all season. He finished third on the Red Lake scoring chart with 25 goals, 26 assists, 51 points in 37 regular season games. And in 12 playoff matches en route to the Miners winning the SIJHL championship, Harroun netted five goals, four assists, nine points, which was fourth best for Red Lake.