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Nipawin Hawks win SJHL championship after season marked by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy

Nipawin Hawks win SJHL championship after season marked by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy
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The Nipawin Hawks became Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) champions after defeating the Estevan Bruins 2-1 and winning the Canalta Cup on Tuesday night.

The game was the last of an SJHL season marked by tragedy after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos crashed on April 6, killing 16 people.

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The Hawks, a team that the Broncos were set to play in Game 5 of a semifinal series before the bus crash, took the championship after goals by team captain Carter Doerksen and Josh McDougall.

Doerksen opened the scoring at 14:47 into the first period on assists from McDougall and Jake Tremblay.

The Estevan Bruins tied the game at 12:53 in the second, on a goal by captain Jake Fletcher.

The Hawks took the lead back on a power play goal at 8:04 in the third period, with McDougall scoring on assists from Tyler Adams and Grant Baetsen.
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