The best ever season for the Battlefords AAA Sharks is at an end.
The Sharks season came to a sudden halt Sunday as the Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats completed a three-game first-round sweep with a 2-1 overtime win at Fairview Arena in Swift Current.
The Wildcats opened the series last Thursday with a 6-2 opening win, then beat the Sharks again Friday at Battleford Arena by a 6-1 score.
Game three was the closest game, with Swift Current outshooting the Sharks only 39-31 in the contest. After Taylor Lind scored on the power play in the second period, it was Ensley Fendelet who responded with an unassisted goal in the third period.
But a costly tripping penalty to Nicole Girolami in overtime led to Baylee Kirwan’s game-winner from Sara Kendall and Maddy McCleary.
Kirwan’s shot beat Sharks netminder Haylie Biever to end the Sharks season. Biever had stopped 37 out of 39 shots in the contest.