With files from Cooper Douglas

Saskatchewan's U16 Male hockey team, with three local players out of West Central, fell to Ontario 3-2 in double overtime in Saturday's gold medal game at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Kash Andresen and Macklin's Cole Reschny scored to give Saskatchewan a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes, but Ontario tied it back up at 2-2 after two quick goals from Ryan Roobroreck and Quinn Beauschesne. The teams played almost 28 minutes of three-on-three sudden death hockey before Matthew Schafer scored the golden goal for Ontario at 7:59 of the second overtime frame.

Reschny along with Cam and Cobe Perlinger out of Kindersley will bring silver medals back home after Saskatchewan's best finish in men's hockey at the Canada Games since the team won gold in 1995. The second-place finish brought Saskatchewan's medal total to 17 (three gold, seven silver, and seven bronze) at the midway mark of the two-week event.

Caitlyn Perlinger, Paige Fischer, and Ella Wingert are three players that will lace them up for Saskatchewan in the female hockey tournament with their opening game against British Columbia today.