Estevan Bruins' Head Coach Chris Lewgood and Team Canada West started strong, stumbled a bit and finished satisfactorily at the World Junior A Challenge.
Lewgood was selected to fill the role of Assistant Coach for the tournament, helping man the bench behind some of the top Junior hockey players in the country as they squared off with some of the best in the world in Bonnyville, Alberta.
They got off on a strong note by edging Team USA 2-1 on Sunday, in an exciting game that culminated in a shootout. That was followed by a dominating 6-1 victory over Team Canada East on Monday.
Returning to the ice on Wednesday, they were shutout by Russia 3-0 for their first loss of the tournament, soon to be extended by a 5-4 decision dropped to the Czech Republic on Thursday.
After a break on Friday, they faced off with the USA once again in the semifinal, finishing the preliminary round 2-2. This time they fell 3-2 to place in the Bronze medal matchup against the Czech Republic, who'd been knocked off by Russia.
The United States held on for Gold, while Lewgood and Team Canada West defeated the Czech Republic 3-1 to take away a Bronze medal.