Justin Beauchamp and Logan Bourguignon scored for the Ridge Meadows Rustlers as they advanced to the midget Tier 3 Final 4 with a 2-1 win over the Surrey Thunder on Monday at Planet Ice.
Connor Liversidge had an assist, while Darian Sommerfeld made several desperation saves to preserve the one-goal margin.
The Ridge midget A3 team opened the playoff series with a 4-1 win, but fell 2-0 Saturday in Surrey. With the win Monday, the Rustlers were the first of the two to reach four points, advancing to the Tier 3 Lower Mainland championships, held this weekend in Coquitlam.
Two of the final four teams will advance to the provincial championships, being held in Dawson Creek.
The Ridge Meadows atom A3 team also advanced to the Final 4, held this weekend in Port Moody.
• RMMHA is hosting its annual awards night Saturday, recognizing players and officials, at Golden Ears Winter Club, 6:30 p.m.
• The RMMHA Hometown Hockey Hero tournament is March 6-9, at Planet Ice and Pitt Meadows Arena.
The Meadow Ridge Moose defeated Simon Fraser University 3-1 Saturday at Pitt Meadows Arena.
Dayna Briggs, Clara Gaudet and Sydney Langston scored for the Moose, third in the South Coast Female Amatuer Hockey League with a record of 15-6-5.