In his second game back with the Hawks, Eli Lichtenwald opened the scoring, and sealed the deal with an empty netter, as Nipawin won 4-1 in Battlefords on Tuesday.
The victory keeps the Hawks in the top three in the Northern Conference, now three points up on the fourth place Stars.
Tad Kozun (1g-1a) and Wheaton King had the other Hawks' goals, while Taylor Balog helped out with two assists. Davis Jones made 28/29 saves in the win.
Kyle Hall got the North Stars on the board in the second period.
The Melville Millionaires ended the Humboldt Broncos 6 game winning streak, albeit in a shootout.
The top two scorers in the league found the net in the first period, with Russell Trudeau (1g-1a, 22nd goal of the year) and Ian McNulty both scoring in a 3-2 (SO) win in Humboldt.
Trudeau and McNulty are now tied for the league-lead with 47 points. Trudeau also scored the winner in the shootout.
Alex Wakaluk was outstanding once again, making 48/50 saves, and stopping 4/5 in the shootout, as the Mils were out-shot 50-30 on the night.
David Miazga and David Stumborg scored for the Broncos, who now have points in seven straight, and continue to lead the North.
Nathan Murray scored twice in the third period, and the Yorkton Terriers kept some space between themselves and the pack, beating the Notre Dame Hounds 5-3 on the road.
Devon McMullen, Dylan Baer (1st career SJHL goal) and Jeremy Johnson did the rest of the scoring.
Dion Antison was in on all three Hounds' goals, scoring the first two and setting up the other. Catlin Foley opened the scoring just 39 seconds in, which gave the Hounds a 1-0 lead through one period.
Shots on goal were 33-23 in favour of the Terriers.