By Mike Stackhouse
Fresh off the SJHL/MJHL Showcase where he was the only player to score more than two goals, Michael McChesney continued his hot scoring ways as he netted two goals and one assist in leading the Estevan Bruins to a 6-1 win over the Weyburn Red Wings Friday night in front of over 1400 fans at Affinity Place.
The crowd was boosted by Weyburn taking a fan bus to generate further interest in the Highway 39 Rivalry; however the visiting team wasn’t able to put up much of a resistance in this one. In fact, Matt Lukacs had a shutout going and a 6-0 advantage before Cade Kowalski beat him early in the third.
Zach Goberis added a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who also got goals from Kaelan Holt, Arthur Miller, and Aigne McGeady-Bruce.
The Bruins lead the Wings by four points atop the Viterra Division.
Nipawin ran its regulation time unbeaten streak to 22 by blanking the Notre Dame Hounds 5-0. Declan Hobbs recorded 27 saves for his second shutout, lowering his GAA to 1.82.
Austin Mikesch had a goal and an assist, giving him 9-goals and 2-assists in his last 6-games. Brett Harasmyuk, Kenzie Arnold, Logan Casavant, and Daven Smith also scored for the Hawks, who are playing without injured forward Brandan Arnold for an extended period.
Justin Ball and Carson Albrecht teamed up to score two goals and one assist each as Melfort slipped by Melville 7-5 for their eight straight win. Loch Morrison, Reed Gunville, and Tyson Meyers also had goals for the Mustangs. Defenseman Clayton Eisler had three goals for the Mils, who led this game 3-2 as late as the 14 minute mark of the second. Logan Foster and Tucker Chapman also scored for the Mils. Foster has 3-points in 3-games since returning from Swift Current (WHL).
Mitch Zambon notched the OT winner as La Ronge nipped Flin Flon 4-3. Connor Smith forced extra time when he tied it up at 11:42 of the third. Other Ice Wolves’ scorers were Matthew Perkins and Egan Wolford. Rob Johnson, Donovan Houle-Villeneuve, and Mike Wong answered for the Bombers.
Eight different players scored for Battlefords in their 8-2 romp over Yorkton. The Stars have won nine of their last eleven. Parker Smyth had a goal and two assists, while other marksmen were Connor McIntosh, Troy Gerein, Matthias Urbanski, Cole Johnson, MacGregor Sinclair, Brad Girard, and Connor Manegre. Newcomer Josh Dobberthien set up both Yorkton goals, scored by Slater Strong and Drew Coughlin.