By Craig Stein
LIGHT FRIDAY SEES THREE GAMES ON THE BILL
Ian Parker finished off his first career SJHL hat trick, and a four point night, scoring the overtime winner as the Weyburn Red Wings edged the La Ronge Ice Wolves on the road, 4-3 in the extra frame.
Parker opened the scoring on a first period powerplay goal, and added another on the man advantage in the third, not long after he set up Tyran Brown for, yet another powerplay marker as the Wings (16-13-0-4) enjoyed a 3/6 evening with the man advantage.
Jake MacLennan picked up his first SJHL win, making 32/35 saves.
Shae Kiryk added his first goal in the SJHL for the Ice Wolves (6-20-1-4), while Derek Patter and Derek Frater added third period powerplay goals.
Coby Downs had a goal and an assist, and Joel Gryzbowski made 19 saves for his third shutout this season as the Battlefords North Stars ran their league-best record to 26-6-0-0 with a 2-0 shutout over visiting Yorkton.
Layne young scored into an empty net in the dying seconds for the Stars, after Yorkton’s Matt Vernon had made 45 saves on 46 shots while he was in there.
The Terriers fall to 13-15-3-0 and return home to face Humboldt on Sunday.
And the Flin Flon Bombers scored four first period goals and scored three times on the powerplay as they picked up an 8-3 win on home ice over Estevan.
Nick Shumlanski (1g-2a) and Greyson Reitmeier (3a) both had three point nights for the Bombers (19-8-2-2). Tyler Nyman (1g-1a), Kristian St. Onge (1g-1a), Braden Lacoursiere (1g-1a), Troy Williams, Rylee Zimmer, Dondre Watson and Jordan McCausland all added goals as the Bombers used eight different scorers.
Replying for the Bruins (23-9-0-1) were Levi Barnstable, Michael McChesney (15th) and Kaelan Holt (20th).
Estevan wraps up their road trip Saturday in Nipawin, in one of four games on the schedule. Weyburn also caps a northern swing in Melfort, while Battlefords welcomes Kindersley and Melville heads to Humboldt.