By Craig Stein
Lamb Turns In Shutout Performance In Weyburn
The Humboldt Broncos went into Weyburn and out-shot the Red Wings 36-21 on Friday, but Riley Lamb turned away all 36 to pick up his first SJHL shutout, as the Wings blanked the Broncos 2-0.
Lamb is now 4-1 on the season with a 2.07 GAA and .953% to go along with the shutout. It gets better in his last two games, where he’s stopped 92 of the last 93 shots he’s faced (.989%).
Sean Olson (1g-1a) and Jordan Kazymyra scored for the Red Wings (5-2-0-0), who now sit alone in top spot in the Viterra Division.
The Broncos (6-3-1-0) are still first in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division but saw their streak of seven straight games with at least a point (6-0-1) come to an end. Dane Dow made 19/20 saves on Friday. Humboldt continues on to Estevan on Saturday.
The Kindersley Klippers continue to have strong showings against top teams, winning their second straight game, 4-2 in Flin Flon Friday night.
Austin Nault led the way with two goals. Kyle Bosch and Nate Keeley each had a goal and an assist, and Justen Close made 40/42 saves for the Klippers (6-3-0-0).
Chrystopher Collin scored his first goal this season since returning to the Bombers (5-4-0-0) early on, while Brandson Hein scored again, his league-leading 10th of the season through nine games. Pierce Diamond made 26 saves on 29 shots.
The Battlefords North Stars are now 4-0-1 in their last five games, as they handed Nipawin their second loss this season and first at home, by a score of 4-2.
Veteran goalie Joel Gryzbowski made 34/36 saves, backstopping the Stars (5-3-0-1) to the win. Matthew Fletcher broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and Matthias Urbanski added a late empty-netter. MacGregor Sinclair assisted on both third period goals while Owen Lamb and Brett Gammer struck in the second period.
Jordan Simoneau gave the Hawks (7-2-0-0) the lead early in the second period, and Arik Breton also found the net in the third.
Defenseman Kayle Tosh had three assists to help the Melfort Mustangs (5-2-1-0) to a 5-1 win over the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Carson Albrecht, Justin Ball and Jake Hobson all had a goal and an assist, with Zach Anderson and Kyle Schneider also picking up goals. Jack Walters made 20/21 saves.
Ben Manson opened the scoring short-handed for the Ice Wolves (1-6-0-0) less than five minutes in, but that was it for their offence. The two teams complete a weekend home and home Saturday in La Ronge.