By Craig Stein
It’s now been 20 games, more than half of their season so far, without a regulation loss for the Nipawin Hawks, after they went to Melville Friday night and kicked off a home and home with a 2-1 decision over the Millionaires.
Austin Mikesh had a goal and an assist, and has scored six times during a four game goal streak. Josh McDougall scored the winner with 4:09 left in the third period.
Declan Hobbs got the win making 22/23 saves for the Hawks (29-5-2-3), who are now 18-0-1-1 in their last 20, and home to the Millionaires on Saturday.
Cory Schillo tied the game for the Millionaires (13-23-0-2), and Colby Entz made 24/26 saves.
It was a nice debut for the three forwards the Battlefords North Stars added to their lineup on deadline day, as the Stars (28-5-2-0) beat the Flin Flon Bombers 4-3 in overtime on the road.
Newcomer Cole Johnson scored 1:00 into the extra frame, while Garan Magnes scored twice and Parker Smyth added one assist. Layne Young had a goal and an assist, MacGregor Sinclar had a pair of helpers and Joel Gryzbowski stopped 31 of the 34 shots he faced.
Ethan Daniels and Donavan Houle-Villeneuve scored second period goals for the Bombers (14-19-2-3) and Chrystopher Collin forced overtime with a third period powerplay goal. Brenden Newton made 38 saves in the overtime loss.
Six different Melfort Mustangs scored as they travelled to La Ronge and came away with a 6-2 win over the Ice Wolves.
It was six unanswered goals, after the Ice Wolves (7-28-0-2) scored the first two, as Zach Bannister and Shane Hounsell had them up 2-0 just over nine minutes into the game.
Before the period was over, the Mustangs (26-7-4-1) tied things up as Andrew Thompson and Drew Warkentine replied.
After a scoreless second period, Melfort struck four times in the third. Loch Morrison, Justin Ball, Adam Hergott and Nolan Kadachuk rounded out the scoring. Hunter Arps got the start, stopping 31/33 shots.
Defenseman Tim Gould scored twice, as the Notre Dame Hounds picked up a 5-2 win over the visiting Humboldt Broncos.
Fellow blue liner Olivier Lantagne also scored, before forwards Chance Longjohn and Curtis Wiebe added a pair of empty-netters in the final minute. Jacob Standen stopped 18/20 shots for the Hounds (22-11-1-3), who maintain 5th place in the overall standings.
Jaxon Joseph and Kaleb Dahlgren replied for the Broncos (20-14-3-2). Humboldt slips to 7th spot, one point back of Weyburn, three behind 5th place Notre Dame.
The Weyburn Red Wings are hanging on to the 6th overall position, after their 3-1 victory over the Kindersley Klippers.
The Wings (21-13-4-0) made the most of their powerplay chances going 2-for-3. Landon Walters and Cade Kowalski scored with the man advantage, before Jeremy Velazquez added an empty netter. Arik Weersink made 32 saves on 33 shots.
Will Van Der Sloot scored and Justin Close stopped 21/23 shots in goal for the Klippers (15-16-3-2).