By Craig Stein
The Nipawin Hawks continue to be the story. The Hawks are now 13-0-1 in their last 14 games, after Friday night’s 3-2 victory in Humboldt.
The Hawks (24-5-2-2), all of a sudden, have themselves a seven point lead atop the Sherwood Division, as their latest winning streak is up to six.
Jake Tremblay (1g-1a), Brett Harasymuk and Michael Grant did the scoring on Friday night, with Jake Anthony picking up the win, stopping 18/20 shots.
Logan Schatz opened the scoring for the Broncos (19-10-3-2) and Evan Thomas added a third period marker. Jacob Wassermann made 29/32 saves.
The Battlefords North Stars extended their lead in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division to four points, as they edged the visiting Melfort Mustangs 3-2.
Owen Lamb (1g-1a), Elijah Loon-Stewardson and Dakota Huebner scored for the North Stars (23-5-2-0). Joel Gryzbowski turned away 23/25 shots.
Jake Misskey and Drew Warkentine replied for the Mustangs (20-7-4-1), and in a losing cause, Evan Plotnik made 29/32 stops.
The Notre Dame Hounds picked up the extra point, as they beat the Yorkton Terriers 4-3 in a shootout in a see-saw affair in Wilcox.
The Terriers (7-22-2-1) picked up a quick 2-0 lead, but the Hounds (20-9-1-3) stormed back to take a 3-2 advantage. Chantz Petruic then notched his second goal of the night for Yorkton to force extra time.
Slater Strong opened the scoring for the Terriers, while Riley Perka, Kaleb Bell and Zack Kosteniuk scored the Hounds’ three straight. Shots were 44-27 in favour of the Hounds, with Joe Marcoullier stopping 41/44 for the Terriers, and Jack Ryan turning aside 24/27 for the Hounds. Marshall Wilton potted the shootout winner.
Bo Didur made his third start in a week, and picked up his second win, making 29/31 saves as the Estevan Bruins doubled up the Melville Millionaires 4-2.
Bruins’ defenseman Johnny Witzke (1g-1a) was the only player on the ice with a multi-point game. Hayden Guilderson, Kaelan Holt and Jake Fletcher also scored for Estevan (20-11-2-1).
Damian Bentz and Tucker Chapman did the scoring for the Millionaires (11-21-0-2).
Tanner Brewster scored twice, Jason Bednarski added three assists, and Merek Pipes made 33/35 saves, as the La Ronge Ice Wolves skated to a 5-2 win over Flin Flon.
Shane Hounsell, Matthew Perkins and Daniel Chartrand rounded out the scoring for the Ice Wolves (7-22-0-2).
Nate Hooper and Caleb Moretz each had a goal and assist for the Bombers (9-16-1-3). Brenden Newton returned to the Bomber net, making 30 saves in his first action since November 9th.