By Craig Stein
Weyburn captain Mike Eskra scored with 11 seconds left in overtime and the Red Wings ended the Battlefords North Stars’ latest winning streak at 6 games with a 2-1 (OT) decision in Battlefords on Friday night.
Carson Rose also scored and Carter Phair (27/27) and Shaun Fleming (16/17) combined to make 43/44 saves for the Red Wings (18-18-1-4) who moved back into sole possession of 6th place overall.
Joel Gryzbowski made 29/31 saves and Layne Young potted the only goal for the North Stars (33-7-1-0) who still have points in seven straight games, after suffering their first extra time loss of the season.
Benjamin Patt is back with the Notre Dame Hounds and the goaltender wasted no time making an impact.
Patt made 20 saves for the shutout in his first start for Notre Dame this season as the Hounds blanked the La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-0 on the road.
The 20-year-old Patt backed up Alexi Thibaudeau in Notre Dame two seasons ago (9-3-0, 2.25, .920, 2 SO) before heading east to Woodstock in the Maritime Junior League for all of last season.
The Hounds (17-16-3-1) got their goals Saturday from Chaz Smedsrud (1g-2a), Kaleb Dahlgren, Ben Duperreault and Adam Dawe.
Luke Lush stopped 34/38 shots for the Ice Wolves (6-28-1-4).
The Melville Millionaires continued to get younger at the trade deadline and their former leading scorer returned wearing another sweater and had a big night on Friday as the Nipawin Hawks won 10-1 in Melville.
Keegan Milligan scored twice against his former teammates and his stats line was even outdone by some of his new running mates. Michael Grant led the way with three goals and two assists, Brett Harasymuk had 1g-3a, and Josh Bly added four helpers. Austin Glenn (1g-1a), Josh McDougall (1g-1a), Josh Laferriere and Grant Baetsen rounded out the scoring for Nipawin (22-12-2-1) and Kristian Stead made 26/27 saves. The Hawks move back into 4th place, breaking a tie with Humboldt.
Tucker Scantlebury provided the lone goal for the Millionaires (16-21-2-0).
Brandon Lesko scored a pair of goals to lead the Flin Flon Bombers over the visiting Yorkton Terriers 4-2.
That’s five in a row for the Bombers (26-10-2-2), who hold their nine point lead in the Sherwood over Nipawin. Jason Lavallee (1g-1a) and Eric Sinclair also scored and Zac Robidoux made 22/24 stops.
Jared Legien and Kaleb Bell scored for the Terriers (18-19-3-0) and Nathan Hargrave was kept busy making 44 saves on 48 shots.
Flin Flon hosts Notre Dame on Saturday while the Terriers continue on to Nipawin.