By Craig Stein
SHUTOUTS FOR MASON & STEAD
The Weyburn Red Wings out-shot the Humboldt Broncos 38-22 on the road Friday night, but Bronco goalie Garrett Mason made 38 saves for his first SJHL shutout as the Broncos blanked the Red Wings 2-0.
Mason had allowed one goal on five separate occasions this season but that first shutout proved elusive until Friday when he stopped everything he faced including all 13 in the third period.
Mattieu Gomercic opened the scoring late in the second period and Luke Kempf scored the insurance marker early in the third.
Jake MacLennan made 20/22 saves for the Red Wings (16-14-1-4), while the Broncos improved to 20-15-0-1.
Kristian Stead also picked up a shutout Friday night, his third of the year and eighth career in the regular season as the Nipawin Hawks went to La Ronge and blanked the Ice Wolves 3-0.
Josh Bly was in on all three Hawks goals, scoring twice and adding one assist. Bly now has 6 points (2g-4a) in 5 game since coming over from Kinderlsey. Brett Harasymuk also scored for the Hawks (16-10-2-1).
Aaron MacKay made 34/37 saves in goal for the Ice Wolves (6-22-1-4).
Two nights after the Flin Flon Bombers handed the Battlefords North Stars just their second loss in two months, the two teams went back at it in Battlefords again, and this time the Stars got the upper hand, coming away with a 3-2 regulation decision.
Layne Young (1g-1a), Ben Allen and Logan Nachtegaele did the scoring for the North Stars (27-7-0-0) while Coby Downs chipped in with a pair of assists. Taryn Kotchorek earned the win making 23/25 saves.
Nick Shumlanski (SH) and Troy Williams scored third period goals for the Bombers (21-8-2-2) and Zach Robidoux made 39/42 saves.
The Estevan Bruins scored three unanswered third period goals to come from behind and beat the Notre Dame Hounds 5-3.
Defenseman Josh Rieger had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (24-11-0-1), and scored the eventual winner short handed. Jason Miller (1g-1a), Jake Fletcher, Johnny Witzke and Lynnden Pastachak also scored and Curtis Meger got the victory (26/29).
Adam Dawe assists on all three Notre Dame goals, and the 17-year-old now has 42 points (13g-29a) in 30 games this season. Wilton Marshall also picked up three assists while Alex Hanson, Conor MacLean and Egan Wolford did the scoring for the Hounds (15-14-3-1).