Tristan Shewchuk racked up, already his second hat trick this season Friday night, leading the Humboldt Broncos to a 7-3 victory in Kindersley.
Shewchuk had 10-goals and 20-points in a very respectable rookie campaign last season in Melville as a 17-year-old, but he’s already sitting at nine goals this season, through just seven games. Josh Paulhus and Zach McIntyre each had a goal and an assist, while Reid Arnold and Bryson Cecconi rounded it out. Michael Harroch made 29/32 saves in goal for the Broncos (4-2-0-1), who’ve now won four straight.
Kyle Bosch (1g-1a), Dawson McKenzie (1g-1a) and Ethan King replied for the Klippers (3-4-0-0). McKenzie is now in a three way tie for the scoring lead with 14-points (6g-8a) in seven games.
Rookie goaltender Tanner Martin is off to a heck of a start to his first full SJHL campaign in Melfort. Martin made 38 saves for his second win, and first career shutout Friday, as the Mustangs blanked the visiting Notre Dame Hounds 2-0.
Nolan Kadachuk and Marco Lopez scored first period goals for the Mustangs (5-2-0-0), and that was more than enough support for Martin. Melfrot has now won five straight after opening with a pair of losses.
Riley Kohonick has still played every minute of action in goal for the Hounds (3-3-0-0), making his sixth straight start on Friday, making 27/29 saves. Kohonick has a 2.14 GAA, .939% on the season despite the Hounds’ now .500 record.
The La Ronge Ice Wolves were searching for a third straight victory on Friday, and they led the unbeaten and defending champs 1-0 midway through the game, but the Battlefords North Stars took over from their rolling to a 4-1 decision.
Parker Rey stopped 47/48 shots to pick up the win.
The Stars (6-0-0-0) scored three times in the third period and Quinton Loon-Stewardson had another solid evening with a goal and two assists. Matthias Urbanski (1g-1a), Austin Becker and Noah Form also found the net.
Defenseman Logan Holm opened the scoring for the Ice Wolves (2-6-0-0) just under five minutes into the game. Liam McGarva made 29/32 saves before the Stars added an empty-netter.
Noah Decottignies turned away 31 of the 32 shots he faced for his first SJHL win and the Weyburn Red Wings edged the Yorkton Terriers 3-1.
Jacob Piller, Keigan Callander and Tyson McLean did the scoring for Weyburn (2-4-0-0), who snapped a four game losing streak.
The Terriers (1-6-0-0) have now dropped six in a row. Alec Zawatsky scored their only goal on Friday, and now has points on all four goals (2g-2a) his team has scored since he joined them at the start of the Showcase. Philippe Bond made 38/40 saves in goal.