The La Ronge Ice Wolves made it three straight wins on Friday, defeating the visiting Kindersley Klippers 3-1.
Daylon Mannon (2g), Aaron Greyeyes (1g-1a) and Kyle Ford (2a) all had two point nights, and Mannon, the SJHL’s second leading point man, notched his 14th and 15th goals of the season, leaving him with 36-points.
Liam McGarva has been in net for all three of these wins, stopping 29/30 shots for the Ice Wolves (10-11-2-0).
Dane Hirst had the only goal for the Klippers (7-10-2-1), while Matthew Pesenti made 38/41 saves in goal. The two teams do it again Saturday in La Ronge.
Adam Dmyterko remained perfect on the season, and he was perfect on the night, making 28 saves for his second shutout this season, and the Battlefords North Stars picked up a 3-0 victory in Melfort.
Dace Prymak (1g-1a) opened the scoring late in the first period, before Matthias Urbanski added a pair in the third to put it out of reach.
Dmyterko is now 12-0-0-0 on the season, while the defending champion Stars are now a remarkable 21-1-0-0.
Shawn Parkinson got the start for the Mustangs (13-6-2-1), making 23/26 saves. Melfort has dropped two straight in regulation for the first time since opening weekend, also losing three of their last four.
It was a heck of a goaltending battle in Melville, and a feel-good story, as Berk Berkeliev made his return to the Millionaires’ crease after an early season injury left him concussed and in hospital.
On this night, it was Notre Dame’s Logan Dyck, narrowly getting the upper hand, picking up his first SJHL shutout with a 29-save performance on the road as the Hounds beat Melville 2-0. In Berkeliev’s return, he made 35/36 saves before Notre Dame added an empty-netter.
After a scoreless opening twenty minutes, Jarrett Penner and Qaritaq Kusugak-Clark did the scoring for the Hounds (9-9-2-1), who have points in five straight games (4-0-0-1). The Millionaires fall to 5-13-2-2.
Brendan Forman made 28/29 saves and the Humboldt Broncos knocked off the visiting Nipawin Hawks 4-1.
The Broncos (12-8-1-1) scored twice in the first period, twice in the third, while Nipawin sandwiched one in the middle in period two.
Jackson Bohan and Reid Arnold put Humboldt in the lead, and Logan Foster and Nicksha Eric put it away in the third.
Carson Erhardt replied with a second period powerplay marker for the Hawks (12-9-1-0).
Donavan Houle-Villeneuve had two goals and an assist, leading the Flin Flon Bombers over the Yorkton Terriers 6-2 at the Whitney Forum.
Houle has 19-goals on the season now, second-most in the league. Cole Rafuse also had a three point night with a goal and two assists, while newcomer defenseman Troy Quinn scored two goals in his Bomber debut. Brandon Cianflone also scored, and Kyle Jessiman made 26/28 saves for the Bombers (13-4-3-0), who moved into a first place tie with Melfort atop the Sherwood Division.
Carson Henry and Jordan Mis did the scoring for the Terriers (11-10-1-0). Yorkton had gone seven straight games without a regulation loss before Friday. They’ll play a rematch in Flon Flon on Saturday.
Griffin Asham-Moroz set up four goals, helping the Estevan Bruins to a 6-4 decision over their rivals from Weyburn.
Defenseman Austin King-Cunningham scored twice in the third period, while Kade McMillen (1g-1a), Dain Sardelli, and the Davis brothers, Jayden and Cody, rounded out the scoring for the Bruins (6-9-2-1). Keenan Rancier made 36/40 saves.
The Red Wings (8-11-0-1) out-shot the Bruins 40-23, but lost. Defenseman Daytona Houle scored twice for the Wings, with Rhett Frey and Mathieu Belanger adding singles.