Liam Fraser had a career night, scoring four times to power the Kindersley Klippers past the Weyburn Red Wings 6-4 on Friday. Fraser’s first three goals were a natural hat trick in the first period, scoring at 1:24, 7:06 and 15:34 and they led 3-0 after twenty minutes. His fourth, made it 4-1 early in the third period.
Brett Neumeier picked up three assists, with Tyler Traptow (1g-1a) and Brendon Borbely chipping in the other goals. Ethan Slobodzian made 25/29 saves in his first win, and start as a member of the Klippers (8-14-2-1) after coming over from Nipawin.
Local product Braden Birnie had a four point night for the Red Wings (10-16-0-1) scoring one and setting up the other three. Ben Hiltz (1g-1a), Rhett Frey (1g-1a) and Nick Dobson also found the net.
Reid Robertson had a goal and two assists, leading the Flin Flon Bombers to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory in Nipawin on Friday night.
The Bombers (16-5-3-0) trailed 3-0 but scored four answered after that, including Mason Martin’s (1g-1a) winner with 4:30 remaining. Billy Klymchuk (1g-1a) and Tristan Lemyre also scored and Kyle Jessiman made 22/25 saves in the win.
The Hawks (14-11-2-0) led 2-0 after the first period on goals from Sawyer Senio and Zach Cox, before Carson Erhardt made it 3-0 with a powerplay goal early in the second period.
The Battlefords North Stars came off a nine day break, and also had to come from behind, scoring four straight third period goals in in less than seven minutes, as they beat the visiting Estevan Bruins 6-3.
The Bruins let 2-0 and 3-2 leads get away, as Brett Gammer scored twice and added one assist to lead the charge. Steven Kesserling and Seth Summers both had a goal and an assist, while Matthew Fletcher and Elijah Loon-Stewardson also hit the net. Austin Schwab made 29/32 saves for the North Stars (23-2-0-0).
Dayton Deics (first SJHL goal) and Tyler Savage gave the Bruins (8-12-2-1) an early 2-0 lead and Isaiah Thomas added a second period goal.
Two of the league’s hottest teams, and goalies, went head to head in Yorkton, and it was predictably low-scoring as the Terriers needed a shootout to get past the Ice Wolves 3-2 (SO).
Ryan Ouelette made 36/38 saves to pick up the victory, while Keenan Taphorn (1g-1a) scored his first goal for his hometown club Alec Zawatsky also scored and added another in the shootout for the Terriers (16-11-1-0).
Liam McGarva’s streak of seven straight wins came to an end, but he helped his club pick up another point as he made 31/33 saves in goal for the Ice Wolves (14-12-2-1). Nolan Doell and Jake Gudjonson scored third period goals for La Ronge to tie things up after they fell behind 2-0.