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FRIDAY RECAPS

By Craig Stein

Justin Ball of the Melfort Mustangs has 30-goals in 30-games this season, and now has goals in 10 straight games, and a 28-game point streak, putting up a goal and an assist in Friday night’s 3-1 win in Melville.

Ball’s 30-goals and 52-points lead the way in the SJHL.

Boedy Donald and Kenzie Arnold also scored and Shawn Parkinson made 18/19 saves for the Mustangs (21-8-1-0).

Luke Nkwama opened the scoring for the Millionaires (8-18-2-2).

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The Nipawin Hawks (22-8-0-1) made it seven straight wins Friday, with another low-scoring, 2-1 win in Yorkton.

Patrick Pugliese made 28/29 saves to pick up the win and move to 8-1 on the season.  Former Terrier Austen Flaman opened the scoring with his team-leading 15th goal and 29th point.  Christian Bosa scored the winner late in the second period before the teams skated to a scoreless third.

Ryan Ouellette made 33/35 stops in goal for the Terriers (17-11-1-0), who see their four game winning streak come to an end.  Branden Klatt got them on the board in the second period.

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The Humboldt Broncos scored the first two, and last two goals of the game, but the Flin Flon Bombers sandwiched five in the middle and out-lasted the Broncos 5-4 at the Whitney Forum.

Brandson Hein led the way for the Bombers (18-8-0-2) scoring twice, his 26th and 27th of the year.  Nate Hooper and Dawson McKenzie each had a goal and an assist and defenseman Tyler Higgins rounded out the scoring with his second goal in as many games since joining the club.  Shots were 50-31 in favour of Flin Flon.

Mitch Zambon and Owen Guenter each had a goal and an assist, while Michael Clarke scored twice for the Broncos (20-10-2-1).

The two clubs play a rematch on Saturday night.

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Defenseman Cody Spagrud scored with one second left in overtime, and the Battlefords North Stars beat the La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-2 (OT).

Owen Lamb had a goal and an assist, while Ryan Gil forced overtime with a goal midway through the third period.  Joel Gryzbowski made 25/27 saves for the North Stars (17-9-2-4).

The Ice Wolves (7-25-1-0), after snapping a 14-game losing streak on Thurdsay, had a 2-0 lead in this one, and it was that way until the midway point of period three.  Antonio Di Paolo opened the scoring with a late first period powerplay goal, and after a scoreless second, Flynn Perry extended it to 2-0 just 29 seconds into the third, his first SJHL goal.  Jordan Frey made 47/50 saves for La Ronge.

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