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).
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.
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.
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.