The Humboldt Broncos erased a 3-0 first period, and 5-3 second period deficit Wednesday night and avoided what looked like a sure 3-1 hole in the series, as Alex Morozoff the charge back in a 7-5 win in La Ronge, tying that SJHL Quarter-Final series 2-2.
Morozoff scored three times, including a pair of late third period powerplay goals to break a 5-5 and pad some insurance. He also had an assist, finishing with a four point night. Jerzy Orchard had a goal and two assists, while Noah Barlage scored twice and Ethan Zielke had the other. Alec Saretzky set up two goals and Rayce Ramsey made 26/31 saves.
Defenseman Mkyllan Couture had a goal and two assists for the Ice Wolves, and leads the league in post-season points early on with eight points (3g-5a) in four games. Gavin Mattey (1g-1a), Ethan Strik, Ryley Morgan and Conrad Mitchell also scored for La Ronge, and Xavier Cannon made 43/50 saves.
The series moves back to Humboldt for Game 5 on Friday, with Game 6 back up north in La Ronge on Sunday.
The Yorkton Terriers have won three straight games after dropping the series opener, beating the Melfort Mustangs 5-2 in Game 4 on Wednesday, taking a 3-1 series lead in their Best of Seven.
The Terriers scored early and often, as Karsten Kruska opened the scoring 18 seconds in, before Tyson Janzen and Kody Norberg made it 3-0 around the midpoint of the first period. JD Hall and Kishaun Gervais (1g-1a) also found the net, and rookie goaltender Kael DePape was solid again, with 37 saves on 39 Melfort shots.
Curtis Hammond scored both goals for the Mustangs and Joel Favreau made 19/23 saves.
The Flin Flon Bombers dropped the first two games of their series in Battlefords, but they held serve at home, evening up the series with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 4, squaring up the Best of Seven at 2-2.
Jacob Vockler converted a nice three way passing play from Drew Kuzma and Gabriel Shipper 4:23 into the extra frame to pull the Bombers back to even, and secure at least two more games in their opening round. Zak Smith, Matt Raymond (1g-1a) and Brett Wieschorster also found the net and Cal Schell stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced. Mason Kaspick also chipped in a pair of assists.
Dylan Esau scored twice for the North Stars and Evan Waldie scored the other. Steven Kesslering had three assists, giving him seven points (3g-4a) through four playoff games.
The Stars host Game 5 on Friday, while Game 6 is a sure thing now too, back in Flin Flon on Sunday.
Estevan and Notre Dame took Wednesday night off, and get back at it Thursday with Game 4 in Notre Dame. Estevan leads that series 2-1.