By Craig Stein
After a slow start to the season, Melfort’s Dakota Boutin appears to be finding his usual offensive touch just fine.
Boutin was held off the scoresheet in all five games in September, and since then has points in eight of his last 10 games, including three straight games with goals and multi-points.
The 19-year-old had two goals and an assist Thursday, in the Mustangs’ 5-4 win over the Flin Flon Bombers. Wyatt Hinson also scored twice and Miles Warkentine had a goal and an assist. Evan Plonik picked up the win making 35/39 saves.
For the Bombers, Greyson Reitmeier had three assists, while Jason Lavallee also continued his hot streak with a goal and two assists. Lavallee has points in four straight games (5g-3a-8p), while Reitmeier had six points (1g-5a) in the Wednesday/Thursday home and home against Melfort.
Brandon Lesko and Kristian St. Onge also scored.
Jordan Greenfield-Flemon needed just 14 saves for his second shutout this season, and the Notre Dame Hounds came up with a big divisional win, 3-0 over the Kindersley Klippers on Thursday night.
The Hounds held the Klippers to just three shots in the first period, five in the second and six in the third.
Defenseman Tyler Podgorenko scored his 8th goal of the season and added one assist. Colby Brandt and Riley Mohr had the other goals, and Adam Dawe added a pair of assists.
Justen Close stopped 27/30 shots in goal for the Klippers.