Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Klippers Hand Mustangs 1st Loss of the Season

(Photo Credit to Doug Klassan)

The week wrapped up Saturday night in the SJHL with another five games on the docket, with four of them being re-matches from Friday night. In two of those re-matches, a pair of clubs lost their first game of the year. Melfort lost for the first time in regulation and Humboldt fell in overtime.

Melfort 4 Kindersley 5 

After coming just short Friday night, the Kindersley Klippers got back in the win column Saturday with a 5-4 win over the Melfort Mustangs, handing them their first loss of the season. The Klippers had five different goal scorers in the victory and Cody Jaman made 40 saves. This is the 2nd weekend in a row that the Klippers earned three out of a possible four points.

Nipawin 3 Humboldt 2 OT

It was another close contest between the Nipawin Hawks and Humboldt Broncos, but this time around it was the Hawks coming out the other side with the win. Nipawin’s power-play went 2/6 in the victory and Ronan Buckberger led the way with a goal (the game winner) and an assist.

Flin Flon 2 Weyburn 1 SO

The Flin Flon Bombers completed their southern road trip in dramatic fashion, earning a 2-1 win in a shootout over Weyburn. Both goalies were solid in this one as Kenneth Marquart and Dazza Mitchell both made 27 saves in the contest. With the win, the Bombers sweep their four game in five night road trip and currently sit at the top of the SJHL standings with a 9-0-1-0 record.

Yorkton 1 Melville 3

The Melville Millionaires continue their solid start to the season as they completed the weekend sweep of the Yorkton Terriers, winning 3-1 at home Saturday night. William Dyke was superb for the Mills, making 39 saves in the victory. Melville improved to 5-2-0-0 on the year with the win Saturday night.

Battlefords 6 La Ronge 2

Also completing the weekend sweep Saturday night was the Battlefords North Stars as they earned a 6-2 victory on the road. 6 different players found the back of the net for the Stars Saturday night, but Captain Tanner Gold was in on four of them. Rookie netminder Joey Hawco made 28 stops in the victory.

The league will be off now until Tuesday when a new week in the SJHL begins with two games on the schedule. The Humboldt Broncos will visit the Yorkton Terriers and the Nipawin Hawks host the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Tuesday, October 17th
Humboldt @ Yorkton 7pm
La Ronge @ Nipawin 7pm