By Craig Stein
For the eighth straight time to begin the season, the Melfort Mustangs came up with another win Saturday night, defeating the visiting Notre Dame Hounds 5-2.
Full stats were unavailable at post time, but Vincent Beaudry, Adam Hergott (SH) and Tyson Meyers (SH) scored during the first period for the Mustangs. Loch Morrison added some insurance in the second period, and Rock Ruschkowski rounded out the Mustangs’ scoring in the third.
Evan Plotnik once again got the start, and picked up his 8th straight win on the year.
A wild and crazy, back and forth game in Yorkton saw Estevan’s Michael McChesney become this season’s first player to hit the 10-goal plateau, and he did so in overtime (in just his 8th game of the year), helping the Bruins to a 5-4 (OT) win.
The Terriers led 2-0 early on, gave up a late 3-2 lead and trailed in the dying seconds, before tying it up and forcing overtime with just six seconds left, before McChesney’s winner, and he finished with a goal and two assists.
Zach Goberis and defenseman Johnny Witzke also had a goal and two helpers, while TJ Irey (1g-1a) and Tanner Manz also scored. Maxim Sidelnik got the win making 43/47 saves. Goberis leads the league with 21 points (9g-12a) in 8 games.
After a scoreless opening 20, Cody Illerbrun and Chantz Petruic had the Terriers up 2-0 seven minutes into the second. Kaleb Bell made it 3-1 Yorkton early in the third, before the Bruins rattled off three straight to take the lead, and then Shane Sherban tied it again in the dying seconds.
16-year-old Nolan Maier made 54/58 saves in goal for the Terriers.
The Flin Flon Bombers scored four second period goals en route to a 7-0 blanking of Melville.
Brenden Newton made 23 saves for the shutout, as the Bombers beat the Millionaires for a second straight night, out-shooting them 51-23 on Saturday.
The Bombers used seven different goal scorers, including the usually stay-at-home defenseman Ben Lanfermann who had a goal and three assists. Daylan Marchi played set-up man, racking up three assists of his own. Chrystopher Collin (1g-1a), Nick Shumlanski (1g-1a), Tyler Nyman, Nate Hooper and Caleb Moritz rounded out the attack.