By Craig Stein
Entz Shuts Out Ice Wolves
Regardless of sometimes-complicated tie-breaking formulas, the Melville Millionaires left no doubt on Tuesday, officially wrapping up a post-season berth, with a 7-0 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the only game on the evening’s SJHL schedule.
The win ensures that the Millionaires (20-29-1-2) can’t be caught by the Yorkton Terriers, (14 points up with six to play) meaning they’ll finish no worse than sole possession of 10th place overall, and have a spot in the Wild Card series.
The Mils are four points back of Flin Flon for 9th place, and the Bombers have a pair of games in hand.
Colby Entz stopped all 24 shots he faced on Tuesday, for his second shutout this season and his sixth career.
They used seven different scorers, as Logan Foster, Daniel Liberty and Tyler Millar all put up a goal and an assist. Isaac Embree, Ethan Kopyczyn, Trevor Paradise and Clayton Eisler all found the net as well.
The Ice Wolves (10-40-0-3) head home after going 2-2 on their four game swing, sandwiching a pair of wins in Yorkton between losses in Melville.
Two big games on Wednesday, as the Kindersley Klippers head to Notre Dame for a make-up game. It’s one the Klippers need to have if they want to keep their chance of getting into a top six spot. The Hounds sit 6th, six up on the 8th place Klippers. Kindersley has two games in hand.
The other Wednesday matchup has Weyburn on the road in Estevan. The Red Wings remain in two separate races. They’re seven points back of Estevan for the Viterra Division lead, and third overall seed, and this is a last ditch effort to stay in that conversation. They’re also right between Notre Dame and Kindersley in 7th place overall. They’re three back of the Hounds and three ahead of the Klippers.