By Craig Stein
The Melfort Mustangs ran their record to 5-0-0-0, while also handing Notre Dame their first loss, with a 5-2 decision over the Hounds.
Kalem Zary (1g-1a), Kayle Tosh, Carson Albrecht, Justin Ball and Vincent Beaudry picked up the goals for the Mustangs and Evan Plotnik made his fifth straight start, and win, making 23/25 saves.
Alec Zawatsky, the son of former Yorkton Terriers’ Coach/GM Ed Zawatsky, scored both goals for the Hounds in his second game since being acquired this week.
The Humboldt Broncos scored a pair of second period goals and hung on for a 2-1 win over the Yorkton Terriers.
Cole Young and Brayden Camrud had goals just over two minutes apart early in the middle frame. Jacob Wasserman stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced in the win.
Logan Bateman nearly stole one for the Terriers, making 46/48 saves. William Brochu got Yorkton on the board with a minute to go in the game.
Tuesday’s Showcase schedule started early in the afternoon and the Estevan Bruins had yet another offensive outburst in an 8-3 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Michael McChesney (3g-1a) and Zach Goberis each had hat tricks for the Bruins. Goberis leads the league with 16 points (7g-9a), while McChesney’s 8 goals also tops the SJHL through eight games. Jake Heerspink (1g-1a) and Hayden Guilderson added singles. Matt Lukacs made 30/33 saves.
Drayton Thunderchief scored a pair for the Ice Wolves and Justin Bill notched the other.
The Bruins (4-2-0-0) have scored four goals or more in each of their six games so far.
The SJHL Showcase wraps up at the Hamm Latrace in Saskatoon Wednesday with just two games. Kindersley takes on Nipawin at 11:00, while Yorkton and Melfort close things out with a 2:15 start.