By Craig Stein
A back and forth game in Humboldt Saturday night saw Humboldt’s Brayden Camrud tie things up with 41 seconds left in regulation, and the Broncos pulled out a 6-5 shootout win over the visiting Nipawin Hawks.
It was 1-0 Nipawin, 2-1 Nipawin, 3-2 Humboldt, 4-3 Nipawin, 5-4 Nipawin before Camrud forced extra time. Bryson Cecconi had a goal and three assist to lead the Broncos (13-6-2-0) and Owen Guenter had a goal and two assists. Josh Patrician (1g-1a) and Reid Arnold also scored as Humboldt moved into sole possession of top spot in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division, two points up on Kindersley.
Jordan Simoneau had a hat trick for the Hawks (13-5-0-1), who still have points in six straight (5-0-1). Jake Tremblay (1g-1a) and Eric Sorensen had the others.
The Yorkton Terriers made it back to back wins in La Ronge, following Friday night’s win with a 7-3 decision on Saturday afternoon.
Jared Legien had two goals and three assists and Branden Klatt added two goals and two assists as the two 20-year-olds combined for nine points. Colby Brandt (1g-1a), Chantz Petruic (1g-1a) and Quinten Hobbs rounded out the scoring for the Terriers (10-7-1-0) and Ryan Ouelette made 34/37 saves.
Mitch Zambon (1g-1a), Antonio Di Paolo and Jake Gudjonson scored for the Ice Wolves (6-15-0-0) and Jordan Mish assisted on all three.
The Estevan Bruins edged the Kindersley Klippers 3-2 in an 11-round shootout, getting back to .500 with their third straight win.
Grant Boldt went 10/11 in that marathon shootout, while also stopping 26 of 28 shots through regulation and overtime. Turner Ripplinger and Bryce Platt did the scoring for the Bruins (10-10-0-0).
The Klippers (12-5-1-1) held a 2-0 lead on goals from Brendon Borbely and Caden Benson. Justen Close made 37/39 saves.
The Melville Millionaires won a 2-1 game for a second straight night, this time getting by Notre Dame at home on Saturday.
Melville Captain Cory Schillo had a goal and an assist, while newcomer Luke Spadafora opened the scoring. Colby Entz made 18/19 saves for the Millionaires (5-12-2-2) who have a chance to go 3-for-3 on the weekend. They were in Humboldt Friday, home to Notre Dame Saturday back on the road to Nipawin on Sunday at 6:00.
Riley Kohonick made 35/37 saves for the Hounds (10-9-0-2) and Jakob Breault scored his 8th of the year. Notre Dame welcomes Battlefords Sunday at 4:30.
The Battlefords North Stars got by the Weyburn Red Wings 3-2 on the road, and jumped over Notre Dame into 3rd in the tight Global Ag Risk Solutions Division standings in the process.
The Stars (10-6-1-2) scored once in each period as Brett Gammer, Quinton Loon-Stewardson and Braydon Buziak all found the net, and Joel Gryzbowski made 20/22 saves. Battlefords will wrap a three game road trip Sunday afternoon in Notre Dame.
Zac Gladu opened the scoring short-handed for the Red Wings (6-11-2-0) while Sean Olson added one in the third, and Riley Lamb stopped 34 of 37 shots.