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SCOREBOARD SATURDAY

By Craig Stein

The Kindersley Klippers took back top spot in the SJHL Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over the Notre Dame Hounds in a divisional matchup, one of five games on a busy Saturday schedule.

It was a valiant effort by Notre Dame goaltender Andrew Henderson, as his club was out-shot 42-18, and he made 40 saves.

All of the scoring happened in the first period, as Kyle Bosch and Josh Fletcher scored for the Klippers (12-3-1-0).  Fletcher also scored the only goal of the shootout, and Justen Close made 16/18 saves.  Kindersley now has points in nine straight games (8-0-1).

Jared Hamm (9th of the year) and Jarrett Penner scored for the Hounds (8-8-0-2).

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Derek Patter scored early in overtime as the Humboldt Broncos won another Ag Risk Solutions Division matchup in extra time, 3-2 (OT) in Battlefords.

Michael Clarke opened the scoring early in the second period for the Broncos (11-5-2-0) and Reid Arnold forced overtime late in the third.  Rayce Ramsay was stellar in goal making 45/47 saves.

Joel Gryzbowski made 40/43 saves at the other end for the North Stars (8-5-1-2), while Braydon Buziak and Owen Lamb picked up the goals.

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The Melville Millionaires outlasted their rivals from Yorkton 5-4 in a see-saw affair in Melville.

The Millionaires (3-12-2-2) led 3-0 and saw the lead evaporate, before the two teams went back and forth until Max McPeak scored a powerplay goal with 1:48 to play and it stood as the winner.  It was McPeak’s first goal in the SJHL.  Josh Borynec led the Mils with a goal and two assists.  Tristan Shewchuk (1g-1a), Aidan Steinke (1g-1a) and Jaden Shewchuk rounded out the scoring.

Karstin McDonald, Chantz Petruic and Cole Keenleyside erased the 3-0 deficit in the second period, before Cody Bruchkowski added one more in the third for the Terriers (8-6-1-0).

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Jayden Davis had two goals and two assists and the Estevan Bruins ended a tough road trip on a high note, beating the Melfort Mustangs 9-4.

TJ Irey also scored twice and Bryce Platt notched a goal and two assists.  Jake Heerspink (1g-1a), George Cathers and Turner Ripplinger added the others for Estevan (8-10-0-0).  Michael McChesney chipped in three assists.

Carson Albrecht had two goals and an assist, leading the way for the Mustangs (10-5-1-0).  Justin Ball scored his 16th of the year and added an assist, with Colin Schmidt rounding out the scoring.

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After three shutouts in eight nights, Patrick Pugliese gave Declan Hobbs the night off in the Nipawin Hawks’ crease, and Pugliese nearly added a shutout of his own, as the Hawks downed the Weyburn Red Wings 5-1 at The Cage.

Pugliese stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced, allowing a third period powerplay marker to Weyburn’s Garrett Szeremley.

Jake Tremblay scored the first two goals of the night for the Hawks (12-5-0-0), who are now back into a first place tie with Flin Flon in the Sherwood.  Jordan Simoneau (1g-1a), Carson Erhardt and Gage Misskey also found the back of the net.

Riley Lamb made 34/38 saves for the Red Wings (5-10-2-0), who are now winless in 10 (0-8-2) after an 0-3-1 road trip.

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