By Craig Stein
The Flin Flon Bombers have five of a possible six points, three games through their four game road trip, and they won a wild 6-3 decision Saturday night in Weyburn. The two teams filled up the scoresheet, but not as much as they did the penalty sheet, as a multiple fight situation, goalies included, took place in the dying seconds.
Flin Flon now has three players with double digits in goals, as Daylan Marchi joined the club Saturday with a hat trick and an assist, giving him 10 goals on the year, just off the pace of Caleb Moretz’s 11, and Brandon Hein’s 12. Neither of them scored on Saturday, in fact Moretz was out of the lineup while Hein had a pair of assists. Nate Hooper added a goal and three assists, while Quebec products Chrystopher Collin and Vincent Nardone picked up the other goals. Pierce Diamond made 25/28 saves for the Bombers (7-4-0-2), and had a late scrap with Weyburn’s Riley Lamb.
Cade Kowalski (1g-1a), Carson Scheschuk and Sven Schefer replied for the Red Wings (5-4-1-0).
Flin Flon’s four game swing wraps up Sunday in Estevan, a 6:00 puck drop.
The Melfort Mustangs completed a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Nipawin Hawks, with a 3-1 win on the road.
Hunter Arps made 31/32 saves in the win, and coming off a shutout the night before, stopped 57/58 shots (.983%) over the weekend.
Carson Albrecht (1g-1a), Colin Schmidt (1g-1a) and Kayle Tosh scored for Melfort. The Mustangs (7-3-1-0) have now jumped past Nipawin by a point into second in the Sherwood, a point back of Flin Flon with two games in hand.
Caleb Grandfield scored his first SJHL goal for the Hawks (7-4-0-0) and Patrick Pugliese made 21/24 saves.
The Yorkton Terriers have now ripped off four straight wins and have taken over top spot in the Viterra Division, after a come from behind, 6-4 win in Battlefords.
Chantz Petruic had a goal and two assists, his fifth straight game with a goal. Branden Klatt and Aiden Bulych each added a goal and an assist, with Quinten Hobbs, Cody Bruchkowski and Tyson Janzen also hitting the net, and Ben Laidlaw made 30/34 stops. The Terriers (6-4-1-0) trailed 4-3 midway through the third period before scoring three straight.
Austin Becker and Elijah Loon-Stewardson each had a goal and an assist for the North Stars (6-4-0-1). MacGregor Sinclair and Braydon Buziak added the others.
The Melville Millionaires and Kindersley Klippers were scoreless into the third period before trading goals and forcing overtime, where the Klippers eventually won 2-1 in a shootout.
The Klippers (8-3-1-0) out-shot the Millionaires (2-8-1-2) 49-20 on the night, as Colby Entz made 48/49 saves through regulation and overtime in Melville’s net. Zach Johnson turned away 19/20, and 3/4 in the shootout.
Melville’s Tristan Shewchuk got his club on the board first with his first SJHL goal 6:16 into the third period. Devon Cyr’s 6th of the season pulled the Klippers even just over three minutes later.
The La Ronge Ice Wolves saw their three game winning streak come to an end Saturday in Estevan, as the Bruins rolled to a 7-1 decision.
Former Moose Jaw Warrior Tristyn DeRoose had a goal and three assists to lead the way. Defenseman Johnny Witzke scored a pair, while George Cathers, Eddie Gallagher, Tanner Manz and Turner Ripplinger all had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (5-6-0-0), who snapped a four game slide. Jake Anthony made 17/18 saves.
Kolby Johnson notched a powerplay marker for the Ice Wolves (4-7-0-0), making it 1-1 at the time. La Ronge wraps up their four game trip with a 4:30 start Sunday in Notre Dame.