By Craig Stein
Lamb Headlines Impressive Night Of Goaltending
The Yorkton Terriers out-shot the Weyburn Red Wings 57-25 on Saturday night, but Red Wings’ goaltender Riley Lamb stopped 56 shots and the Wings edged the Terriers 2-1 in overtime Saturday night. Shots were 41-11 after two periods, and 32-5 at one point.
The 20-year-old Lamb from Rivers, Manitoba, spent his 18 and 19-year-old seasons with Red Deer of the WHL.
Cade Kowalski potted the winner 2:54 into extra time, while Ben Hiltz opened the scoring for the Wings (4-2-0-0) with his 8th of the season. Aiden Bulych scored, and Ben Laidlaw made 23/25 saves in net for the Terriers (2-3-1-0).
Caleb Moretz and Brandson Hein each scored their league co-leading 9th goals of the season, and the Flin Flon Bombers hung on for their second win over Melville in as many nights, 4-3 on Saturday.
Daylan Marchi’s 7th of the season opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the game, and Vincent Nardone added his 5th at the 11:00 mark to make it 2-0 before Hein and Moretz helped them to a 4-1.
The Millionaires (1-5-1-1) nearly battled back as they potted two quick ones in the second period. Dayton and Ryan Heino each scored for Melville, as did Payton Jerome, his first in the SJHL.
Pierce Diamond earned the win for a second straight night, stopping 43/46 shots for the Bombers (5-3-0-0). Berk Berkeliev stopped 33/37 at the other end.
After dropping their first two games of the season to Nipawin, the Humboldt Broncos have now reeled off six straight wins, the latest coming by a 2-1 count Saturday in Kindersley.
Liam Fraser opened the scoring for the Klippers (4-3-0-0) just 2:54 in. Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter did the damage for the Broncos (6-2-0-0) in the second period and that was it for the offense, as 17-year-old Rayce Ramsay made 36/37 saves for Humboldt. In two starts, Ramsay’s made 83/85 saves (0.97 GAA, .976%), while Justen Close was solid as always, turning away 30/32 shots for the Klippers (4-3-0-0).