By Craig Stein
There were three one goal games, and a pair that weren’t so close in Saturday’s five game SJHL schedule.
MacGregor Sinclair followed up his hat trick from Friday night with another goal and an assist on Saturday, as the Battlefords North Stars edged the Humboldt Broncos 3-2 in a shootout. Layne Young also had a goal and an assist, Cody Spagrud potted the shootout winner and Taryn Kotchorek made 31/33 saves for the Stars (18-3-1-0), who won their sixth in a row.
Graysen Cameron and Derek Patter replied for the Broncos (14-9-3-1) and Jacob Wassermann made 32/34 saves.
The Kindersley Klippers were outshot 35-27 by Notre Dame, but Justen Close made 34/35 saves and the Klippers squeaked out a 2-1 win.
Cody Hodgson and Austin Nault did the scoring for the Klippers (11-7-2-2).
Hounds’ (15-7-1-3) captain Chance Longjohn potted his 14th goal of the season, on the powerplay, and Jack Ryan made 25/27 saves in goal.
Zach Goberis hit a nice personal milestone but his team came up just short on the road.
The Estevan Bruins’ forward notched his 25th goal of the season, in his 28th game, but the Bruins (16-10-2-0) fell 3-2 in Melfort. Goberis finished with a goal and an assist, as did his teammate Kaelan Holt, and Matt Lukacs made 45/48 saves. Estevan went 1-3-0-0 during a four game swing to Nipawin, La Ronge, Flin Flon and Melfort, with their lone win coming in La Ronge.
Tristen Elder, Justin Ball and Colin Schmidt did the scoring for the Mustangs (17-5-3-1) while Evan Plotnik made 32/34 saves to pick up the win.
Damian Bentz (3g-1a) and Ethan Kopyczyn (4a) each had four point nights and Clayton Eisler (1g-2a) had his second straight three point night as the Melville Millionaires completed a home and home sweep of the Yorkton Terriers with a 7-2 win at home on Saturday.
Dayton Heino also had a goal and two assists for the Millionaires (10-15-0-2) who picked up their 10th win of the year and went 4/6 on the powerplay. Montana Streit and Aidan Steinke also scored and Colby Entz turned away 17/19 shots.
Cole Keenleyside and Shane Sherban added third period goals for the Terriers (4-19-2-0).
Michael Grant (3g-1a) scored three times and the Nipawin Hawks rolled to a 9-2 win over La Ronge.
Grant Baetsen added a pair of goals while Brandan Arnold (1g-1a), Josh McDougall (1g-1a), Brett Harasymuk and Jeremy Bisson chipped in singles. Jake Anthony made 20/22 saves for the Hawks (16-5-1-2), who made it five wins in a row.
Jason Bednarski opened the scoring for the Ice Wolves (5-17-0-2), before the Hawks scored nine unanswered. Mitch Zambon rounded out the scoring late in the third.