By Craig Stein
Jacob Wassermann stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced and the Humboldt Broncos (6-5-1-0) knocked off the league-leading Melfort Mustangs (10-1-1-1), 2-1 in a shootout.
Melfort’s Evan Plotnik made 30/31 saves at the other end, as he stopped everything in regulation and overtime after Humboldt’s Kaleb Dahlgren opened the scoring in the first period.
Andrew Thompson tied this up in the third, before Humboldt’s Brayden Camrud and Conner Lukan both scored in the shootout.
Kyle Bosch had two goals and an assist, and the Kindersley Klippers just hung on for a 4-3 win over the Melville Millionaires.
The Klippers (6-4-1-0) led 4-0 after two periods before the Millionaires (3-9-0-1) nearly stormed all the way back with three in the third.
Curtis Peck and Josh Fletcher had the other Kindersley goals, and Bill Girard made 24/27 saves.
Dayton Heino was in on all three third period goals for Melville, scoring the first two just five minutes apart, before setting up Damian Bentz (1g-1a).
Chance Longjohn, Alec Zawatsky and Chaz Smedsrud, ALL, had a goal and two assists, as the Notre Dame Hounds’ top trio combined for nine points in a 6-2 win over La Ronge.
Jared Hamm, Kurri Woodford and Olivier Lantagne also scored for the Hounds (6-3-1-1), who now sit one point up on all three of their Olympic Buildings Division counterparts. Jack Ryan made 24/26 saves in goal.
Shane Hounsell and Derek Frater each had a goal and an assist for the Ice Wolves (1-9-0-1).
Jeremy Velazquez (2g-1a) and Ben Hiltz scored twice each and the Weyburn Red Wings (6-2-1-0) out-scored the Flin Flon Bombers 7-4.
The Wings have games in hand in most teams, so their four game winning streak has been relatively quiet, and their .722 winning percentage is also among the league-leaders.
Landon Walters (1g-1a), Jordan Kazymyra (1g-1a) and Jevon Schwean also scored on Saturday. Arik Weersink made 32/36 saves.
Dylan Burton scored a pair for the Bombers (5-4-0-3) while Connor Beebe and Nick Shumlanski notched the others.