By Craig Stein
Brenden Newton made 22 saves for his second shutout this season and the Flin Flon Bombers won their sixth straight game, 4-0 over the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday night.
Jason Lavallee and Troy Williams each had a goal and an assist, and for Lavallee it was his 20th goal of the season. Rylee Zimmer and Jordan McCausland also scored for the Bombers (27-10-2-2).
Benjamin Patt stopped 49/53 shots in goal for the Hounds (17-17-3-1), who finish a three game road trip Sunday in Humboldt.
The Weyburn Red Wings played the league-leading Battlefords North Stars tough for a second straight night, but after their overtime loss on Friday, the Stars narrowly escaped with the upper hand on Saturday, 2-1 in regulation.
It was scoreless until 16:41 of the third period when Connor Logan got the Stars on the board. Carson Rose tied things up with just 17 seconds left in regulation, and it appeared the two clubs were headed for extra time for a second straight night, but at 19:59, Coby Downs would strike with the game winner.
Taryn Kotchorek made 20/21 saves for the North Stars (34-7-1-0), and Shaun Fleming stopped 34/36 for the Wings (18-19-1-4).
The Nipawin Hawks won their third straight game, 5-3 over the Yorkton Terriers.
Brett Harasymuk, Michael Maple, Brandan Arnold, Tanner Thompson and Michael Grant did the scoring for Nipawin (23-12-2-1) and Declan Hobbs made 28/31 saves.
Corwin Stevely and Jared Legien had the Terriers ahead 2-0 midway through the first period. Dakota Odgers rounded out the scoring in the third period. It was Odgers’ first regular season SJHL goal. He had 8 points in 8 playoff games as a 16 year old, but played the bulk of the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League before returning to the Terriers at the deadline.
The Melfort Mustangs picked up a 7-1 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves at a neutral site game in Spiritwood.
The Mustangs (17-17-2-4) jumped ahead of two teams and into 7th place with the victory.
La Ronge drops to 6-29-1-4.
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