By Craig Stein
Reed Gunville’s goal 1:50 into overtime gave the Melfort Mustangs a 4-3 (OT) win over the visiting Weyburn Red Wings on Saturday night.
Dakota Boutin and defenseman Adam Hergott each added a goal and two assists for the Mustangs (13-14-1-4). Andrew Thompson rounded out the scoring and Evan Plotnik made 33/36 saves. All three of Melfort’s goals in regulation came on the powerplay as the Mustangs’ converted on 3 of 6 opportunities.
Jacob Wozney scored his 18th and 19th goals of the year for the Red Wings (16-13-1-4) and Tyran Brown capped off a three goal second period for the Wings who picked up the single point for the OT loss. Weyburn’s still 10 points back of Estevan for top spot in the Viterra.
It was another dominant home ice performance for the league-leading Battlefords North Stars, who picked up their second shutout at home in as many nights, and sixth straight win overall, in a 6-0 blanking of Kindersley.
While Joel Gryzbowski shutout the Yorkton Terriers on Friday, it was Taryn Kotchorek’s turn on Saturday, as he stopped all 25 shots he faced, matching Gryzbowski with his third shutout this season, and in the process, gave the Stars the team-lead in shutouts with six on the year.
Offensively, the Stars were led by Keaton Holinaty with a goal and two assists. Ben Allen (1g-1a), Kendall Fransoo (1g-1a), Bryce Hall (1g-1a), Connor Logan and Connor Manegre (first SJHL goal) all added markers for the Stars, who improved to 27-6-0-0 (.818%) on the year.
The Klippers fall to 14-21-1-0.
The Humboldt Broncos scored five times in the second period, and then hung on for dear life late, picking up a 5-4 win over the Melville Millionaires.
Trevor Posch scored twice and Brayden Camrud had three assists. Josh Roberts (1g-1a), Connor Swystun and Logan Boulet scored and Garrett Mason made 25/29 saves for the Broncos (19-13-0-1).
The Millionaires (13-16-1-0) charged back with three third period goals. Defenseman Clayton Eisler scored twice and Damian Bentz assisted on all three goals in the third. Tucker Scantlebury and Keegan Milligan had 1g-1a each.
Humboldt heads to Yorkton Sunday at 6:00, the only game on the schedule that day.
Kristian Stead made 27/28 saves leading the Nipawin Hawks to a 2-1 win over Estevan.
Curtis Meger was no slouch for the Bruins (23-10-0-1), turning away 31 of 33 attempts.
All the scoring came in the third period, as Michael Grant and Josh McDougall put the Hawks (15-10-2-1) up 2-0, before Estevan’s Isaac Embree broke Stead’s shutout big with 6:31 to play.