By Craig Stein
Carter Seminuk has been the quote-unquote backup goalie for the Humboldt Broncos this season, with 20-year-old off-season pickup Garrett Mason putting up sparkling numbers, leading the Broncos to a league-best record through the first quarter of the regular season.
On Saturday night however, Seminuk continued to prove that Coach Darcy Haugan has two solid options between the pipes, making 28 saves for his first shutout of the season, improving his personal mark to 3-0, (1.61 GAA, .943%) as the Broncos blanked the Yorkton Terriers 1-0.
Trevor Posch’s 10th goal of the season was the game’s only offense, as the Broncos improved to 12-3-0-1 on the year.
Greg Maggio made 37/38 saves in goal for the Terriers (5-6-2-0).
Taryn Kotchorek made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Battelfords North Stars went into La Ronge and beat the Ice Wolves 3-0.
The Stars (11-5-0-0) have now won three straight. Coby Downs had a goal and an assist, while Owen Lamb also scored and Layne Young added his 10th goal of the season. McGregor Sinclair chipped in a pair of assists.
Aaron MacKay faced 48 shots, stopping 45 for the Ice Wolves (2-12-0-1).
The Flin Flon Bombers won the opener of their weekend double header with Kindersley on Friday, but the Klippers bounced back with a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday.
Sam Binfet scored the OT winner halfway through the extra frame. Cole Young (1g-1a), Josh Bly and Carson Pickett scored in regulation for the Klippers (6-8-0-0) and Justen Close made 55/58 saves.
The Bombers (7-6-2-1) took three of four points against the Klippers over the weekend, and got 30/34 saves from Brenden Newton on Saturday. Nick Shumlanski scored twice, and set up the other, and Joseph Leonidas added a goal and an assist.
Kristian Stead stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced and the Nipawin Hawks scored three powerplay goals in a 4-1 victory in Weyburn.
Keegan Kjargaard had two of those powerplay goals, both late in the third period. Grant Baetsen (1g-1a) and Tanner Thompson did the rest of the scoring for the Hawks (7-3-2-0).
Nipawin wraps up their three-in-three road trip Sunday at 4:30 in Notre Dame.
The Red Wings (9-5-0-1) dropped back to back games over the weekend. Braden Mellon had their lone goal on Saturday.