By Craig Stein
Facing 53 shots and stopping 51 of them would normally be enough to for a first star performance and a victory, but Melville’s Brandon Wells didn’t get the necessary run support on Saturday night in Flin Flon, as the Bombers beat the Millionaires for a second straight night, this time 2-0, out-shooting the Millionaires 51-22.
Zac Robidoux picked up the 22 saves shutout, moving his personal mark to 3-0-0-0, 1.33, .957%. That was his first shutout this season, after registering five a year ago.
Greyson Reitmeier and Nick Shumlanski did the scoring for the Bombers, who improved to 6-1-1-0 on the season, 4-0-1-0 at the Whitney Forum.
On Friday night, the Humboldt Broncos scored six goals in their sixth win of the season, and Saturday, they scored seven in their seventh victory, rolling to a 7-2 decision over the visiting Weyburn Red Wings.
Chris Van Os-Shaw had two goals and two assists to lead the attack. Daniel McKitrick added two goals and a helper. Nikolas Malenica, Logan Boulet and Parker Wakaruk added singles, while Trevor Posch chipped in three assists, and Connor Swystun and Luke Kempf added two each.
Garrett Mason earned starts on back to back nights, making 32/34 saves Saturday, as the Broncos moved to 7-1-0-0 on the season.
Donovan Lumb and Jacob Wozney replied for the Red Wings (4-3-0-1).
The Battlefords North Stars went into Melfort and stifled the Mustangs to the tune of a 4-0 shutout, where they gave up just seven shots on goal.
Taryn Kotchorek stopped all seven, including just one in the third period, for his first shutout this season. Reed Delainey (1g-1a), Brett Horn (1g-1a), Connor Sych and Austin Shumanski provided the offense.
Derrick Hucul made 31/35 saves in goal for the Mustangs (3-5-0-0). The two-time defending champs have now dropped five in a row after starting the season with three wins.
The Nipawin Hawks completed a weekend sweep of the La Ronge Ice Wolves, scoring 11 goals in the process, capped by Saturday’s 6-2 decision.
Michael Grant (2g-1a) and Josh McDougall (1g-2a) each had three point nights. Brett Harasymuk (1g-1a), Chad McCartney and Tanner Thompson did the rest of the scoring and Sam-Jaxon Visscher made 24/26 saves.
Derek Pratter and Nick Prouty replied for the Ice Wolves (1-7-0-0).
Riley Higdon stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced, leading the Notre Dame Hounds to a 4-1 road win in Yorkton.
The Hounds (4-4-0-0) got back to .500 and got goals from Ben Duperreault (1g-1a), Tyler Podgorenko, Cole Kirkup and Adam Dawe.
Defenseman Regan Seiferling provided the lone goal for the Terriers (2-3-2-0).