Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Scoreboard Saturday

The Nipawin Hawks saw their winning streak end at six to begin the season, but the Battlefords North Stars ran theirs to seven with a 4-3 decision in La Ronge Saturday night.

Quinton Loon-Stewardson had a goal and an assist to lead the Stars (7-0-0-0), with Elijah Loon-Stewardson, Rylan Nivon and Dylan Esau chipping in the others. Adam Dmyterko made 37/40 saves in the win.

Daylon Mannon scored twice for the Ice Wolves (2-7-0-0). Zach Bannister added the other and Steven Bacovsky made 49/53 stops.


The Weyburn Red Wings picked up their second win in as many nights, edging the Melville Millionaries 5-4 in overtime.

Ben Hiltz potted the winner with less than a minute left in OT. Braden Birnie had three assists for the Red Wings (3-4-0-0). Christian Snyder (1g-1a), Connor Karo and Tyson McLean (1g-1a) also scored. Noah Decottignies made 33/37 saves.

The Millionaires (2-2-2-1) remain in first place in the Viterra Division. They have points in five of their seven games, but have also lost five of their seven games, three of them in OT/SO. Max McPeak had a goal and an assist on Saturday, while Nic Porterfield, Luke Nkwama and Booker Chacalias had the others.


The Melfort Mustangs made it six straight wins as they downed the Notre Dame Hounds 3-1 on the road.

The Hounds out-shot the Mustangs 36-18, including 25-2 in the third period but Shawn Parkinson was stellar, making 35/36 saves for Melfort (6-2-0-0).

Ben Tkachuk (1g-1a), Marco Lopez (1g-1a) and Jake Hobson did the scoring for the Mustangs.

Sho Takai scored a third period goal for the Hounds (3-4-0-0), who’ve now dropped four straight, after three straight wins to begin the season. On the other side of the coin, Melfort dropped their first two before rattling off six straight wins.


The Flin Flon Bombers ended the Nipawin Hawks’ perfect start to the season, scoring three quick goals in the first 10+ minutes of their 6-2 win over the Hawks.

Easton Haygarth and Donavan Houle-Villeneuve each had a goal and assist, while Alec Malo and Cole Rafuse both set up a pair of goals. Houle-Villeneuve (9g-7a) and Malo (4g-12a) are tied for the league-lead with 16-points. Brandon Cianflone, Mason Martin, Tristan Lemyre and Matt Flodell also found the net, and Jaden Little made 20/22 saves for the Bombers (5-2-0-0), winning his first SJHL start.

Eric Sorensen and Michael Makarenko did the scoring for the Hawks (6-1-0-0).