Weyburn’s Aaron de Kok was less than a minute away from his second shutout this season, when Nic Porterfield scored for Melville with 50 seconds remaining, but it was Weyburn coming out on top, grabbing two points with a 2-1 shootout victory.
The first goal of the game came with under two minutes remaining in the second period, when Nolan Steer got the Red Wings (5-7-0-0) on the board. Porterfield tied it late to force extra time.
De Kok finished with 35 saves on 36 shots, while Kaleb McEachern was excellent at the other end, stopping 43 of 44 shots through regulation and overtime for the Millionaires (4-5-2-2).
The La Ronge Ice Wolves were looking for a perfect four game road trip, but came up short Saturday in Humboldt as the Broncos picked up a 6-3 decision, ending the Ice Wolves’ winning streak at four games.
Zach McIntyre led the charge with a goal and three assists for the Broncos (6-4-0-1). Chase Felgueiras added a goal and two assists, while Jared Shuter (1g-1a), Kade Olsen, Bryson Cecconi and Spencer Weinkauf also found the net. Brendan Forman stopped 37 of the 40 shots he faced.
Daylon Mannon moved into the SJHL scoring lead, assisted on all three goals for the Ice Wolves (6-8-0-0). Kyle Ford became the fifth SJHL player to hit the 10-goal plateau, scoring twice, while Zach Bannister found the net as well.
Ryan Ries scored 3:30 into overtime, and the Yorkton Terriers beat the Flin Flon Bombers 4-3 (OT).
Brett LeGrandeur opened the scoring just 29 seconds into the game and finished with a goal and an assist. Evan Sare and Chantz Petruic followed shortly after, giving the Terriers (5-7-0-0) a 3-0 lead after twenty minutes.
Easton Haygarth and Reid Robertson replied for Flin Flon in the second, making it a one goal game, and the SJHL goal scoring leader, Donavan Houle-Villeneuve evened things up in the third.
Petruic scored his 14th of the season, before Houle-Villeneuve one-upped that total with his 15th.
Philippe Bond made 39/42 saves in goal for the Terriers, while Flin Flon’s Jacob Delorme stopped 25/29.
The Bombers (7-3-2-0) went winless on a three game swing, but picked up points in their last two, with shootout and overtime losses.