The Kindersley Klippers boarded the bus on Thursday at the bottom of the SJHL standings, but after three straight wins on their trip through Notre Dame, Weyburn, and finally Estevan on Saturday, have moved all the way up to 7th in the overall standings.
Scott McKenzie (1g-1a), Sean Michalewich and Dane Hirst had the Klippers (6-7-1-0) up 3-0 after the first period. Tyler Traptow (1g-1a) and Dawson McKenzie each added second period markers to make it 5-0, before Cody Davis added a late one in the third for the Bruins (4-7-1-1).
Estevan out-shot Kindersley 49-32, but Zach Johnson made 48 saves in goal for the Klippers.
Just like the night before in Battlefords, the Nipawin Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, only to see the North Stars storm back for a 3-2 win, sweeping their weekend home and home set.
On Saturday, the entire comeback happened in the third period, and fairly late, as Elijah Loon-Stewardson started the comeback with 8:05 remaining. Noah Form tied it with 5:49 left, and Quinton Loon-Stewardson potted the winner with exactly two minutes on the clock. All Battlefords’ scorers also picked up assists on the night, and Parker Rey made 22/24 saves for the Stars (15-1-0-0).
Austen Flaman and Michael Makarenko had the first period markers for the Hawks (9-5-0-0). Jake Tremblay had two assists and Ross Hawryluk made 33/36 saves.
The Notre Dame Hounds got back in the win column with a 4-3 overtime decision over the visiting Humboldt Broncos.
Defenseman Cody Lehner scored his first two goals of the season, tying the game with 4:34 left in regulation, and ending it 1:24 into overtime.
Braydon Iwaschuk and Qaritaq Kusugak-Clark also scored and Riley Kohonick made 28/31 saves for the Hounds (5-8-1-0).
Bryson Cecconi (1g-1a), Zach McIntyre and Tristan Shewchuk replied for the Broncos (7-4-1-1) and Michael Harroch made 33 saves.
The Melfort Mustangs made it 13 straight games without a loss in regulation, with a 3-2 victory in Weyburn.
Greg Parker’s game winner came midway through the third period. Ryley Lanthier (1g-1a) and Nolan Kadachuk also figured into the scoring, and Shawn Parkinson made 22/24 saves for the Mustangs (10-2-2-1).
Daytona Houle and Rhett Fry scored for the Wings (5-8-0-1), giving them a 2-1 lead at one point. Joseph Young made 38/41 saves in his first SJHL start.
The Haygarth twins combined for seven points, leading the Flin Flon Bombers to a 5-1 win over the Melville Millionaires, taking both games against Melville over the weekend, by a combined scored of 11-3.
Easton Haygarth had two goals and two assists, and Chase had three helpers. Mason Kaspick (1g-1a), Alec Malo and Adam Victorino also scored, and Matt Sanker made 23/24 saves for the Bombers (9-3-2-0).
Aidan Steinke provided the only goal for the Millionaires (4-7-2-2), on the powerplay early in the third period.
Jordan Guiney scored early in overtime as the Yorkton Terriers edged the La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-2 (OT).
The game was held half an hour east of Yorkton, in Churchbridge, the hometown of La Ronge Coach/GM Kevin Kaminski.
Ethan Robson and Evan Sare had the goals in regulation for the Terriers (6-9-0-0), while Jake Gudjonson and Samson Mouland scored for the Ice Wolves (7-8-2-0).