Jacob Delorme made 29 saves for his first SJHL shutout, and the Flin Flon Bombers gave him more than enough run support, exploding for a 9-0 win over the visiting Melfort Mustangs on Saturday night.
Alec Malo (3g-1a) and Chase Haygarth (1g-3a) each had four point nights for the Bombers (25-9-5-0), while Donavan Houle-Villeneuve (1g-2a) and Caleb Franklin put up three points each. Tristan Lemyre (1g-1a), Dane Hirst (1g-1a), Jaeden Mercier and Matt Flodell rounded it out. Flin Flon’s a point up on Yorkton for second overall, and also have seven games in hand.
The Mustangs (22-13-3-1) are now into a fifth place tie with Nipawin.
Nipawin continued their charge this week with their fifth straight win, and fourth win in five nights 8-2 in La Ronge, sweeping a weekend home and home with the Ice Wolves.
The Hawks (23-17-2-0) have out-scored their opponents 29-9 during the five game streak, and 24-5 in their four games this week.
Defenseman Max Johnson had a big four point night with a goal and three helpers. Burke Simpson scored twice and Jake Tremblay and Jordan Simoneau each had a goal and two assists, while Carson Erhardt (1g-1a), Sawyer Senio and Bronson Adams chipped in the others. Andrew Schaab had three helpers, Jeremy Bisson added two and Dalton Dosch made 36/38 saves. After Nipawin’s intense schedule this week, they’re off until Friday when they host Flin Flon, and then off for another week before a home and home with the Bombers, so it’s three straight vs Flin Flon for the Hawks.
Jordan Mish (1g-1a) and James Philpott had the goals for the Ice Wolves (22-16-3-2) while Daylon Mannon assisted on both. The Ice Wolves remain in fourth but are now just one point up on both Nipawin and Melfort.
Logan Foster racked up three goals and two assists for a five point night and the Humboldt Broncos downed the Kindersley Klippers 8-1.
Luke Spadafora and Tristan Shewchuk each had a goal and two assists, as that line combined for five goals and 11-points.
Spencer McHardy, Max Gudnason and Justin Jamer chipped in the other Humboldt goals, while Brendan Forman stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced in goal. The Broncos (19-16-4-2) remain in seventh place overall after the weekend, four points up on Estevan, and four points back of Nipawin and Melfort.
Liam Fraser scored his 22nd goal of the season for the Klippers (15-21-5-1), opening the scoring 4:31 into the contest before Humboldt went off for eight unanswered.
Philippe Bond faced a season-high 57 shots, stopping all but one, and Chantz Petruic scored twice as the Yorkton Terriers won 2-1 in overtime in Estevan.
Bond was 8:25 away from his first SJHL shutout, as he saw 23 shots in the third period alone.
Petruic’s overtime winner was gives him 52-goals and 98-points on the year as he closes in on his next milestone, looking for 100 points.
The Terriers (26-18-1-1) remain in third spot overall, but have played between three and seven games more than the pack of teams around them.
The Bruins’ (18-17-3-1) five game winning streak is over, but they still have points in six consecutive with the OT loss. Troy Hamilton scored for them on Saturday while Keenan Rancier made 24/26 saves.
And the Melville Millionaires ended a four game slide with a 3-2 win over Notre Dame.
Zach McIntyre (1g-1a) and Jonathan Kraft scored third period goals helping the Millionaires (13-22-2-4) come from behind for the win.
Aidan Steinke (1g-1a) added a first period penalty shot goal for Melville, while Berk Berkeliev made 26/28 saves to pick up the victory.
Braydon Iwaschuk (1g-1a) and Jarrett Penner scored, while Riley Kohonick made 34/37 saves for the Hounds (15-21-3-1).