The Melfort Mustangs salvaged a home-and-home split with Humboldt, and actually took three of a possible four points against the Broncos, after their 5-2 win on the road on Saturday night.
Kenzie Arnold scored twice in the win, while Alex Rondeau, Zach Anderson and Christian Albertson added the others, and Shawn Parkinson turned away 33 of the 35 shots he faced in goal for the Mustangs (23-14-3-2).
Spencer McHardy and Max Gudnason replied for the Broncos (20-17-4-2).
Melfort’s now tied for fourth overall with La Ronge, two points up on Nipawin, and Humboldt remains in seventh, three points back of Nipawin, four up on Estevan.
Joseph Young stopped all 35 shots he faced and the Weyburn Red Wings edged the Estevan Bruins 1-0.
Four of Young’s seven wins on the season are shutouts, despite the rookie being 14th in minutes played, games played, and wins.
Defenseman Kabir Gill scored the only goal of the game, his first as a Red Wing, on the powerplay 7:48 into the game.
Keenan Rancier made 30/31 saves in goal for the Bruins (19-18-3-1), who still have a five point edge over Kindersley for the final playoff spot.
The Red Wings (17-24-0-1) are seven points back of the Bruins for the final playoff spot.
The first place Battlefords North Stars (36-7-2-0) won their fourth straight game, 3-2 over Notre Dame at a neutral site game in Hillmond. Online scoring was unavailable at post time.
The Hounds (16-23-3-1) remain six points back of Estevan for a playoff spot.