(Photo courtesy: Yorkton Terriers)
The Humboldt Broncos returned the favour to the Yorkton Terriers on Saturday, overcoming a three goal deficit of their own, as the Terriers did to them 24 hours earlier, and this time the Broncos came away with a 6-5 win in regulation, taking three of a possible four points in the weekend home and home.
Yorkton led 3-0 before Humboldt stormed back to score six unanswered goals. Chantz Petruic opened the scoring, and finished it, scoring his 50th goal of the season with three seconds left in the game. While it was too little too late for the Terriers (25-17-1-0), it was still a milestone for their captain that doesn’t happen very often. Petruic followed up Melfort’s Justin Ball from a year ago hitting the 50-goal club, and that’s only three times it’s happened in the last 10 years, and four times in the 2000’s, joining Travis Eggum of La Ronge (58 goals in 2010-11) and Melfort’s Garrett Cameron (53 goals in 2002-03).
Jordan Guiney also had two goals for Yorkton, and an assist, while Evan Sare had the other and Philippe Bond was busy, making 44 saves.
Luke Spadafora (2g-1a) and Logan Kurki scored twice each for the Broncos (17-15-4-2), while Tristan Shewchuk (1g-1a) and Max Gudnason had the others. Brendan Forman came on in relief and made 18/21 stops to earn the win.
Jacob Delorme stopped 45 of the 46 shots he faced as the Flin Flon Bombers earned a gutsy 2-1 overtime victory in La Ronge on Saturday.
Mason Martin opened the scoring for the Bombers (24-9-5-0) just 2:46 into the game, and that was all their scoring until just over a minute into overtime, when Cole Rafuse notched the winner on the powerplay with his 29th of the season.
Shots were 46-32 in favour of the Ice Wolves (22-14-3-2), but only Daylon Mannon was able to beat Delorme in the second period, before Delorme stopped all 21 shots sent his way in the third period. La Ronge still ran their streak to 10 straight games of getting at least a point (8-0-1-1). Liam McGarva made 30/32 saves in the OT loss.
The Nipawin Hawks avenged their home ice loss to Melfort on Friday, with a 5-4 overtime win at the Northern Lights Palace on Saturday.
The Hawks were forced to come from behind Saturday – after trailing 5-3, they eventually forced overtime when Jake Tremblay forced overtime with just 48 seconds remaining, and Jordan Simoneau (1g-1a) potted the winner with 1:05 left in extra time.
Bronson Adams (1g-1a), Brodie Girod and Jeremy Bisson also chipped in goals for the Hawks (19-17-2-0), and Ross Hawryluk needed just 5 saves on 6 shots coming on in relief in 35 minutes of work.
Tyson Meyers gave Melfort (22-12-3-1) an early 1-0 lead, and it was 4-2 Mustangs after Nolan Kadachuk, Christian Albertson and Colton Schell scored three unanswered in the second period. Shawn Parkinson made 32/35 saves in goal.
The Battlefords North Stars won their fifth straight game, picking up their 32nd win in 40 games this season, beating Kindersley 5-2 to sweep that home and home set.
Adam Dmyterko made 31/33 saves, Austin Becker (1g-2a) had three points and Matthias Urbanski scored twice to lead the North Stars (32-6-2-0). Rylan Nivon (1g-1a) and Steven Kesserling also found the net.
Jaxon Georget and Sean Michalevich did the scoring for the Klippers (14-19-5-1).
With their third straight win since the Christmas break, the Estevan Bruins have moved into a playoff spot, leapfrogging Kindersley and idle Notre Dame with Saturday’s 6-1 win over the visiting Melville Millionaires.
After a scoreless first period, Max McPeak got Melville (12-20-2-4) on the board first 5:37 into the second period, but the Bruins (16-17-2-1) took it from there, scoring four in the second in a 6:18 span, and two more in the third. Jayden Davis had two goals and an assist, and Griffin Asham-Moroz also scored two. Tylor Ludwar (1g-1a) and Eddie Gallagher had the others, and Keenan Rancier earned the win with a 32/33 saves performance.