The top two teams in last year’s regular season standings are both still without a loss as the last full day of the SJHL Showcase wrapped up Tuesday night in Warman.
The defending champion Battlefords North Stars made it a perfect 5-and-0 start to the season with a 10-3 decision over the Flin Flon Bombers on Tuesday afternoon.
Matthias Urbanski (2g-2a) and Quinton Loon-Stewardson (2g-1a) scored twice each to lead the charge for the Stars (5-0-0-0).
Donavan Houle-Villeneuve scored twice for the Bombers (4-2-0-0), his league-leading 8th goal and 14th point of the season.
The Nipawin Hawks made it six straight wins to begin the season as they wrapped up Day 3 with a 5-2 win over Melville.
Jake Tremblay and Austen Flaman each had a goal and an assist for the Hawks (6-0-0-0), who allowed just 17 shots on goal to what’s been a potent Melville lineup to this point.
Jacob Bourchier and Jonathan Kraft gave the Millionaires (2-2-0-1) a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, before the Hawks scored four unanswered.
The morning opened up with the Melfort Mustangs rolling to a 6-2 win over the Yorkton Terriers.
The Mustangs (4-2-0-0) have found their scoring touch of late, scoring 23 times in their last four games (5.75/game) after being shutout twice by Nipawin to start the year.
Defenseman Jake Hobson had a goal and two assists on Tuesday, while Kenzie Arnold followed up his Showcase hat trick performance with another goal and an assist. Rookie Brady Clayton added his first SJHL goal, and a helper.
Alec Zawatsky made his debut from the Terriers (1-4-0-0), putting up a goal and an assist, matching the output of his new linemate Chantz Petruic.
The other game on Tuesday needed extra time and the Kindersley Klippers grabbed the extra point with a 6-5 shootout decision against Estevan.
Dawson McKenzie had two goals and two assists for the Klippers, the second time he’s put up those numbers in less than a week. The former Bomber and Red Wing now has 12-points (5g-7a) in six games to lead his club. Tanner Manz had two goals and an assist for the Bruins (1-3-1-1).