By Craig Stein
MILLIONAIRES BACK TO EVEN AFTER SWEEPING SHOWCASE
The Humboldt Broncos opened up the SJHL Showcase in Warman, dropping their first game of the season, 3-1 to Melville on Sunday, snapping their impressive four game winning streak to kick off the season, but they got right back in the win column Monday morning, getting past the Estevan Bruins 5-4 in a shootout.
Trevor Posch scored twice for the Broncos and added the winner in the shootout. Daniel McKitrick and Michael Korol each added a goal and an assist while Carter Seminuk picked up the win (33/37).
Kaelen Holt of the Bruins is turning heads at the Showcase and early in the season. He scored a pair on Monday and has now equalled last season’s total with seven goals in just five games on the season.
Matt McNeil (1g-2a) and Michael McChesney also found the net and Lynnden Pastachak, likely another popular player among scouts in attendance, added a pair of assists.
The Melville Millionaires started the season with three straight losses, but after winning both of their Showcase games, find themselves on a three game winning streak and back to an even .500.
The Millionaires followed Sunday’s win over Humboldt with a 4-2 decision over Battlefords on Monday afternoon.
Tucker Scantlebury led the way with a goal and two assists and Alex Maticic (3a) also had a three point day. Keegan Milligan (1g-1a), Curran Reeve and Kole Bryks also found the net for Melville. Rookie Colby Entz picked up his first SJHL win making 24/26 saves.
Reed Delainey and Connor Logan each netted a goal and an assist for the Stars.
The Yorkton Terriers picked up a 3-1 win over Nipawin in the afternoon thanks to 26 saves on 27 shots from goaltender Greg Maggio.
Corwin Stevely, Tyler Baier (1g-1a) and Regan Seiferling (1g-1a) all notched their first goals of the season for Yorkton.
For the Hawks, Michael Grant notched his second of the year and Kristian Stead made 35/38 saves.
The first full day at the Showcase wrapped up with the Weyburn Red Wings edging the Flin Flon Bombers 4-3.
Landon Walters opened the scoring and finished it for the Wings, notching his first two SJHL goals. Mike Eskra added a goal and two assists and Donavon Lumb scored the other. Jeremy Lagler had two helpers and goalie Shaun Fleming made 42/45 saves.
For the Bombers, Dondre Watson potted his fifth goal in as many games, with Kristian St. Onge and Mason Etter following suit.
The SJHL Showcase continues in Warman bright and early on Tuesday morning.
Melfort vs Estevan 10:00
Yorkton vs Flin Flon 12:30
La Ronge vs Notre Dame 3:00
Weyburn vs Kindersley 5:30