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Showcase Opens With Pair Of Games Sunday

By Craig Stein

Mustangs Hand Klippers First Loss

The SJHL Showcase opened up at the Legends Centre in Warman with a pair of games Sunday.

In the matinee, Carson Albrecht scored his first two goals of the season to lead the Melfort Mustangs (2-2-1-0) over the Kindersley Klippers 5-3. Justin Ball added three assists while Tanner Zentner and Nolan Kadachuk each had a goal and an assist, and Dryden Michaud added his first of the season in his first game. Michaud spent parts of two seasons in the WHL. Hunter Arps made 33/36 saves to pick up the win.

The Klippers lost for the first time this season (3-1-0-0) and were led by two goals from Devon Cyr and one from Will Van der Sloot.

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In the night game, Jake Davidson made his first start in goal this season, stopping 36/39 shots as the Battlefords North Stars were outshot 39-25 but beat the La Ronge Ice Wolves 6-3.

Owen Lamb scored twice and Elijah Loon-Stewardson chipped in a goal and an assist. Matthias Urbanski, Austin Becker and Braydon Buziak rounded out the scoring for the North Stars (2-3-0-0).

That was the first action for the Ice Wolves since opening weekend and they remain the league’s only club searching for their first win (0-3-0-0). Mitch Zambon (1g-1a), Kolby Johnson and Ethan King did their scoring on Sunday.

The first full day of the Showcase kicks off early Tuesday when Yorkton (1-2-0-0) battles unbeaten Nipawin (4-0-0-0) at 10:00 AM.

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