Their unbeaten start to the season ended Tuesday night in Yorkton, but the Battlefords North Stars didn’t waste much time getting back on track, coming away with a 6-1 win in Melville, 24 hours later on Wednesday.
Elijah Loon-Stewardson had one goal on the season coming into action Wednesday, and racked up a hat trick to lead the charge. Defenseman Dylan McCabe added a goal and two assists, while Rylan Nivon and Ryland McNinch also scored. Austin Schwab made 18/19 saves in the win.
The Stars (8-1-0-0) led 1-0 with less than three minutes left in the first period before scoring three times before the period was up, taking a 4-0 lead into the break. They out-shot Melville 43-19 inlcuding 21-2 in the second period.
Max McPeak scored for the Millionaires (2-3-2-1) and Hunter Adams came off the bench and made 29/31 saves over the final forty minutes.
The North Stars have Thursday off, and play the back half of their four game trip in Estevan and Weyburn this Friday and Saturday.