By Craig Stein
(Photo Credit: Clark Stork – Northeast NOW)
The Battlefords North Stars line of Layne Young, MacGregor Sinclair and Elijah Loon-Stewardson combined for an incredible 6-goals and 18-points as the Stars beat the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves 10-2 on Tuesday night.
Sinclair and Young racked up seven points each, as Sinclair had four goals and three assists, while Young picked up seven helpers. Loon-Stewardson added two goals and two assists.
Sinclair now has points in seven straight games, with 19 points (11g-8a) during the stretch. He now has an even 20-goals and 20-assists for 40 points through just 23 games on the year. For Young, it’s a six game streak, with 18 points (3g-15a). Young now leads the league with 49 points (15g-34a) in 23 games.
Chaseton Braid also scored twice, while Blake Fennig and Owen Lamb added the others for the Stars (19-3-1-0). Joel Gryzbowski made 21/23 saves.
Mitch Zambon scored both goals for the Ice Wolves (5-18-0-2).
Brett Harasymuk racked up five points (3g-2a) as the Nipawin Hawks, like the Stars, reached double digits in goals in a 10-1 win over Weyburn.
Logan Casavant and Michael Grant each added a goal and two assists and Brandan Arnold scored twice for the Hawks (17-5-1-2). Jake Tremblay (1g-1a), Chad McCartney (1g-1a) and Austin Mikesch also hit the net and Declan Hobbs made 23/24 saves.
The Hawks were up 3-0 just 4:30 into the game, and went 4/5 on the powerplay on the night. They’ve now scored 19 goals in their last two games.
Jessie Young scored a second period goal for the Red Wings (15-9-2-0), who missed a chance to move into a share of the Viterra Division lead, with Estevan idle on Tuesday.
Marshall Wilton had points on all four of his team’s goals, scoring one and setting up the other three as the Notre Dame Hounds got by the Melville Millionaires 4-1.
Colby Brandt, Jared Hamm and Tim Gould also scored. Hamm and Gould are off to Calgary on the weekend, as two of the nine SJHL players looking for a spot at the Team Canada West selection camp for the upcoming World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Nova Scotia.
Jacob Standen stopped 21/22 shots in goal for the Hounds (16-7-1-3) Tuesday.
Damian Bentz had the only goal for the Millionaires (10-16-0-2). He now has five goals during a three game goal streak.
The two teams have a rematch Wednesday in Melville.