By Craig Stein
HOUNDS, BRONCOS KICK OFF THREE GAME TRIPS WITH WINS
The Notre Dame Hounds became the SJHL’s first team (along with Estevan on Thursday) to hit the halfway point of their schedule (29 games) Thursday, and did so with a win in La Ronge, edging the Ice Wolves 2-1.
It wasn’t for a lack of effort or opportunities for the Ice Wolves (6-21-0-0), who dropped their 10th game in a row, as they out-shot Notre Dame 41-30.
Riley Kohonick made 40/41 saves, while Jarrett Penner and Curtis Wiebe did the scoring for the Hounds (12-12-2-3).
Defenseman Stephon Perreault scored his first of the season for La Ronge, and Jordan Frey made 28/30 saves.
The Hounds continue on to Flin Flon Friday night before finishing off a three game swing Saturday in Nipawin.
The Humboldt Broncos have now rattled off seven straight wins, opening up a road trip with a 5-1 win in Estevan.
Derek Patter and Drew Warkentine scored twice each for the Broncos, and Brayden Camrud also scored for the Broncos (19-6-2-0), while the big story was Dane Dow, and his 42 saves on 43 shots.
Isaiah Thomas had the only goal for the Bruins (13-15-1-0), who remain in a first place tie with Yorkton in the Viterra Division, but they’ve now played six more games than the Terriers.
Humboldt’s in Weyburn on Friday night, Yorkton on Saturday.