By Craig Stein
HAWKS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT
The Nipawin Hawks have only played twice in the last 16 days, but their winning streak is still intact as they won their sixth in a row Tuesday night, 4-1 over the Kindersley Klippers, to move into a tie for first place in the Sherwood Division.
Kristian Stead made 33/34 saves, improving his save percentage to .947% on the season, lowered his GAA to 1.63, and bumped his personal record to 5-2-1, while the Hawks, who went winless in four (0-2-2) to start the season, are now 6-2-2-0.
Josh McDougall, Keegan Kjargaard and Brett Harasymuk all had a goal and an assist in the win while defenseman Kyle Sargent added his first SJHL goal and point.
Ryan Rebelato replied for the Klippers (5-6-0-0), who dropped their third in a row.
Daniel McKitrick scored his 10th goal of the season, and added the only goal in the shootout as the Humboldt Broncos picked up a 3-2 (SO) win over the visiting Melfort Mustangs on Tuesday night.
17-year-old rookie defenseman Antonio DiPaolo opened the scoring for the Broncos with his first SJHL goal late in the first period, and McKitrick’s powerplay marker 1:54 later made it 2-0.
Still before the opening period was over, Justin Ball got the Mustangs on the board, and Kayle Tosh’s first goal of the season tied it late in the second.
Shots were 40-28 for Melfort, with Humboldt’s Garrett Mason making 38/40 saves, and 3/3 in the shootout, leading the Broncos to a league-best 11-2-0-1 record. Ryan Ternes turned away 26/28 shots at the other end.