By Craig Stein
Dino Antoniadis opened the scoring early, and forced overtime late, to help the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-3 shootout win in Notre Dame on Tuesday night.
Branden Klatt sandwiched a second period marker between Antoniadis’ two goals, and AP call-up Casey McDonald scored the winner in the shootout, after he was denied on a penalty shot late in the third period. Ben Laidlaw stopped 30/33 shots in goal for the Terriers (11-9-1-0).
Jarrett Penner and Nolan Renwick each had a goal and an assist for the Hounds (10-11-2-3), while Charles Martin rounded out the scoring and Andrew Henderson made 26/29 saves.
Justin Ball scored twice to lead the Melfort Mustangs to a 4-1 win in Battlefords.
Ball’s 19-goals have him tied for the 2nd in the league while his 34-points have him 4th. Braeden Young (1g-1a) and Zack Smith also scored and Shawn Parkinson made 34/35 saves to win his second straight start since joining the Mustangs (14-6-1-0).
Regan Doig had the lone marker for the North Stars (12-7-1-3) who out-shot the Mustangs 35-19. Despite Melfort and Battlefords’ excellent records, they each sit 3rd in the ultra-competitive Sherwood and Global Ag Risk Solutions Divisions respectively.
Melfort’s back at in Wednesday in Kindersley.
Patrick Pugliese made 24/25 saves and the Nipawin Hawks snuck out of La Ronge with a 2-1 decision.
Arik Breton (1g-1a) opened the scoring with five seconds left in the first period and Jordan Simoneau scored midway through the second and that stood up as the winner for the Hawks (15-7-0-1). Simoneau has five goals and seven points in his last five games.
Zach Bannister scored a powerplay goal late in the second period to cut Nipawin’s lead in half, but that was it for the scoring for the Ice Wolves (6-18-0-0), who have now just seven in a row.