By Craig Stein
The Weyburn Red Wings moved back to .500 and got a little extra cushion in 6th place overall as they went into Yorkton and beat the Terriers 7-4 on Tuesday night.
The Red Wings (21-21-1-4) are now three points up on both Yorkton and Melfort for that final top six spot, to avoid the Wildcard Series. The Wings have 11 games remaining.
Landon Walters led the charge, he went into action with four goals on the season, and scored a hat trick Tuesday. Carson Rose scored twice, opening and finishing the scoring. Tyran Brown and Erik Olson rounded out the scoring and Carter Phair made 30/34 saves.
Jared Legien scored twice for the Terriers (20-23-4-0) while Jordan Ross (1g-1a) and Reid Anderson added the others. The Wings and Terriers meet once again in Yorkton on Saturday.
It’s now nine wins in a row for the Nipawin Hawks, after they travelled north to La Ronge and came home with a 5-2 win over the Ice Wolves.
The Hawks (29-12-2-1) are now just four points back of Flin Flon for the Sherwood Division lead, with one game in hand.
Michael Grant (2g-1a), Tanner Thompson (1g-2a) and Keegan Milligan (3a) all had three point nights for the Hawks. Eric Bolden also scored and Brett Harasymuk added his 20th of the season. Declan Hobbs made 28/30 saves.
Craig Pejkovic extended his point streak to four games (2g-4a-6p) while Trevor Bush also found the net for the Ice Wolves (6-35-1-4).