By Craig Stein
After a pair of shutout losses to Nipawin on opening weekend, the Melfort Mustangs hit the win column for the first time this season on Tuesday, beating the La Ronge Ice Wolves 6-4 on the road.
Defenseman Alex Rondeau led the charge with two goals and an assist, while Kenzie Arnold also had a three point night with a goal and two helpers. Lucas Ochitwa, Zach Anderson and Luc Marleau also scored for the Mustangs (1-2-0-0), and Shawn Parkinson made 36/40 saves.
Daylon Mannon was in on all four La Ronge goals, scoring once and setting up the other three. Aaron Greyeyes (1g-1a), Kyle Ford (1g-1a) and Rowan Barnes also scored for the Ice Wolves (0-3-0-0), who held 1-0 and 3-1 first period leads.
The Estevan Bruins had a light opening weekend with just one game, and got back to .500 on Tuesday, doubling up the Yorkton Terriers 4-2.
The Bruins (1-1-0-0) scored twice in the first period, while the Terriers (1-2-0-0) bounced back with two of their own in the second, and Estevan returned the favour once more in the third with two more, including an empty-netter.
Devon Cyr and Griffin Asham-Moroz scored in the first period, while Eddie Gallagher and Jayden Davis added the others in the third. Yorkton’s Carson Henry and Kurri Woodford got the Terriers on the board in period two.
Keenan Rancier picked up the win, stopped 23/25 shots in goal for the Bruins, while Philppe Bond made 27/30 saves at the other end.