The line of Jake Gudjonson (2g), Ty Budai (1g-2a) and Ty Budai (3a) combined for eight points and the La Ronge Ice Wolves opened a four game road trip with a 3-1 win in Melville.
Liam McGarva picked up the win making 29/30 saves for the Ice Wolves (27-18-3-2), who sit alone in fifth in the overall standings, breaking a tie with Melfort, but didn’t gain much ground with Nipawin and Yorkton also picking up points on Tuesday.
The Ice Wolves out-shot Melville 46-30, as Berk Berkeliev made 43/46 saves for the Millionaires (15-28-2-4) and Jake Spak got them on the board.
The Yorkton Terriers grabbed the extra point in a third place battle with Nipawin, edging the Hawks 5-4 in a shootout.
That moves the Terriers (30-19-1-1) two points up on the Hawks for third in the overall standings. Alec Zawatsky (1g-1a), Brett LeGrandeur, Keenan Taphorn and Carson Henry did the scoring and Kaeden Taphorn scored the shootout winner. Philippe Bond made 27/31 saves and stopped 5/6 in the shootout.
Brodie Girod scored two third period goals for the Hawks (28-19-3-1), tying the game with his second, with just 13 seconds left in the game. Burke Simpson and Jordan Simoneau added the others.
Matthew Fletcher scored the overtime winner and the Battlefords North Stars inched closer to locking down the number one playoff seed with a 4-3 (OT) win over Notre Dame.
Jaxon Steele had a goal and an assist while Austin Becker and Seth Summers also scored in regulation, and Austin Schwab made 29/32 saves in the victory for the Stars (42-8-2-0).
Braydon Iwaschuk scored twice for the Hounds (17-27-3-2) and Ben Hamilton had the other. Logan Dyck was busy, stopping 45 of the 49 shots he faced in the OT loss.