Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Craig Stein

Joel Gryzbowski made 27 saves for his second shutout this season, and the 10th of his SJHL career as the Battlefords North Stars blanked the Nipawin Hawks 2-0 on Tuesday, ending the Hawks’ winning streak at seven games.

10 career shutouts gets Gryzbowski into the top five all-time, now four back of his long-time teammate Taryn Kotchorek, who graduated last season with 14.  Gryzbowski still has a year and a half of junior eligibility remaining.

Ryan Gil opened the scoring for the Stars (18-9-2-4) just 1:14 into the game.  That was it until MacGregor Sinclair added a late empty-netter.

Declan Hobbs made 21/22 saves for the Hawks (22-9-0-1).


The Yorkton Terriers defeated the Melfort Mustangs for the second time in less than two weeks, 5-4 in overtime Tuesday in Yorkton.

Chantz Petruic’s (2g-1a) second goal of the game was the winner, 1:55 into the extra frame.  Kishaun Gervais, Branden Klatt and Kurri Woodford also scored for the Terriers (18-11-1-0).  Ryan Ouelette made 36/40 saves and also assisted on the overtime winner.

The Mustangs (21-8-2-0) led 3-1 after the first period, on gaols from Carson Albrecht, Justin Ball (1g-1a) and Colin Schmidt.  Braeden Young added one more late in the second period, making it 4-3 Melfort at the time, but Woodford force OT with a third period tying marker.

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