By Craig Stein
The Melville Millionaires have won back to back games and currently sit in a playoff spot, after a 5-1 win over the visiting Estevan Bruins on Wednesday.
The Millionaires (10-18-2-2) surrendered just 18 shots as Colby Entz made 17 saves in the win. They were up 3-0 after the first period on goals from Josh Borynec, Aidan Steinke and Cory Schillo. Luke Spadafora and Daniel Liberty went on to add further insurance.
Kolton Leslie provided the lone goal for the Bruins (15-18-2-0).
The Global Ag Risk Solutions Division is even a little tighter after Wednesday’s action, as 4th place Notre Dame doubled up 1st place Humboldt 4-2.
After a scoreless opening period, the Hounds (14-16-2-4) rattled off three unanswered goals in a span of about three and a half minutes, all on the powerplay in the second, thanks to Jarrett Penner (1g-1a), Cole Stevenson (1g-1a) and Zack Kosteniuk (1g-1a).
Drew Warkentine and Mitch Zambon got the Broncos (21-11-2-1) to within one before the period was done, but Notre Dame’s Marshall Wilton put the game away in the third. Riley Kohonick made 28/30 saves in the win.
After their seven game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, the Nipawin Hawks bounced right back on Wednesday with a 3-2 shootout win in Kindersley.
Colton Nikiforuk and Carson Erhardt did the scoring, and Austen Flaman provided the shootout winner. Patrick Pugliese made 35/37 saves and 3/3 in the shootout. The Hawks (23-9-0-1) are now alone in top spot overall in the league.
Blake Kleiner (1g-1a) and Caden Benson scored for the Klippers (20-8-2-2). Ty Enns added two assists and Justen Close stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced.