By Craig Stein
The Melfort Mustangs are keeping their goals against mighty tidy, as they gave up just a single goal for a fourth straight game, and fifth straight win, with a 3-1 decision Wednesday night in Kindersley.
The Mustangs (15-6-1-0) have not allowed more than 2 goals during their five game winning streak have haven’t given up more than 3 in six games in November, and their latest victory lifted them from third place in the Sherwood, into a tie for first.
Hunter Arps made 33/34 saves in Wednesday’s win. Justin Ball, quickly, became the second SJHL’er this season to hit the 20-goal plateau, bulging the twice 3:37 in and finishing with a goal and an assist. Jake Hobson (1g-1a) and Carson Albrecht also scored for Melfort. Will Van Der Sloot had the only goal for the Klippers (13-7-2-1) and Justen Close made 23/25 saves.
The Notre Dame Hounds went to extra time for a third straight game, the fourth time in their last five, and they won in overtime for the first time in six attempts this season, 4-3 (OT) in Estevan.
Marshall Wilton’s 10th of the season came in the extra frame, and he finished with a goal and two assists. Jakob Breault (1g-1a), Cole Golden and Jarrett Penner scored for the Hounds (11-11-2-3) and Andrew Henderson faced 57 shots, stopping 54.
Michael McChesney, Ryder Pierson and Tristyn DeRoose did the scoring for the Bruins (12-12-1-0).
Berk Berkeliev made 27/28 saves and the Melville Millionaires got their third win in their last five games, 3-1 over the visiting Weyburn Red Wings.
That puts the Millionaires (7-14-2-2) into a third place tie with Weyburn in the Viterra Division.
John Elliott’s first as a Millionaire opened the scoring early in the first period. Cory Schillo (1g-1a) and Luke Nkwama also hit the scoresheet.
Sean Olson scored, and Riley Lamb stopped 27/29 shots in goal for the Red Wings (8-12-2-0).