By Craig Stein
Chad Duran and the La Ronge Ice Wolves have put together back to back stellar performances, as the Ice Wolves (3-6-0-0) picked up their second straight victory, 2-1 in Estevan on Wednesday night.
Duran improved his personal mark to 3-3 on the season, making 32/33 saves in Estevan, and stopped 66/69 shots in his last two starts, both wins. Jordan Mish and Max Kleiner did the scoring.
Bryce Platt, a 20-year-old former WHL’er, scored his first SJHL goal for the Bruins (4-6-0-0) and Grant Boldt made 21/23 saves. The Bruins have now dropped four games in a row.
Shane Sherban was in on all three of his team’s goals, scoring one and setting up a pair as the Melville Millionaires beat the Weyburn Red Wings 3-2 in overtime.
Dayton Heino (1g-1a) scored the winner on a powerplay in overtime. Jaxon Tait also scored and Berk Berkeliev made 22/24 saves in goal for Melville (2-7-1-1).
Connor Pyne and Jacob Piller scored second period goals for the Red Wings (5-2-1-0).
The Humboldt Broncos saw a 2-0 lead slip away, but bounced back for a 3-2 shootout win against the visiting Flin Flon Bombers.
Bryson Cecconi and Jackson Kobelka staked the Broncos to the early advantage, before Flin Flon’s sharp shooters got them back to even. Brandson Hein scored his 11th of the season and Caleb Moretz tied things up with his 10th. Owen Guenter scored the only goal of the shootout and Dane Dow made 25/27 saves for the Broncos (8-3-1-0).
Pierce Diamond made 34/36 stops in goal for the Bombers (5-4-0-2), who kicked off a four games in five night trip, and continue that in Notre Dame in Thursday’s lone matchup.