Melville 4 vs. Estevan 3 (OT)
The Melville Millionnaires exacted revenge on the Estevan Bruins after suffering a 4-2 defeat on opening night Thursday in Melville.
Kelvin Walz netted the overtime-winning goal 10 seconds into the extra period to give Melville the win on Bruins ice. Brady Constant, Landon Farrell and TJ Reeve would also add tallies for the Millionnaires while Kyle Baumgardner stopped 23 of the 26 shots directed his way. Reed Murray and Alec Brandrup led Melville in helpers as each had two assists on the evening.
Tanner Froese, who had a four-point performance on Thursday, continued his torrid start to the year with another two-goal outing Friday. Darcy DeRoose added the third goal for Estevan. Matt Gibney went the distance in net, turning aside 35 of 39 shots.
Next up for Melville: Sept. 24 vs. Battlefords
Next up for Estevan: Sept. 24 vs. Melfort
The Kindersley Klippers got off to a fast start and never looked back, shooting down the Battlefords North Stars 3-1 Friday night.
Colby Daniels scored the game-winner with only one second remaining in the first period after Stefan Seel broke the ice only 16 seconds into the opening frame. Ryne Keller scored the lone goal for the North Stars with only three minutes left in the third period before Cody Thiel iced the game for Kindersley with an empty-net goal at 19:40.
Tyrell King stopped 27 of 28 shots for the win, while the North Stars crease time was split between Luke Lee Knight and Casey Parker. Lee Knight stopped 13 of 15 shots before leaving the game with a suspected separated shoulder in the second period. Parker was perfect, turning aside all 17 shots he faced after taking over from Lee Knight.
Next up for Battlefords: Sept. 21 vs. Kindersley
Next up for Kindersley: Sept. 21 at Battlefords
The La Ronge Ice Wolves opened the season with a 2-1 victory in a penalty-filled affair Friday night. The two teams combined for 22 infractions.
Owen LaClare and Jared Berube tallied for the Ice Wolves as Tad Kozun responded on the score sheet for Nipawin. Kozun also led the Hawks with 34 PIMs, highlighted by three 10-minute misconducts midway through the third period.
Dasan Sydora stopped 30 of 31 shots for the win, while Jordan Liem blocked 31 of 33 in a losing effort.
La Ronge: 1-0-0
Next up for Nipawin: Sept. 21 vs. La Ronge
Next up for La Ronge: Sept. 21 at Nipawin
The Melfort Mustangs surprised many around the SJHL with an opening-night shutout of the Flin Flon Bombers.
Ryan Keis had the game-winning tally for Melfort, who also got scoring courtesy Adam Fauchoux and Brandon Sloan.
Austin Rediron was perfect in the win, stopping all 33 shots directed his way.
Flin Flon: 0-1-0
Next up for Flin Flon: Sept. 21 vs. Melfort
Next up for Melfort: Sept. 21 at Flin Flon
If Friday night’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Weyburn Red Wings is any indication, the SJHL’s reigning champions might be suffering from a bit of a hangover.
Brian Farkas scored the game-winning goal for Weyburn 1:34 into the third period before Sam Williams and Donavon Lumb added the insurance markers to secure the victory for the Red Wings.
Recently acquired netminder Rylan Parenteau got the start in net for the Red Wings, stopping all 22 shots en route to the shutout win.
Yorkton’s John Odgers racked up 17 PIMs on the night after being tagged with a fighting major, instigator and game ejection 7:42 into the first period.
Kale Thomson stopped 21 of 24 shots in net for the Terriers.
Up next for Yorkton: Sept. 21 vs. Weyburn
Up next for Weyburn: Sept. 21 at Yorkton