The Melville Millionaires dropped their 3rd straight game to start their regular season on Friday night as they fell 5-2 to the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place.
The Red Wings would strike first 9:24 into the 1st period on the powerplay as Ben Hiltz would finish off a nice passing play from Cade Kowalski and slip home his 3rd of the season to make it 1-0. Then just 1:11 later, Hiltz would strike again to give his club a two goal lead. The Wings weren't done there in the first as this time it would be Sean Olson jumping on a rebound and slipping it by goaltender Colby Entz to give Weyburn a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Shots were 13-12 Melville after 1 period.
Weyburn would add to their head 7:18 into the 2nd period as Sean Olson would pick up a loose puck and slide it past Entz for his 1st of the season to make it a 4 goal lead. The Mils would respond just a few minutes as Jaden Shewchuk would head in on a breakaway and then slide one five-hole on Riley Lamb for his 2nd of the season and it would make it a 4-1 game. But the Wings would respond the other as Will Cruise would capitalize on a short-handed chance to regain the Wings their 4 goal lead at 5-1 after 40 minutes.
Shots after 2 were 24-21 Melville.
The Mils would get the only goal of the third just under a couple minutes in as Melville product Tyler Pryhitka would walk in from the right point and rip a howitzer of a slap shot past Lamb for his 1st SJHL goal to push the Mils to 3 goal deficit but thats as close as they would get.
Riley Lamb made 38 saves in the Wings goal for his 2nd straight win while Colby Entz took the loss makingg 26 saves.
The Mils next game will be on Friday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds at 7:30, while the the Red Wings will be in Yorkton for the Terriers home opener also on Friday night.
The Humboldt Broncos blanked the Notre Dame Hounds 2-0.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
This weeks "Future Ford" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Devin Windle discusses this past weekends season opening home and home with Estevan, SJHL Rookie of the Week Ryan Butler, the return of Logan Foster and about tonights road game in Weyburn
The Yorkton Terriers lost their 2nd straight to start their SJHL regular season, losing 9-2 to the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place.
Bruins would get the offence going first as just 9:46 into the 1st period they would strike on the power play as Turner Ripplinger would walk out and slip one over the left shoulder of rookie starter Ryan Ouellette for his 3rd goal of the season to make it 1-0 for the home-side. They would add to their just 1:06 later and Ripplinger once again beating the Terriers' net minder on the left side to make it a two goal game. The offensive outburst would continue for the Bruins at 12:28 mark of the opening frame as Jack Michell would finish off a nice passing play from Jayden Davis and re-direct in his 1st SJHL goal, to make it 3-0 which would mean the end of the night fro Ryan Ouellette who was relieved for Ben Laidlaw. . But the Terriers would get on the board just 25 seconds later, as long stretch pass from Brendan Mark would find Cody Bruchkowski behind the Estevan defence, who would then find Chantz Petruic who beat Kadin Kilpatrick far side for the Moose Jaw product's 1st marker of 2018/19 to cut the deficit for the visitors in half and make it a 3-1 Bruin lead after 1 period.
Shots on goal, 15-3 Estevan after 20 minutes.
In the middle frame, both teams would strike as first TJ Irey would jump on his own rebound and slip it over top of Ben Laidlaw for his 3rd of the season to make it 4-1. The score would stay like that until the final minute of the 2nd when the Terriers would strike on the PP as a bouncing puck would find the stick of Jared Legien back-door and he would make no mistake to make it a 4-2 Bruins lead after 40 minutes.
Shots continued to be in favour of Estevan at 27-13 after 2.
The 3rd period would be all Bruins' including the first 2 goals of the period just 41 seconds apart in the first couple minutes by Michael McChesney and Isaiah Thomas that pushed it to a 4 goal game. The Bruins would add 3 more before the final buzzer would go off the sticks of Johnny Witzke, Jerzy Martin and Turner Ripplinger who completed the Hat-Trick, to lead them to the home ice win.
Kadin Kilpatrick stopped 20 shots in the Estevan goal to earn his 1st SJHL victory. Meanwhile for the Terriers, rookie Ryan Ouellette got the start for the Terriers and allowed 3 goals on 7 shots before he was relieved by 19 year old Ben Laidlaw who made 29 saves on 35 shots.
The Terriers' next game will be their home opener on Friday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Farrell Agencies Arena . Puck drop will be at 7:30.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK-
Ryan Butler, Melville Millionaires
1999 F Ryan Butler (Maple Ridge BC) did his part to lead an attempted comeback for the Millionaires on Saturday night, scoring 2-goals and 1-assist as the Mils rallied from being down 3-0 to take a 4-3 lead, only to lose 7-4. Butler, who played last year in the VIJHL with Campbell River, had 18-goals and 19-assists in 45-games at the Junior ‘B’ level. Runner-up: George Cathers, Estevan.
This weeks edition of 2018/19 of the "Wayway Gaming Center" Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show with Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett.
Harnett chats about Fridays Preseason Finale, a 3-2 win in Dauphin, the play of veteran Preston Seymour and about this Fridays Season Opener in Steinbach.
The Melville Vipers rattled off 22 unanswered points in the 2nd half to comeback to defeat the Yorkton Lady Gridders 22-21 under the lights Monday at the Snake Pit in Melville.
The Lady Gridders got out to the early lead in the 1st half on rushing touchdowns by Reanna Prychak, Brooke Hannotte and Katelynne Hoffman to give the visitors the early lead.
But then the Vipers got 3 rushing touchdowns of their own, 2 from Shantel Englot and a one yard run from Halayna Ignatiuk to pace the home-side to the victory.
The Vipers' next game will be on Sunday afternoon at 2PM when they host the Regina Victoria's at the Snake Pit while the Lady Gridders will visit the Moosomin Generals on Saturday at 1PM.
Monday, 17 September 2018
In this weeks "Minute Muffler & Brake" Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show , Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr recaps the teams season opening loss on Friday in Weyburn and previews Tuesday's showdown in Estevan.