Friday, 1 January 2016
Mils kick off 2016 with 4-1 win over Yorkton
The Melville Millionaires started off 2016 on a winning note as they snapped their 7 game losing streak defeating the Yorkton Terriers 4-1 on New Years Day at the Farrell Agencies Arena.
After a scoreless 1st period, the Mils were able to break through 8:41 into the 2nd period as Tyler Kreklewich (pictured above) would finish off a nice passing play and go top shelf on Matt Kustra for his 10th of the season to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead. They would add to their lead in the final minute of the period as it would be a big scramble in front of the Terrier net and Keegan Milligan would pick up the garbage and shove it into the empty net for his 5th to give Melville a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots 27-14 Moneymen after 2.
Tyler Kreklewich would add his 2nd of the night and 11th of the season just 1:44 into the final frame to give the Mils a 3-0 lead. But the Terriers would get on the board and stay in it for the time being as Brandon Sookro would bang home his team leading 16th goal of the season to cut the Terrier deficit to just 2 once again. But the Mils would put the final nail in the coffin as Tyson Predinchuk would slip home his 13th of the year to give the Mils their 10th win of the season a 4-1 win.
Clarke Flegel got his 1st SJHL win for the Mils stopping 25 of 26 shots while Matt Kustra made 35 saves in the loss.
These two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.