Tuesday 13 December 2016

Stamps; Wolverines both drop their MJHL Showcase Openers

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2 game win streak snapped as they fell 3-1 to the Winkler Flyers in their opener at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg

In the 1st, the Flyers would get the lone marker as it would be Nolan McGuire banging home his 13th goal of the season to give Winkler a 1-0 lead after 1 period. Shots 17-7 Flyers.

The Flyers would add a couple more in the middle frame as first of it would be Braden Billaney blocking a shot as his own line then going in alone on Brett Evans and sniping home his 9th of the season to make it 2-0. Then just 1:32 later, Ian MacKey would finish off a nice passing play from Matt Christian to redirect home his 6th of the year to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots 30-10 Winkler.

The Stamps would be able to get one in the 3rd on a powerplay goal by Daylin Smallchild, his 3rd of the season but thats as close as they would get as the Flyers would hang on for the 2 goal win.

Troy Martyniuk turned aside 15 of 16 shots for his 2nd victory of the season while Brett Evans made 35 saves in the losing cause.

The Stamps wrap up their MJHL showcase on Wednesday at 4PM when they take on the Winnipeg Blues at the MTS IcePlex

Elsewhere locally in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines fell to the hometown Winnipeg Blues 5-4.

Brandon Stanley had 2 goals for the Wolverines while Layne Anderson and Quentin Cubbon had the others.

Hunter Lorenson got the start for Wayway and made 25 saves.

The Wolverines will take on the Winkler Flyers on Wednesday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 5:50 pxp at 6PM.


In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires lost another heartbreaker on home ice to Melfort, this time 2-1 in overtime to the Mustangs.

Damian Bentz had the lone goal for the Mils while Jaxon Joseph and Tyler Heidt (OT winner with less than a 2nd left) had the goals for the Mustangs.

Brandon Wells stopped 32 of 34 shots in the loss for the Mils.

The Mils are back in action on Saturday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings.

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