Saturday 27 January 2018

Mils; Stamps win on Friday night Junior Recap

The Melville Millionaires earned their 2nd straight win on Friday night as they defeated the Weyburn Red Wings 3-1 on the road.

The Mils would strike first and get the only goal of the opening frame as a long Eric Soar point shot would draw a big rebound in front and Dayton Heino, who was playing in his 100th career Junior, would scoop it up and go top shelf on Arik Weersink for his 11th of the season to give the Moneymen a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Shots 13-11 Melville.

It wouldn't take the Millionaires long to make it a two goal game as Kamsack’s Logan Foster (pictured above) would deflect home his 2nd of the year to make it 2-0 for the visitors. But the Red Wings would get one back just under 3 minutes later as Cole Woodliffe would gobble up on a loose puck in front of the Mils net and slide home his 7th of the campaign that made it a 2-1 Melville lead after 40 minutes. Shots were 29-22 Moneymen after 2 periods. 

The Mild would add some insurance in the 3rd period as the Montana Streit and Cory Schillo would go in on a two on one and Streit would slide over a saucer pass to Schillo who redirected it home to give the Mils a 2 goal lead. 

Colby Entz made 33 saves to earn his 2nd straight win in the Mils net while Arik Weersink turned aside 35 shots in the losing cause. 

The Mils' next game will be on Wednesday night when they travel to Melfort while the Red Wings will host the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night. 

Elsewhere, the Yorkton Terriers let a late 3-1 lead slip away and then fell in a shootout 4-3 to the visiting Flin Flon Bombers. 

Brenden Mark, Cole Keenleyside and Austen Flaman scored for the Terriers while Brody Madarash, Caleb Moretz and Brandson Hein would reply for the Bombers.

It would take 11 rounds before Moretz would scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Bombers the extra point. 

Colten Lancaster turned aside 25 shots for the win while Ben Laidlaw was once again terrific making 45 saves in the Terriers' net. 

The Terriers' next game will be on Tuesday night when they visit the top-ranked Nipawin Hawks. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Cage. 

The Bombers wrap up their road-trip on Saturday when they take on the Humboldt Broncos. 

Other SJHL Scores: 

Nipawin over Battlefords 4-1 
Humboldt beat La Ronge 6-1 


In the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders held on Friday night for a 3-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals at the Centennial Arena. 

Noah Basarab had 1G 1A to lead the way for the Stamps while Daniel Chartrand and Daylin Smallchild also scored for the Stampeders. 

Tyler Kirkup and Kolten Kanaski scored the goals for the visiting Oil Capitals. 

Ethan Peterson (pictured above) made 39 saves for the Stamps to earn his 4th victory of the season while Dalton Dosch got the loss making 32 stops in the Virden net. 

The two teams will play the back half of the home and home series on Saturday night at 7:30 from Tundra Oil & Gas Place. 

Other Friday MJHL scores: 

Winnipeg over OCN 3-1 
Steinbach hammered Selkirk 8-2 
Dauphin defeated Waywayseecappo 4-3 (OT) 
Portage doubled up Winkler 4-2 

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