The Melville Millionaires dropped their final regular season road game of 2022 on Wednesday night, 9-1 to the Melfort Mustangs.
The Mustangs got off to a quick start with three power play goals off the sticks of Dawson Leroux (2) and Kevin Minnoch to give them a 3-0 lead.
Yorkton Mauler AP Luc Fortier added another for the Mustangs late in the period to make it a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes.
The Millionaires got on the board just over 2 minutes into the 2nd period as Zach Cain on the PP, tapped in a rebound for his team-leading 14th of the season to cut their deficit within three.
But before the 2nd period buzzer went off, the Mustangs responded with a couple more from David Rioux & a short-handed from Tye Evans to make it 6-1 through 2 periods.
The Mustangs added three more in 3rd from Wyatt Day, Clarke Huxley and Hayden Tuba to wrap up the scoring.
James Venne made 34 saves on 35 shots to earn the victory in the Melfort goal, while Clement Labillois got the start for the Mils and allowed 4 goals on 14 shots before being relieved by AP Luke Brunen who made 18 saves on 23 shots.
The Millionaires wrap up their pre-holiday break schedule on Friday night on home ice against the league-leading Battlefords North Stars.