It was a story book start to the 2012/13 regular season for the Melville Millionaires as they scored a total of 10 goals en route to a 10-2 win over the Estevan Bruins.
It all started 1:16 into the hockey game when Colin Mospanchuk came down the right wing and ripped it five-all through Bruins goaltender Kurtis Martinu who was recently acquired from Trenton.Then 10:48 into the 1st, Mils forward Sean Aschim got his first of his 3 in the hockey game to make it 2-0 Mils after 1.
TJ Reeve, would make it 3-0 for the Mils 7:22 into the 2nd period, finishing off a nice passing play with linemates Daniel Ornsborn and Allan Kilback. And then the floodgates opened for the Millionaires as they would score 3 more goals in the 2nd to make it 6-0. Russell Trudeau got 2 and Landon Hall (SH) got the goals to finish off the 2nd.
The 3rd period would begin the same way as the 2nd, as TJ Reeve opened the scoring with his 2nd of the evening to make it 7-0. The Bruins would cut the lead to 7-1 on the powerplay, as Tanner Froese gets his first of the season. But the Mils would keep it going and as Sean Aschim would get his 2nd goal just over two minutes later to make it 8-1. Estevan replied once again as Nick Sova's shot beat Mils goalie Alex Wakaluk to make it 8-2. But then it was hat trick time for Sean Aschim as he beat now Bruins goaltender Travis Pelletier who was put in the net, in favour of Kurtis Martinu. Finally the rookie Rhett Kehoe would finish off for the Mils on the powerplay with his 1st SJHL goal.
Alex Waklauk stopped 26 on 28 shots for the Mils to get the win
Since the scoring was working the SJHL website here is the scoring summary:
1st-MLV: Colin Mospanchuk, Landon Hall Kirk Lissel 1:16
1st-MLV: Sean Aschim, Lucas Froese 10:48
2nd-MLV: TJ Reeve, Daniel Ornsborn Allan Kilback 7:22
2nd-MLV: Russell Trudeau , Michael Sagen Ian McNulty 9:21
2nd-MLV: Landon Hall, Ian McNulty 14:54 (SH)/
2nd-MLV: Russell Trudeau (2), Michael Sagen 15:19
3rd-MLV: TJ Reeve (2), Allan Kilback Daniel Ornsborn 1:56
3rd-EST: Tanner Froese, Taylor Reich Matt Brykaliuk 3:06 (PP)
3rd-MLV: Sean Aschim (2), Zack Simpson 5:11
3rd- EST: Nick Sova, Austin Daae Hudson Morrison 8:12
3rd-MLV: Rhett Kehoe, Adam Dibella Tyler Bird 17:22 (PP)
3rd-MLV: Sean Aschim (3), Lucas Froese 11:18 (SH)
Shots MLV 39-28 EST
PP- EST=1 for 6, MLV= 1 for 4
They will go right back at it Friday back at tonight (FRI) in Estevan at 7:30 at Spectra Place
While the Swan Valley Stampeders will begin their season on the road tonight against the OCN Blizzard. We will have the game on GX94 Pregame 6:50/7:00 MB time.
The Yorkton Terriers will have their home opener tonight at the FAA against the Weyburn Redwings.
The Portage Terriers are in town as the Way Way Wolverines host the Terriers in their home opener. 7:30 MB time puck drop.