Friday 13 March 2015

Mils; Wolverines & Stamps all lose on Friday Night in Quarter-Finals

The Melville Millionaires got off to an early 1-0 lead but thats the only lead of the night they would get as they dropped Game 1 on home ice, 4-2 to the visiting Nipawin Hawks.

The Mils would be the team that would get on the board first as Mark Zvonkovic would lead a 2 on 1 and elect to shoot and he would be Joe O'Brien short side to give the Mils an early 1-0 lead. But just 1:18 later, Kris Spriggs would go top shelf glove side over Trevor Martin for his 1st of the post season to tie things up at 1-1. Then late in the opening frame, Spriggs would add his 2nd of the period right off the face off and slip it some how through the Mils goaltender to make it a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd it would be all Hawks as they would out shoot the Mils 9-2 in the middle frame but both teams wouldn't be able to hit the back of the net, to keep it a 2-1 after 2 periods.

It wouldn't take the visitors long to add to their lead as Carter Coben would score a similar one to the Hawks' first goal going top shelf for his 1st, to make it a 3-1 lead. The Mils would make it interesting with just 3:23 to go as Mitch Lipon would sneak one home to get the Mils to within 1 at 3-2. But it would be Evan Migneault icing it into the empty net in the final minute to give the Hawks a 4-2 opening game victory over the Mils.

Joe O'Brien wasn't too busy on the night but did stop 16 shots for the win, while Trevor Martin made 28 saves in the loss.

The Mils will look to even up their Best of 7 series, as they visit the Hawks on Saturday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Juniro Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

Over the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders surrendered 3 3rd period goals as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Winnipeg Blues to now go down 2 game to none in their Best of 7 series.

Tristan Langan had the lone goal for the Stamps while Jackson Keane, Brett Brooks and Maverick Rafter replied for the Blues.

Graham Hunt made 31 saves in the loss, while Scott Parson stopped 23 shots to get his 2nd win of the post season.

The Stamps and Blues will play Game 3 on Sunday night at 6:30 MB time back in Winnipeg.


The Wayway Wolverines once again had a tough night against the nation's best teams as they dropped a 9-0 Game 2 on home ice.

With Mitch Wiebe out of the line up, Brandon Holtby got the start and made 29 saves in the loss.

The Wolverines will look to get back in this Quarter- Final series as they are down 2-0 and will visit Portage on Sunday. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Juniro Hockey, pregame 6:20 pxp at 6:30 mb time

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