Tuesday 29 September 2015

Mils still winless after 7-3 loss to Battlefords

   The Melville Millionaires lost their 4th straight to start the season after dropping a 7-3 decision to the Battlefords North Stars.

    The North Stars took the upper hand early on in the hockey game as they bang home 3 goals in the opening frame as first off Jake McMillen's wrap around would beat David Anderson for his 3rd of the season to make it an early 1-0 lead. Then before the first buzzer could go Layne Young would add a couple power play goals late to give the Stars a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Stars would pick off where they left off from the 1st as SJHL leading scorer Dustin Gorgi would put the home town team 4-0. Then just 1:19 later, Connor Sych would make it a 5 goal lead early in the middle frame. Tyler Kreklewich would deflect home his 1st of the season just shortly after to get the Mils on the board and cut them within 4 at 5-1 after 2 periods.

The Mils would get an early PP in the 3rd and they would convert as Tyson Predinchuk would finish off a nice passing to snipe home his 2nd of the year to cut the Mils deficit to 5-2. McMillen would bang home his 2nd of the night to regain the Stars lead at 6-2. Brennen Miller would once again give the Mils some life as he hammer home his 1st point of the season to make it 6-3. The North Stars would add one more as Coby Downs notched his 5th of the season to finish the scoring a 7-3 final.

Ryan Rewerts made 25 saves for his 4th win while David Anderson got the start for the Mils and he was pulled after 5 goals on 20 shots. Josh Bykowski relieved Anderson and made 20 saves on 22 shots.

The Mils will search for his 1st win of the year once again on Wednesday night in Kindersley. Pregame shot 7:20, pxp at 7:30 on GX94.


Meanwhile in the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders suffered their first loss of the season and dropped to 2-1, as they lost 5-4 to the Virden Oil Capitals.

Trevor Mann led the way for the Stamps with 1G 2A while Michael Fortin, Josh Tripp and Gavin Froese also scored.

Zach Degraves made 33 saves in a losing cause.

The Stamps return to action on Friday when they take on the Winnipeg Blues at the MJHL Showcase at 7PM in a game you can hear on GX94.


The Wayway Wolverines are also still winless in 2015/16 as they lost on home ice tonight 6-4 to the Dauphin Kings.

Alex Keena, Ty Enns, Layne Anderson and Robert Briem scored for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines' next action will be Thursday when they take on the Selkirk Steelers in the opening day of the MJHL showcase at 7PM MB time on GX94.

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