Thursday 1 October 2015
Mils; Terriers still looking for 1st win of 2015/16
The Melville Millionaires remained winless to start the season as they dropped the 2nd game of their 2 game road trip, 4-1 to the Kindersley Klippers.
It would be the Klippers who would draw first blood as Brenden Benson would capitalize on a Mils turnover and beat Josh Bykowski short side for his 3rd of the season just 2 minutes in to give Klippers an early 1-0 lead. But the Mils will reply just 1:03 later as Keegan Milligan's long shot would go off the glove of the Nathan Hargrave and it would roll into the empty net tie things up at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
Chaeston Sare would pull the Klippers out in front just 14 seconds into the 2nd period with his 1st SJHL goal to make it 2-1. Cody Young and Landon Gross would increase the Klips lead with goals just 35 seconds apart midway through the 2nd period to make it a 4-1 Kindersley lead after 2 periods.
The Mils would have their chances in the 3rd to try and get back in the game but their powerplay wasn't able to capitalize as it would 0-6 on the night.
Nathan Hargrave would stop 20 of 21 shots for the victory in net while for the 2nd straight night the Mils had their starter pulled as this time Josh Bykowski was yanked after allowing 4 goals on 21 shots. Jeff Veitch came in, in relief and was pretty solid stopping all 9 shots he faced.
The Mils next action will be tomorrow night (Fri) when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Horizon Credit Union Center.
The Yorkton Terriers also dropped to 0-5 to start the season as they fell 6-3 to the Estevan Bruins.
MacKenzie Welke had 2 goals to lead the way for the Terriers while Jordan Evans also chipped in with his 4th goal of the season in a losing cause.
Cam Pateman made 29 saves for the Terriers in the loss.
Terriers will host the Notre Dame Hounds coming up tomorrow night (Thurs) at the FAA at 7:30.