The Nipawin Hawks made it 4 straight over the Melville Millionaires on Tuesday, doubling up the Mils 6-3 at the Cage.
The Hawks would strike first as Evan Mignault's wraparound would squeak past Cam Pateman for his 17th of the season to give the home team an early 1-0 lead. They would add to their lead just 2:24 later as Yorkton product Brett Harasymuk would take a nice feed in front from Reily McIntosh and slip home his 6th of the campaign to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Mils did lead the shot column in the first from, 13-7.
The home team would explode with 3 more goals in the middle frame starting with Eric Bolden on the PP, his 26th of the season to make it 3-0. The Hawks would then get 2 goals in a span of 19 seconds by Chase Thudium (20th) and Garrett Dunlop (25th) to give Nipawin a 5-0 lead. The Mils would add one in the final 7 seconds of the 2nd as Curran Reeve would slap home his 1st as Millionaire, and 3rd of the season to make it a 5-1 lead Hawks after 2 periods. Shots after 40 minutes were tied up at 20-20.
In the 3rd, the Mils would make it interesting as they would add a couple in the 3rd. Dylan Ostertag would bang home the 2nd Mils marker to make it a 5-2 deficit. (AP Taylor Kreutzer got his 1st SJHL point on that goal). The Mils would make it 5-3 as Reeve would get his 2nd of the night with another blast from the point for his 4th of the season to make it a 2 goal game. But thats as close as they would get as Grant Baesten would ice it in the empty net to give the Hawks a 6-3 win.
Michael Barabash was stellar in the Hawks goal making 40 saves on 43 shots, while AP Cameron Pateman made 21 saves in his first start as Millionaire.
The Mils wrap up their road trip on Wednesday night when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.
The Yorkton Terriers moved 8 points up on the Mils for the final playoff spot in the standings after they slipped by the Estevan Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday.
AP Chantz Petruic of the Moose Jaw Generals led the way for the Terriers with 1G 2A while Tyler Baier, Brandon Sookro, Matt Perkins and Regan Seiferling also scored for the Terriers.
Matt Kustra got his 3rd straight win making 28 saves in the win. /
The Terriers return to the ice on Friday when they visit the Nipawin Hawks at 7:30 from the Cage.