Sunday 25 September 2016

Mils win 2nd straight, opening SJHL showcase with 3-1 win over Humboldt

The Melville Millionaires had a successful start to their SJHL showcase on Sunday afternoon as they won their 2nd straight, dropping the Humboldt Broncos 3-1 in Warman.

The Mils got off to a good start to their showcase as they would get on the board first as Jackson Nauss would put the loose puck over the right shoulder of Garrett Mason for his 1st SJ goal to give the Mils a 1-0 lead. The Mils would add to their lead just 51 seconds later as Drew Litwin would deflect home his 1st of the season to make it a 2-0 game. The Mils weren't done there as Jake Sutton shot would go top shelf on the Broncos goaltender for his 1st goal in the SJHL to give the Moneymen a 3 goal lead after 20 minutes. Shots 16-8 Broncos.

The Mils would control much of the play in the 2nd period as they would outshoot the Broncos 19-7 in the 2nd but it would be the Broncos getting the lone goal as Stephen Wack's shot would beat Brandon Wells on the far side for his 1st as a Humboldt Bronco to make it a 3-1 Melville lead after 2 periods. 

The Broncos came on in the 3rd period and were able to send a lot of rubber the way of the Mils net minder outshooting the Mils 13-2,  but he was able to stand tall and help the Mils preserve their 3-1 victory over the Broncos. 

Brandon Wells made 29 saves for his 2nd win of the season while Garett Mason suffered his 1st loss making 29 saves in the loss. 

The Mils wrap up their showcase event on Monday afternoon at 12:30 when the battle the Battlefords North Stars

The Yorkton Terriers open up their SJHL showcase on Monday afternoon at 4PM when they battle the Nipawin Hawks.


In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 2nd straight to start the season, losing 4-3 on the road to the OCN Blizzard.

Ty Enns, Layne Anderson and Hank Bouchard scored for the Wolverines while Landon Poiron made 29 saves on 33 shots in the loss.

The next game for the Wolverines will be on Friday night when they host the Virden Oil Capitals at 7:30PM MB time. 

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