Thursday 15 March 2018

Millionaires and Stampeders 2017/18 season's come to an end on Wednesday Night

The Melville Millionaires had their 2017/18 season come to an end on Wednesday as they fell 3-2 in overtime to the Weyburn Red Wings in Game 3 of their Best of 3 Wild-Card series.

After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings would strike late in the 2nd as Dexter Robinson would walk across the blue line and beat Colby Entz over the right shoulder for his 1st of the playoff to make it 1-0 after 40 minutes.

The Mils would draw even just 1:15 into the third as Issac Embree would drive hard to the net and deflect home his 1st to tie it at 1-1. But the Red Wings would quickly come back to regain their one goal lead as SJHL Co Rookie of the Year Cade Kowalski would go top-shelf 50 seconds later to make it 2-1 Red Wings. But once again the Mils would respond as with 5:18 to go in the 3rd it would Aidan Steinke beating Arik Weersink over the left should making it a 2-2 game and forcing overtime for the 2nd time in the series.

In the overtime, it would end just 5:46 in as Cade Kowalski would go fore-hand and then back hand over the right pad of Colby Entz to advance the Red Wings on to the SJHL's Final Eight against the Battlefords North Stars.

Red Wings netminder Arik Weersink was once again solid in net making 41 saves on 43 shots while Mils goalie Colby Entz turned aside 29 shots in the loss.

Also would like to congratulate the 5 20 year old's on the Millionaires roster for their Junior careers and wish them nothing but the best going forward:

#5 Mitchell Torrens
#24 Trevor Paradise
#34 Brandon Wells
#41 Tyler Millar
#77 Clayton Eisler

Devin Windle Final Post Game

In the other Wild-Card series,

Flin Flon over Notre Dame 4-1 to win their series in 3 games

SJHL Quarter-Final Match-Ups:

Nipawin vs. Flin Flon

Battlefords vs. Weyburn

Estevan vs. Kindersley

Melfort vs. Humboldt


In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders also had their season come to an end on Wednesday falling 6-5 in double overtime to the Steinbach Pistons as the Pistons won the Best of 7 Quarter-Finals 4-0.

The Pistons got out to an early 3-1 lead after 1 period but the Stampeders stormed back with 4 seconds period goals from Dane Hirst (2), Josh Tripp, and Daniel Chartrand to make it 5-3 after 40 minutes.

But Steinbach would score two in the 3rd from Jack Johnson and Daniel McKitrick to tie it up and then Mark Taraschuk would get the winner at 8:18 of the 2nd overtime period to push the top-ranked Pistons into round 2.

Also would like to congratulate the 8 20 year old's on the Stampeders roster for their Junior careers and wish them nothing but the best going forward:

#4 Taylor Derynck
#8 Shane Roulette
#11 Trevar Mann
#12 Keaton Jameson
#21 Derek Frater
#22 Daniel Chartrand
#23 Connor Navrot
#25 Daylin Smallchild

Final Post Game/Stamps Coaches Show with Asst. Coach Darren Webster

Other Wednesday game in the MJHL:

OCN Blizzard 0 Winkler Flyers 3

(Winkler leads Best of 7 series, 3-1)

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