Tuesday 25 February 2020

Feb. 25th Local Junior A Hockey Recap

The Melville Millionaires' win streak now sits at 8 straight after 5-3 loss on the road to the Kindersley Klippers on Tuesday night.

The Klippers have controlling much of the 1st period would get credited for their effort with a late goal as after causing a turnover in front, Liam Fraser would slide it over quickly to Scott McKenzie who tap it in the empty net behind Kaleb McEachern for his 13th of the year to make it 1-0 after 1 period of play.

In the 2nd, the Mils evened it just over the half-way point as Payton Jerome's side angle shot beat Klips' G Steven Bacovsky over the right shoulder for his 5th of the season.

Then Dylan Thackeray took over from the Mils blue-line as he scored two just 1:49 apart including a beauty end-to-end rush that eventually went top-shelf for his 6th & 7th of the year to give his team a 3-1 advantage through 40 minutes of play.

The Klippers started their comeback in the third as Noah Lindsay made it a one goal game before Jacob Schnapp tied it up with 3:50 to go the 3rd period.

Liam Fraser got his the eventual game winner, his 28th of the season just 1:52 later as his wrister beat McEachern to make it 4-3 before Tyler Traptow added the empty netter in the final minute to seal the win.

Stevan Bacovsky made 17 saves to earn the victory in the Klips goal while Kaleb McEacher turned aside 57 shots in the loss.

The Mils return to action on Friday night when they visit the Yorkton Hyundai Terriers at the FAA. GX94 will broadcast the game starting with the pregame at 7:20 and the play by play kicking off at 7:30.


Keenan Taphorn scored the game winning goal early in the 3rd while Phillipe Bond made 34 stops to lead the Yorkton Hyundai Terriers to a 3-1 home ice win over the Melfort Mustangs to remain in 3rd in the SJHL standings.

Alec Zawatsky and Steven Norum also scored for the Terriers while Chantz Petruic had 2 assists in his return to line-up after serving his 6 game suspension.

Alex Rondeau scored the lone goal for the Mustangs.



The Waywayseecappo Wolverines remained in 5th place in the MJHL standings after coming back to beat the OCN Blizzard 3-2 on Tuesday.

Jaymes Knee, jack Kennedy and Alex Lucken all scored for the Wolverines who got a 22 saves performance from Colin Ahern in the win.

The Wolverines return to action on Friday night when they visit the Neepawa Natives.

Other MJHL results:

Dauphin 3 Neepawa 1

Selkirk 4 Winnipeg 5 (OT)

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