The Melville Millionaires recorded their first win of the 2017/18 season on Friday night after a 3-2 win over the Weyburn Red Wings.
The Red Wings would strike first just 11:23 into the 1st as Derick Smith would jam home his 2nd of the season to make it a 1-0 lead. The Mils would answer back with a powerplay goal of their own as lose puck and finish his 1st of the season to tie it up at 1-1. But just 2:02 later on another man-advantage as Mike Eskra would go end to end and snipe it over the left shoulder of Colby Entz for his 1st to give the visitors a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Shots 9-6 Weyburn.
After a scoreless 2nd period, 20 year old Trevor Paradise tied it at 2-2 on a nice deflection on a Ryan Warner point-shot just 5:02 into the 3rd period to force overtime.
In overtime, Cory Schillo (pictured above) made a nifty move around a Red Wings defender and back-hand it past goaltender Carter Phair to give the Moneymen the two points.
Colby Entz made 22 saves for his 1st win of the season while Phair made 28 stops in the losing cause.
The Mils’ next action will be at the SJHL Showcase in Saskatoon. They take on Battlefords on Sunday and the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Monday afternoon.
Also on Friday,
The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 3rd straight game as they fell 7-0 to the visiting Notre Dame Hounds.
Jacob Standen made 33 saves for the Hounds to get himself his 1st SJHL shutout while 16 year old Nolan Maier made 30 saves on 37 shots in his SJHL debut.
The Terriers play their SJHL showcase games on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively against the Melfort Mustangs and Humboldt Broncos.
The Swan Valley Stampeders got a point but dropped their MJHL season opener 3-2 in overtime to the OCN Blizzard.
Lantz Hiebert had the OT winner 3:14 into the extra period while Shane Roulette had 2 goals in the loss for the Stamps.
The Stamps next game will be on Friday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals at 7:30PM MB time.