The Melville Millionaires dropped a 5-3 road decision on Friday night against the Battlefords North Stars.
The North Stars would strike first just 6:52 into the hockey game when Matthias Urbanski would snap home his 7th of the season to make it 1-0. They would add to their lead on the power play as Cody Spagrud’s point shot would beat a screened Berk Berkeliev for his 2nd of the year to give the home-side a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Shots were 19-9 after 1 period for Battlefords.
In the 2nd, the Mils would cut their deficit in half as Jacob Bourchier would finish off a nice tic-tac-toe passing play and beating Adam Dmyterko for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 2-1 game. But just over 8 minutes later, the North Stars would regain their two goal lead as Eli Loon-Stewardson would grab a loose puck and beat the Mils net minder for his 2nd to give Battlefords a 3-1 lead after 2 periods.
The North Stars continued to lead the shot clock at 32-14 after 40 minutes.
The Moneymen got off to a fast start in the 3rd and would tie it up with a couple goals just over 1 minute apart as Sam De Melo and Tyler Pryhitka would light the lamp to make it 3-3. But Regan Doig would get the eventual game winner just under 3 minutes to go, then Owen Lamb would ice it into the empty net to help the home side get the two points.
Adam Dmyterko stopped 21 shots to earn his 1st SJHL win while Berk Berkeliev made 42 saves in the losing cause.
The Mils will look to get back into the win column on Saturday night when they visit the Kindersley Klippers at the West Central Events Center.
Meanwhile in Kindersley,
Chantz Petruic netted the overtime winner as the Yorkton Terriers earned their 5th win of the season, a 3-2 decision over the Klippers.
Jared Legien and Colby Brandt also scored for Yorkton who got a 37 save performance from Ryan Ouelette in the victory.
The Terriers will wrap up their weekend road trip on Saturday visiting the Battlefords North Stars.
Other SJHL scores:
La Ronge 4 Weyburn 2
Notre Dame 5 Humboldt 1
Melfort 0 Nipawin 2
The Swan Valley Stampeders’ earned their 6th win of the season on Friday night beating the Neepawa Natives 7-3 in Swan River.
Noah Basarab led the way for the Stamps with 2 goals while Matt Osadick, Kasyn Kruse, Josh Tripp, Justin Svenson and Tanner McKechinie had singles.
Jackson Hjelle made 30 saves to earn his 2nd win of the season.
The Wayway Wolverines improved their record to 6-2-1 on the season after a 3-1 victory on the road against the Winkler Flyers.
Issac Labelle made 35 shots to get the win for the Wolverines.
Wayway got singles from Xavier Halterman, Dylan Soosay, Riley Vautour and Jake Bestul.
The Wolverines will continue their weekend road trip on Saturday visiting Selkirk.
Other Friday MJHL scores:
Steinbach 4 OCN 1
Portage 7 Virden 5
Selkirk 4 Dauphin 3