The La Ronge Ice Wolves won the final meeting of the season series with Melville defeating the Millionaires 3-1 on Tuesday night at the Horizon Credit Union Center.
The Ice Wolves would strike first with 6:21 left in the 1st while shorthanded as Ty Budai’s long shot would squeak through Berk Berkeliev for his 1st in the SJHL to make it 1-0.
Jake Gudjonson added to the visitors lead just under four minutes later as he made his way from below the goal-line and would drive to the net, his initial shot was stopped but his rebound wouldn’t be as he beat the Mils’ goalie for his 17th of the season to give La Ronge a 2-0 advantage after 20 minutes.
In the 2nd, the Mils got on the board late with just 9 seconds left as Jake Spak finished off a nice passing play from Grady Birk and Connor Nolan, as he cashed in on his 4th of the season to pull the Moneymen within one at 2-1 after 2 periods of play.
But that’s as close as the Mils would get as La Ronge would add some insurance as Jake Gudjonson potted home his 2nd of the night to give his team the two goal lead.
Liam McGarva made 29 saves on 30 shots to earn his league-leading 23rd victory of the season while Mils G Berk Berkeliev 43 shots in the loss.
The Mils’ will return to action on Friday night when they entertain the Estevan Bruins while the Ice Wolves’ continue their road-trip on Wednesday visiting those very same Bruins at Affinity Place.
Post Game with Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers got the shootout winner from Kaeden Taphorn as they defeated the visiting Nipawin Hawks 5-4 to earn their 3rd straight victory.
With the win, the Terriers now sit 2 points up on Nipawin for 3rd place overall.
Carson Henry, Alec Zawatsky Keenan Taphorn and Brett Legrandeur scored in regulation for the Terriers’ while G Phillipe Bond made 28 saves in the win.
Brodie Girod scored twice to lead the Hawks while Jordan Simoneau and Burke Simpson chipped in with singles.
The Terriers’ return to action on Friday night when they visit the Humboldt Broncos. GX94 will broadcast the game with the “Sask Milk” pregame show starting at 7:20, and the play by play kicking off at 7:30.
Other game had Battlefords slip by Notre Dame by a score of 4-3.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines snapped a 3 game losing streak on Tuesday defeating the Neepawa Natives 3-1.
Nick Doyle led the Wolverines offensively with 1G 1A while Kris Bladen and Anthony Bilka also scored.
Colin Ahern only had to make 15 saves on 16 shots to earn the victory in the Wayway goal.
The Wolverines’ next game will be on Friday night when they visit the OCN Blizzard.
Other Tuesday MJHL results:
Winkler Flyers 2 Winnipeg Blues 3
Virden Oil Capitals 4 Selkirk Steelers 2