After three weeks of the SJHL regular season the Melfort Mustangs are still in first place in the Sherwood Division and have yet to record a loss.
As of Oct. 7, the Mustangs have a record of 6-0-0-0 with 12 points; the Nipawin Hawks are in third place with a record of 3-2-0-1 with seven points and the La Ronge Ice Wolves are in fourth place with a record of 2-5-1-0 with five points.
The Mustangs wrapped up their weekend two-game set with the Weyburn Red Wings with a 4-3 win in Melfort on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Melfort led 2-0 after the first period and 4-2 after the second period.
Ryan Duguay had a pair of goals for Melfort; David Coyle and Chase Friedt-Mohr added the other Mustangs’ goals. Jacob Visentini, Tyler Teasdale and Jerome Maharaj responded for the Red Wings.
James Venne made 26 saves for Melfort; Eric Kahl had 44 saves for Weyburn.
Adyn Hutchinson scored the shootout winner in a three round shootout as the Mustangs came back to defeat the Red Wings 5-4 on Friday, Oct. 6 in Melfort.
The Mustangs led 2-1 after the first and the Red Wings led 3-2 after the second.
Hutchinson had a pair of goals in regulation for Melfort with Logan Belton and Duguay scoring the other Mustangs’ goals. Elijah Anderson had a pair of goals for Weyburn; Max Monette and Liam Fitzgerald added the other regulation Red Wings’ goals.
Venne made 32 saves for Melfort; Dazza Mitchell made 39 saves for Weyburn.
The Ice Wolves closed their week long road swing with a 2-1 loss to the Yorkton Terriers in Yorkton on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The Terriers led 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after the second period.
Jacob Cossette scored the lone Ice Wolves goal. Clay Sleeva and Ty Broten responded for Yorkton.
Topher Chirico made 32 saves for La Ronge; Blake Sittler made 33 saves for Yorkton.
La Ronge opened the weekend with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Millionaires in Melville on Friday, Oct. 7. Flynn Maxcy scored the winner for Melville 59 seconds into overtime.
The game was tied 3-3 after the first period and La Ronge led 4-3 after the second period.
Mason Buechert, Jaydon Beauchamp, Raine Hodge and Cosette scored in regulation time for La Ronge. Luc Bydal had a pair of goals in regulation for Melville; Caden Drury and Jaden Iyogun scored the other Millionaires goals.
Karl Soneff made 46 saves for La Ronge; William Dyke made 35 saves for Melville.
The Ice Wolves continued their road swing with a 4-2 win over the Terriers in Yorkton on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The Ice Wolves led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second period.
Rylan Silzer, Parker Layton, Seth Dragan and Bueckert scored for La Ronge. Dylan Ruptash and Cade Kennedy responded for Yorkton.
Chirico made 42 saves for La Ronge; Caleb Allen made 11 saves for Yorkton.
La Ronge opened their four game road trip with a 6-2 loss to the Broncos in Humboldt on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The game was scoreless after the first and the Broncos led 3-1 after the second period.
Layton and Dragan scored for the Ice Wolves. Matthew Van Blaricom and Spencer Bell each had a pair of goals for Humboldt; Connor Miller and Travis Bryson added the other Humboldt goals.
Chirico made 47 saves for La Ronge; Benjamin Motew made 22 saves for Humboldt.
The Hawks closed their weekend two-game set with the Battlefords North Stars with a 3-1 win in Nipawin on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Ronan Buckberger had a pair of goals for the Hawks and Eric Hoiness added the other Nipawin goal.
Carson Olson responded for the North Stars.
Damon Cunningham stopped all 10 shots he faced in just over 25 minutes, he was replaced by Tyson Endall who made no saves and then Cunningham stopped the remaining shots after replacing Endall.
Justen Maric made 27 saves for the North Stars.
Nipawin opened their two-game set with a 3-0 shutout loss to the North Stars on Friday, Oct. 7. Maric stopped all 36 shots he faced to record the shutout for the Battlefords.
The North Stars led 2-0 after the first and second periods.
Hunter Burgeson, Owen Underhill and Rylan Williams scored for the North Stars. Cunningham made 32 saves for Nipawin.
The Hawks have a home-and-home with Humboldt this weekend and are in Nipawin on Friday, Oct. 13 and in Humboldt to play the Broncos on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Ice Wolves are in North Battleford to play the North Stars on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. the Mustangs are in Kindersley to play the Klippers on Friday, Oct, 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14.