SJHL orders Mustangs and Broncos to replay last 9:37 of Jan. 14 game

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A Melfort Mustangs protest following a 4-3 loss to the Humboldt Broncos on Jan. 14 was upheld by the SJHL.

The decision meant the two teams had to meet again to play the last 9:37 of that before playing a game originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.

The score was 3-2 for Melfort at the resumption of play at 10:23 of the 3rd period (9:37 on the clock).

All additional scoring from 10:23 of the 3rd period (9:37 on the clock) and scoring in overtime of the protested game was nullified and not included in the records of the league.

Only players who were on the official Jan. 14 scoresheet were eligible to participate in the remaining time.

All league rules for suspension for the remaining time would be subject to the game after the protest play.

The game on Jan. 14 up to the point of the protest was scoreless after one period and 2-0 for the Mustangs after two periods.

Ben Tkachuk, Cameron Emigh and Carter Anderson scored for the Mustangs. Alec Saretsky and Noah Barlage responded for the Broncos.

When the game resumed on Saturday night in Humboldt the Mustangs’ Nolan Doell scored two goals in the remaining time on the clock to lead the Mustangs to a 5-2 win.

Following the completion of that game the Broncos defeated the Mustangs 6-4 at the Elgar Peterson Arena on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and the Mustangs led 3-2 after the second period.

Dawson Leroux, Boston Maxwell, Lopez and Tkachuk scored for the Mustangs. Samuel Marburg had a pair of goals for the Broncos; Tyler Kutchinski, Connor McGrath, James Form and Saretsky added the other Humboldt goals.

The Nipawin Hawks returned from their own pause of activities due to COVID-19 with a 4-1 win over the Melville Millionaires on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The Millionaires led 1-0 after the first period and the Hawks led 2-1 after the second period.

Alex Johnson, Ethan Tinevez, Joel Mabin and Mason Svarich scored for Nipawin. Nicolas Samson responded for the Millionaires.

Games results from Tuesday and Wednesday night were not available by press time.