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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs Host Hawks to Open Parent/Billet Weekend

By Jaret Schneider, 12/01/17, 8:45AM CST

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The Melfort Mustangs welcome the Nipawin Hawks to the Northern Lights Palace for what will be the 5th meeting of the season between the teams. The Mustangs have had the upper hand in the season series winning all 4 games against their Sher-Wood rivals. Tonight sets up to be a great game, and a fun atmosphere at the Palace. Not only is it Parent/Billet weekend for the Mustangs but the team will be auctioning off 7 Mustang third jerseys tonight. To wrap things up tomorrow will be a home date against Weyburn, as well as the Mustang Player/Alumni shootout following the game. It's a big hockey weekend in Melfort!! 

For the Mustangs, they've been cruising right along through the month of November going 7-2-1-0 during that stretch. Tough losses to Flin Flon, Melville and Yorkton could have made for an extremely good November for the team. But big wins over Nipawin and Estevan kept the Mustangs consistently at the top of the SJHL Standings. 

The Nipawin Hawks have been just as good as Melfort this season and have seemed to beat everyone they play, except the Mustangs. Tonight they get an opportunity to pick up their first win of the season against Melfort. Over the month of November the Hawks also went 7-2-1-0, however they've won 6 straight coming into tonight and have scored 19 goals in their last two games against La Ronge and Weyburn. 

Leading Scorers: 

Melfort

Loch Morrison 11G 18A- 29P 

Kalem Zary 4G 20A- 24P 

Justin Ball 11G 10A- 21P 

Kayle Tosh 6G 14A- 20P 

Nipawin 

Brandan Arnold 17G 12A- 29P

Josh McDougall 6G 23A- 29P 

Michael Grant 14G 13A- 27P

Keillan Olson 7G 17A- 24P

Standings 

Melfort Mustangs 18-5-3-1 40PTS

Battlefords North Stars 19-3-1-0 39PTS

Estevan Bruins 16-10-2-1 35PTS

Notre Dame Hounds  17-7-1-3 38 PTS

Nipawin Hawks 17-5-1-2 37PTS

Weyburn Red Wings 16-9-2-0 34PTS

Humboldt Broncos 14-9-2-2 32PTS

Kindersley Klippers 12-7-2-2 28 PTS

Melville Millionaires 10-17-0-2 22PTS

Flin Flon Bombers 8-12-1-3 20PTS

La Ronge Ice Wolves 5-19-0-2 19PTS

Yorkton Terriers 5-19-2-0 12PTS

Tonight's game opens parent/billet weekend for the Melfort Mustangs. At the first intermission the team will have a live auction to auction off Kayle Tosh and Ashton Oakes third jerseys. In the second intermission will be Joshua Dobberthien and Tanner Zentner. Following the game the team will do Justin Ball's, Eric McNeilly and Colin Schmidt's jerseys! After the auction will be an after party with food and cocktails at the Melfort Royal Canadian legion for Parents, Billets, Players and Fans! Tomorrow night the team is hosting bowling for the parents and billets from 3:30pm - 4:30pm, a pot luck at the legion from 4:30pm - 7PM, and following the game will be the Mustang Player and Alumni Shootout. Bidding sheets will be available at the Northern Lights Palace both tonight and tomorrow. Bidding ends at the end of regulation Saturday night! We look forward to a great weekend! See you tonight!