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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs head West to Battleford and Kindersley this weekend.

By Jaret Schneider, 12/15/17, 1:45PM CST

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The Melfort Mustangs are back on the road for their final road games of 2017 this weekend. The club heads to the Battlefords tonight and finishes up in Kindersley tomorrow. Both games begin at 7:30pm and there will be no broadcasts on CK750. 

The Melfort Mustangs have had a strong showing the last month despite a heart breaker in Yorkton on Tuesday. Melfort dropped their most recent game to the last placed Yorkton Terriers for the second time this season and are now 9-2-2-0 in their last 13 games. A pretty good record among the rest of the SJHL, except for the team that matters most. The rival Nipawin Hawks are 12-0-1-0 in their last 13 games. For the first time all season Melfort looks up at Nipawin in the standings, a trend they look to change before Christmas. 

The Battlefords Northstars started out of the gate hot and continue to lead the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division(I know it's a mouthful). They're 7-2-1-0 in their last 10 and hold a 3 point lead on the Humboldt Broncos with 4 games in hand.  Last time out they dropped an overtime decision to the Nipawin Hawks 3-2.  

Leading Scorers: 

Melfort 

Loch Morrison 12G, 20A- 32P 

Kalem Zary 5G, 21A- 26P 

Justin Ball 13G, 11A- 24P 

Battlefords

Layne Young 19G, 41A- 60P

MacGregor Sinclair 23G, 21A- 45P

Dakota Huebner 11G, 13A- 24P

Tonight's game is the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Battlefords won the first game 3-2 in OT. Puck drops at 7:30pm from the Battlefords and there will be no play by play action on CK750. Following tonight's game the Mustangs are in Kindersley tomorrow to play the Klippers.