Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Melfort Drops a Pair of Road Games

Melfort was on the road Tuesday for their first real road trip of the year, kicking it off in Battlefords for a rematch against the North Stars. The team learned a thing or two after losing their first two contests with Battleford. Unfortunately, the better performance wasn’t enough to capture a win, and the score finished 3-1. Wyatt Hinson netted Melfort’s only goal, from Kalem Zary and Miles Warkentine while Hunter Arps stopped 39 shots to keep Melfort in the game until the end. Melfort managed a total of 26 shots in the game, which is a marked improvement over their last match when they only had seven.

Wednesday night the Mustangs made the trek to Kindersley to play the struggling Klippers, who was sitting 2-3-0 going into the game and sitting in second last place. It was the Mustang’s game for most of it, nursing a two goal lead for most of the contest. Some timely goals for Kindersley left the game tied 3-3 at the end of regulation. Three on three sudden death overtime didn’t solve anything, and Kindersley was the better team when it game down to the shootout. There were a few highlights to Melfort’s game though;

Carson Albrecht opened the Scoring with his first ever SJHL goal, assisted from Warkentine and Freed

Wyatt Hinson scored his second goal in two games, off passing from Zary and Warkentine

Miles Warkentine had a three point night, scoring a goal to add to his pair of assists

Derrick Hucul was the man between the pipes, facing 25 shots plus two shootout shooters.

The shootout lose gives Melfort a single point, and a thirst for some revenge when the Klippers come to town on Saturday for a rematch at the Northern Lights Palace, puck drop at 7:30. Melfort’s record currently sits at 3-6-1, with their last win coming back on the 23rd of September