Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs even series with Broncos!

The Melfort Mustangs and Humboldt Broncos split back to back playoff games this weekend at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort. Following a 7-2 Humboldt win on Friday the Mustangs responded with a big 6-3 win on Saturday night, evening the Bourgault Cup at 1-1. The scene will now shift to Humboldt for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

For the Mustangs the offence this weekend couldn’t have been more spread out, which is maybe a good thing. Kayle Tosh leads the team in playoff scoring with 3 assists. But 5 other Mustangs have 2 points each, and another 7 Mustangs added a single point. In total 13 different Mustangs got on the score sheet in just 2 games. Tristen Elder(2), Rock Ruschkowski(2), Carson Albrecht, Justin Ball, Drew Warketine and Zach Anderson had the Mustangs 8 goals.

Both Evan Plotnik and Hunter Arps saw the Mustang cage in game 1. A game they’d both like to forget. Evan Plotnik did that with a spectacular Game 2 performance responding¬†with 33 saves on 36 shots in the win.

Game 3 goes in Humboldt on Tuesday night. They follow it with Game 4 back in Humboldt on Wednesday. The two teams will also meet back at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort on Saturday night for Game 5. If necessary Game 6 and 7 will be played Mar 26th and 28th.

Thanks to Bourgault Industries for sponsoring the series, the Melfort Mustangs and Humboldt Broncos are tied 1-1 in the Bougault Cup. See you Tuesday in Humboldt!