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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs Take a Bite Out of the Hounds

By Michael Oleksyn - Melfort Journal, 01/13/14, 8:15AM CST


Tied for 1st in the Division

The Melfort Mustangs are now tied for first in the Sherwood Division after defeating the Notre Dame Hounds 4-2 on Saturday, January 11 at the Northern Lights Palace.

The victory by Melfort and a 2-1 lossin Melville to the Millionaires by  the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night.

The scores on Saturday left the Mustangs with 36 points and a record of 15-17-1-5, while the Hawks have a record of 16-16-1-3 with 36 points. The third place Flin Flon Bombers and La Ronge Ice Wolves each have  34 points.
The Mustangs led 2-0 after the first and second periods.

Preston Eshenko and Cole Hyrsky scored in the first period for Melfort.

Jamie Miller took a game misconduct, major penalty for fighting and a major penalty for checking from behind. Austin Lightfoot of the Hounds took an instigator penalty, 10-minute misconduct and a major penalty. 

On the ensuing power play the Hounds Spencer Trapp scored, and at four on four Cory Anderson tied the score.

The Mustangs collected themselves and came back with Riley Boomgaarden scoring with one minute and 49 seconds left in the game.

Brandon Sloan added an empty net goal in the closing seconds to seal the victory.

The Mustangs’ Austin Rediron made 26 saves; Alexi Thibaudeau made 23 saves for the Hounds.

The Mustangs game that was scheduled for Sunday in Humboldt was postponed due to ice condition issues at the Elgar Peterson Arena. 

The Mustangs game originally scheduled for Saturday, January 18 against the Melville Millionaires has been changed to Friday, January 17 , game time is 7:30 p.m.