Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Stangs Tie Wild Card Series at 1 game each



Justin Ball scored twice and added one assist and the Melfort Mustangs netted three third period goals as they came from behind to beat the Notre Dame Hounds 2-1, evening up their Best-of-Five Wild Card Series at 1-1.

The Hounds led 2-1 after forty minutes, thanks to a first period goal from Kaleb Dahlgren and a late second period powerplay marker courtesy of Chaz Smedsrud.

Ball sandwiched a short-handed marker between the two Hounds goals, and Carson Albrecht¬†tied the game :45 into the third.¬† Dakota Boutin (1g-1a) scored the winner with 6:38 remaining, before Ball’s empty-netter ended the scoring.

Evan Plotnik made 27/29 saves in the win while Notre Dame’s Benjamin Patt stopped 23/26 shots.

The series goes back to Notre Dame for Game 3 on Monday.

The other Wild Card match sees Weyburn take a 2-0 series lead on the road to Kindersley in Sunday night’s Game 3.