Melville Captain Brayden Metz continued his torrid pace with 2g-1a in a 6-3 win over the Notre Dame Hounds Friday in Fort Qu'Appelle.
The game was considered a home game for Notre Dame, who'll play a total of 4 neutral site home games this season.
Metz scored the only two 5-on-5 goals of the game, his 8th and 9th of the season. Cody Hanson added a short-handed goal, his team-leading 10th of the year, while Lucas Froese had a goal and two assists, and Mark Owen and Craig Karius each found the net.
Melville's PP went 3/8, Notre Dame was 2/5, and both teams scored short-handed goals.
Shots were 34-27 Melville (which was boosted compared to what the scoreboard said after the game), and Zach Rakochy picked up his third straight win, making 24 saves.
The Mils are now 8-10-0-1 after three straight wins, and have another key divisional game on Tuesday, when they host Weyburn, who have 4 consecutive wins. The win over Notre Dame gets Melville out of the basement for the first time in a while, and they're only 3 points out of third spot.
The Yorkton Terriers opened their weekend with a 3-1 loss in Flin Flon.
The Terriers were out-shot 34-22, with Devin Peters making 31 saves in the loss.
Riley Paterson scored for the Terriers, while Davis Vandane picked up an assist in his first game since being re-assigned by the Saskatoon Blades.
The two clubs meet again Saturday night.
Clark Byczynski scored the winning goal with less than 3 minutes remaining, as the Swan Valley Stampeders beat the Winkler Flyers 3-2.
Tony Partridge scored his first of the year, and captain Cramer Coulthart also found the back of the net. Jayson Argue won again, making 20 saves, as the Stamps out-shot the Flyers 38-22.
The Stamps host the Winnipeg Blues Saturday night.
The Wayway Wolverines scored three straight goals to actually take the lead, before falling 6-5 in overtime in Selkirk.
Dave Williams scored twice and Ryan Duhaime had three assists for the Wolverines. Matt Malenstyn, Andrew Bergmann and Shane Goodrunning all scored as well.
The Wolverines have a steak night Saturday at the Wayway Inn, before hosting the Winkler Flyers on Sunday.
With Dauphin losing 3-0 in Neepawa Friday night, the Wolverines (8-9-4) do gain a point on the 5th place Kings, and now trail them by 2 points with a game in hand.