While Coach Jamie Fiesel expected a bit of a slow start with so many new faces, the Melville Millionaires didn't want to open up Horizon Credit Union Centre on Saturday night with zero wins under their belt.
The '0' was under the win column until the Mils' fourth and final game of their road stretch, when they went into Melfort and beat the Mustangs 6-3 on Wednesday.
The same two clubs who hooked up in not one but two deadline deals last season, swung another trade on Tuesday, and that made for a whole whack of players playing against their former teams.
Jesse Mireau and Lee Christensen were making their first trip back to Melfort, after coming over as futures (along with Sean Aschim who remains in Moose Jaw) in the Cody Hanson and Brayden Metz deals from last year. Godric Tham and Jared Williamson suited up for Melfort on Wednesday, while the guy they were traded for, Brett Kipling, played his second game for the Mils.
Kipling and Mireau both scored for Melville, Christensen picked up an assist, while Tham scored in his Mustangs' debut.
Tyson Newell scored twice for the Mils... Allen Kilback added his first SJHL goal, and Connor Lowe-Wylde had a goal and an assist, as the Mils went 3/10 on the powerplay.
Shots were 39-25 Millionaires. Alex Wakaluk made his second straight start, and picked up his first win in the Melville cage.
After taking three of a possible four points on the road trip, the Mils open the HCU Centre on Saturday night against Estevan. We'll have all the action on GX94.