The Millionaires had their lowest offensive output of the season, in a 4-1 loss Tuesday night in Estevan.
Again, Melville scored first, on Allen Kilback's third of the season, and led through 40 minutes, but didn't hang on, as Estevan piled up four third period goals.
In their last 7 losses, including OT/SO losses, the Mils have held the lead at one point.
Coach Jamie Fiesel attributed leads slipping away to being physically and mentally beat up from life on the road, and was quite happy with their effort on Tuesday.
The Mils dressed just 17 skaters (5 defensemen) in Estevan, with Lee Christensen, Brett Kipling, Jesse Mireau and Lucas Froese all out of the lineup, and Fiesel said as many as three others wouldn't have played if they had enough bodies.
That's the physically beat up part.
Mentally, and physically in a way, is the fact that 13 games into the season, only three have been played at Horizon Credit Union Centre. For the first time this season, the Mils will have back to back home games, when they welcome Weyburn on Sunday, and Humboldt on Wednesday.
With 10 of their first 13 away from home, .500 (5-5-1-2) is acceptable, and the Millionaires hope some home cooking can get them over the hump.