Melville 4 @ Weyburn 5 (SO)
The Melville Millionaires trailed the Weyburn Red Wings 4-2 as time started to tick down in the third period.
T.J. Reeve would then set up Michael Sagen with a nice feed, and Sagen made it 4-3 with just over six minutes left.
And, on a late powerplay, with the extra attacker on... Mark Owen, knowing time was running out, snapped a wrist shot from a less-than-perfect angle, but the shot was nothing short of perfect, going off the post and in, over the glove of Mitch Kilgore as the buzzer sounded.
The officials had a short conference, but the goal stood up, and for the fourth time this season, the Millionaires were off to overtime, which solved nothing, and Weyburn ended up scoring twice in the shootout to win 5-4 (SO).
Ian McNulty scored twice for the Mils, and move into a share of the SJHL lead with 11 goals on the season. Owen added two assists to his buzzer-beater, and Jesse Mireau had a pair of assists, but crashed hard into the end boards in the third period and was helped off the ice, putting no weight on one leg.
The Mils now have points in 7 of their last 8 games, but their winning streak is over at three games.
They're now just one point back of top spot in the Sherwood, with a record of 4-3-1-2. The Mils play Humboldt Saturday at 5:00, and Kindersley Sunday at 5:00 at the Showcase in Estevan.
Estevan 3 @ Yorkton 5
The Terriers are back to .500, after completing a home-and-home sweep of the Estevan Bruins, with a 5-3 win on home ice on Wednesday.
It was a true see-saw, as the Terriers led 2-0, but then trailed 3-2 after the Bruins scored three goals less than three minutes apart late in the second period.
Jeremy Johnson notched his first SJHL hat-trick, while adding one assist. His centreman Zak Majkowski set up four goals, and Brent Struble scored his first of the season, adding one assist, and has 3 points in 2 games since returning from injury. For Johnson, he had 5 goals in the mid-week home-and-home with Estevan.
The Terriers (6-6-0) and Bruins (6-5-0) now share top spot in the Sherwood Conference.
Yorkton will see the Battlefords North Stars on Friday at 5:00 (on GX94), and Estevan once again Sunday at 2:00 at this weekend's Showcase.
Wayway 7 @ Steinbach 6 (SO)
The two teams combined for seven first period goals, and the Wolverines outlasted the Pistons for a high-scoring shootout decision.
Richard Little led the Wolves with 2g-1a. Dallas Holenski, Russell Turner, Shane Goodrunning and Jean-Michel Naud also scored, while Brett Pinkerton added an assist and the shootout winner.
The Wolverines wrap up their two game swing with a Thursday nighter against the Winnipeg Blues.
Dauphin 6 @ Swan Valley 4
The Kings scored twice in all three periods.
Rookie Justin Valentino scored twice for the Stampeders, and was set up both times by T.J. Fairall. Beau Taylor and Peter Horecka also found the net.
Patrick Johnson made his first MJHL start in goal for the Stamps, making 33 saves.