Saturday, February 11, 2012


The Melville Millionaires and Nipawin Hawks were tied 1-1 after two periods, but the Hawks scored three straight in the third for a 4-1 win, their 11th straight at the Cage.

Ian McNulty scored Melville's only goal, his 34th goal and 80th point of the season.

Blake Voth made 39/43 shots in the loss.

The Mils' powerplay went 0/3, and struggled to get going and even get set up in the Hawks' zone, or even break out of their own zone cleanly.

After the game, we learned that Estevan tied their game with Kindersley late, and beat the Klippers in a shootout.

That means Melville's still not officially in the top three in the Sherwood Conference playoffs.

They still need just one point in their final four games (all at home), OR Estevan to fail to win all three of their remaining games (Humboldt, Weyburn, Weyburn).

Melville's still 3 points back of Yorkton for 2nd, and now even in games played with the Terriers, both with four remaining (Yorkton has 2 vs La Ronge, 2 @ Notre Dame). The Mils start their season-ending four game homestand tonight (SAT) when they host La Ronge at 7:30.


The Swan Valley Stampeders earned another key point, battling from a goal down twice to force overtime, before losing 3-2 in a shootout in OCN.

Kyle Smart and Tony Partridge scored for the Stamps, while Jayson Argue, who's close to returning, did not suit up in OCN, as Alcide Grenier made 25/27 saves in the loss.

Shots were 35-27 for Swan.

Wayway scored first and led 1-0 after the first period, but that was all for their offense, as they fell 4-1 in Selkirk.

Brenden Luschinski scored for the Wolverines, while Cory Simons made 38/42 saves.

Wayway's now 6 back of Swan with a game in hand, and visit the Wininpeg Saints on Saturday.

Swan's off for the rest of the weekend, and don't play again until they meet the Wolverines again in Wayway on Tuesday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mils just need 1 point or for Estevan to fall in at "least" one game to seal third place.