TERRIERS 3, RED WINGS 2 (SO)
Brett Butz score the game winner in round 4 of the shootout to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a season opening 3-2 road win over the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place.
Jaron Desnoyers and Anthony Domina (1st SJHL goals each) scored in regulation for the Terriers while Jermore Maharaj and Elijah Anderson replied for the Red Wings.
Caleb Allen turned aside made 38 saves on 40 shots then turned aside all four shooters in the shootout.
Red Wings G Dazza Mitchell made 34 stops in the SOL.
The two teams will do it again on Saturday in Yorkton.
MILLIONAIRES 2, BRUINS 3
Felix Allard scored the game winner at 7:02 of the third period on the powerplay to lead the Estevan Bruins to 3-2 win over the Melville Millionaires in their home opener.
Owen Barrow and Brendan Hunchak gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the 2nd, before Mils got goals from Euan Morrison (1st SJHL goal) and Caden Drury to even it up after 2.
Cam Hrdlicka made 26 saves on 28 Melville shots to earn his 1st W of the season, while in the Mils’ net William Dyke turned aside 26 of 29.
The Millionaires will have their home opener on Saturday night back in Melville against these same Bruins.
BOMBERS 5, HAWKS 3
Trevor Stenglein scored twice, while Harmon Laser-Hume made only 17 saves to lead the Flin Flon Bombers to a 5-3 win over the hometown Nipawin Hawks.
Matt Egan, Aiden Chow, and Joey Lies also scored for the Bombers who outshot the Hawks 49-20.
Maguire Ratzlaff, Hudson Cameron and Evan Forrest scored the Hawks, who got 44 saves from Damon Cunningham in the loss.
KLIPPERS 0, NORTH STARS 4
Joey Hawco’s 29 saves shutout help lead the defending champion Battlefords North Stars to a 4-0 victory over the Kindersley Klippers.
Riley Girod, Owen Underhill, Alex Izyk and Josh Karman chipped in offensively for Battlefords.
Cody Jaman was solid in the loss for Kindersley making 38 saves.
ICE WOLVES 4, MUSTANGS 8
The Melfort Mustangs used a six goal first period as they doubled up the La Ronge Ice Wolves 8-4 on Friday night.
Mathieu Pigeon scored twice for the Mustangs while Zac Somers, Nolan Roberts, David Coyle, Ryan Duguay, Chase Friedt-Mohr, and Logan Belton.
Raine Hodge, Tyler Gyori, William Forsberg and Jacob Cossette scored the visitors.
James Venne earned the win in goal for Melfort making 27 saves while Ice Wolves starter Topher Chirico stopped 36 of 44.