SJHL Game 45: Melville Millionaires at Battlefords North Stars

The Battlefords North Stars are back on home ice tonight for the first time in two weeks. The Stars will have Ben Greenaway and Coach Blair Atcheynum back from suspension as they host the Melville Millionaires. The Stars will be looking for revenge as they are 0-2 so far this season against the Mills. Puck drops at the Civic Center at 7:30.

You won’t want to miss tonight’s game. The North Stars have just 5 regular season home games left on the schedule.

Recent Games:

Melville Millionaires:

  • The Mills made their way west yesterday to face the Kindersley Klippers and came away with a 4-1 win. Allan Kilback and Nathan Boyer each had 2 points in the victory. Alex Wakaluk stopped 22 shots for the victory.

Battlefords North Stars:

  • The North Stars lost in 3-0 Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon/evening to finished their southern road trip with a 2-1 record.

Players to Watch:

Melville Millionaires:

  • Ian McNulty, Sean Aschim, Nathan Boyer and Russell Trudeau. The Melville Millionaires have a potent offense with all 4 of those players in the top 10 in the league in scoring.

Battlefords North Stars:

  • Tanner Quinn, Evan Ripley, Dillon Forbes, Kyle Hall and the rest of the Stars top PK guys. The Mills scored 5 times on the power play the last time they were at the Civic Center. The Stars PK has gotten better and better as the season has gone along. And they face another stiff test tonight.
  • Kyle Schmidt, Spencer Gosselin and Josh Betinol. Just a few of the North Stars who were a little banged up by the end of the southern swing over the weekend. But t this time of year lots of guys are playing through pain and bumps and bruises.

Head to Head:

  • Melville 1o @ Battlefords 4 (Sept 28 2012)
  • Battlefords 3 @ Melville 5 (Nov 30 2012)
  • Ian McNulty has 2 goals and 5 assists against the North Stars this season. Michael Sagen 2 goals and 3 assists. Those are just a few of the players the Mills have who can do damage offensively.

Special Teams:

Melville Millionaires:

  • PP: 37-173 (21.4% – 3rd in SJHL)
  • PK: 150-183 (82% – 8th in SJHL)

Battlefords North Stars:

  • PP: 41-216 (19% – 6th in SJHL)
  • PK: 174-216 (80.6% – 9th in SJHL)
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