The Battlefords North Stars had a good night last night without even hitting the ice.
First, goalie Spencer Tremblay was named the SJHL’s goalie of the week. Tremblay posted 2 wins last week in his 2 starts. He stopped 40 shots for a shutout on Friday versus Weyburn. He also stopped all 3 shooters in the shootout as the Stars won 1-0. Two nights later, again versus Weyburn, the Stars goalie was strong. He made 33 saves on 35 shots to pick up a come from behind 3-2 victory. Both those goals against were power play markers so that’s back to back games that Tremblay, and his team mates as well, didn’t allow a goal at 5-on-5.
So far on the season Tremblay is 8-3-3 with a 2.58 goals against average and he’s stopped 91.7% of the shots he has faced. Tremblay has posted 2 shutouts.
On the ice last night games went well from a North Stars perspective. All 3 Kramer Division rivals lost in regulation last night. The La Ronge Ice Wolves beat Kindersley 6-4. Edam native Jared and Joel Blaquiere each had a goal in the win.The Klippers have a very tough schedule this week. They head to Flin Flon tonight and then after a day off head to Nipawin which this season is going to be a very tough place to go on the road and pick up a win. Kindersley’s 4th game in 5 nights will be Saturday when they visit the Sherwood leading Melfort Mustangs. The Kippers will pick up some wins from this trip as they are too good to lost 3 or 4 in a row. But it’s a tough schedule and with last night’s loss the gap between the Klippers and the Stars didn’t grow. The North Stars have 3 games in hand on the Klippers and are 7 points back in the Kramer.
Also last night, the Humboldt Broncos lost to the Melville Millionaires 5-2. And Melfort beat Notre Dame 4-3.