SBAAHL – Saturday Night

North East Wolfpack 9 – Battlefords Barons 6


Connor Tuffs continues his great start and will be an early selection in the bantam draft.

It was the Bzdel and Tuffs show again for the 2nd time in 3 games this year.  Kris Bzdel picked up 4 goals and Connor Tuffs added three in moving North East to 2-1-0.  The Wolfpack outshot the Battlefords 57-45, including 29 2nd period shots.  The Battlefords got 2 goals from Rett Taggarat in defeat.

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 – West Central Wheat Kings 4

The Warriors played their first game of the season yesterday and it was one to remember as they came back from 4-0 down and a 4-3 deficit with under two minutes remaining to win 5-4.  The Warriors were led by Payton Fisher with 2-2-4 and Jarid Morhart with a pair of goals.  West Central got 2 goals from 2000 born highly ranked prospect Chad Westman and 3 points from Kyle Bosch.  West Central are now 0-2-0.

Estevan Bruins 7 – Saskatoon Outlaws 4 

The Bruins have now run their record to a perfect 4-0-0 after a 7-4 win in Saskatoon on Saturday.  The Bruins have outscored the opposition 19-5 in the four wins.  They were led by Hayden Cutler (2-1-3) as well as Preston Brodziak and Shae Little who also had 3 point efforts.  The Outlaws got 1-1-2 from Evan Thomas.  With the loss, the Outlaws are now 0-2-0.


Humboldt Broncos 4 – Prince Albert Venice House Raiders 4

Reagan Poncelet picks up his 2nd consecutive hattrick for the Broncos as they move 1-1-1 after a 4-4 tie in Prince Albert.  Eric Gardiner, the brother of former PA Raiders first rounder Reid Gardiner picked up 2 assists.  For the Venice House Raiders it was D- Jake Hobson and skilled Riley Sawchuk with 1-2-3 each.  The Raiders are still winless at 0-1-1 and will host the 4-0-0 Bruins today.

Sask Valley Vipers 7 – Swift Current Kabos Raiders 1

The Vipers get goals from 7 different players and a good performance from Joel Gryzbowski in goal en route to a 7-1 win in Swift Current yesterday.  The Vipers are now 2-0-0 and have scored 7 goals in each of their first two games so far.  Jared Hamm leads the attack so far with 4-1-5.  The Kabos Raiders got their lone goal from Callen Boutin, his first goal and point of the season.  The Kabos Raiders are now 0-2-0 and have scored just one goal so far.

Regina Pat Blues 7 – Notre Dame Hounds AA -3

The Pat Blues win their first game of the season with a 7-3 win in Wilcox yesterday.  WEHP ranked Matthew Chekay led the way with 2-2-4, giving him 5 pts in 2 games now.  Justyn Noltcho-Clarke scored twice for Notre Dame.

Sunday SBAAHL Action

Weyburn Crescent Point Wings
(South Division)
  Swift Current Kabos Raiders
(South Division)
  North East Wolfpack
(North Division)
  West Central Wheat Kings
(North Division)
  Sask Valley Vipers
(North Division)
  Moose Jaw Warriors
(South Division)
  Humboldt Broncos
(North Division)
  Regina Monarchs
(South Division)
  Regina Pat Blues
(South Division)
  Melville Millionaires
(South Division)
  Saskatoon Bandits
(North Division)
  Battlefords Barons
(North Division)
  Estevan TS&M Bruins
(South Division)
  Prince Albert Venice House Raiders
(North Division)

Friday Night – Vince Benedetto stops 64/65 shots


St. Albert Sabres 1 – Edmonton KC 0

In the lone AMBHL game on Friday night, the struggles continue for Edmonton KC as they drop to 0-4-1 and have scored just 3 goals in those 5 games but one bright spot remains.  Vince Benedetto did all he could do to earn Edmonton KC with their first win of the season, stopping 64/65 shots which included all 26 shots he faced in the 3rd period in a 1-0 loss on Friday.  Benedetto has a 4.50 GAA but has a sparkling .935 save percentage.  His team has been shutout in 4 of 5 games now this season.  For St. Albert, it was 2000 born Liam Peyton scoring his 1st goal and 1st point of the season.  The Sabres are now 2-3-0 and have been stingy, allowing  just 12 goals in 5 games but scoring only 5.  The shutout was earned by Nate Reinhart, stopping all 25 shots he faced.  Both Reinhart and Curr have shutouts now for the Sabres in their only two victories so far.

Today in the AMBHL, there is a full slate of action with seven games, beginning this afternoon.  One key matchup will be in Lloydminster as the 4-0-0 Heat host the 4-1-0 Sherwood Park Flyers.  Zane Franklin will take his league leading 13-9-22 in to this game and 2000 born D – Ty Smith will look to improve on his defence league leading 7-5-12 in 4 games.


Estevan Bruins 4 – Saskatoon Stallions 1

In Saskatoon on Friday night, it was the Estevan Bruins running their record to a perfect 3-0-0 and becoming an early season surprise in the process after a 4-1 win.  The Bruins continue to play stingy defence, having allowed just 1 goal in 3 games to start the season.  Leading the way for the Bruins was 2000 born Cole Fonstad (1-1-2) along with Wyatt Haux and D -Brady Long who also had the same.  Long leads the Bruins with 2-4-6 and Fonstad is 2nd with 3-2-5.  The Stallions scored their only goal just 3 minutes in as Braden Krzak scored.  Estevan will stay in Saskatoon and play another game today against the Outlaws while the Stallions tonight play until next Saturday in Regina against the Monarchs.

Saskatoon Maniacs 3 – North East Wolfpack 1

The Saskatoon Maniacs win their first game of the season, moving to 1-2-0 and drop the North East Wolfpack to 1-1-0 after an impressive 3-1 on Friday night in Melfort.  The Maniacs are now off until next Tuesday when they host the Prince Albert Venice House Raiders while the Wolfpack are in North Battleford today to take on the Barons.

Today in the SBAAHL, there are 7 games, with Melville and Moose Jaw opening up their seasons respectively.