A four goal first period helped the Battlefords North Stars get back into the win column in Melville Wednesday night, Oct. 2.
The North Stars hammered the Millionaires 6-1 for their eighth win in nine games in 2019-20, bouncing back nicely from a 6-2 loss in Yorkton the previous night.
Dylan McCabe and then Rylan Nivon got the first two North Stars goals in the first, and then Elijah Loon-Stewardson added to the lead with his second and third goals of the season.
Max McPeak’s third of the season in the second cut it to 4-1, but Ryland McNinch restored the four goal lead.
Elijah Loon-Stewardson completed his hat trick at the 9:35 mark of the third period from Matthias Urbanski and Dylan McCabe to finish the scoring.
Once again the North Stars had another 40-plus shooting performance, outshooting Melville by a whopping 43 to 19. The North Stars outshot the Mils 21 to 2 in the second period.
Kaleb McEachern was pulled after letting in four goals on 12 shots in the first period; Hunter Adams stopped 29 of 31 the rest of the way for the Mils. Austin Schwab stopped 18 of 19 for the North Stars win.
Next up for the North Stars on this long road stretch is a trip to Estevan on Friday against the Bruins.