North Stars snap skid, sink Melville in OT

An overtime goal by Elijah Loon-Stewardson snapped a three-game Battlefords North Stars losing skid on Friday, as they beat the Melville Millionaires 3-2 on the road.

The game was tight throughout with the North Stars opening the scoring with a goal by Kaden Boser midway throuh the first, Cody Spagrud and Macgregor Sinclair assisting. That would be all the scoring through one period.

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Payton Jerome tied it at 1-1 in period two but was called for interference soon after. Sinclair restored the lead on the power play for the Battlefords moments later at the 11:06 mark, Spagrud and Braydon Buziak assisting.

Michael Boutoussov's first goal of the season tied it up again at the 12:56 mark and the game went into overtime. It was both Loon-Stewardson brothers who contributed to the winning goal: Elijah got the goal while Quintin got the assist at the 56 second mark of overtime for the win.

Chad Duran stopped 28 of 30 in net for the win for the North Stars. Next up is a trip to Yorkton Saturday. 

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