Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Hawks bankrupt Millionaires in Melville

The Hawks soared into Melville Tuesday and ousted the Millionaires 6-1 at the newly named CN Community Centre.

Looking to build off Friday’s win in Melfort, Nipawin continued their strong play away from the Centennial Arena winning their sixth game of the year away from home.

After giving up an early power-play goal in the first few minutes, the Hawks scored six unanswered goals for the second win over Melville this year.

Artem Hrabovetskyi scored a pair of goals on Nipawin man advantages in the second, after Joel Mabin broke a 1-1 deadlock. Both Mabin and Hrabovetskyi have six goals this season.

Finley Radloff also has six, the 18-year-old Nipawin product tied the game in the first period. Braeden Jockims scored twice in 29 seconds in the third period to cap the scoring. The 2005-born winger has four goals in three games since being reassigned to the SJHL from Portland of the Western Hockey League.

Tyson Endall made 23 saves for the win, the 24 shots allowed were a season low for the Hawks. Nipawin put 34 shots on the Melville net.

The Hawks scored a pair of power-play goals in four chances, the penalty killing unit was five of six.

Nipawin will travel to North Battleford for a meeting with the North Stars before the teams clash again at the ‘Cage’ Saturday.

Hear from Mabin who spoke after the game.