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Stars fall to Broncos in OT, take three of four points in weekend series




Alec Saretzky and Cage Newans scored the goals for both Broncos in regulation time on the night, with Tristan Boileau stopping 26 of 28 shots for the win.

A 1-0 Broncos lead in 20 minutes on Saretzky’s eighth, Waldie (with his third) and Newans (his ninth) then traded goals in the second to make it 2-1 Humboldt after 40.

In the third, Girod’s third of the season tied the game to send the game into overtime, on a Stars power play at 7:46.

In OT, Kotai made a 10-bell save on Ceccarelli on the breakaway early in the frame to create a chance to rush the other way. There, Steven Kesslering found Jake Southgate for a quick one-timer from his strong side, which Boileau somehow managed to save to keep the puck on the outside.

On the ensuing face-off, Ceccarelli then raced down the ice to finally win the game on a perfect shot after the post-and-in.

Despite the loss, the Stars still collect a single point in the league standings and extend their league-leading record to 15-0-2 with 32 points. Humboldt, in second place, is now 13-3 with 26 points.

After their back-to-back with the Broncos, the North Stars will now enjoy nearly a full week off, before embarking on one of their busiest weekends of the season next weekend.

The team will embark on a three-game, three-night tour of southern Saskatchewan. then playing Estevan on Friday, Weyburn on Saturday and Notre Dame on Sunday.

Friday’s NAPA Auto Parts North Stars Hockey Broadcast will be available at 1050 CJNB. With an earlier-than-usual puck drop at 7 p.m., the Ultra Print pre-game show kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

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