The number “13” proved a lucky one for Parker Rey, who earned a shutout Tuesday night as the Battlefords North Stars got a 3-0 win over the Humboldt Broncos.
That shutout performance extended the North Stars winning streak to 13 games in a row, but as has been the case for many games during this stretch, it wasn’t easy.
The Broncos actually outshot the North Stars 17-8 during the first period. But the Broncos could not keep up that pace, as it was the North Stars’ ability to play a 60-minute game that ultimately prevailed.
Power plays proved the difference. In the second period with Isaac Leik in the box for interference, Matthias Urbanski scored on the power play for the North Stars to put them in front.
Then in the third, with Kade Olsen in the box for slashing, Quintin Loon-Stewardson added a power play goal with Brett Gammer assisting at the 1:26 mark. Loon-Stewardson added an empty net goal with Rylan Nivon assisting at the 18:44 mark to seal up the win.
The North Stars outshot the Broncos 35-34 with Rey stopping all 34 Broncos shots.
The win moved the North Stars to 20-1 on the SJHL season, now 16 points ahead of the Broncos in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division.
The team is also now 11 points ahead of Melfort for first in the league.