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In exhibition action on Monday night, the Melfort Mustangs beat the Humboldt Broncos 5-3. Rhear Assie had two goals to lead the way for the Mustangs. The Battlefords' North Stars dumped the Kindersley Klippers 5-1, and the Melville Millionaires had their way with the Yorkton Terriers, pounding them 10-1. Klippers acquire Deobald The Junior Klippers dealt future considerations to the Weyburn Red Wings for a new number-one goalie. Coach and general manager Dave Hunchak said the Klippers had acquired 20 year-old Nathan Deobald. While Graham Zaporaniuk returns and a "ton of younger boys" will be at training camp, "(Deobald) is our number one guy for now." Blevins to coach Thunder (Excerpt from The Melfort Journal) Trevor Blevins, formerly a Melfort Mustangs assistant coach, will be coaching his own team this hockey season. Blevins will be calling the shots for the Tri-Town Thunder of the North Saskatchewan Junior 'B' Hockey League. With the connection to the Melfort Mustangs the Thunder will be one of the top teams the Mustangs draw from to fill their roster. Blevins will be joined on the Thunder bench by assistant coach Rob Wallinton. Mustang in lacrosse tourney Roan Blampin, a member of the Melfort Mustangs, was part of the Saskatoon Smash lacrosse team that represented the province at the recent Founders Cup tournament. Blampin scored two goals and two assists at the tournament that ran Wednesday to Sunday at Port Coquitlam, B.C. Saskatoon lost 15-8 to the host team and 23-10 to Peninsula on Wednesday. They then fell 26-9 to Prince George on Thursday and 21-6 to Calgary on Friday. The 0-4 record left the Smash out of the playoff round of the tournament. Kalen Wright of the Melfort Mustangs has accepted a full scholarship to Sacred Heart University. Sacred Heart is a Division I school in Fairfield, Connecticut. Kalen is the fifth Mustang to receive a scholarship offer this season. Kalen is a 6'2, 210 lb defenceman from Candle Lake, Saskatchewan. During regular season this past year, the 20 year-old played in 58 games and accumulated 20 goals and 47 assists for 67 points and 111 penalty minutes. The Winkler Flyers transferred the playing rights of Brett Boschman to the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior 'A' Hockey League for future considerations. Winkler transferred the playing rights of Lonny Erasmus and future considerations to the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL for Darren Seib. Winkler acquired the playing rights of defenceman Rob Dickson from Truro for the playing rights of defenceman Joe Matuszewski and future considerations. The Portage Terriers transferred the playing rights of Matt Tkachyk to the Winnipeg South Blues for future considerations. OCN obtained the playing rights of Hans Benson from the Nipawin Hawks of the SJHL for future considerations. OCN transferred the playing rights of Benson, goalie Mark Lesage and defenceman Bryce Davis to the Dauphin Kings for the playing rights of forward Pat Power and future considerations. The Southeast Blades transferred the playing rights of forward Ryan Van Egmond to the Williams Lake Timberwolves of the British Columbia Hockey League for future considerations. The Neepawa Natives transferred the playing rights of forward Tyler Statham to Southeast for the playing rights of forward Marc Dedecker. The Natives also traded the playing rights of Travis McIntosh to the Notre Dame Hounds for future considerations. The Winkler Flyers traded the playing rights of Derek Moar to the Natives for Ryan Turner. The Winnipeg South Blues traded Dustin Degagne to the Texarcana Bandits of the North American Hockey League for future considerations.