Caleb Allen had himself a night with his first career SJHL shutout, while also being credited with a goal, as the Terriers defeated the Nipawin Hawks 3-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season. Greg Nelson had a goal and an assist, while Dalton Mayes added a single for Yorkton.
Terriers started with plenty of jump in the first period. Early in the frame, a point shot from Cale Strasky was kicked aside from Hawks’ goalie Reid Lalonde, before Nelson shoveled home the rebound for his second tally of the year, giving the Terriers a 1-0 lead. The goalies stood on their heads making several quality saves through the remainder of the first and the second period.
The Terriers found some insurance late in the third period. Maddux Nollski pushed the puck to the point for Mayes, who’s seeing eye shot found its way past Lalonde for the Alaska’s product first career SJHL goal, giving the Terriers a 2-0 lead. The Terriers got a third marker in an unusual way. Allen’s clearing attempt was knocked down by Alex Ochitwa, whose back pass split the defense and slid all the way into Nipawin’s net. With Allen being the last to touch the puck, he was credited with his first career SJHL goal to go with 41 saves on the night.
Yorkton will return to action tomorrow afternoon for their second and final game of the SJHL Showcase. The Terriers will take on the Kindersley Klippers with the puck drop at 1:30pm.