Steven Norum had the lone goal for Yorkton, as the Terriers fell 4-1 to the Humboldt Broncos on the road. William Dyke stopped 28 shots, while Humboldt got tallies from four different goalscorers in the victory.
Yorkton opened the scoring on the power-play. Norum scooped up a loose puck at the side of Bronco goal and buried it for his 8th goal of the year. It was the third straight game that Yorkton’s power-play has found the score-sheet. The Broncos responded to make it a 1-1 game in the first. Jerzy Orchard found a wide open Cage Newans in the slot, and the Bronco forward wired a drive over the glove of Kael DePape to tie the hockey game.
Humboldt took the lead early in the second, thanks to the SJHL’s top point getter. DePape stopped a point shot from Jared Kaplowitz, only for the puck to find Connor McGrath, who out-waited the Yorkton net-minder, sliding the puck into the net for his 60th point of year. Humboldt added to their lead when Alex Morozoff blasted home a one timers past DePape to make it 3-1.
Maddux Nollski almost made it a one goal game in the third period. The St. Albert, Alberta product was released on a breakaway where he deked out Dyke, only to hit the post. Shortly afterwards the Broncos made it 4-1, when Braiden Koran drove around the Yorkton defense before burying the shot past DePape.
DePape made 36 saves on 40 Humboldt shots in the loss, while the power-play went 1-for-4, and the penalty kill did not allow a Humboldt power-play goal on six attempts. Yorkton will wrap up their three game road trip on Sunday night, when they battle the Notre Dame Hounds. The game will be broadcast on the GX 94 online only stream, with the pre-game show starting at 7:20 and the play-by-play kicking off at 7:30pm.