Kael DePape made 34 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Yorkton Terriers fell to the Humboldt Broncos 3-1. Connor McGrath had a pair of goals while Rayce Ramsey stopped 36 shots in the Bronco victory.
The Terriers started the scoring in the first. A point shot from Kody Norberg was tipped off the post and in by JD Hall, for Hall’s second goal of the season and a 1-0 Yorkton lead. With the assist, Norberg tallied his first career SJHL point. The Broncos answered right back. McGrath slapped home a shot that ricocheted off the end boards for his sixth goal of the season. Alec Saretzky had the assist. The Broncos struck again before the end of the first on the power-play. Lucas Ceccarelli’s point shot hit a Terrier’s skate and deflected over a screened DePape to make it 2-1.
Both teams had their chances to score, but there wouldn’t be a goal until late in the third period. McGrath struck on a two-on-one with Logan Kurki, for McGrath’s league leading 19th point of the season, and his second of the game, giving Humboldt a 3-1 lead.
Humboldt went 1-6 on the power-play, while Yorkton went 0/6 and the Terriers are scoreless on their last 18 man advantages.
The Terriers will return to the Westland Insurance Arena on Tuesday, when they host the Weyburn Red Wings. The game will be broadcast on the GX 94 online stream with the pre-game show starting at 7:20pm and the play-by-play kicking off at 7:30pm.
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