YORKTON, SK: Anthony MacIntosh scored his first goal in the SJHL, but the Terriers still fell 7-2 on home ice to the Humboldt Broncos.
In the opening twenty minutes, the Humboldt Broncos showed why they are 6-0-1 with a dominating first five minutes. Spencer Bell opened the scoring just 2:16 into the game as he split the Terriers defence and beat Caleb Allen with a deke to the backhand, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. Then, four minutes later, the Broncos doubled their lead with a Chase Cooke point shot as the shot found its way through traffic and past Allen.
The Terriers got a late powerplay to try and spark some momentum, but the visitors took advantage of a defensive zone turnover as Mamic dashed down the right side and beat Allen blocker side for a 3-0 lead. The Terriers did strike late in the first period with the fourth of the season off the stick of Aiden Knutson. The Terriers were outshot 11-6.
In the middle frame, the Terriers began slowly pushing back as they started to generate more scoring chances. After a critical penalty kill, the Terriers cut the lead to one when Defenceman Anthony MacIntosh sprinted to a loose puck after he exited the penalty box and wired home his first SJHL goal, beating Aiden Fischer high glove.
The Terriers had a couple of chances to tie the game on the powerplay, but it was the Broncos striking shorthanded again. After Dylan Ruptash turned the puck over at the offensive blueline, Brayden Skogstad dashed in on a breakaway and slipped it under the pad, restoring the Bronco’s two-goal lead. Connor Thue added another late goal to put the Terriers down three goals for a second time in the hockey game. The shots were 22-16 in favour of the Broncos after forty.
In the third period, the Broncos added two more to put the game out of reach. The Captain Cage Newans struck on the powerplay, and that goal chased Allen, as Blake Sittler came in and replaced him, stopping 10 of 11 he faced. Maddox Amaral added another powerplay marker very late in the third period for a 7-2 Broncos advantage.
With the loss, the losing streak reaches four for the Terriers as they will look to return to the win column Saturday night at home vs the Weyburn Red Wings