Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Rematch In Yorkton

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Despite giving up a 4-1 lead, the Terriers managed to find a way to down the Melville
Millionaires 5-4, to increase their point streak to four games. Brett Kemp led the way with two
goals and an assist, bringing his team leading point total to nine. The Terriers will look to
continue their winning ways at the Westland Insurance Arena. While Yorkton leads the league
with scoring the most goals, they also have given up the most goals. Having scored at least four
goals in each game this season, the Terriers will look to give up less than four goals, something
they have only achieved once this year in a 6-2 win over Notre Dame. After tonight’s contest,
the Terriers will prepare for another Viterra Division rival, as they have a home and home series
with the Weyburn Red Wings next weekend.

View from Melville:

The Millionaires saw their three game winning streak snapped by the Terriers last night,
however, the Mils showed plenty of heart coming back from a 4-1 deficit. Melville will look to do
one better tonight during the rematch of Highway 10 rivals. Led by the top point getter in league
in Reece Newkirk, and his Portland teammate Jaydon Dureau, Melville will look to continue to fill
the net against Yorkton. Bryan Thomson is expected to get the start in goal. On loan from the
Lethbridge Hurricanes, Thomson has yet to lose a game this year. He is sitting in third for goals
against average and fourth in save percentage. Melville will stress the need for a win tonight, as
they will face the talented Humboldt Broncos in a home and home, next weekend.

16-Year-Old Sensation:

He had a quiet game last night, but 16-year-old Vaughn Watterodt has been a spark plug for the
Yorkton Terriers early in the season. Tallying three points in five games, Watterodt has been a
threat on offence, as well as playing with plenty of grit, as evidenced by his 19 penalty minutes
(including a fight). While most of the focus for the other team’s defence will be on Kemp, the
Taphorns and Miller, Watterodt has the opportunity to provide a big impact for the team. If the
Terriers get secondary scoring from guys like Watterodt, then they could be well on their way to
a fourth straight win.


Tale of the Tape:

Yorkton Terriers (3-1-1-0 – 7 points)              Melville Millionaires (3-2-0-0 – 6 points)
T-1st Viterra Division/ T-3rd SJHL                   3rd Viterra Division/ T-5th SJHL

Powerplay: 7/22 – 31.8% (2nd SJHL)              Powerplay: 5/29 – 17.2% (8th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 14/17 – 82.4% (5th SJHL)            Penalty Kill: 21/25 – 84.0% (4th SJHL)
Last Ten: 3-1-1-0 Streak: 3-0-1-0                    Last Ten: 3-2-0-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0


Stats Leaders For Yorkton:

Goals: Miller (5)
Assists: Kemp and Ka. Taphorn (6)
Points: Kemp (9)
PIM: Gervais (34)
Goalie: Bond 2-0-1-0, 4.44, 0.875


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