Story Coming In:
The losing streak is now four games for the Yorkton Terriers. A common theme has been the troubles Yorkton has had with the third period, where they’ve been outscored 22-4 in the month of October. On their three game road trip last week, the Terriers gave up five third period goals on Thursday, three on Friday and four on Saturday. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Yorkton as well. Today’s game against the second best team in the league is the final home game before a five game road trip, where the Terriers will take on the surging Notre Dame Hounds, an excellent Flin Flon Bombers squad, and a tough La Ronge Ice Wolves team. If Yorkton wants to turn their fortunes around, they need to find a way to play a complete 60 minute game.
View From Humboldt:
Last weekend was a bit disappointing for the Broncos. In their two games, Humboldt dropped a 5-3 decision to the Kindersley Klippers, before needing a third period rally to edge the Nipawin Hawks. Tonight’s game could potentially become a trap game for the Broncos. Humboldt has a home and home against the nation’s number one Battlefords North Stars on Friday and Saturday, and there’s the slight chance that the Broncos are looking ahead to those matchups. Team depth has been impressive for Humboldt as they have 11 players who have scored at least 10 points this season. With depth like that, it means opposing teams can not take a shift off, without putting themselves at risk of losing control of the game.
Starting To Click:
It was a slow start to the season for Canora’s Clay Sleeva. After putting up two goals in the first two games, the 18-year-old went through a seven game stretch where he only produced one point. Now the Canora product has goals in three straight games and is beginning to find chemistry with rookie Dylan Ruptash. The Terriers are relying on their veterans to produce at a high level, and Sleeva has the potential to be among the league’s most dangerous players. Now that he’s playing with confidence, Sleeva could take that next step that the Terriers need and become one of the league’s leaders in goals.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (6)
Assists: Nelson (6)
Points: Nelson (10)
PIM: Nollski & Perkins (42)
Goalie: Allen 5-4-0, 3.60, 0.904% 1SO 1G