Story Coming In:
The Terriers stormed out of COVID-19 protocols with a dominating victory over the Melville Millionaires to claim the Parks Cup. Tanner Sklaruk achieved his first multi-goal game of his career, while Reagan Sweeney scored his first career SJHL goal. Outshooting the Mils 40-25, the Terriers dominated every aspect of the game, while showing no rust in the process. Now they face a difficult task on the three game home-stand. Yorkton will need to play at their absolute best, and last night’s game was a perfect example of how Yorkton can do that.
View From Humboldt:
The Broncos are the only team in the SJHL to achieve 30 wins so far. Humboldt has scored the most goals in the league, given up the fourth fewest, and they have three of the top five scorers in the SJHL. Long story short, this team is loaded. Having won back to back games, the Broncos look to distance themselves at the top of the league standings. The Broncos have three deep forward lines that can score at will and a fourth line that will grind down their opponents. While no flashy names show up on the defence, they are solid with no apparent weakness. And with Rayce Ramsey in goal, Humboldt is a huge favourite to win the Canalta Cup at the end of the season.
The Return Of Screwy:
The 20-year-old Stony Plain, Alberta product has been putting up career numbers for the Yorkton Terriers. Having not scored a goal in his previous seasons in Yorkton, Tanner Sklaruk now has eight, and sits seventh on the team with 19 points. The emergence of Sklaruk has allowed the rookies to develop, and he plays in all situations for Mat Hehr’s bunch. Sklaruk is a quiet leader who lets his actions do all of his talking, but the younger defenders look up to him, and there is a noticeable difference to the Terriers when he is not in the line-up.
Tale of the Tape
Yorkton Terriers (17-15-1-4 – 39 points) Humboldt Broncos (30-11-0-0 – 60 points)
2nd Viterra Division/ 6th SJHL 1st Global Ag Risk Division/ 1st SJHL
Powerplay: 17/139 – 12.2% (10th SJHL) Powerplay: 40/193 – 20.7% (6th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 146/171 – 85.4% (3rd SJHL) Penalty Kill: 167/186 – 89.8% (2nd SJHL)
Last Ten: 5-3-1-1 Streak: 1-0-0-0 Last Ten: 7-3-0-0 Streak: 2-0-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Gervais & Nollski (12)
Assists: Jasper (19)
Points: Norum (22)
PIM: Norum (67)
Goalie: DePape 15-8-0-4, 2.00, 0.927%, 3 SO