Story Coming In:
The first game back home didn’t go the way the Yorkton Terriers hoped it would have. Dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to the Kindersley Klippers, the Terriers came out flat in the first period, being out-shot 8-0 in the first half of the period. DePape made 29 saves in the loss, and Yorkton find themselves two points out of a playoff. Carson Henry and Clay Sleeva were the goal scorers, while with an assist, Tyson Janzen moved into a tie for the most points on the Terriers’ roster. On paper, tonight should be a close game with only three points separating Yorkton and Kindersley. That puts a lot of importance in tonight’s contest where a win or a loss can dictate the direction of the Terriers’ playoff hopes.
View From Kindersley:
It’s game three of a five game road trip for the Klippers, who have gone 1-1 so far. After downing the Terriers 3-2 on Tuesday, the Klippers traveled to Melville, where they were shutout 2-0. Jaxon Georget has found a fair amount of success against Yorkton, having scored four goals in two games. Brett Sweet has also backstopped Kindersley to a pair of wins against the Terriers, making a combined 48 saves. Players to watch on Kindersley include Tylin Hilbig. The rookie, playing for his hometown team, leads the team in points with 15. The 6-foot-3 forward has been a wrecking ball at times for the Klippers, with the ability to take over a game at any moment.
The Man Called Hank:
Yorkton has an interesting collection of overagers on the roster. Among them is St. Albert, Alberta’s Carson Henry, a two way forward who is among Mat Hehr’s most reliable players. Henry is averaging a point every other game, while he plays in every situation. The 20-year-old is closing on 100 career games, Henry is the only player on the roster who has played in every single game since the beginning of the 2019/20 season. Henry is another player on the roster that the Terriers are hoping catch fire offensively to fuel the lineup. With three points in the last five games, Henry can contribute on a regular basis. However, like most of the roster, he is just a few bounces away from doing that.
Tale of the Tape
Yorkton Terriers (8-11-0-2 – 18 points) Kindersley Klippers (10-11-0-1 – 21 points)
2nd Viterra Division/ 9th SJHL 4th Global Ag Risk Division/ 7th SJHL
Powerplay: 7/81 – 8.6% (12th SJHL) Powerplay: 9/94 – 9.6% (11th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 80/92 – 87.0% (3rd SJHL) Penalty Kill: 69/85 – 81.2% (6th SJHL)
Last Ten: 5-3-0-2 Streak: 0-1-0-1 Last Ten: 5-4-1-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Gervais (8)
Assists: Norum & Janzen (8)
Points: Gervais & Janzen (12)
PIM: Norum (40)
Goalie: DePape 8-5-0-2, 1.84, 0.929%, 1 SO