Story Coming In:
It was another split this weekend for the Yorkton Terriers. The orange and grey faced the Humboldt Broncos where they won the home matchup on Friday 2-1, before falling on the road 3-1. Kael DePape was solid in goal, stopping a combined 53 shots over the two games. The defensive play was also strong for Yorkton, giving the team a chance to win both games. Now the Terriers turn their focus on the Red Wings for the first of two home games, before a seven game road trip. Yorkton won the first match over Weyburn 5-1, where JD Hall posted a goal and a helper against his former team, and DePape stopped 24 of 25 for his first career SJHL win. A victory is critical for the Terriers, as it could launch them into a tie for the final playoff spot.
View From Weyburn:
Weyburn split their two home games this past weekend, beating Nipawin 4-2 before being shutout by Melfort 5-0. Weyburn’s four goals came from four different skaters, while Joseph Young was up and down in net for both games. A number that stands out for the Red Wings is shots on goal. Weyburn is last in the SJHL with shots on goal per game, and it showed over the weekend where they only mustered 44 over the two games. Combined with the fact that the Terriers give up the fewest shots on goal per game, and one could expect that the Red Wings will have few opportunities to score tonight. Weyburn is also desperate for a win, as currently they sit only one point ahead of the Terriers.
Return Of The Wing:
A big, bruising forward, JD Hall has cut a role with the Terriers as a physical, third line centerman, who brings energy to the lineup. Acquired from the Red Wings, Hall has seamlessly fit right into the Terriers line-up. The Raymond, Alberta product made good in his first game against his former team, posting his first career SJHL goal and a helper, on route to a 5-1 win. Hall will look for another back game against his former squad, as the Terriers try to gain some traction in the SJHL.
Tale of the Tape
Yorkton Terriers (3-8-0-0 – 6 points) Weyburn Red Wings (3-4-1-0 – 7 points)
T-3rd Viterra Division/ T-11th SJHL 2nd Viterra Division/ T-9th SJHL
Powerplay: 5/54 – 9.3% (12th SJHL) Powerplay: 6/35 – 17.1% (9th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 48/57 – 84.2% (3rd SJHL) Penalty Kill: 43/53 – 81.1% (7th SJHL)
Last Ten: 3-7-0-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0 Last Ten: 3-4-1-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Kruska, Gervais & Nollski (4)
Assists: Norum (6)
Points: Kruska & Sleeva (8)
PIM: Sklaruk (25)
Goalie: DePape 3-3-0-0, 2.00, 0.924%