Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers Close Out Season With Home and Home with Mills

The Yorkton Terriers closed out the season with two losses to their Highway 10 rivals, the Melville Millionaires.

This past Friday, the Mills picked up a 6-3 victory on home ice. They used a three-goal first period to help propel them across the finish line. Knutson, Domina, and Schofer scored for the Terriers, who lost goaltender Adam Kelly 4:35 into the first after he reaggravated a lower-body injury. Farrow took the loss, stopping 25 of 30.

In a rematch Saturday afternoon with the Parks Cup on the line, the Terriers trailed 1-0 after twenty minutes as Cole Keen found the scoresheet late in the first period.

The Terriers’ offence scored a pair of goals in the middle frame. Schofer tied the game midway through the second period, beating Rau shortside for his fourth of the campaign. Moments later, after a failed powerplay attempt, Tyson Perkins found the back of the net, giving the Terriers their first lead of the afternoon. The Mills, however, would respond by adding a shorthanded goal, as Hudson Norris slipped one five-hole on Farrow.

In the third period, Perkins gave the offence more life, adding his second of the game, as a seeing-eye point shot found the back of the net for his third point of the game. The Mills would tie the game with another shorthanded goal,  Keen again with his 10th of the season.

The rest of the regulation solved nothing, meaning 3 on 3 overtime was on deck.

In the extra frame, The Terriers got a powerplay when Cohen Swan got the gate for Hooking, but the Terriers could not take advantage of the 4-3 opportunities, meaning the game headed to a shootout.

Morrison and Ball scored for the Mills in the shootout, while Chunchukov replied for the Terriers and Domina was denied in an attempt to extend the game.

The Terriers will continue to build on this season and hit the ground running in the 2024-25 season. The Mills, who clinched a postseason birth for the first time in five seasons, drew the defending champion Battlefords North Stars in round one.