Story Coming In:
Last week was a successful week for the Terriers. Yorkton won two of three games, while also receiving some recognition by the league with Caleb Allen being named Goalie of the Week. Offensively, Logan Cyca led the way with four assists, while Clay Sleeva posted two goals and a helper. Dalton Mayes and Quintin Unreiner each scored an overtime winner, and St Albert product Jackson McDonnell tallied his first career SJHL goal. Now, Yorkton plays a very important divisional game as part of three games this week against difficult opponents. The Terriers beat Weyburn earlier this season, but that was in September and both teams look a lot different since then. One change the Terriers are hoping to see is success on the power-play, which has gone 0 for its last 30.
View From Weyburn:
Weyburn has not played since November 19th, after influenza tore through the game, postponing a number of games. In the five games the Red Wings have played in November, they have posted a record of 1-4, including losing four straight. Weyburn sits in 11th in the SJHL with a -31 goal differential, however, stats go out the window once divisional foes face each other. The Red Wings have a younger roster led by Matteo Turrin and Ty Mason. Dazza Mitchell is the number one goaltender, however, injuries have piled up for the Regina product, which has opened the door for 2006-born Eric Kahl. With games this weekend against La Ronge and Humboldt, this feels like a must win contest for the Red Wings if they don’t want to fall too far back in the playoff picture.
From Windy City, Alberta:
The Red Wings have lots of speedy forwards and plenty of work ethic, which means the Terriers will be leaning heavily on their defence. One player who will be asked to step up is veteran Tyson Perkins. The 6’5” Lethbridge product has been steady for the Terriers, while being asked to shut down opposing teams top players on a nightly basis. While Perkins doesn’t have any goals this season, he has put up 8 assists, good for third on the team and providing the most points by a Terrier defender. After dealing with injuries throughout last season, Perkins has returned in fine form, emerging as the team’s number one defenceman.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (10)
Assists: Hall (10)
Points: Ruptash (17)
PIM: Mayes (101)
Goalie: Allen 9-9-0, 3.63, 0.901% 1SO 1G