A three goal deficit was too much for the Yorkton Terriers as they fell 4-2 to the Notre Dame Hounds. Erik Boers and Carson Henry scored for the grey and orange, while Jacob Herman made 17 saves in the loss.
Chances were even in the first period for both teams, but it was the Hounds that took advantage. Brendan Kerr struck for his second goal of the season, going one-on-one on Herman, after a turnover at the Terrier blue-line. Notre Dame would double their lead late in the period. Miscommunication between Herman and Parker Jasper in behind their net allowed Elliott Dutil space to backhand the puck into the empty cage, for his league leading sixth goal of the campaign.
Notre Dame would jump out to a 3-0 lead in the second period on a 5-on-3 power-play. Connor Nolan would deflect home his first goal of the campaign with assists going to Kevin Anderson and Elliott Dutil. The Terriers wouldn’t go away quietly in the night as they began to rally before the end of the period. On a face-off in the Hounds zone, Erik Boers would pick up the puck and rifle it over the glove of Austin Elliott, cutting the lead to 3-1. Carson Henry would strike moments later, electing to take the shot on a 2-on-1, again beating Elliott over the glove.
The Terriers would press for the equalizer in the third. Despite having two 5-on-3 power-plays and a five minute major, which saw Hounds goaltender Austin Elliott ejected from the game, Yorkton couldn’t find the back of the net. Anderson would seal the game for the Hounds, scoring on an open net with eight seconds left to give Notre Dame the 4-2 victory.
Elliott stopped 22 of 24 shots, while Ryley Osland made 11 saves, filling in for the ejected goalie.
Special teams were a factor in the game, where Yorkton went 0/6 on the man advantage, while Notre Dame were 1/5 on the power-play.
The Terriers will now head to Warman for the SJHL Showcase. They will battle the Flin Flon Bombers on Monday before facing the Battlefords North Stars on Tuesday. Monday’s game against the Bombers can be found on GX 94 with Benny Walchuk. The pre-game will start at 7:20pm, while play-by-play will begin at 7:30pm.