Story Coming In:
Thankfully, October is over for the Yorkton Terriers. That month was not kind to the Terriers, who went 2-8 including finishing the month with a six game losing skid. It is worth noting, after 15 games last season, the Terriers were also 6-9-0-0. They would go on to make it to the semi-finals that season. Can Yorkton do something similar, or even improve on that? First, they have to snap their losing streak. As the Terriers continue their grueling road trip, tonight against Notre Dame feels like a must win. Global Ag Risk division teams have not been friendly against the Terriers, who have gone 0-6, but Yorkton knows they can hang with those teams. If Yorkton can string a full 60 minute effort together, then they will come out with a full two points.
View From Notre Dame:
Since playing the Terriers on October 27th, the Hounds have gone 1-1. A 5-2 loss to the Estevan Bruins was then followed up by a 5-3 victory over the Melville Millionaires, which included a four goal outburst in the second period. Will Dawson continues to lead the way for Notre Dame. The Air Force commit leads the team in points, and while he is no Kevin Anderson, he is still a threat night in and night out. The Hounds also got rookie defeceman Sam Borschowa back in the lineup after a health scare. Some believe that Borschowa could be the next top level defender to come out of Notre Dame, which still has the likes of Jaryd Sych and Sam Kroon in the lineup.
Head Coach and GM Mat Hehr continues to adjust his lineup, as he tries to find the right combination that will bring success to the Terriers. Last week it included the acquisitions of Lowie and Tijs Vreys as well as Quintin Unreiner. The two defencemen, Lowie and Unreiner have looked solid, while a full week of practice will only benefit the three new players. Another forward is also joining the team in Cohner Saleski. The Saskatoon product joins Yorkton for his overage season, bringing 60 games of WHL experience split between Prince Albert, Red Deer and Swift Current. While with the Whitecourt Wolverines last season, Saleski posted 11 points in 24 games. If the newly acquired players bolster this Terriers roster, then the team’s 50th anniversary could be a special one.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (7)
Assists: Nelson (7)
Points: Nelson & Ruptash (11)
PIM: Perkins (44)
Goalie: Allen 5-6-0, 4.04, 0.896% 1SO 1G