Tommy Bouchard made 33 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Terriers fell to the Kindersley Klippers for their first loss of the season. Karsten Kruska had a shorthanded marker in the 2-1 defeat, while the Terriers went 0-for-3 on the man advantage.
The first period was dominated by the Terriers, but it has the Klippers who found pay dirt late in the frame. Cash Arnsten found the puck in a mad scramble in the Yorkton crease, and the former 1st overall pick deposited the loose biscuit to give Kindersley a 1-0 lead. The second period was the mirror image of the first. The Klippers, benefiting from three power-plays, were all over the Terriers, but it was Yorkton who found the equalizer. Kruska caused a turnover in the neutral and went away on a breakaway, shorthanded. With a deke, the London, Ontario product beat Logan Falk for his second shorthanded goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1.
Misfortune plagued the Terriers in the third. While 4-on-4, a questionable offside call took away a clear cut odd man rush for the Terriers. On the next play, a marginal penalty was called against Yorkton, and Kindersley took advantage, striking on the power-play courtesy of a bomb from the point by Brayden Koch. Shortly after falling behind 2-1, Logan Cyca picked the pocket of a Klipper, only to ring the puck off the post. Yorkton would push, but ultimately Kindersley claimed its first win of the season.
The Terriers are off for 11 days. Yorkton will be back in action on October 7th for round one of the Battle for the Parks Cup against Melville. The two teams will collide at the Horizon Credit Union Centre with puck drop at 7:00pm.