Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers Fall 3-2 to Bruins on Road

ESTEVAN, SK: Alexander Papaspyropoulous’s second period powerplay marker `held up as the game-winner as the Estevan Bruins defeated the Yortkon Terriers 3-2 inside Affinity Place.

The first period started with a bang for the Yorkton Terriers as Defenceman Harrison Aldridge picked the pocket of Holdin Getzalf and had a clean breakaway from the redline. He made a beautiful deke to the backhand and slid it past goaltender Jackson Miller to open the scoring at 1:35 into the game. The Terriers continued their strong start with grade-A chances by Jye Zawatsky, Anthony Domina and Jarron Desnoyers, but the game stayed 1-0. 

The Bruins would tie the game on Cade Kennedy’s 10th of the season as he one-timed a shot past Farrow. Then, late in the opening frame, the play really opened up. The Terriers had a couple of odd-man rushes, and the Bruins had a 2-0, but nothing materialized from the chances. The Terriers got the lone powerplay but could not convert. The visitors outshot the Bruins 11-9 in the first period.

In the middle frame, the Bruins, like the Terriers in the first period, got a goal early on. Bruins Captain Keagan Little jammed a puck at the side of the net past Farrow to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. The Terriers had a couple of chances to the the game with Domina have opportunity in the slot, and McIntosh had a partial 2 on 1 chance but was denied by Miller. 

The Bruins got their first powerplay opportunity when Riley Cormier went off for slashing, and they only needed 22 seconds to strike as Alexander Papaspyropoulous snapped a shot past Farrow to double the lead. The Bruins outshot the Terriers 14-7 in the second period.

In the third period, it was full of penalties. The Terriers had an early powerplay opportunity but failed to convert. Then, midway through the final frame, the Terriers got another chance on the man advantage when Zawatsky was hit in the corner by Little, who was called for a hit to the head. The Terriers finally capitalized on the powerplay as Domina could tip a McIntosh point shot for his 15th of the season and cut the lead in half. The Terriers had a late push with the goalie out but could not tie the game with the goalie out as they fell 3-2 to the Bruins.

With the loss, the Terriers move to 17-25-4 on the season and will be back in action Tuesday at home vs the Notre Dame Hounds.