Tanner Sklaruk and Kishaun Gervais both had three point nights, however, it wasn’t enough for the Yorkton Terriers as they fell to the Melville Millionaires 4-3. Carter McKay scored his first career SJHL goal, which was the game winner for the Mils, while Zach Cain added a pair of goals in the win.
A quiet first period was capped off with a special moment for the Terriers. Sklaruk charged in on the Millionaires, firing a shot off of Jared Thompson, who fumbled the puck into his goal. For Sklaruk, it was his first career SJHL goal, giving the Terriers a 1-0 lead.
The Millionaires answered back in the second. Zach Cain scored his first goal of night, tying the game at 1. Louis-Frederic Therberge would add an assist on the play. Cain struck again giving the Mils at 2-1 lead, after shoveling a rebound past Kael DePape. Just 1:10 later, Jonathan Krahn would tally his first goal of the season, extending the Moneymen’s lead to 3-1. However, the Terriers wouldn’t go away. Sklaruk would find Gervais with a cross-ice pass, and the Kamsack product fired a laser over the glove of Thompson. Gervais would tie up the game at 3 just a 1:21 later, after being left wide open in the slot.
The Terriers dominated the third period, however, it would be the Millionaires who would find the back of the net. McKay, the 16-year-old forward playing for his hometown team, found a lane to the Yorkton goal, and fired a shot over the glove of a surprised DePape, giving Melville a 4-3 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Yorkton now falls to 2-7-0-0 on the season.
Neither team could score on their power-plays as Melville went 0/5 and Yorkton was 0/3. DePape made 20 saves in the loss, while Thompson stopped 31 Yorkton shots for his first career SJHL win.
The Terriers will return to action on Friday, when they host the Humboldt Broncos. The game will be broadcast on the GX 94 online only stream with the pre-game show starting at 7:20pm and the play-by-play beginning at 7:30pm.
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