Lowie Vreys had a debut to remember, however, it wasn’t enough for the Terriers, who fell 6-3 to the Humboldt Broncos. Lucas Ceccarelli had a four point night, while Jacob Boucher posted two goals en route to the win for Humboldt.
Yorkton opened the scoring early in the first period. A drop pass by Dylan Ruptash found a wide open Lowie Vreys, who wired a shot home past Benjamin Motew. The Broncos responded in style late in the first. After a phenomenal stop by Caleb Allen, a bouncing puck ended up on the stick of Alec Saretzky, who shoveled it off a defender and in, to make it 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Humboldt made it 2-1. Noah Barlage danced around the Terriers defence, before finding a wide open Ben Kotylak, who made no mistake in giving the Broncos the lead. The Broncos extended their lead before the end of the frame. Off a turnover, Sam Marburg led an odd man rush into Yorkton’s zone, where he wired a shot over the glove of Allen to make it 3-1.
Humboldt added to their lead in the second period. Jacob Boucher went on a breakaway, where he threaded a shot through Allen to make it 4-1. Boucher made it 5-1 with his second of the game, a shot that deflected off a defender, fooling Allen. The Terriers wouldn’t fold after going down by four. On a power-play, Clay Sleeva picked out Lowie Vreys, who carried the puck into the left face-off circle, blasting it past Motew to make it 5-2. 1:30 later, Yorkton made it 5-3 on another power-play marker. A shot from Greg Nelson landed in the blue paint, and Logan Cyca jammed home his second goal of the year. Lowie Vreys added an assist to give himself a three point night.
That was as close as Yorkton could get to Humboldt, as the Broncos added a third period marker, thanks to Ceccarelli, his fourth point of the night, and the Terriers lost their fifth straight game. Yorkton hit the road tomorrow night for the first of five games away from the Westland Insurance Arena. They will be in Wilcox to take on the Notre Dame Hounds. Puck drop is at 8:00pm.