Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers Ground Bombers To Wrap Up Home Stand

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The Terriers got goals from four different players, while Tresor Wotton stopped 36 shots, as Yorkton defeated Flin Flon 4-3 to wrap up a three game home stand. Clay Sleeva and Colby Vranai each had a goal and an assist, while the power-play went 1-for-3 on the afternoon.

The Terriers jumped onto the scoreboard just 21 seconds into the hockey game. Carson Henry won an offensive zone face-off and Karsten Kruska picked up the loose puck, drove to the slot, and sniped it over the shoulder of Cal Schell for his 12th goal of the season. Yorkton doubled their lead midway through the period. Greg Nelson picked up the puck at the left point and release a wrist shot along the ice which slid through the five hole of Schell to make it 2-0. The Bombers wouldn’t go away and tied the game in a span of 1:22. First, Drew Kuzma deflected home a point shot from Xavier Lapointe on the power-play to cut the Yorkton lead in half, before Gabriel Shipper got the equalizer on an odd man rush on Wotton.

The second period saw an unfortunate play unfold. Gavin Ingram, while on a breakaway, was hauled down from behind and slid into Schell. The Flin Flon goalie went down and had to leave the game due to injury with 3:25 left in the second period. Ben Montgomery went in between the pipes for the Bombers. As play resumed, Sleeva picked up the puck in the left corner and drove to the net, and the first shot on target Montgomery faced was tucked around his pad by Sleeva to make it 3-2 Yorkton.

46 seconds into the third period, Yorkton extended their lead on the power-play. Sleeva fired a shot from the blue-line which was deflected by Vranai, past Montgomery, for his 6th goal of the season, to make it 4-2. The Bombers still hung around and made it a one goal game on the power-play. Jaeden Mercier unleashed a shot from the point that beat a screened Wotton to make it 4-3. Bombers pressed for an equalizer, however, the Terriers locked things down and came away with their 24th victory of the season.

Yorkton gets some much rest as they don’t play until Saturday when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings. Puck drop from Crescent Point Place will be at 7:30pm.