Carson Miller got the game winner, and Brett Kemp had a three point night to rescue the
Terriers as they downed the Melville Millionaires. Now with three straight wins, the Terriers
leapfrogged their way into a tie for 1st place in the Viterra Division.
The Terriers got the start they wanted, blitzing the Millionaires for three goals in the first period.
Kishaun Gervais got the icebreaker, beating Kaleb McEachern for his second goal of the
season. Assists went to Gavin Ingram, in his season debut, and Tanner Sklaruk. Brett Kemp
would double Yorkton’s lead with his first goal of the period, set up by Jackson Berezowski and
Colby Vranai. In the dying seconds of the first, Kemp struck again for his third goal of the
season, assists to Berezowski and Ryan Granville.
Melville wouldn’t go away, as they came back with a strong second period against the Terriers.
Portland Winterhawks loanee Jaydon Dureau would cash in with his fifth goal, set up by his
WHL teammate Reece Newkirk. Yorkton would regain their three goal lead on the powerplay,
with Steven Norum batting home a rebound to make it 4-1 Terriers, with Kaedan Taphorn and
Carson Henry getting the assists. Melville would continue their charge back into the game, on
the powerplay. Zach McIntyre buried a loose puck past Philippe Bond for his third goal of the
year to make it 4-2. It would be the first power-play goal Yorkton would give up on the road.
Then with less than three minutes to go in the second, Melville would make it 4-3 with Dylan
Wells beating a screened Bond for his first goal of the season.
The Mils would tie the game at four apiece. Cole Stevenson solved Bond the even the game
with Christian Adlys getting the assist on the play. But the Terriers would recover on the
power-play. Carson Miller had an easy tap in after a nifty feed from Keenan Taphorn. It was the
fifth goal of the season for Miller, his third on the power-play, giving the Terriers a 5-4 lead that
they wouldn’t concede. Bond would finish the night with 37 saves on 41 shots for the win, while
McEachern tallied 32 saves in the loss.
Both teams will clash again tomorrow night at the Westland Insurance Arena, puck drop is
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