Story Coming In:
Yorkton’s last game was a situation gone bad. After delaying the start of the game against Nipawin by almost two hours after the Terriers’ bus broke down, Yorkton proceeded to get blown out 10-2. The Terriers are hoping it’s a mere blip on the radar and that they can continue to build off of their 5-2 victory over Flin Flon on Saturday night. If there were any positives to Tuesday’s loss, Greg Nelson scored in back to back games for the first time this season, while Tyson Perkins got off the schneid with his first goal of the campaign. If the two veterans can provide consistent production, then the Terriers offense (which averages the fewest goals in the SJHL) may be able to revive itself and become a threat for the rest of the season.
View From Flin Flon:
Revenge. That’s on the minds of the Flin Flon Bombers tonight. The Bombers have dropped two straight games to the Terriers, including getting completely outworked on Saturday night. The Bombers have now fallen to second place in the Sherwood Division, falling behind their rivals the La Ronge Ice Wolves. While the Bombers do have games in hand on La Ronge, they need to take advantage of them. Flin Flon is hoping Cole Duperreault will make his presence felt in the season series. The team leader in points has only played one game against Yorkton, where he was kept in check. A bounce back effort from Harmon Laser Hume is also needed, who has had his own struggles against Yorkton this season and last.
Windy City’s Giant:
While it has been an up and down season for the Yorkton Terriers, one player who has been solid all year is Tyson Perkins. The 6’5” defender has been a steady presence on the back end, developing into Yorkton’s number one defenseman. With his long reach, the Lethbridge product has been a blocking machine and he’s chipped in offensively. Perkins has already surpassed his points totals from last season in seven fewer games. He’s also an assistant captain for the Terriers, which means he’s relied on heavily by the younger players who look up to him, literally and figuratively. If the defense core galvanizes around Perkins, then the Terriers could become a difficult team to score against.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (13)
Assists: Hall (11)
Points: Ruptash (20)
PIM: Mayes (119)
Goalie: Allen 10-12-0, 3.80, 0.898% 1SO 1G