Story Coming In:
A gutsy win at the Westland Insurance Arena gave the Terriers their third victory of the season. Maddux Nollski got his fourth tally of the year, while Steven Norum scored his first of the season, and Kael DePape played well, making 19 saves in the victory. Strong defensive play was the key for the Terriers, as they shut out the top two point getters in the SJHL in Connor McGrath and Alec Saretzky. The power-play still needs work as they went 0/5, giving up a shorthanded goal, and still sits in last place. Now, Yorkton looks to do something they haven’t done all year. Win back-to-back games. They will get their chance tonight at the Elgar Petersen Arena in the rematch with a Broncos team eyeing to avenge last night’s loss.
View From Humboldt:
It’s back-to-back 2-1 losses for the Broncos, who fall to 6-4-0-0 on the 2021/22 season. Humboldt was held to the fewest shots on goal this season by the Terriers, and their chances on DePape were few and far between. Alec Saretzky, Connor McGrath, Logan Kurki and Braiden Koran were all silenced in the contest, while Ethan Zielke tallied his first career SJHL goal. After a shaky start, Liam Stevens was solid in goal for Humboldt, and gave them a chance to win the game. Now the Broncos look to avoid defeat in three straight as they host the Terriers at the Elgar Petersen Arena.
The Battle Of Cousins:
Colton Koran has been a strong shutdown forward for the Terriers to start the season. The Carstairs, Alberta plays the game with a high IQ, and knows where he needs to be on the ice to create or prevent scoring chances. While he has only posted one assist in nine games, Koran has been all around the net, and it’s only a matter of time before he tallies his first goal as a Terrier. Against Humboldt, Koran is in an interesting matchup as he takes on his cousin Braiden Koran. The younger Colton won the first battle of the Korans, and is looking to continue to have the bragging rights after tonight’s game.
Tale of the Tape
Yorkton Terriers (3-7-0-0 – 6 points) Humboldt Broncos (6-4-0-0 – 12 points)
3rd Viterra Division/ 11th SJHL 2nd Global Ag Risk Division/ 4th SJHL
Powerplay: 5/48 – 10.4% (12th SJHL) Powerplay: 10/48 – 20.8% (8th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 43/51 – 84.3% (2nd SJHL) Penalty Kill: 41/46 – 85.4% (1st SJHL)
Last Ten: 3-7-0-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0 Last Ten: 6-4-0-0 Streak: 0-2-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Kruska, Gervais & Nollski (4)
Assists: Norum (6)
Points: Kruska & Sleeva (8)
PIM: Sklaruk (25)
Goalie: DePape 3-2-0-0, 1.80, 0.926%