Story Coming In:
The Terriers started the game flat against Humboldt, and the second best team in the SJHL took advantage. Despite an opening goal by Lowie Vreys to give Yorkton a lead, Humboldt rang up five goals in a row on route to a 6-3 victory. Special teams was a highlight for Yorkton, who went 2-for-6 on the power-play while going 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. However, they were badly outshot, including being down 19-3 after 20 minutes of play. Yorkton now falls to 0-5 against Global Ag Risk Division teams, as they head into a pair of match-ups against Notre Dame. Those games are crucial, as Yorkton is tied with Notre Dame for the final playoff spot in the SJHL.
View From Notre Dame:
After starting the season 1-4, the Hounds are starting to find a groove as they push for a playoff spot. Sure, Notre Dame is coming off a three game road trip where they went 1-2, but they are 4-4-1-1 in their last 10 games and gaining momentum. Goaltending has been excellent for the Hounds, as Phoenix product Tucket Inabinet has put up solid numbers despite facing 30+ shots a game. Notre Dame also has two of the better defencemen in the league in Jared Sych and Sam Kroon, while Will Dawson, the Air Force Academy commit, leads the team in scoring. A couple more pieces here and there, and a little bit more scoring, and this Notre Dame team could challenge for home ice in the first round of the playoffs.
New Kids On The Block:
With the way October has gone for the Yorkton Terriers, some changes were needed to help turn things around. Yorkton acquired defenceman Quintin Unreiner from the Calgary Canucks, while also signing twins Lowie and Tijs Vreys. The black and orange are still waiting for Unreiner’s debut, however, Lowie Vreys had a Terrier debut to remember. The 19-year-old defenceman had a three point night, with two goals and a helper, while also being disruptive in the defensive zone. The Terriers need a jolt to their defence, while also finding a consistent threat offensively. If they can get that from the new acquisitions, then Yorkton will get themselves back on track for a Viterra Division title.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (6)
Assists: Nelson (7)
Points: Nelson (11)
PIM: Nollski & Perkins (42)
Goalie: Allen 5-5-0, 3.85, 0.899% 1SO 1G