Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers Offence Explodes Against North Stars

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A season high 54 shots on goal and 5 goals were posted on the board for the Terriers, as they downed the Battlefords North Stars 5-3. Kishaun Gervais and Logan Cyca both had three point nights, while Kael DePape stopped 31 of 34 shots on goal.

The Terriers started the scoring with Cyca potting his first goal as a Terrier, beating Ulrik Roussel. JD Hall and Gervais were credited with the assists. The North Stars tied the game at one, after a shot Emmett Wurst sneak through DePape. It only took eight seconds for the Terriers to reply. Gervais scored his team leading seventh goal of the year, finishing off a pretty 2-on-1 play with Cyca. Strasky was credited with his first career SJHL point, gaining a second assist on the play.

57 seconds into the second period, Gervais would extend the Terriers lead with a bullet past Roussel, his second goal of the contest to make it 3-1. Cyca gained his second assist and third point of the night on the goal. Battlefords made it a one goal game with Matthew Henry sneaking a puck past DePape, making it 3-2. Terriers regained the two goal advantage after a turnover in behind the North Stars’ net gifted Maddux Nollski with a wide open cage, and he made no mistake. In a turn of unfortunate events on the goal, Roussel would get injured on the play, and he was replaced by Michael Harroch. Yorkton left the second period with a 4-2 lead, and a season high 27 shots on goal.

Karsten Kruska made it 5-2 Yorkton, banking in a rebound past Harroch for his fifth goal of the year. Battlefords replied 10 seconds later to make it 5-3, thanks to Kevin-Thomas Walters sixth goal of the season, but that would do it for the offence, as DePape and the Terriers slammed the door shut on the North Stars.

The win is the second in a row for the Terriers as they improved to 7-9-0-0. The road trip will switch to Kindersley on Saturday for the Terriers fourth match of a season high seven game road trip. Puck drop for the game will be at 7:30pm from the West Central Events Centre.