It was a valiant effort, but the Yorkton Terriers saw their 13 game home point streak snapped at the hands of the league leading Humboldt Broncos. Erik Boers had the lone Terrier goal, while Kael DePape made 17 saves on 20 Humboldt shots.
A wide open first period ended scoreless, but the Terriers carried the majority of play. The best chance of the period went to Greg Nelson, who received a backdoor feed, only for Rayce Ramsey to dive across and get his stick on the one-timer. Both teams were buzzing around each other’s goal, but the goalies stood strong, until Humboldt finally found a way on the scoreboard late in the second period. A turnover led to a Bronco odd man rush, and a Cage Newans centering feed found its way to Alex Morozoff, who lifted the puck over an outstretched DePape. It was the only goal through 40 minutes of play.
Yorkton found an equalizer early in the third period. Nolan Wutzke stormed down the left wing and threw the puck in front, where Boers got a piece and barely pushed the puck through the pads of Ramsey and over the goal-line. The goal was Boers’ eighth of the season. Humboldt responded quickly. Sam Marburg received a pass from Cody Hough, sped around Cole Buehler and cut in on goal, sliding the puck through the legs of DePape to make it 2-1 Humboldt. Rhett Gibson added some insurance for Humboldt with a snipe into the top corner. DePape made some valiant saves to keep his team in the contest, but the Terriers couldn’t find the score-sheet, falling to the Broncos 3-1.
Yorkton return to action to play their third game in four nights on Monday, when they host the Weyburn Red Wings. You can catch all the action on the GX 94 online only stream with the pre-game starting at 7:20pm and play-by-play beginning at 7:30pm.