YORKTON, SK: Jarron Desnoyers scored the game-winning goal with 58.2 seconds left in regulation, as the Terriers stunned the Notre Dame Hounds with three unanswered goals to defeat the Hounds 3-2 inside Westland Insurance Arena.
The first five minutes of the hockey game was a pretty low event, as we didn’t get the first registered shot on goal until the six-minute mark when Hounds captain Carson Bayliss ripped a shot off the blocker of Terriers goaltender Ethan Farrow, who was making consecutive starts. The Terriers had a couple of chances on their lone powerplay opportunity, as David Coyle found some space in the slot and put it towards Hounds netminder Spencer Borosos who was making his first SJHL start since coming over in the trade from the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks. The Domina-Desnoyers-Hammond line was the Terrier’s best line in the opening frame, generating lots of O-zone time and a few good scoring chances in the first period, but neither team found the scoresheet. The Hounds outshot the Terriers 9-8 in the opening twenty minutes.
The second period saw the Terriers get three opportunities on the powerplay and had a couple of good scoring chances but could not solve Borosos. We finally got our first goal of the hockey game, as Marko Djordevic beat Ethan Farrow on the powerplay to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. They would strike again four minutes later when Connor O’Keefe connected on a steam pass to Alexander Hollands and he proceeded to rip to short side past Farrow to double the Hounds lead. The Hounds outshot the Terriers 11-9 in the middle frame.
The Terriers came to life in the third period, winning every puck battle in the offensive zone and outshooting the Hounds 10-3. They finally solved Borosos at the 11:36 mark of the period, and it again was the Terrier’s top line igniting the offence. Jarron Desnoyers won a battle in the corner and found Anthony Domina at the side of the net for his 11th of the campaign, cutting the Houds lead in half. The Terriers would then tie the game shortly after. David Coyle won the faceoff to Jye Zawatsky, who threw it towards the goal, and it was tipped top corner for his 18th of the year.
The Terriers would take their first lead of the game with 58.2 seconds left as Desnoyers took advantage of a sloppy Hounds line change, dashed down the left wing alone, and placed a perfect shot glove side to give the Terriers a 3-2 lead. The goal was his 10th of the season and 33rd point of the campaign. Ethan Farrow was rock solid in the pipes when he was called upon, stopping 21 of the 23 shots he faced.
The Terriers have won four of their last six games and find themselves two points from a playoff spot, behind the Estevan Bruins and Melville Millionaires, who are tied for the 8th and final spot.
After a mini two-game homestay, the Terriers will embark on a six-game road trip with stops in La Ronge, Humboldt, Flin Flon, Weyburn, and Estevan.