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The Terriers went 1-3 on their three game road trip. Things started with a narrow 3-1 loss to Weyburn, Kian Bell had himself a night in a Battlefords 8-2 victory, Yorkton edged the Klippers 5-4 at the West Central Events Centre, before the Estevan Bruins clinched a playoff berth on Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Terriers. Clay Sleeva tallied four points during that road trip, while the 20-year-olds exploded in the win over Kindersley, accounting for four of the five goals. With playoffs out of reach, the Terriers are playing for pride and to send off the 20-year-olds on a positive note. The season series against Flin Flon has been tight with the Terriers going 2-3 against the Bombers. However, Flin Flon has won the last two contests and limited Yorkton to a single goal over those two games. If Yorkton wants to tie up the season series, they will need to find a way to create more offence
View From Flin Flon:
The Bombers are battling for 2nd place in the SJHL. Tied with the Humboldt Broncos, with Humboldt holding on to the tiebreaker, Flin Flon is looking for momentum heading into the postseason, and in theory, an easier opponent in the first round. Life hasn’t been easy for the Bombers lately, as they have dealt with injuries to top players like Cole Duperreault, Jaeden Mercier, Jeremi Tremblay and Jacob Vockler. Despite losing their top four forwards, Flin Flon has won three in a row and gone 8-2 in February, while seeing the emergence of Alexi Sylvestre, who has points in 10 of his last 13 games. The Bombers also have been getting solid goaltending from Harmon Laser-Hume and their veteran laden defence continues to be an envy in the SJHL.
The latest Terrier to hit the century club will be Maddux Nollski. The 20-year-old from St Albert, Alberta will dress in his 100th career SJHL game against the Flin Flon Bombers. Nollski joins Greg Nelson, Clay Sleeva, Colton Koran and Quintin Unreiner as players on Yorkton who have played 100+ games in Junior A, while Cohner Saleski has over 100 games combined between major junior, the AJHL and the SJHL. It’s been a down year for Nollski. The veteran was expected to lead the way offensively in his second year with the team but he is well behind his point totals from last season. However, Nollski still has one of the deadliest shots in the SJHL and is a threat to use it on a nightly basis. The Terriers would like to see him do that to finish off the final six games of his junior career.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (21)
Assists: Hall (18)
Points: Ruptash (36)
PIM: Mayes (185)
Goalie: Allen 14-23-1, 3.87, 0.896% 1SO 1G