Two goals in the first minute of the game proved to be enough for the Yorkton Terriers, as they downed the Humboldt Broncos 2-1. Maddux Nollski and Steven Norum struck for the Terriers, while Kael DePape posted 19 saves for the win.
The Terriers started the scoring 43 seconds in, when a dump in from Nollski alluded Liam Stevens and bounced into the goal. The goal was Nollski’s fourth of the year. Eight seconds later, Tyson Perkins’ stretch pass found Norum in behind the defense and he made no mistake on the breakaway, beating Stevens over the glove. The Broncos responded shorthanded. On a turnover at the Terriers blue-line, Ethan Zielke went one-on-one on DePape, beating the Yorkton net-minder, for his first career SJHL goal. An eventful first period was capped off with some rough stuff. After watching Gavin Ingram get run into the Broncos bench, Tanner Sklaruk dropped the gloves with Connor Casparie. It was the first fight the Terriers have been involved in this season.
The Broncos pressed for an equalizer throughout the rest of the game, hitting three posts in the final two frames. However, the Terriers limited Humboldt’s chances and DePape stood tall in goal, earning the victory for Yorkton.
With the win, Yorkton improved their record to 3-7-0-0, while Humboldt fell to 6-4-0-0. The Terriers went 0/5 on the power-play, while Humboldt was 0/3 on the man advantage.
The home and home series now shifts to the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt. The game will be broadcast on the online only feed on the GX 94 website and the GX 94 app. Pre-game show starts at 7:20pm and the play-by-play begins at 7:30pm.