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The Terriers dropped both games of a home and home with the Humboldt Broncos, however, they salvaged a point in the 5-4 overtime loss on Tuesday. Offensively the team has looked good with 8 goals in the two games. However, if Yorkton wants hard work to translate to wins, they’ll need to shore things up defensively, where they’ve given up 12 goals. The Terriers match up with a home and home series this week against the relatively unknown Notre Dame Hounds, before they embark on a home and home series with their Highway 10 rivals, Melville, next weekend. With four winnable games coming up, the Terriers can make a charge for the top of the Viterra Division standings.
View from Notre Dame:
The Hounds have only played one game so far this season, a 5-4 overtime victory in Weyburn against the Red Wings. It’s difficult to gauge this team with so many new players and a new head coach. However, in the limited action so far this season and during the preseason, Notre Dame has shown they can play with any team in the league. They received a massive boost to their lineup, by re-acquiring last year’s Global Ag Risk Division goalie of the year Riley Kohonick, from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the BCHL. After playing Yorkton this weekend, which includes Notre Dame’s official home opener on Monday, the Hounds will get set to play Humboldt in a home and home.
With the offence clicking early in the year, it’s the defence that needs to step up. Parker Jasper is a rookie who has a lot of promise, and he looks to be a mainstay on the Terriers defence. A little slight for a defender at 155 pounds, but the 17-year-old Jasper has been an exciting two way defenseman for the team. Getting time on the powerplay, Jasper has been asked to produce from the backend this year. However, if Jasper can step up his defensive zone play, then the rest of the Terriers defence may follow suit.
Tale of the Tape:
Yorkton Terriers (0-1-1-0 – 1 point) Notre Dame Hounds (1-0-0-0 – 2 points)
4th Viterra Division/ 9th SJHL 3rd Global Ag Risk Division/ 5th SJHL
Powerplay: 4/12 – 33.3% (T-4th SJHL) Powerplay: 1/4 – 25.0% (T-6th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 6/8 – 75.0% (T-6th SJHL) Penalty Kill: 1/1 – 100.0% (T-1st SJHL)
Last Ten: 0-1-1-0 Streak: 0-1-1-0 Last Ten: 1-0-0-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Miller & Norum (2)
Assists: Keenan Taphorn (4)
Points: Keenan Taphorn (4)
PIM: Gervais (12)
Goalie: Herman (0-0-1-0, 4.55, 0.865)
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