Story Coming In:
It was a road trip to forget for the Yorkton Terriers. The orange and black went 0-3, getting outscored 15-1. The last game was a complete effort by the Melfort Mustangs, who were looking for some revenge for a game 7 loss the last time the two teams met. Now Yorkton heads back home for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game before hitting the road for three more road games. With two weeks left until the Christmas break, the Terriers are looking for some results. Unfortunately for them, the schedule doesn’t give them a break, as they face Flin Flon twice, Battlefords twice, La Ronge, Nipawin and Estevan. If the Terriers want a revival, they need the power-play and the offense to come to life, while the goaltenders need to display strong efforts on a nightly basis.
View From Flin Flon:
The Bombers are in a scrap for top spot in the Sherwood Division. Currently they are tied with the La Ronge Ice Wolves at 37 points, but Flin Flon does have a game in hand. Flin Flon is on a southern road swing coming off a 5-2 victory over the Melville Millionaires last night. Dawson Karol scored a pair of goals, while the Bombers got contributions up and down the line-up. Cole Duperreault is the trigger man for the Bombers’ offense as he’s tied for the league lead in goals scored. It will be the first time the Terriers face Duperreault, who adds another element to the offense, next to Jacob Vockler, Jeremi Tremblay, Alexi Sylvestre and company. The Bombers are also looking for a measure of revenge, as Yorkton won the last meeting between these two teams at the Whitney Forum.
Need Of A Hero:
The Terriers are looking for a spark to turn things around. Lack of scoring has caught up to Yorkton, as they have only scored once in their last three games and the power-play has gone 0 for their last 39. One source of leadership the Terriers will be looking to is the 20-year-olds. The veterans have not produced the way Yorkton needs them to, and that needs to change. It starts with the captain, Logan Cyca. The Sherwood Park product has scored half of the points that he did last year in as many games. His production needs to increase, while he looks to contribute in all facets of the game. If he elevates his game, then others around him will step up their play, and Yorkton will be closer to righting the ship.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (10)
Assists: Hall (10)
Points: Ruptash (17)
PIM: Mayes (117)
Goalie: Allen 9-11-0, 3.74, 0.899% 1SO 1G