Kishaun Gervais scored the teddy bear goal, while Kael DePape stopped all 16 shots he faced, as the Yorkton Terriers swept a weekend home and home series against Melville. With the victory, Yorkton stands alone in 6th place in the SJHL.
The game started with an unfortunate incident. Millionaires forward Zach Cain, after dumping the puck into Yorkton’s zone, received a massive hit at the blue-line and his head smashed off the ice, rendering him injured on the play. Cain would not return to the game. After a nervy few minutes, the moment came that all Terrier fans were waiting for. Gervais received a centering feed from Logan Cyca in the slot, a wired the puck home, giving the Terriers the lead, and unleashing a waterfall of teddy bears.
The Terriers carried their 1-0 lead through the second which saw limited chances from both teams. DePape made his best save on the night, denying Johnathan Krahn at the side of the crease after an active bounce off the back glass.
The strong defensively play carried into the third period, with the Mils unable to solve DePape. Parker Jasper tallied his second goal of the season, flipping a puck into the empty net from his own end. The Terriers ran out the remainder of the clock, winning the contest 2-0.
Yorkton will return to action for one of two final games before the Christmas break, on Tuesday, when they entertain the Nipawin Hawks. The game will be broadcast on the GX 94 online only stream and Hockey TV, with the pre-game show starting at 7:20pm and play-by-play beginning at 7:30pm.