Despite trailing after one period of play, the Yorkton Terriers exploded for six unanswered goals to defeat the Notre Dame Hounds 6-2. Carson Miller led the way offensively with a goal and two assists, while Philippe Bond made 26 saves in the Terriers first win of the season.
Notre Dame started the scoring halfway into the first period. Jake Dale received a pass from Ethan Stuckless and made a beautiful move to beat Bond for a 1-0 lead. The Hounds would then double their lead after a Terriers turnover led to younger brother Andrew Stuckless setting up older brother Ethan for his second of the season. The Terriers would have their chances throughout the period, but would walk away empty handed in the first.
However, Yorkton would turn the game on its head, as they struck five times in the second period. Vaughn Watterodt would start the offensive onslaught, firing the puck into an empty net after receiving a feed from Brett Kemp to cut the lead in half. Just over a minute later, the Terriers would tie the game when a Ryan Granville pass deflected off the skates of Keenan Taphorn past the Notre Dame netminder. The Terriers would shortly take the lead when Colby Vranai cashed in on a Prescott Senger pass, making it three goals in 2:04 for Yorkton. Kishaun Gervais extended the lead for Yorkton, with a backhanded shot that beat Raythan Robbins over the glove for a 4-2 lead. Keenan Taphorn would wrap up the scoring in period with his second of the night, making it 5-2 Yorkton, chasing Robbins who made 35 saves in two periods.
The Terriers would make it six unanswered goals, as Carson Miller unleashed a laser beam over the glove of McCoy Bidewell, for his third goal of the season. Bidewell would make 14 saves in relief of Robbins for Notre Dame, including a miraculous glove side in the dying seconds of the third.
The two teams will meet again on Monday night in Wilcox at the Duncan McNeill Arena. Puck drop is at 8pm.
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