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The Terriers wrapped up their home-stand with a pair of overtime victories over the Kindersley Klippers. For the first time since September, Yorkton has won back-to-back games. Logan Cyca led the way with three assists, Clay Sleeva had a pair of goals, Jackson McDonnell tallied his first career SJHL goal, while Quintin Unreiner scored his first as a Terrier in overtime. With the wins, Yorkton moves into a tie for 7th in the SJHL in a highly competitive playoff race. Now they go up against a Humboldt team that has won four straight against the Terriers dating back to last season. The Terriers will need to continue their strong defensive play that they’ve shown over the last two games and take advantage of their opportunities, if they want to beat Humboldt and win three straight.
View From Humboldt:
It’s the first game for the Broncos since November 20th. The Broncos were supposed to face the La Ronge Ice Wolves earlier this week, but due to an influenza outbreak on the Ice Wolves team, the game was postponed. Humboldt has had their struggles during the month of November. Humboldt has gone 2-5 during the month, having dropped games to Estevan, Weyburn, Melfort and Flin Flon. The Broncos are a deep team with 10 players having posted at least 15 points. Jacob Boucher continues to be impressive since coming over from the WHL, having put up 17 points in 11 games. The Broncos continue to tinker with their roster, as they have acquired goaltender Hayden Dunford and Chase Cooke from the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. Both bring even more experience to an already veteran roster.
The Century Man:
It’s a milestone night for Colton Koran. The 19-year-old forward will be playing in his 100th career Junior A game. The Carstairs, Alberta product signed with the Terriers before the start of last season, having been a member of the Airdrie Bisons of the Alberta Elite Hockey League. He also had previous Junior A experience with the Olds Grizzlys having played 46 games with them. Since joining the Terriers, Koran brings tons of energy to the team. He enjoys crashing the net and doing whatever it takes to fire up the team. Always arriving at the rink with a smile, it promises to be a special night for the player who is affectionately known as Cubby.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (10)
Assists: Hall (10)
Points: Ruptash (17)
PIM: Mayes (84)
Goalie: Allen 9-9-0, 3.63, 0.901% 1SO 1G