Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Third Period Sinks Terriers Once Again

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The third period was the demise of the Yorkton Terriers, as they gave up four goals in the final frame, falling to the Kindersley Klippers 5-2. Brock Evans had a pair of goals, while the Klippers went 3-for-5 on the power-play, and the Terriers saw its losing skid get stretched to four games.

Yorkton opened the scoring midway through the first period. Clay Sleeva picked up a bouncing puck in the right face-off circle, spun and surprised Cody Jaman with a shot along the ice for his fifth goal of the campaign. The Terriers lead only lasted 65 seconds. Seconds into their first power-play of the game, a point shot from Ethan Hilbig was deflected by Brock Evans past Tommy Bouchard, for Evans first career SJHL goal. The game remained tied through the first two periods of play.

In the third period, the Klippers struck early and often. Matthew Mazzocchi started the outburst 29 seconds into the frame, when he got a step around Cade Van Brabant, before ripping a shot over the glove of Bouchard. Two and a half minutes later, Kindersley made it 3-1. Logan Cox found a wide open Tylin Hilbig, who cut across the crease, sliding the puck under Bouchard for his fifth goal of the season. Klippers struck again on the power-play. A point shot got caught in a maze of bodies before falling for Evans, who fired home his second goal of the game to make it 4-1. With less than a minute to go, Yorkton cut into the Klippers lead with McKenzie finishing off an odd man rush for his third goal of the season to make it 4-2. Klippers finished the scoring with their third power-play goal of the night. Josh Morton carried the puck into the right face-off circle, where he rocketed a shot past Bouchard to make it 5-2.

Terriers return to action on Wednesday night when they take on the 11-2-0-0 Humboldt Broncos at home. GX 94 will have the game on it’s alternate stream with pre-game starting at 6:50pm and play-by-play starting at 7:00pm at the Westland Insurance Arena.