Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Yorkton Comeback Falls Short

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Ty Mason had four assists while Jackson Hassman posted two goals, and the Yorkton Terriers fell 7-5 to the Weyburn Red Wings. The Terriers almost erased deficits of 5-0 and 6-2 in the third period, but couldn’t quite find the one shot to tie the game.

Weyburn opened up a 5-0 in the first period. The Red Wings got goals from Jakob Kalin, Ryley Morgan, Jackson Hassman, Blake Betson, and the first SJHL goal from Max Henderson. Caleb Allen’s night ended early after giving up four goals, two of which were on the power-play. Yorkton got on the board midway through the second period. A seeing eye wrist shot from Quintin Unreiner found its way through a maze of bodies in front of Dazza Mitchell to make it a 5-1 game. A couple minutes later Yorkton made it 5-2. A one-timer from Clay Sleeva was stopped by Mitchell, but a bouncing puck ended up behind the Weyburn netminder for a tap in for Dylan Ruptash. The power-play ended an 0-for-43 streak on the man advantage for the Terriers. Weyburn restored their four goal lead late in the frame, which turned out to be a crucial goal for the Red Wings. Morgan found a late man in Hassman who one-timed a blast past Tysen Smith making it 6-2 after 40 minutes of play.

Things got real interesting in the third period. Early on, Dalton Mayes danced around a defender and found a wide open Brett Butz to make it 6-3. Then less than two minutes later, while shorthanded, a shot from Ruptash went off the shin pad of a Red Wing right to a wide open Sleeva, who made it 6-4. Terriers made it 6-5 with six minutes to go. Tyson Perkins held the blue-line and fed Cohner Saleski, who rifled home his sixth goal of the season. Yorkton came close to tying the contest, but Matteo Turin halted the comeback with an empty net goal, making it 7-5 Weyburn.

These two teams will battle it out for the sixth and final time on Saturday night at Crescent Point Place. The game will be on the GX 94 alternate stream with the pre-game show starting at 6:50pm and play-by-play kicking off at 7:00pm.