Story Coming In:
The Terriers feel like the bounces didn’t go their way over the weekend. After a lackluster performance against Notre Dame on Friday, the Terriers followed it up with a much better effort against Estevan, only to see a rebound end up on the tape of Kade Runke’s stick for a 3-2 Bruin victory. Finding goals has been a recent issue for Yorkton. Since scoring four plus goals in three straight games at the end of October, Yorkton has not surpassed three goals in their last five games, including scoring two or less in their last three. Also during that time, Yorkton has been outscored 23-10. Tightening up defensively and being more aggressive on offence is key, if Yorkton wants to rebound. One plus side for Yorkton, at this stage they are only four points out of a playoff spot.
View From Kindersley:
It’s the start of an extremely busy stretch for the Kindersley Klippers. The Klippers play five games in the next six days, all of them on the road. Despite being in last place in the SJHL in goals for, Kindersley has scored four or more times over their last three games. Despite the offensive success, they have gone 1-1-1 during that stretch. Logan Cox has found a home since being moved to west central Saskatchewan by the Melfort Mustangs. The Prince Albert native leads the Klippers in points with 14, with ten of those coming in eight games with Kindersley. Cody Jaman has also been a revelation in goal for Ken Plaquin squad. The Airdrie, Alberta product has a 4-3-0-1 record, while giving the Klippers a chance to win every game.
The Search For Consistency:
The Terriers are still looking for that winning combination that will carry them night in and night out. Be it special teams, goal scoring or team defence, the Terriers have been up and down like a heartbeat monitor throughout the season. One player who has provided a steady effort every night is Raymond, Alberta product JD Hall. The 20-year-old plays in every situation and is near the team lead in points. He also is an assistant captain, and it shows as the young players look to him for leadership. Hall has done it all for the Terriers, and Yorkton will continue to require his strong play, as the rest of the team looks to find their groove.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (9)
Assists: Hall (9)
Points: Nelson & Ruptash (14)
PIM: Mayes (72)
Goalie: Allen 7-9-0, 3.87, 0.899% 1SO 1G