Story Coming In:
Yorkton split the western swing of their seven game road trip and are now 2-2 after the first four games. After downing Battlefords 5-3, thanks to three point nights from Logan Cyca and Kishaun Gervais, the Terriers fell to Kindersley 3-2 in Rosetown. Bradley Mistol made his SJHL debut making 21 saves in the loss, while Colby Vranai and Carson Henry had the goals. The Klippers were only the third team this season to out-shoot the Terriers, an impressive feat considering Yorkton posted 57 shots against Battlefords. This week, Yorkton wraps up their seven game road trip with three contests, visiting Weyburn, Melville and Melfort.
View From Weyburn:
It’s a big contest for the Red Wings. Sitting tied for last in SJHL, Weyburn needs to string some wins together to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. They are coming off an overtime win against Melville, which snapped a lengthy eight game losing skid. The Red Wings’ roster has changed a lot over the last couple of weeks. Gone are Joey Young, Dante Ballarin and Shayde Peterson, while joining Weyburn are Jackson Ferry and Beau Larson. This season, Weyburn is 0-2 against Yorkton having only put up one goal in each game. However, this is the first time both teams will play at Crescent Point Place, a place where Weyburn has gone 6-4-0-0 against Yorkton over the last five years. For both teams, this is a big game in their chase for the playoffs.
Carstairs To Heaven:
Both Yorkton and Weyburn are big, hard hitting teams. It’s the kind of match-up that favours players like Colton Koran. While Koran has not posted a lot of points (one assist in 16 games), he has used his high intensity game to give the bench a boost when they need it. The 18-year-old isn’t afraid to hit you and if need be, he’ll drop the gloves too. While he hasn’t scored in a Terriers’ uniform yet, Koran has come close several times and one gets the feeling once he strikes, it could be the gateway to many goals for the Carstairs, Alberta product. So far, Koran has made himself a valuable pickup by Mat Hehr during the off-season, and he should thrive in a tight checking game, like what’s expected against Weyburn.
Tale of the Tape
Yorkton Terriers (7-10-0-0 – 14 points) Weyburn Red Wings (4-9-3-0 – 11 points)
2nd Viterra Division/ 9th SJHL T-3rd Viterra Division/ T-11th SJHL
Powerplay: 6/71 – 8.5% (12th SJHL) Powerplay: 9/62 – 14.5% (10th SJHL)
Penalty Kill: 69/80 – 86.3% (5th SJHL) Penalty Kill: 65/83 – 78.3% (8th SJHL)
Last Ten: 6-4-0-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0 Last Ten: 2-6-2-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Gervais (8)
Assists: Norum & Sleeva (7)
Points: Gervais (12)
PIM: Norum (38)
Goalie: DePape 7-4-0-0, 1.81, 0.932%