Story Coming In:
Yorkton returns home after being on the road for 22 days. Over the five game road trip, the Terriers went 2-3. Special teams have been the key to success and defeat for the Terriers during the road trip. In their travels north, the Terriers penalty kill was perfect in their victory over the Flin Flon Bombers, while it went 3-for-7 and 0-for-3 in their two losses. Yorkton finds themselves sitting in 10th place in the standings, but a win in regulation over the Hounds would launch them into a tie for 7th. Now back home, the fate of the season may depend on how the Terriers fare during their four straight games at the Westland Insurance Arena.
View From Notre Dame:
The Hounds are coming off a lopsided loss to the Humboldt Broncos on Wednesday. An emotionally charged game saw the Hounds drop a 6-2 decision, falling to 8-11-1-1 on the season. It’s been an up and down season for Notre Dame, who sit in 7th place in the SJHL. Led up front by Will Dawson and Dane Probe, the Hounds also boast two excellent defenders in Jaryd Sych and Sam Kroon. With Tucker Inabinet in between the pipes, the Hounds have a goaltender who gives them a chance to win night in and night out. Overall, this game is just as important to the Hounds as it is to Yorkton.
The Northern Man:
Just like his team, it’s been an up and down season for Dalton Mayes. The Anchorage, Alaska product has had a handful of games where he has been strong in the defensive zone, looking like a potentially number one defender. Other games he’s looked out of his element. Consistency is key for the 19-year-old. If Mayes can play at the top of his game on a nightly basis, the Terriers have a player who can be among the league’s best. If Mayes can deliver, Yorkton will find their way comfortably into a playoff position.
Stats Leaders For Yorkton:
Goals: Ruptash (9)
Assists: Nelson (8)
Points: Ruptash (14)
PIM: Mayes (72)
Goalie: Allen 7-8-0, 3.92, 0.900% 1SO 1G