Kishaun Gervais scored 5:54 into double overtime helping the Yorkton Terriers earn a road split of their first two SJHL Quarter-Final games in Melfort, with a 4-3 (2OT) decision on Saturday night. It was the first goal of the post-season for the Terrier captain.
It was a busy first period as the Terriers held a 3-2 lead after the opening frame. Cade Kennedy opened the scoring 6:02 into game, while Zach McIntyre and Karsten Kruska padded the lead to 3-1.
Boston Maxwell got the Mustangs on the board before Marco Lopez scored two straight to tie it up.
Kael DePape made 45/48 saves to pick up the win, while Joel Favreau faced 58 shots, stopping 54 including all 20 he faced in the first overtime session.
Xavier Cannon stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping the La Ronge Ice Wolves to a 2-0 win in Game 2 of their Quarter-Final series in Humboldt, tying up that Best-of-Seven series 1-1.
After a scoreless first period, Nate Looft and Ethan Strik scored 1:11 apart late in the second and that was it for the scoring as Cannon shut the door the rest of the way. Shots were 14-5 Humboldt in the first period but they weren’t able to solve the 20-year-old from Quesnel, BC.
Rayce Ramsay made 24/26 saves in goal for the Broncos. The series shifts to La Ronge for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Saturday’s result ensures at least a Game 5 Friday back in Humboldt.
The first place Estevan Bruins bounced back from Friday’s double overtime loss to Notre Dame, out-shooting the Hounds 39-16 in a 4-1 win in Game 2, squaring up that series at one.
Mark Rumsey led the charge with two goals and an assist, while Olivier Pouliot assisted on a pair. Eric Pearce and Kade Runke rounded out the scoring and Boston Bilous stopped 15 of 16 shots to earn the win.
Austin Elliott made 35/39 saves in the loss, and Elliot Dutil scored the Hounds’ lone marker, his second goal of the series.
The Battlefords North Stars took care of home ice, grabbing a 2-0 lead in their series with Flin Flon, doubling up the Bombers 4-2 in Saturday night’s Game 2.
Jake Southgate scored two quick ones three minutes apart before the game was nine minutes old, before Dace Prymak and Steven Kesslering tacked on two more in the second period. Michael Harroch made 31/33 saves in the win.
Jacob Vockler and Rylan Thiessen chipped in goals, and Cal Schell made 27/31 saves for the Bombers, who look to hold serve at home when they return to the Whitney Forum for Games 3 and 4 starting Tuesday.