Another milestone was crossed off the list for Yorkton captain Chantz Petruic on Tuesday, as the 20-year-old scored two and added an assist in the Terriers’ 4-2 win in Weyburn.
Petruic’s first goal was his 100th point of the campaign, and he finished the night at 101 (54g-47a), with his three points all coming in the first period.
It’s the third straight year the SJHL’s scoring leader will have over 100 points, as Justin Ball from Melfort eclipsed the total a year ago, and Battlefords’ Layne Young the year before, but hitting the century mark, this century, has occurred few and far between, with the most recent time before that being the La Ronge duo of Travis Eggum and Marc-Andre Carre (both 108) in 2010-2011. Before that, you have to go back to Melfort’s Garrett Cameron (106) in 2002-2003. Petruic’s 54 goals equals Ball’s mark from last season with 11 games to go. Eggum’s 58 in 2010-11 were the most in the 2000’s, and no one’s had 60 since Kevin Marushak (Kindersley) had 63 in 1998-99. 60+ has only happened four times since 1990.
A pair of defensemen chipped in the other Yorkton goals on Tuesday as Connor Karo opened the scoring against his former team, and Ryan Granville also found the net for the Terriers (27-18-1-1). Keenan Taphorn added two assist, and 17-year-old ‘AAA’ call-up Jacob Herman from the Swift Current Legionnaires made 33/35 saves in his first action in the SJHL. Herman has also played a pair of games for Prince George (WHL) this season. Yorkton jumps past Flin Flon into 2nd in the overall standings with the win, but have played eight more games than the Bombers.
Jordan Gagnon and Braden Birnie did the scoring for the Red Wings (16-23-0-1).
The Battlefords North Stars opened up a two game road trip with a 5-1 win in Notre Dame.
Elijah Loon-Stewardson and defensemen Matt Fletcher and Seth Summers all had a goal and an assist for the Stars (32-7-2-0), while Matthias Urbanski and Dylan Esau picked up the others. Austin Schwab earned the win, stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced.
The Hounds (15-21-3-1) held the lead through 20 minutes of play thanks Brady Clayton’s second goal of the season. Riley Kohonick made 30/34 saves in the loss.