Joseph Young has shutout the Yorkton Terriers twice this season, and while that didn’t on Thursday, he was excellent again, stopping 39 of the 41 he faced leading the Weyburn Red Wings over the visiting Terriers 3-2 in a shootout.
The Red Wings (16-22-0-1) have won back to back games and are within four points of Estevan for a playoff spot. Dace Prymak opened the scoring and scored the only goal in the shootout, while Mathieu Belanger also scored in regulation for the Wings.
Kaeden Taphorn scored a powerplay goal and Gavin Ingram notched his first SJHL goal for the Terriers (25-18-1-1), while Philippe Bond stopped 36 of the 38 shots sent his way. Yorkton has played 45 games, that’s seven more than Flin Flon, who they trail by a point for second spot overall, and eight more than Estevan, the team closest to them in the Viterra Division standings.
Much like Weyburn, the Kindersley Klippers are on the outside looking in at the playoff picture, trying to pick up valuable points during the month of January, and they also grabbed a big win on Thursday, beating the Humboldt Broncos 5-2.
That puts the Klippers (15-20-5-1) just one point back of Estevan for 8th, but the Bruins have four games in hand.
Liam Fraser scored his 21st goal of the season and added two assists in Thursday’s win. Noah Lindsay scored twice, Tyler Traptow had a goal and an assist, and Hunter Larocque added his first SJHL goal, and assist, while Matt Sanker made 24/26 saves.
Logan Foster scored both goals for the Broncos (18-16-4-2), his team leading 20th and 21st of the year.