STARS SUFFER FIRST LOSS AS TERRIERS SNAP LOSING SKID
The Yorkton Terriers went into Tuesday night staring at a six game losing streak, and a matchup with the defending champion and unbeaten Battlefords North Stars. The Terriers played a spirited home game, backed by Philippe Bond’s 43/45 save performance, and picked up a big 6-2 victory.
Chantz Petruic led the Terriers (2-6-0-0) with two goals and two assists, giving him 6-goals and 13-points, tied for fifth in the league. Alec Zawatsky added a goal and assist, while Steven Norum and Riley Egan added their first SJHL goals.
Logan Spence and Rylan Nivon replied for the North Stars (7-1-0-0) who lost for the first time this season. This was the first of a four games in five nights road trip for the Stars, who are in Melville Tuesday, before a day off, and then dates in Estevan and Weyburn as they complete the Viterra Division loop.
Zach Bannister scored 2:20 into overtime as the La Ronge Ice Wolves pulled out a 4-3 (OT) decision over the visiting Melfort Mustangs.
Liam McGarva made 31 saves on 34 shots for the Ice Wolves (3-7-0-0), whose three wins have come in their last five outings. Kyle Ford (1g-1a), Aaron Greyeyes and Jake Gudjonson rounded out the scoring for them.
The Mustangs (6-2-1-0) saw their six game winning streak end, but still have points in seven straight. They led 2-0 in La Ronge, thanks to first period goals from Jake Hobson and Lucas Ochitwa. Zach Anderson added a goal and an assist, and Shawn Parkinson made 34/38 saves.
Riley Kohonick is still the league’s busiest goaltender, as he made his eighth straight appearance for Notre Dame, stopping 21 of 23 shots as the Hounds beat the Weyburn Red Wings 3-2, ending a four game slide and getting the Hounds back to .500.
Cole Stevenson (1g-1a), Dawson Blanchette and Qaritag Kusugak-Clark did the scoring for Notre Dame (4-4-0-0).
Ben Hiltz opened the scoring for the Red Wings (3-5-0-0) with his fourth of the year, and down 3-1 late in the game, Nickolas Sombrowski made it close with his first SJHL goal in his first game. Aaron De Kok made 29/32 saves in goal for the Wings.