By Craig Stein
The Yorkton Terriers extended their winning streak to five on Wednesday night, edging the Notre Dame Hounds 5-4 in a battle of two of the league’s hottest teams of late.
Jared Legien scored his 11th goal of the season and added one assist, while Branden Klatt and Cody Bruchkoski also had one goal, one assist nights. Chantz Petruic scored for a sixth straight game, and defenseman Ben Solomon put home the winner with just 9 seconds left in regulation. Ben Laidlaw made 37/41 saves for the Terriers (7-4-1-0).
Jared Hamm led the Hounds (6-8-0-0) with two goals and one assist. Noah Bankowski (1g-1a) and Tanner Tarbell picked up the others. Notre Dame had won five of their previous six.
Joel Gryzbowski made 23 saves for his first shutout this season and ninth of his SJHL career and the Battlefords North Stars blanked the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-0.
Matthias Urbanski scored twice and added one assist for the Stars (7-4-0-1), with Braydon Buziak and Tanner Robin chipping in the others.
Merek Pipes made 41/45 saves in goal for the Ice Wolves (4-9-0-0).
The home teams went 3-for-3 on Wednesday, as the Kindersley Klippers moved into sole possession of first place in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division with a 6-1 win over the Humboldt Broncos.
Cameron Shorrock and Tyler Traptow scored twice each for the Klippers (9-3-1-0). Austin Nault (1g-1a) and Josh Fletcher also got on the board and Justen Close got the win making 19/20 saves, as the Klippers out-shot Humboldt 41-20.
Rookie Zach McIntyre scored his third goal of the season for the Broncos (8-5-1-0).