Thursday, 17 April 2014

Terriers complete the repeat; capture 2013/14 Canalta Cup Title

(Peter Baran Photography)

The Yorkton Terriers after a dominating effort capped off with a 4-0 win in Game 4,the Terriers repeated as Canalta Cup champions with a win over the Melville Millionaires to win the Best of 7 Series 4 games to none.

In a first period where it was even for the first half and then dominated in the 2nd half by the Yorkton Terriers with them leading in the shot department 12-7 after a scoreless first period.

The Melville Millionaires would come out in the 2nd, and play their best period of the series, they had chance after chance but just couldn't beat Terriers' netminder Kale Thomson. Then with just 3:37 left in the middle frame is where it would all change, Kailum Gervais would come on a partial break and deke around netminder Isaiah Plett and slip it into the back of the net for his 5th of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead, but in the process the Mils goalie would hit an edge suffer an injury and would have to leave for the rest of the game. That brings in Richard Palmer, and just 1:41 after that first Terriers goal they would add another one as Dylan Baer would beat Palmer five hole for his 1st of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would then add two more in the 3rd period, off the sticks of Tyler Giebel and Brett Boehm to push the Terriers to a 4-0 win in Game 4, and a 2013/14 SJHL Banner.

Kale Thomson stopped 22 shots for the shutout, his 12th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett stopped 17 of 18 before getting injured then was relieved by Richard Palmer who let in all 3 shots he faced.

**Terriers defenseman and SJHL Dman of the Year Chase Norrish was named the SJHL Playoff MVP after compiling 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points in this postseason.

The Terriers will now advance to their Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Dauphin starting Sat. Apr 26th when they take on the MJHL Champion Winnipeg Blues, 12:45/1PM SK time on GX94. The other team competing are the Dauphin Kings ( Host ), Coquitlam Express ( BCHL ), and the Spruce Grove Saints ( AJHL ).

Congrats to the entire Yorkton Terrier organization on their 2nd straight title and a job well done.

Terriers Round Robin Sked below:
(MB Time)

Sat, Apr. 26
Game #1
2:00P SJHL Champion   MJHL Champion

  Credit Union Place
Sun, Apr. 27
Game #4
7:00P Dauphin Kings (Host)   SJHL Champion

  Credit Union Place
Tue, Apr. 29
Game #6
2:00P SJHL Champion   AJHL Champions

  Credit Union Place
Wed, Apr. 30
Game #8
7:00P BCHL Champion   SJHL Champion

  Credit Union Place

Some Post Game Comments from the Champs done by Me and GX94's Newsman Catlin Hogan.

Terriers Head Coach Trent Cassan

2 Time Champs Derek Falloon & Kale Thomson.

Shoutout to the Millionaires 20's

#34 Isaiah Plett

#3 Alec Brandrup

#8 Simon Genereux

#9 Kelvin Walz

#10 Colin Mospanchuk

#16 Sam Williams

#25 TJ Constant

#26 Adam Dibella

Congratulations on great Junior Careers, you guys are great guys and best of luck in your future endeavours.

And thanks so much to the entire Mils organization Dawn, Feez, Neiler, Melly, Rob and everyone for helping me out throughout the season and best of luck going forward and into next season.

Feez Post Game

Monday, 14 April 2014

Terriers win Game 3 to push the Mils to Brink of Elimination

The Yorkton Terriers are now a win away from repeating as Canalta Cup Champions as they defeated the Melville Millionaires 3-1 on Monday night, to take a 3 games to none lead in the Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

In the first, the Mils would come out with their best 5 minutes of the series as they quickly get out to a 5-1 shot advantage in the game and controlled much of the play. And then Allan Kilback would be sent to the dressing after being assessed a checking from behind penalty and the momentum would shift from there as the Terriers would control most of the rest of the 1st period out shooting the Mils 14-6 in a scoreless 1st period.

The Terriers would continue on their strong play to start period number 2 as they would pepper Isaiah Plett with shot after shot and finally they would be able to break through as Derek Falloon would walk around Plett and slip it past him for his 3rd goal of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. The Mils would respond though just 2:43 later as Ben Mack would walk across the blue line and wrist a shot over top the left pad of Kale Thomson for his 1st of the postseason to tie it up at 1-1. It would stay like that until 1:13 left in the middle frame when Tyler Giebel (pictured above) would deflect home a Tanner Lischynsky point shot past the Mils net minder for his 3rd of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

In the 3rd the Terriers would play some best defensive hockey they've played all season long, only allowing 8 Millionaire shots, none of them that much quality at all. Giebel would ice it with 18 seconds left into the empty net for his 2nd of the night to give the Terriers a 3-1 Game 3 win on home ice.

Kale Thomson stopped 20 shots for his 11th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett was once again the Mils best player on the ice stopping 39 shots in a losing cause.

The Terriers will try and capture their 2nd straight Canalta Cup Title, while the Mils look to stave off elmination in Game 4 on Wednesday night at the HCUC. Pregame 7:15, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.

Tyler Giebel Game 3 Post Game

Terriers Coaches Show- Apr 14th Edition

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Terriers' Captain provides magic as Terriers win Game 2 in Double OT

For the 2nd consecutive night, the Canalta Cup Final went into overtime and for the 2nd straight night the Yorkton Terriers were able to prevail in dramatic fashion as the Terriers won Game 2 in double OT 2-1 over the Melville Millionaires to take a 2-0 lead series in this Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

In the first we would see the most even play we've seen so far in this series as both teams would come out with some good jump and have some great opportunities, but once again both goaltender would stand tall in between the pipes. The Terriers would finally break through with just under 5 minutes to go in the opening period as Jordon Ross would take a nice feed in front from Tyson Enzie and go top shelf on Isaiah Plett for his 5th goal of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Terrier lead after 20 minutes of play. The Terriers also had to kill off 8 minutes of Mils' powerplay time.

The 2nd period would once again produce some very even play, including a glorious chance by Allan Kilback shorthanded where he pick pocketed Devon McMullen but was robbed the glove of Kale Thomson to keep it a 1-0 Yorkton lead after 2 periods.

In the third the Mils would come on looking for that equalizer, and would finally get it at the 9:03 mark of the 3rd as Reed Murray would finish off the nice passing play and tap home his 5th of the playoffs to tie it up at 1, and send it into overtime for the 2nd straight night.

The first overtime would go scoreless. Then in the 2nd OT, Adam Koopman would bump Holden Cronin in the corner in the Mils' zone and would be sent to the box for the crosscheck. So the Terriers power play would go to work for the 5th time on the night, and they would have some glorious on the PP but couldn't beat Plett. Then just as the penalty expired Devon McMullen (pictured above) would take a nice feed in the slot from Chase Norrish and go five-hole on the Mils' net minder for his 1st of the playoffs to give the visitors a thrilling 2OT 2-1 in Game 2.

Both goalies were sensational once again and were a treat for the fans to watch, as Kale Thomson stopped 37 for the win, while Mils goalie Isaiah Plett stopped 43 Terrier shots in a losing cause.

Terriers now with a 2-0 lead, will host Game 3 with the Mils on Monday night from the FAA. Pregame 7:15, 7:30 on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.

Double OT Hero McMullen with Post Game Comments

Friday, 11 April 2014

Gervais nets OT winner as Terriers snag Game 1 of Canalta Cup Final

(OT Hero Kailum Gervais)

The Yorkton Terriers were behind for just about half of the hockey game but came from behind to defeat the Melville Millionaires 2-1 in overtime to take a 1-0 series lead in the Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

The first period would be a little tense for both sides as both teams tried to get out some early jitters and get into the hockey game. But it was the Yorkton Terriers taking the control for most of the opening period, outshooting the Mils 10-7 in a scoreless opening frame.

The Melville Millionaires were kinda turned the tide in their direction as they had some great chances early on, and then they would be rewarded for their efforts just under half way through the middle frame, Brady Constant would jump on a loose puck and put it past Kale Thomson for his 4th of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Mils lead after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd it would be all Yorkton Terriers, as they were all over the Mils having chance after chance, but Mils' netminder Isaiah Plett was outstanding keeping his team in front including a couple of highlight reel saves. But the Terriers would be able to solve the Mils netminder with just 40 seconds left as Brett Boehm would jump on a juicy rebound and put it home for his 9th of the playoffs to even things up at 1-1 headed to OT.

In the opening shift of the OT, the Mils would have a great chance to end it, but Lane Harbor was robbed by the right hand pad of Kale Thomson. Then at the 2:39 mark of the extra period, the Terriers would end it as Kailum Gervais would finish off a nice passing play and slip it home for his 4th of the playoffs and 2nd OT winner of the post season to give the Terriers a 2-1 Game 1 win.

Kale Thomson stopped 24 shots for his 9th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett stopped 44 shots in a losing cause.

The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night for Game 2 as the Melville Millionaires host the Yorkton Terriers at the HCUC. Pregame 7:15, PXP at 7:30 on GX94.

OT Hero Kailum Gervais comments on Game 1 win.