The Yorkton Terriers got a point and pulled into a 1st place tie in the Viterra Division with the Melville Millionaires but they fell 3-2 in the shootout to the visiting Weyburn Red Wings on Friday night at the FAA.
The first period would begin a little bit sloppy for both sides, but as the opening frame went on the Terriers began to take control and it showed that in the shot column as they outshot the Red Wings 13-5 in a scoreless opening frame.
In the 2nd periond, it was more of the same for the Yorkton Terriers and they were finally credited with their efforts as it would be Kailum Gervais jumping on a loose puck and putting it past Rylan Parenteau for his 4th of the season to give the Terriers a 1 goal lead. It would stay like that until 2:32 remaining in the 2nd period as Shain Scheschuk, while on a 2 on 1 would decide to shoot and he would go top shelf over the glove of Kale Thomson to even it at 1, and thats where we would sit after 40 minutes of play.
In the 3rd, it would be the most even period of them all, and the game would stay even until 8:41 in when Daylan Gatzke would use good speed to get around the Red Wings' dman and would go forehand, backhand and slip it by a sprawled out Parenteau for his 1st goal of the season to give the Terriers once again a 1 goal lead at 2-1. It would stay like that until Nathan Morris' point would be deflected in by Brian Farkas in front with 8:45 remaining to even the game at 2-2. In the final 8 minutes, there would be chances both sides, with Weyburn hitting a few points, and both teams had their chances to win it on breakaways, but solid play by both goaltenders would force overtime which solved nothing.
In the shootout, it would be Ty McLean getting the lone goal as he went five-hole on Kale Thomson, and Thomson thought he had it until the last second when it sneaked through for the shootout winner.
Rylan Parenteau stopped 43 of 45 shots for the Wings for the victory, while Kale Thomson stopped 23 of 25 shots in a losing cause.
The Terriers' will continue their homestand on Sunday when they host the Flin Flon Bombers at the FAA. 6:00 Puck drop.
In MJHL action,
The Swan Valley Stampeders won their 3rd straight game a 5-4 decision at home over the Winnipeg Blues.
Max Flanagan scored his league leading 19th, and 20th goals to lead the way for the Stamps, while Evan Morden, Justin Valentino and Dylan Favell also scored for the Stamps.
Nathan Armstrong got his 3rd straight win in goal stopping 32 shots.
The Stamps will try and make it 4 in a row on Saturday when they host the Portage Terriers 7:30 Face-Off at the Centennial Arena.