Wednesday 6 January 2016

Terriers drop 2nd straight, 3-2 in Melfort on Wednesday

The Yorkton Terriers got only 1 out of a possible 4 points on their 2 game road as they lost on Wednesday night, 3-2 to the Melfort Mustangs at the Northern Lights Palace.

After a scoreless 1st period, just 9:10 into the middle frame Mustang forward Rylan Freed would get a clear-cut breakaway and go five-hole on Matt Kustra for his 4th of the season to give his team an early 1-0 lead. But just a short time later Adam Santoro would capitalize on a miscue by Melfort goalie Evan Plotnik and wrapped it around into the empty net for 7th of the season to tie things up at 1-1. But just 2:08 later, the Mustangs would regain that 1 goal lead as reigning SJHL MVP Travis Mayan would bang home his 32 goal of the season to make it a 2-1 game after 40 mins.

In the 3rd it would stay a one goal game until just over 4 minutes to go as the 'Stangs power play would convert as Mayan would rip a cannon past Kustra for his 2nd of the night to give the home team a 3-1 lead. The Terriers would cut it within one as Jordan Evans' 13th goal of the season would come with just 6 seconds to go but thats as close as they would get as the Mustangs won their 26th game of the season 3-2 over the Terriers.

Evan Plotnik wasn't a whole lot busy in the Melfort net making 14 saves in the win while Matt Kustra turned aside 27 of 30 shots in the losing.

The Terriers will now start a stretch of 3 home games starting on Saturday night when they host the
Weyburn Red Wings at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Meanwhile it was one win and one loss for our local teams in the MJHL tonight,

In Swan River, Josh Martin had 1 goal and 1 assist to help the Swan Valley Stampeders win their 2nd straight, 3-1 over the OCN Blizzard.

Josh Tripp and Colton Brausen also scored for Swan while Zach Degraves made 32 saves in the win for the Stamps.

Their next action will be on Friday night when they host the Neepawa Natives at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Meanwhile in Steinbach

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 2nd straight, 6-1 to the Steinbach Pistons.

Kevin Takatch had the lone goal for the Wolverines while Greg Harney made 37 saves in the loss.

The Wolverines' next action will be on Friday on GX94 when they host the Winkler Flyers. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.

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