The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 5th straight on Wednesday night, losing 5-3 to the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place.
The Bruins got the opening goal just 42 seconds in as Caleb Allen's clearing attempt was cut off by Dan O'Neill who slid it over to Keagon Little, and he tapped in his 1st of the season to make it 1-0.
They added to their lead at 5:24 into the 1st period as Ilya Chmelevski took a nice back-door feed from Little and hammered home his 3rd to make it a two goal game.
But the Terriers cut their deficit back in half as Aidan Knutson sent a puck on net and somehow sneaked through Bruin G Jackson Miller for his 3rd of the campaign to make it 2-1 Terrier deficit through 1 period.
In the 2nd the two teams exchanged goals just 31 seconds apart in the opening minute as first just 11 seconds in, Gabriel Filion added his 2nd of the night making it 3-1 before rookie Dylan Ruptash responded with his team-leading 16th making it a one goal yet again.
The Bruins responded though on the 2nd of the night from Filion making it 4-2 after 40 minutes.
The two teams exchanged goals in the 3rd as Sal Collara made it 5-2, while with just over 3 minutes to go it was Pavel McKenzie cutting their disadvantage to just 2 goals for the Terriers but that's as close as they would get.
Jackson Miller earned his 3rd win of the season between the pipes making 28 saves on 31 shots, while Caleb Allen also made 28 stops for the Terriers in the loss.
The Terriers' return to action on Saturday night hosting the Weyburn Red Wings, while the Bruins host the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday.
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
Nipawin 3, La Ronge 2
The Swan Valley Stampeders found some offence on Wednesday night, but fell one goals short losing 4-3 to the visiting Dauphin Kings.
Jakob Jones, Justin Keck and Trey Sauder all scored for the Stamps while Nolan Wickham, Jayden Harris, Matthew Gough and Mason Smith replied for the Kings.
Kings G Marko Belak made 42 saves on 45 shots to earn the win while Stamps' backstopper Kobe Grant stopped 34 shots in the loss.
The Stamps' look to snap their slide on Friday night on the road in Selkirk against the Steelers. GX94 will broadcast the game, with the pregame starting at 7:20 and the play by play kicking off at 7:30.
Other Wednesday MJHL games:
Virden 2, Portage 5
Steinbach 4, Winnipeg Freeze 1