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