For the first time in the 2017/18 SJHL regular season, the Yorkton Terriers have lost in regulation.
The Terriers fell on Thursday night, 6-1 to the Notre Dame Hounds at the Duncan McNeil Arena in Wilcox.
The Terriers got an early PP opportunity just 4 seconds into the game but they weren't able to convert and just seconds after it expired the Hounds capitalized as Chaz Smedsrud jammed it past Logan Bateman for his 2nd of the season to make it 1-0. The Hounds would then get two late goals just 1:36 apart off the sticks of Chance Longjohn and Curtis Wiebe to give the home-side a 3 goal lead at 3-0 after 20 mins with shots 17-3 ND.
The Hounds would add another in the 2nd period just 3:36 into it, as Colby Brandt made a nice move around a couple Terrier defenders and put home his 2nd of the year to give Notre Dame a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots were 31-7 ND after 2 periods.
Power play goals would be the theme for the Hounds in the 3rd as they would add couple more markers from Marshall Wiltom and Connor Mylymok to push their lead to 6-0. Yorkton would add one late as Shane Sherban would break the shutout of Jack Ryan with his 2nd with just 3:50 remaining to make it a 6-1 Hounds final.
Jack Ryan made 13 saves on 14 shots in the Hounds net for his 1st SJHL win while Logan Bateman had his record drop to 1-1-1 on the season making 41 saves in the loss.
The two teams will meet on Friday night for the back end of the home and home series. Game time is at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.
Notre Dame @ Yorkton 7:30
Weyburn @ Melville 7:30
(Pregame 7:20 on GX94)
Nipawin @ Flin Flon
Melfort @ Humboldt
Estevan @ Kindersley