Thursday 15 February 2018

Terriers storm back to beat the Klippers 4-3 on home ice on Wednesday

(Quin Hobbs)

The Yorkton Terriers won their 2nd straight game as they came back with three 3rd period goals to beat the Kindersley Klippers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

The Klippers would strike first as they would go in on a 2 on 1 just 2:23 into the 1st period and Keilan Olson would send a nice feed over to Curtis Peck who would slide it home past Joe Marcouilier for his 12th to make it 1-0. The Terriers though would respond just under 6 minutes later on the power play as Cole Keenleyside's side angle shot would get deflecting in by Quin Hobb for the Deloraine MB product's 7th that evened it up at 1-1.  But the road team would respond a short time later as Austin Nault's would beat the Terriers net minder five-hole to regain the Klippers their one goal lead at 2-1 after 20 minutes with shot even at 11-11.

The road team would add to their lead in the 2nd as Keilan Olson would put it backwards between his legs and then slide it over to Niklas Malencia who would hammer it past Joe Marcouilier for his 9th of the season to give the Klippers a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, the Terriers would start the trek back just 3:43 in as Josh Dobberthein would grab a loose puck in front and bury his 1st SJHL goal to cut the home-team within 1. It would stay like that until late in the final frame when the Terriers scored 2 goals just 50 seconds apart by Quin Hobbs and a power play goal from Cole Keenleyside to help them get the two points.

Yorkton netminder Joe Marcouiller made 33 saves on 36 shots to get the win while Klippers goalie Justen Close turned aside 29 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers and Klippers will meet once again on Friday night at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Weyburn Red Wings 2 @ Estevan Bruins 4
(Michael McChesney with 2G 1A for the Bruins)


The Swan Valley Stampeders let a two goal lead slip away as they fell on the road, 5-4 in the shootout to the Neepawa Natives.

The Stamps still remain 1 point up on Neepawa for the 8th and final playoff spot and they still have 3 games in hand.

Shane Roulette, Josh Tripp, Trevar Mann and Jaden Townsend scored the Stamps while Keaton Jameson and Connor Navrot chipped in with two assists each.

Justin Metcalf, Ashton Anderson, Braden Binda and Zach Johnson replied with the markers for Neepawa.

The Stampeders return back to action this weekend on home ice as they host the Steinbach Pistons on Friday and the Winkler Flyers on Saturday night.

Other Wednesday MJHL results:

Dauphin Kings 4 @ OCN Blizzard 7

(Brayden Dale with a Hat-Trick for OCN)

Portage Terriers 4 @ Winnipeg Blues 5

(Devon Skoleski with 4 goals in the 3rd period for the Blues)

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