The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 2nd straight on Friday, losing 4-2 to the Kindersley Klippers.
The Terriers would get off to a good start by getting the opening goal as Brendan Mark would walk in from his off win and beat Justen Close with a nice wrist-shot over the left shoulder for the 8th goal of the season for the Terrier captain that gave them a 1-0 lead. They would add to their lead just under 9 minutes later, and it would be another defenceman chipping in as Kurri Woodford's snap-shot beat Close low short-side for his 4th of the season to make it a 2-0 Terrier lead. But the Klippers would cut their deficit in half in the final minute as Steven Avalone would be left open in the left shot and would bang home a rebound by Andrew Henderson for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 2-1 game for the Terriers after 20 minutes.
The Klippers would even it up just over half way through the 2nd period as Devon Cyr would sneak one through the Terrier goal for his 8th of the season to tie things up at 2-2. Then just 43 seconds later, the visitors would grab their first lead of the night and it would be 20 year old Ty Enns getting his 8th to make it 3-2. Kindersley would add some insurance once again in the final minute of a period, this time with just 20 seconds left in the second frame as Devon Cyr would go bar-down for his 2nd of the period to give his team a 4-2 advantage after 2 periods.
The home team came out stronger in the 3rd outshooting the Klips 10-6 but there was no scoring in the final frame.
Justen Close made 20 saves in the Kindersley net to earn his 19th victory of the season while Andrew Henderson was solid in the loss making 33 saves in the loss.
The Terriers with the loss now sit in 2nd place in the Viterra division behind the Estevan Bruins who won on Friday, 7-0 over the Weyburn Red Wings.
Yorkton's next game will be on Saturday night when they host the Battlefords North Stars.
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
Michael Boutoussov's 1st SJHL goal helped earn the Melville Millionaires a big point as they fell 3-2 in OT to the visiting Battlefords North Stars.
The Mils now sit 3 points up on Weyburn for the final playoff spot.
Eli Loon-Stewardson scored the winner for the Stars who got singles from McGregor Sinclair and Kaden Boser.
Payton Jerome also scored for the Mils while Berk Berkeliev made 35 saves in the loss.
The Mils will try and extend their points streak to 4 games on Saturday when they host the Kindersley Klippers.
Other Friday SJHL results:
Melfort 6 La Ronge 3
Notre Dame 7 Flin Flon 6 (OT)
In the MJHL on Friday night,
Josh Maucieri scored twice while Michael Davis made 31 saves to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to their 4th straight win, a 5-3 victory over the Virden Oil Capitals.
With the win, it also helped the Stamps become the 2nd team to earn a MJHL playoff spot.
Matt Osadick, Brad Goethals and Brian Harris also scored for Swan.
The Stampeders will return to action on Saturday night when they entertain the 1st place Portage Terriers at the 7:30 from the Centennial Arena.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are now winners of 3 straight games after a 2-1 victory over the Selkirk Steelers.
Isaac Labelle once again was the difference making 49 saves in the win while Brandon Lawson and Conrad Phillips scored the goals.
The Wolverines who still sit two points out of a playoff spot will continue their road trip on Saturday against the Winnipeg Blues.
3 other MJHL games:
Portage 3 OCN 1
Neepawa 2 Winkler 5
Dauphin 4 Steinbach 5 (SO)