Friday 8 February 2019

February 8th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap

The Yorkton Terriers lost their 3rd straight decision to the Battlefords on Friday night falling 7-4 to the North Stars on the road.

It didn't take long for the home side to get a nice bounce as the puck would take a funny bounce off the end boards right to Quin Loon-Stewardson who slipped it five-hole on Andrew Henderson to give the Stars an early 1-0 lead.  Just 5:14 later, the Terriers would respond as Chantz Petruic would go short-side shelf for his 25th of the season to make it 1-1. The visitors would grab their first lead at 2-1 just a few minutes later, as Cody Bruchkowski would snipe home his 20th of the year. But that lead wouldn't last long as 20 seconds later Eli Loon-Stewardson went forehand-backhand shelf to even it up at 2-2 after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd, the North Stars would grab control with a couple of goals back to back from 20 year old veterans McGregor Sinclair and Brayden Buziak that gave the North Stars their first two goal lead at 4-2. The Terriers would cut their deficit in half and make it a one goal game once again as Colby Brandt one-timed home a nice cross-ice pass from Chantz Petruic to cut it a 4-3 game after 2 periods.

The North Stars would regain their two goal lead just 15 seconds later, as Seth Summers beat Andrew Henderson five-hole for his 1st SJHL goal to make it 5-3. The North Stars would add a couple more in the third from McGregor Sinclair and Eli Loon-Stewardson (both 2nd of the nights) while Chantz Petruic would add his 2nd of the game to wrap up the scoring.

Chad Duran turned aside 23 shots to earn his 8th victory of the season while in the Terriers net, Andrew Henderson made 26 saves in the loss.

The Terriers wrap up their weekend road trip on Saturday in Kindersley.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Berk Berkeliev turned aside 47 shots but it wasn't enough as the Melville Millionaires fell on the road, 2-0 to the Estevan Bruins.

Tristyn Deroose and Johnny Witzke scored for the Bruins who a 15 save shutout from Kadin Kilpatrick in the win.

The two teams will play the back end of the home and home on Saturday night in Melville.

Other Friday SJHL results:

La Ronge 4 Flin Flon 5

Weyburn 4 Humboldt 5 (OT)


In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines stormed back with three 3rd period goals from Greg Lee, Conrad Phillips and Dylan Soosay that led them to a 4-3 victory over the OCN Blizzard.

Anthony Bilka also scored while Isaac Labelle made 22 saves to get the victory.

The Wolverines who sit now two points back from Winkler for the 8th and final playoff spot, will host the Flyers on Sunday night.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Winkler 4 Dauphin 5

Selkirk 4 Neepawa 3

Virden 3 Steinbach 4 (OT)

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