Tuesday 26 March 2019

Terriers' capture Game 7 with big victory over Nipawin to book trip to the Battlefords for Semi-Finals

The Yorkton Terriers captured Game 7 of their SJHL Quarter-Finals defeating the Nipawin Hawks 4-3 at the Centennial Arena

The Terriers would strike first in the 1st as Jared Legien (pictured above) would take a nifty feed in front from Kishaun Gervais and go top shelf over the right shoulder of Patrick Pugilese for his 1st of the playoffs to make it 1-0. They would make it a two goal game just over 4 minutes later as Chantz Petruic's long wrist shot would beat Pugilese over the right pad for his 4th to give the Terriers an early 2 goal lead. Colton Gerlib would net a late PP goal for the Hawks to make it a one goal lead after 1 period.

Legien would add his 2nd of the night as he ripped it through the Hawks goaltender to make it 3-1. But just 13 seconds later, Michael Makarenko would make it a one goal game once again as he would finish off a nice passing play from Jake Tremblay to make it 3-2. The Terriers with another response though as Colby Brandt would find Chantz Petruic and he hammered home his 5th of the postseason to make it 4-2 after 40 minutes.

It would stay like that until the later stages of the 3rd as Logan Moon would capitalize on a Terriers turnover and go top-shelf on Ryan Ouellette for his 1st SJHL Playoff goal to make it 4-3 but thats as close as they would get.

Ryan Ouellette earned his 6th victory over the postseason making 37 saves on 40 shots.

The Terriers now advance to the SJHL Semi-Final to take on the Battlefords North Stars which will most likely begin on Friday night in the Battlefords.

In the other SJHL Semi-Final, it'll be the Melfort Mustangs taking on the Estevan Bruins.

In the other Tuesday Game 7's,

Battlefords over Flin Flon 4-1

Estevan over Humbolft 3-2 (OT)

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