The Yorkton Terriers surrendered six third period goals as they fell 9-6 on home ice on Thursday night to the league-leading Battlefords North Stars.
Kian Bell led the way for Battlefords scoring a hat-trick while Colby Bear, Jackson Allan, Holden Doell, Tanner Gold, Riley Girod, and Steven Kesslering also scored.
Greg Nelson replied with a couple goals for the Terriers who got singles from Tyson Perkins, Clay Sleeva, Pavel McKenzie, and Logan Cyca had singles.
Justin Maric made 36 saves on 42 shots to earn the win for Battlefords, while Caleb Allen allowed 9 goals on 44 North Stars shots.
The two teams will meet once again on Saturday, but before that the North Stars take on the Melville Millionaires on Friday night at 7:00PM from the HCUC.