The Yorkton Terrers scored 2 in the 1st and added two more in the 2nd to snap their 2 game skid with a 4-3 win over the Humboldt Broncos on Sunday night at the FAA.
It was pretty good back and forth pace for most of the 1st period until the Terriers would be able to break through in the late stages. First off McKenzie Welke (pictured above middle) was left alone in the high slot and he would go top shelf on Garrett Mason for his 7th of the year to make it an early 1-0 lead. Then just 38 seconds later, it would be his linemate Cole Keenleyside (pictured above left) notching home his 5th marker of the season to give the home squad a 2-0 lead on Humboldt after 1 period. Shots 15-11 Yorkton.
The Broncos though would cut their deficit in half just 45 seconds into the 2nd period as Erik Gardiner would knock home his 14th of the season on the PP to make it a 2-1 game. The Terriers would regain their 2 goal lead just under 4 minutes later as LJ Naccarato would snipe home his 1st of the campaign to make 3-1 Terriers. Then the Terriers would take their first 3 goal lead of the night as Carson Welke (pictured above right) would bang home his team tying 11th of the season to make it 4-1. But before the 2nd buzzer to go off, the Broncos would once again get within 2 as Chris Van Os Shaw would go top shelf on Nathan Hargrave for his league leading 25th goal of the season to make it 4-2 Yorkton after 40 minutes.
The 3rd perid would only produce one goal and that would come from the visitors as Erik Gardiner would jam home his 2nd of the night and 15th of the season but that’s as close as the Broncos would get as the Terriers held on for the 1 goal victory.
20 year old Nathan Hargrave earned his 16th victory of the season for the Terriers making 35 saves while fellow 20 year old Garrett Mason turned aside 37 in the loss.
The Terriers have a couple more games before the Christmas break both coming on home ice. The Terriers host the Melfort Mustangs on Wednesday and the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday night, with both at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.
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Damian Bentz, Melville Millionaires
1998 F Damian Bentz (Punnichy SK) had a goal and four assists in two games played last week, including a three helper third period on Saturday as the Mils fell just short in a comeback bid against Humboldt. He scored and set up the game winner against Notre Dame on Wednesday. He now has 6-goals and 8-assists in 19-games and is emerging as the club’s top offensive threat. Runner up: Josh McDougall, Nipawin.