The Yorkton Terriers started the new season on the right foot after a 3-1 road victory over the Weyburn Red Wings on Friday night.
Shane Sherban and Slater Strong (pictured above) led the way for the Terriers with 1G 1A each while Dalton Ossman sealed the game with a late empty net goal in the final minute.
Dawson Atamanchuk had the lone marker for the Red Wings.
Terrier netminder Logan Bateman made 36 saves on 37 shots to get his 1st SJHL win while Arik Weersink turned aside 31 shots for the Wings in the loss.
The two teams will meet in the back end of the home and home series on Sunday afternoon from the Farrell Agencies Arena. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 4:20, pxp at 4:30.
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
The Melville Millionaires gave up a 3rd period en route to a 4-2 road loss in Estevan against the Bruins.
Clayton Eisler and Alex Maticic provided the offence for the Mils while Colby Entz was solid in making 38 saves on 41 shots in a losing cause.
Aigne McGeady-Bruce, Michael McCheseny, Issac Embree (GWG) and Zack Goberis (Empty Net) replied for the Bruins.
The two teams go right back at it on Saturday for a 7:30 face-off from the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville.
Other SJHL Scores:
Flin Flon Bombers 5 La Ronge Ice Wolves 1
Kindersley Klippers 0 Battlefords North Stars 1 (OT)
Nipawin Hawks 3 Melfort Mustangs 4 (OT)