The Yorkton Terriers had their record drop to 1-2-1 on the season as they lost 7-2 on the road to the Humboldt Broncos on Wednesday night.
The Broncos got off to flying start in the 1st as just 47 seconds in, Chris Van Os-Shaw’s wrap around would slip past Greg Maggio for his 2nd of the season to give the Broncos an early 1-0 lead. The Regina product would add his 2nd of the night just under 3 minutes later as his initial shot was stopped by Maggio but the rebound went off a Terrier defender and into the back of the net to give the home team a 2-0 lead over the Terriers after 1 period. Shots were 15-4 for the Broncos.
The home team would also strike early in the 2nd period as Daniel McKitrich would slide home his 2nd of the campaign with Bronco captain Logan Schatz netting his 3rd assist on the play to give Humboldt a 3 goal lead. The Terriers would get on the board though in the late stages of the middle frame as Reid Anderson’s point shot would take a nice bounce off a Bronco defender and get past Garrett Mason for the Calgary product’s 1st of the season to make it a 2 goal deficit for the Terriers after 40 minutes at 3-1.
The Terriers would cut their deficit to just one as Brandon Sookro would hammer home his 3rd of the season on the power play to make it a 3-2 Bronco lead. The Broncos would then explode for 4 unanswered goals off the sticks of Van Os-Shaw, McKitrick, Laramie Kostelansky and Dante Raposo to help the Broncos to their 3rd win of the season, a 7-2 decision over the Terriers.
Garrett Mason made 29 saves to get his 3rd win of the season while Greg Maggio took the loss allowing 5 goals on 29 shots while Andrew Suriano came in relief and made 5 saves on 7 Bronco shots.
The Terriers next action will be their first game of the SJHL showcase on Monday afternoon at 4PM when they battle the Nipawin Hawks from the Legends Arena in Warman.
Elsewhere in Melville,
The Millionaires took 13 penalties and Battlefords capitalized on 3 of them as the North Stars’ scored 3 powerplay goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Millionaires.
Reigning SJHL Rookie of the Year in Layne Young had 2 goals to lead the way for the North Stars while Mathieu Jallabert’s 1st SJHL marker was the lone offence for the Moneymen.
Brandon Wells made 27 saves in the loss for the Mils in goal.
The Mils head out on the road for their next action as they visit the Notre Dame Hounds at 7:30 from the Duncan McNeil Arena in Wilcox.
Speaking of the Hounds they were in action on Wednesday and they doubled up the Weyburn Red Wings 2-1 for their first victory of the season.