The Yorkton Maulers lost a pair of tough games over the weekend, deepening their shaky early season to an underwhelming record of 1-5.
The Maulers faced the Saskatoon Blazers in an away game on Oct. 6. Yorkton started the game on the right foot, nabbing two goals in the first period. Josh Peppler (with an assist from Massen Ziola) and Kylen Taphorn put the team on the board.
The Blazers caught up with the Maulers in the second period, tying the game with two goals. Brandt Fiske (with an assist from Rylan Donald)pushed the Maulers back into the lead for a brief moment in the second period before the Blazers tied things up again.
The Blazers seized another goal in the third period thanks to a powerplay. The Maulers couldn’t rally to overcome the Saskatoon team, ultimately losing 4-3.
On Oct. 7, the Maulers squared off against the Saskatoon Contacts, suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of the formidable team.
The Contacts scored their first goal in the first period thanks to a powerplay. Ziola got the Maulers on the board due to assists from Carter Dereniwsky and Anthony Roebuck.
The Contacts controlled the second period, snagging two goals and keeping the Maulers off the board.
In the third period, the Maulers scored one more time thanks to Fiske with an assist from Austin Dycer. Unfortunately, the Contacts scored three more times, ending the game with a decisive 6-2 win over the Maulers.
The Maulers are set to face the Regina Pat Canadians in home game action tonight (Oct. 10). They’ll also be playing back-to-back games against the Beardys Blackhawks at the Farrell Agencies Arena this weekend.