The Yorkton Terriers are into a ‘best-of-one’ situation after splitting the opening two games of their best-of-three series with Notre Dame.
The Terriers took the lead in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff with a home ice win Friday at the Farrell Agencies Arena.
Charles Martin started the scoring for the visiting Hounds 5:25 into the contest, but a goal by Branden Legien would knot the score 1-1 before the end of the opening frame.
In the second it was all Terriers as Dino Antoniadis scored short-handed, Chantz Petruic added an even strength marker, and Colby Brandt scored on the powerplay, giving the home side a 4-1 lead through 40-minutes of play.
Kyle Robinson would score the lone goal of the third period for Notre Dame to round out a 4-2 Terrier win.
Riley Kohonick was tagged with the loss for the Hounds facing 25-shots in net, while Ryan Ouellette had the win for the Terriers facing 27.
The teams met in Wilcox for game two of the series Sunday.
Again the Hounds struck first, as Jakob Breault scored the lone goal of the opening period at 6:06.
Branden Klatt tied the contest 2:11 into the second period, but that would prove to be the extent of the Terrier offence on the night.
The Hounds however, were not done.
Marshall Wilton and Zack Kosteniuk both scored in the second to give Notre Dame a 3-1 lead.
Jarrenr Penner on the powerplay, and Kosteniul with an even-strength effort for his second of the game scored in the third to make it a 5-1 win for the Hounds.
Ouellette was tagged with the loss in the Terrier goal facing 40-shots, while Kohonick took the win facing 25 for Notre Dame.
The deciding game of the series is scheduled for the Farrell Agencies Arena Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
In the other SJHL best-of-three series Flin Flon eliminated Weyburn two-straight winning Friday 7-3 and Sunday 6-2.