Terriers take a loss in Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers have dropped four-of-five games since returning from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Christmas break.

All four of the losses have been against Viterra Division competition, the latest loss Tuesday in Estevan.

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The teams traded first period goals in the encounter, Jack Mitchell netting a goal for the Bruins 3:56 into the game, and Branden Klatt responding for the Terriers at 5:17.

The teams again traded goals in the second period, but in reverse order.

Chantz Petruic gave Yorkton a lead with an unassisted effort 3:04 into the second period, with Jayden Davis knotting the game 2-2 with an unassisted marker of his own at 10:45.

In the third Turner Ripplinger took over, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead at 5:46, then added a short-handed insurance marker into an empty net with two-seconds left on the clock to round out a 4-2 Estevan win.

Riley Lamb was tagged with the loss in the Terrier net facing 30-shots, with Grant Boldt taking the win for the Bruins facing 26.

The win draws Estevan to within four-points of the Terriers in the Viterra Division.

Yorkton now has a record of 21-16-1 for 43 points, while Estevan sits at 18-19-2-1 for 39 points.

Melville sits third with 32 points, followed by Weyburn with 29.

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