The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers have clinched top spot in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Viterra Division.
The game that secured the division title was a 3-1 win on home ice versus Kindersley tonight (Friday), on a night dedicated to raising LBGTQ awareness (see related story here).
The win on Farrell Agencies Arena ice leaves Yorkton with a record of 33-19-2-1 for 69 points, nine better than Estevan with 60. The Bruins are also on their way to a playoff berth.
Weyburn is third in the Viterra with 41 points, with Melville fourth at 36. They have the two worst records in the SJHL.
In the game against the Klippers the two teams played through a scoreless first period.
Ethan Robson scored the only goal of the middle stanza to give Yorkton a 1-0 lead. The goal game at 8:37.
Thirteen-seconds into the third period Keenan Taphorn gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead.
Kindersley ecut the lead in half with a powerplay goal by Liam Fraser at 5:20.
A nifty effort to the top shelf by Alex Zawatsky at 7:34, reasserted a two-goal Terrier lead. It was an unassisted marker and completed scoring in the 3-1 Terrier win.
Philippe Bond was the winning netminder for Yorkton facing 44-shots.
Steven Bacovsky took the loss for the Klippers facing 29 Terrier shots.