The Yorkton Terriers continue to scuffle in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action, losing two on the weekend, and being only 3-7 over their last 10 games.
At the same time Estevan has been on a 9-1 run through their last 10, to pull into a six point lead in the SJHL Viterra Division. The first place Bruins have 57 points, with the Terriers sitting with 51. Melville sits third with 37-points, with Weyburn in the basement with 35.
Friday the Terriers were in the Battlefords to take on the North Stars.
The teams traded goals in the first player; Quintin Loon-Stewardson started the scoring for the home team on the powerplay at 2:09.
Chantz Petruic and Cody Bruchkowski responded for the Terriers giving them a 2-1 lead.
Twenty-seconds after the Terriers go-ahead goal, Elijah Loon-Stewardson tied the game 2-2, a score which held into the second frame.
A powerplay goal by Macgregor Sinclair and an even strength effort by Braydon Buziak made in a 4-2 lead for the Stars.
A late goal by Colby Brandt cut in the lead for the Terriers, making it a 4-3 contest headed to the third period.
Seth Summers scored 15-seconds into the final frame, with a second goal by Elijah Loon-Stewardson extended the home side’s lead to 6-3 by the 5:42 mark.
A second goal by Petruic, this with the man-advantage at 18:35 made it 6-4, but the Terriers got no closer as Sinclair added his second of the game, this one into an empty net to round out a 7-4 win for the Stars.
Andrew Henderson was in goal for Yorkton facing 32-shots in the loss, while Chad Duran earned the victory facing 27-shots.
Coming off the loss to the Stars, the Terriers headed to Kindersley Saturday to take on the Klippers.
The first period would be a scoreless affair, but it took only 2:12 into the second for Devon Cyr to give the home team a lead.
Caden Benson would add the next two for the Klippers, the second on the powerplay to make it a 3-0 lead.
Aiden Bulych would finally put the Terriers on the board at 16:42.
The 3-1 lead would last into the third period where it would go 19:22 before a goal, a powerplay effort from Noah Bankowski to salt away a 4-1 home ice win for the Klippers.
Ryan Ouellette took the loss in the Yorkton net facing 34-shots, while Justen Close had the win for Kindersley facing 35.