A pretty productive Wednesday for our three local clubs in action.
The Yorkton Terriers won a strange 4-3 overtime game in Kindersley.
For fourty minutes, it was a fairly sloppy game both ways, with the Terriers managing only 11 shots through two periods of play, and they trailed 2-1.
Their first two goals, both on the powerplay, were off bizzare bounces. Klipper defenseman David Haaf tried to ice the puck on the penalty kill, and he rifled it off of Terrier forward Curtis Oliver (who was standing infront of the net), and in. That opened the scoring about 3:30 into the game.
The Terriers tied it at 2 partway through the third period, when Ryon Sookro tried a centring pass from the corner, and it went off of Klipper defenseman Zane Morin and in.
They were forced to tie once more, and Brent Struble banged in a rebound to force overtime.
There was nothing ugly about the game winner, as Struble used a nifty toe-drag to get around a Klipper D-Man, and slide it across to a wide open Tyler Giebel, who deposited his first as a Terrier.
The game also wouldn't have got to overtime, if not for a miraculous diving glove save by Warren Shymko late in the third, when the game was tied 3-3.
Yorkton's now 4-0-1 in their last 5 road games, including 3-0-1 on this stretch of what will be 6 straight. The Terriers are in Battleford Thursday night (7:20 on GX94).
Russell Trudeau scored a pair of goals in his second game as a Melville Millionaire, and the Mils beat Weyburn 4-2.
The Mils beat the first place Bruins and second place Wings in their last two games, as they hope to be turning the corner after a pair of blockbuster trades last Friday.
Dustin Eberle and Michael Sagen scoerd Melville's other goals, while Jesse Mireau and Ian McNulty each had two assists. Alex Wakaluk stopped 30/32 shots.
The Mils are now 8-6-1-3 on the season, which still has them in 4th spot, but they do have games in hand on everyone. Everyone else in the league has played 20+ games, while the Mils have just 18 games under their belts.
They go to Kindersley-Battleford-Kindersley this Fri-Sun.
- It's also definitely worth mentioning that former Millionaire Zach Rakochy stopped all 33 shots he faced for the shutout in his Steinbach Pistons debut, and Mark Owen scored his first as a Piston, in Steinbach's 2-0 win over Portage.
Third period goals from Jeff Riddell and T.J. Fairall forced overtime, but the Swan Valley Stampeders fell 5-4 to the Dauphin Kings.
Justin Valentino had a goal and an assist, while Anthony Nobili had a goal as well.
Alcide Grenier was kept busy, and made 39 saves on 44 shost.