The Terriers got first period goals from Tyler Giebel (3) and Brent Struble (10) and took a 2-1 lead into the room. Tayler Thompson (4) scored on an early second period powerplay and it stayed 3-1 after 40.
The Terriers appeared to pull back in the third, while the North Stars kept coming. Former Millionaire Roger Tagonna cut it to 3-2, and Boyd Wakelin tied it with 7:50 to play.
Yorkton had a late regulation powerplay, and one in overtime, when Nathan Murray drew a slashing call on a breakaway.
On that powerplay, Blake Tatchell stole a bouncing puck at the North Stars' line, and would score on a short-handed breakaway, his 2nd of the game, and his SJHL-leading 31st goal and 60th point of the season.
The hardest part about the Terriers losing by a goal, is that they scored twice on a first period powerplay, but early whistles took both off the board. The first one was iffy, and the second one wasn't close. Connor Creech made a blocker save (tough to freeze the puck with your blocker), and the whistle was blown immediately, with the puck no less than 3 feet from Creech. The Terriers (Majkowski I think) put the rebound home, but not before referee Jarett Gelowitz (from the far corner instead of at the post) blew the play down.
All in all, 3 points on a tough two night swing, but they had a chance for 4, and to end the Stars streak. A better third period, and the disallowed goal's not a factor.
Now to see if I can get some shuteye. Usually get little if any on the bus.
Ochapowace @ Fort Knox is on the air Friday. 8:00 puck drop in Fort Qu'Appelle.
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