Wednesday, February 15, 2012


(The playoff picture is now set in the SJHL Sherwood. Only 3rd and 4th (Nipawin/La Ronge) is still to be determined in the Bauer)

The Yorkton Terriers will not be caught by the Melville Millionaires, and will finish the regular season in 2nd place in the SJHL Sherwood Conference, after Wednesday night's 4-1 victory over the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

That puts Yorkton 5 points up on the Millionaires, with Melville having just 2 games to play.

That means Game 1 (and a potential Game 7), will be at Farrell Agencies Arena when the Terriers and Millionaires square off in a Highway 10 Sherwood Conference Semi-Final.

Jeremy Johnson scored his team-high 22nd goal of the season for Yorkton, and it's interesting to note that 22 is the same total that Robbie Ciolfi hit in Yorkton last season as a 19-year-old Terrier. Johnson and the Terriers still have one game to go.

Riley Paterson added a goal and an assist, Ryon Sookro added a goal, while two 'AAA' Midget call-ups teamed up for Yorkton's final goal, as 15-year-old Dakota Odgers, in his SJHL debut, set up Tanner Lesann for his first SJHL goal, in his 2nd SJHL game. Odgers and Lesann are the top two point getters for the Yorkton 'AAA' Harvest. Kailum Gervais, another 16-year-old, who spent a chunk of this season with the Harvest before being called up full time, was also in the lineup and picked up an assist.

Warren Shymko made 27 saves on 28 shots, and improved his mark to 18-11-2 on the season, lowered his GAA to 2.46, and bumped his save % to .912.

The Terriers finish off the regular season Saturday night in Notre Dame, and will then have almost 2 full weeks off.

Dates aren't out yet, but Game 1 of the Yorkton/Melville series will most likely be Friday, March 2nd in Yorkton.


The Swan Valley Stampeders had another strong outing against the MJHL-leading Dauphin Kings, but still have not been able to get by them, and dropped a 3-1 decision on home ice on Wednesday.

Justin Valentino scored Swan's only goal, on the powerplay, making it a 2-1 game at the time.

The Stamps still lead Wayway by 2 points for the MJHL's final playoff spot, and have now played one extra game that the Wolverines (Stamps have 5 remaining).

Wayway's home to Neepawa tonight (Thursday), Swan's in Neepawa Friday (GX94), before hosting Wayway Saturday (GX94) in what will once again be.... the biggest game of the year.

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