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Goaltender battle in SJHL contest in Yorkton

DePape out duels Harroch
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Terry Carson Henry tries to get on past North Star netminder Michael Harroch.
YORKTON - The Yorkton Terriers were at home Saturday hosting Battlefords in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action. 

The first 20-minutes proved nothing, as neither team could find the twine behind the starting goaltenders, Michael Harroch for the North Stars and Kael DePape for the hometown Terriers. 

It was more of the same in the middle frame as neither team managed to break the scoreless tie. 

The third period saw the goaltending duel continue with nary a goal scored, sending the game to a five-minute, three-on-three overtime. 

And through the five-minutes of extra time neither team scored, the 0-0 tie holding. 

The game would be decided by a shoot-out. 

Each team sent three shooters to centre ice, and only Yorkton’s Kishaun Gervais would manage a goal to secure a 1-0 win. 

Through regulation and OT Harroch had stopped 37, and DePape 28. 

For DePape it was his first SJHL shut-out. 

“I think we’ve been playing excellent defence and getting great goaltending right now which helps out,” said Terrier head coach Mat Hehr. 

DePape might not have been expected to be the ‘guy’ for Yorkton, but Hehr said the way he is playing, he has allowed one goal in the last 125-minutes of work, he is earning his time between the pipes. 

“He came in and earned every minute he’d played,” said the coach. “. . . There’s no reason right now not to play him, he’s been playing so well.”