YORKTON - The first game of the Highway 10 rivalry of 2023 went to the visiting Melville Millionaires Friday evening.
The Mills got off to an early start at the Westland Arena in Yorkton scoring three unanswered first period markers.
Isaac Suppin started things scoring at 4:05 and 6:07.
Caden Drury added the third goal at 12:21.
Cooper Chisholm struck on the powerplay at 5:20 of the second frame to make it 4-0.
It was finally a man advantage goal by Brett Butz at 8:48 that put the Terriers on the board making it 4-1.
Tucker Buhay would score the fifth Mills goal at 12:48.
In the third Dylan Ruptash would give the local faithful hope scoring at 6:32 to make it 5-2 but that would be it for scoring as Melville would board the bus to go home with a 5-2 win.
Both teams would give both their netminders time, Caleb Allen starting for Yorkton and giving up all five goals on 18 shots, before giving way to Tysen Smith.
Clement Labillois would allow two goals on 25 shots before Like Brunen played the final 13:28.
The teams are scheduled to play Saturday in Mellville.