MELFORT — The Yorkton Terriers headed to Melfort today with hopes of wrapping up their SJHL playoff series against the Mustangs.
After losing the series opener in Melfort the Terriers had won three-in-a-row to lead the best-of-seven.
But, the Mustags weren’t quite ready to head home for the summer.
Melfort scored the opening goal of the game, the only marker in the first period when Clarke Huxley scored on the powerplay at 12:05.
The third was a close affair until late when there was a barrage of three goals in less than 30-seconds.
Tye Scherger started things with the second Mustang powerplay goal of the contest at 17:44.
Twelve seconds later Thomas Moore made it 3-0 for the home side.
The Terriers finally broke through 19-seconds later, at 18:15 when Colby Vranai scored at 18:15.
The Vranai goal was as close as the Terriers would get, as Melfort added two in the third for a 5-1 win to stave off elimination.
Noah Wilson scored at 13:06 and Marco Lopez added the marker, another powerplay effort for the Mustangs.
Terrier netminder Kael DePape still had a big night facing 45-shots in the loss, while Joel Favreau earned the win facing 23.
The series reverts back to Yorkton Sunday for Game 6.