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Terriers drop contest in LaRonge

Game in Nipawin tonight (Saturday) postponed due to COVID
Terrier LaRonge Fri 1
The game in LaRonge was close late into the third period. (File Photo)
LA RONGE - The Yorkton Terriers were in LaRonge Friday for Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action. 

The team traded first period goals with Brandon Della Paolera striking first on the powerplay for the Ice Wolves at 7:49, and Zack McIntyre replying 23-seconds later for the Terriers at 8:12. 

A powerplay effort by Gavin Mattey was the only goal of the second period. The goal at 5:20 gave the home team a 2-1 lead headed to the final frame. 

Maddux Nollski scored at 7:07 to propel Yorkton back into a tie. 

But from there it was the Ice Wolves’ game. Walker Jerome scored on the powerplay at 11:27, and Della Paolera added a short-handed effort into an empty net at 19:29 to secure a 4-2 win. 

Kael DePape was in net for the Terriers facing 36-shots, and allowing three goals. 

Xavier Cannon was in net for the win for LaRonge facing 27-shots. 

The Terriers were to play in Nipawin this evening (Saturday), but the game was postponed due to COVID. 

In addition to the game with the Terriers, Nipawin’s games Jan. 11, at Battlefords and Jan. 12, at Kindersley have also been postponed.  

Next scheduled action for the Terriers is Jan. 14, when Weyburn visits the Westland Insurance Arena. 

The Terriers then head to Estevan Jan. 15.