NIPAWIN - The Yorkton Terriers were hot from the drop of the puck in Nipawin tonight (Sunday).
By the midway point of the opening period of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League contest the Terriers led 3-0.
Kishaun Gervais opened the night with a goal at 4:25, then adding a second marker at 5:33.
At 10:08 Tanner Sklaruk potted the third goal, a powerplay effort.
The host Hawks finally got on the board at 16:42 with a goal at 16:42.
Cole Buehler made it 4-1 Terriers with a goal 5:07 into the middle frame.
Zander Stewart got that one back for the Hawks at 9:57.
But Yorkton regained a three-goal lead when Zack McIntyre scored at 13:38. The 5-3 lead would hold through the remainder of the second period.
In the third Gervais completed his hat trick at 5:14 and making it a 6-2 score in the process.
The Hawks then made it interesting as Jake Smith scored at 7:10, and Braxton Buckberger at 13:07 to cut the Terrier lead to 6-4, but that would prove the end of scoring on the night.
Tresor Wotton was in net for the Terriers facing 25-shots for the win, while Harmon Laser-Hume was in the Nipawin net to start the game facing 19-shots and allowing four goals before being replaced by Chase Hamm who allowed two goals on 22-shots.
The Terriers next action is Tuesday in Weyburn.