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Yorkton lose SJ contest after third period blitz by North Stars

The offences took over in the second period.
Thursday's game was tied 1-1 through 20-minutes of play.

YORKTON - If you like your hockey with a plethora of goals Thursday’s SJHL game at the Westland Insurance Arena in Yorkton would have been to your liking as 13 goals were scored.

The game started off modestly with visiting Battllefords scoring first. Kian Belll notched the marker, his 26th of the year at 4:31.

Pavel Mckenzie tied the game for the host Yorkton Terriers at 7:18.

The offences took over in the second period combining for five goals in under six minutes.

Colby Bear started the barrage giving the Stars the lead at 4:22.

Logan Cyca tied the game for Yorkton only 17 seconds later.

Then it was Riley Girod scoring at 5:58 giving Battlefords a 3-2 lead.

Greg Nelson responded to again knot the score with a goal at 7:17, then added another at 10:06 to give the Terriers a 4-3 lead through 40-minutes of play.

The offence kept coming in the third period, but it was almost all for the Stars.

Holden Doell scored only 1:34 into the third to tie the game 4-4.

Then the Stars had goals by Tanner Gold at 5:22, Steven Kesslering at 10:34, Bell with his second and third of the night at 11:29 and 13:42, and Jackson Allan at 12:20 to go up 9-4.

Nelson would score at 14:36 to complete his hat trick and Clay Sleeva added one at 19:32, but it would be far too little too late to help the Terriers as they dropped the contest 9-4.

Justen Maric was in net for the Battlefords win, while Caleb Allen was tagged with the loss for Yorkton.

The North Stars will be back in Yorkton to face the Terriers Saturday.