YORKTON – The Yorkton SECON Maulers played back to back games against the Saskatoon Contacts on Nov. 26 and 27 resulting in a shootout loss in their first match and an oppressive win in their second.
In game one of the weekend matches, the first period had the Maulers' Edward Knittig capitalize on a power play effort which was answered by the Contacts' Braeden Jockims.
The second period had the Maulers' Leo Jewitt hit the target on the power play and was followed up with a goal from the team's Tanner Wiens. The Contacts' Zach Moore closed out the scoring for the second period on a power play effort.
The Maulers opened up the scoring early in the first with a goal coming by way of Alex Morrison. The Contacts' Braden Nienaber scored on a power play effort with the team's Luke Korte tying the game later on.
The latter half of the third and overtime periods saw a stalemate and the game was forced into a shootout with the Contacts' coming out victorious.
Wayne Bouvier was in net for the Maulers, facing 40 shots and blocking 36.
Logan Edmonstone was in net for the win, 35 shots and blocking 31.
The Maulers' Edward Knittig and the Contacts' Zach Moore were awarded stars of the game.
The Maulers showcased a dominating win over the Contacts in their second weekend match on Nov. 27.
Kyle Weisgarber was the first to put the Maulers on the board and the goal was answered by the Contacts' Zach Moore on a power play effort. Moore's goal would be the Contacts last of the game.
The Maulers' Leo Jewitt put two in the net before the end of the first period and another for the hat trick to kick off the second period. Shaden Duliak scored another in the latter half of the second and a shorthanded goal from Sam Cristo closed out the period.
Tyler Gudjonson was the first to score in the third period and Duliak scored his second of the game on a power play effort. A dominating performance from the home team.
Blake Sittler was in net for the win, facing 23 shots.
Logan Edmonstone was netminder for the first period, facing 5 shots and allowing 3.
Chase Wutzke was in net for the second and third period, facing 23 shots and saving 17.
Leo Jewitt was awarded the first star of the game for his efforts and the Contacts' Spencer Chestolowski was awarded the second.
The Maulers will travel to Tisdale on Dec. 3 to face the Trojans.