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Terriers best Mustangs in over time

Series tied 1-1
Yorkton Terriers vs Melfort Mustangs G2 2021-22
Karsten Kurska of the Yorkton Terriers steers the puck during the second game of the playoff series against the Melfort Mustangs on March 19.

YORKTON – The Terriers played their second game in a best of seven series against the Melfort Mustangs on Saturday night.

The Terriers put themselves on the board at 6:02 of the first with a goal coming by way of Cade Kennedy.  Melfort answered with a goal of their own at 8:30 when Boston Maxwell hit the target.  Minutes later, at 10:36, the Terriers' Zach McIntyre put one in the net on the power play.  Teammate Karsten Kruska followed suit with a power-play goal of his own at 15:52.  With less than a minute to go in the first, the Mustangs closed out the period with a goal from Marco Lopez, 3-2 Terriers going into the second.  

The first half of the second period saw several power-play efforts from each team with neither capitalizing on the attempts. The Terriers suffered a penalty late in the period and at 19:39 the Mustangs' Marco Lopez put one in the net on the power play. Tie game heading into the third.

The third period saw several power-play efforts with no goals scored, leaving the teams to compete in their first overtime period of the series.  

The first overtime period saw no goals scored or penalties received, sending the teams into another round of overtime hockey.

At 5:04 into the second OT period, the Terriers' Kishaun Gervais scored, earning Yorkton a hard-fought win and tying the series 1-1.  

The Terriers will host the Mustangs at Westland Arena on the 22nd and 23rd of March, and will return to Melfort on the 25th.  

This story has been updated to correct the player identified in the caption.