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Terriers lose first game of playoff series to Mustangs

1-4 loss in opening match
The Terriers lost out to Melfort in the first game of their playoff series. (File Photo)

Yorkton – The Terriers were in Melfort on Friday night to take on the Mustangs in the opening match of their best of 7 series.  

The Mustangs suffered an interference penalty at less than a minute into the match but the Terriers failed to capitalise on the power play.  At 7:41, the Mustangs' Clarke Huxley put the team on the board.  Later, at 19:35, Thomas Moore of the Mustangs would hit the target making it a 0-2 game for the 'Stangs heading into the second.  

The Mustangs opened up the scoring in the second with a goal coming by way of Zac Somers at 3:44.  At 7:02, the Terriers' Tanner Sklaruk would find the net, assisted by Colby Vranai and Maddux Nollski.  The goal was answered by the Mustangs at 10:06 with another one coming by way of Clarke Huxley, making it a 1-4 game going into the third.

The third period saw no scoring from either team.  Final score, 1-4 Mustangs.  

Kale DePape was in net for the Terriers, taking on 31 shots and saving 27.

Joel Favreau was in net for the Mustangs' win, blocking 27 of the shots on goal.  

The Terriers will remain in Melfort to play the second match of the series on Saturday night and will host the Mustangs on the 22nd and 23rd of March at Westland Arena.