YORKTON – The Terriers were in Melfort on Dec. 2 to face the Mustangs and hosted the Flin Flon Bombers on Dec. 4 for their Teddy Bear Toss and First Responders night.
It was a shutout loss for the Terriers on Dec. 3 at Northern Lights Palace when they faced off against the Melfort Mustangs.
The Mustangs Zac Somers opened up the scoring at 1:09 of the first, followed by Dawson Leroux at 2:57 and David Rioux at 6:17.
The second period saw three more on the board for Melfort with Kevin Monnoch hitting the target at 4:33, Ben Tkachuk 12:33 and another from Somers at 18:06.
The lone goal of the third period was another from Rioux at 13:34 resulting in a 7-0 loss for the Terriers.
The Terriers' Caleb Allen let three of seven shots through in the first period before being replaced with Tysen Smith at 6:17. Smith took on 33 shots and blocked 29.
James Venne was in net for the shutout win, blocking 28 shots.
On Dec. 4 the Terriers played host to the Flin Flon Bombers for their Teddy Bear Toss and First Responders night.
The teddy bear toss is a long-running tradition with hockey clubs across North America that sees stuffed animals thrown onto the ice after the home team scores their first goal. The bears are collected and then donated to local charitable organizations to be distrubuted to kids who may otherwise not receive a gift for the holidays.
In addition to the teddy bear toss, free admission was provided to first responders in the area to recognize their contribution to the community.
The Terriers' Greg Nelson put the team on the board and the teddy bears on the ice at 8:44 of the first. After clearing the ice of the bears and resuming the game, Colton Koran scored another for the team at 10:38.
The Bombers scored early in the second on a power play effort with the puck coming off the stick of Jacob Vockler at 00:45, but was answered a short time later by Terrier Dylan Ruptash at 3:33 followed by another goal from Ruptash at 17:32 to close out the second period.
The puck didn't see the inside of a net until the latter half of the third with Bomber Alexi Sylvestre scoring at 14:28 of the period. One more goal from the Terriers' Ruptash at 19:35, sealing the deal on a hat trick and closing out the match with a 5-2 win.
Caleb Allen was in net for the Terriers, blocking 38 of 40 shots.
Harmom Laser-Hume spent the first two periods of the match in net for the Bombers, facing 21 shots and blocking 17. Kenneth Marquardt was netminder for the third, facing 16 shots and blocking 15.
The Terriers will hit the road starting Dec. 6 when they visit Nipawin to take on the Hawks, Flin Flon on Dec. 9 to play the Bombers and will face off against the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Dec. 10.