YORKTON – The crowd was loud and the horns were blowing on Wednedsay night when the Terriers took the ice to play the Melfort Mustangs in the fourth game of their playoff series.
The home town team wasted no time in the first, with Karsten Kruska putting one in the net at only 0:18 seconds into the period. Later, at 4:04, the Terriers' Tyson Janzen would hit the target, followed by team mate Kody Norberg scoring his first SJHL goal at 10:47. 3-0 Terriers heading into the second.
The second period saw the Mustangs put themselves on the board with a goal at 11:43 coming by way of Curtis Hammond. The Terriers would answer with a goal of their own less than a minute later with JD Hall scoring at 12:19, keeping the team at a three goal advantage going into the third.
Late in the first half of the third, at 8:34, the Mustangs' Curtis Hammond would score once again. It wasn't enough for the team, as they would pull their goalie with less than two minutes remaining in the game, offering up a clear shot for the Terriers' co-captain, Kishuan Gervais, to put one in the empty net at 19:04.
Kael DePape was in net for the Terriers, taking on a total of 39 shots, 31 of which came before the end of the second period.
Joel Favreau was in net for Melfort and blocked 19 of the 23 shots on goal.
The Terriers will head back to Melfort on Friday for game five of the series.