YORKTON - The Estevan Bruins might have been the top team in the SJHL's Viterra Division as they hit the ice in Yorkton Tuesday night, but that didn’t mean they would take a win.
Although it looked like they might after the first period, as Estevan led 1-0 on a goal by Owen Barrow only 2:32 into the contest.
The Terriers edged ahead in the middle stanza, as Clay Sleeva scored at 6:32 and Brett Butz at 8:40.
The Bruins tied the contest at 2-2 at 9:53 on a goal by Gabriel Filion.
An unassisted marker by Logan Cyca at 14:41 would restore a home-team lead at 3-2 headed into the second intermission.
At the five-minute mark of the third period, JD Hall scored to give the Terriers a two-goal cushion.
Barrow was back for his second of the game at 15:17 to cut the Yorkton lead in half, but that would be it for scoring as the Terriers skated to a 4-3 win.
Caleb Allen took the win in the Terrier net facing 25 shots, while Cam Hrdlicka suffered the loss, facing 45 in guarding the twine for Estevan.
The Bruins (19-15-0-1) will close the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule Wednesday night when they play the Notre Dame Hounds in Carlyle. The game will start at 7 p.m.
The Terriers hit the ice Thursday, hosting the Battlefords North Stars, with the Stars also at the Westland Insurance Arena Saturday. The Stars have not lost in regulation this season.