The Yorkton Clean Spot Novice Terriers defeated the Yorkton Novice Farrell Agencies Terriers 4-3 in the opening game of two game total point playoff series at the Kinsmen Arena.
The Clean Spot Terriers opened the scoring with a first period goal by Kaedin Dycer assisted by Dylan Kolesky and Daxton Kulscar.
Josh Herzog opened second period scoring for the Clean Spot Novices scoring assisted by Landon Burkell and Jack Long.
Jaspyn Campbell pulled the Farrell’s Terriers within one assisted by Lonnie Badger and Gary Strongquill.
Brady Bjornerud tied the game at two assisted by Reid Pfeifer.
Jack Long scored the go-ahead goal for the Clean Spot Terriers, an unassisted third period marker. Herzog notched the game winner assisted by Dycer and Braeden Zerff.
Dru Minke pulled the Farrell’s Novices within one assisted by Bjornerud before time ran out.
The game was very close game from start to finish.
The goalies for both teams, Dray Sobkow for Clean Spot and Landon Sorenson for Farrell Agencies, played extremely well and had all the angles covered, making it hard for the opposing skaters to sneak a puck past the goal line.
Hard skating by all the forwards and defenseman was recognized by the coaching staff on both sides of the ice.
The Clean Spot Novices edged out the Farrell’s Novices 8-7 in the second game of the two game series to claim the Major Hockey League (MHL) B championship banner.
The Farrell’s Novice Terriers opened with three goals in the first 10 minutes of the first period. Julia Fleger scored one while Bjornerud added two.
Pfeifer, Minke and Campbell each earned an assist.
The Farrell Agencies Novices had the Clean Spot players on their heels. Clean Spot managed to bounce back with two goals of their own before the period was over.
Herzog opened the Clean Spot scoring at 6:28 of the first period with an assist by Zerff.
Dycer added a second goal for the Clean Spot Terriers with 3:21 left in the period assisted by Herzog and Long.
The Clean Spot Terriers opened the second period by recording three goals within seven minutes. All goals came off the stick of Herzog assisted by Garrett Ellis and Zerff.
The Farrell Agencies Terriers answered with a goal by Pfeifer before the period ended. Minke and Jakob Thompson picked up an assist.
The Clean Spot Terriers turned the game around to lead 5-4 after two periods.
The third period was a wild one with three goals scored by each team. Each team took a turn at scoring a goal, the Farrell’s team tying the game and the Clean Spot team scoring another to stay one goal ahead each time.
Farrell’s Novices marksmen were Campbell with a pair of goals while Minke added one goal. Minke and Pfiefer also earned assists.
The Clean Spot third period goal scorers were Herzog, Dycer and Long. Long and Josh Herzog also earned assists.
The game had excitement built into if from the opening puck drop. Both teams gave 110 per cent and none of the kids gave up on pushing for the MHL B Division championship banner.
Once again the goalies for both teams, Sobkow for Clean Spot and Sorenson for Farrell Agencies, played outstanding in net.
All players from both teams left their benches to take a shift on the ice intending on scoring a goal every time and score they did.
The Clean Spot kids and parents would like to congratulate all Yorkton Novice teams on playing very competitively throughout the season.
Parents and players would also like to thank the Clean Spot coaching staff for creating a great hockey experience for all of the players. They all had such a great time this season that they will be back again next year. “You are greatly appreciated.”