A late Yorkton goal with 1:35 left in the third was enough for the home town Terriers to beat the Flin Flon Bombers in the first of back to back road games, 3-2.
Yorkton took an early 2-0 lead in the first, despite the Bombers out playing and out chancing the Terriers, scoring two goals on three shots chasing starter Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat, AB) from the nets.
Jordan McCausland would open the scoring and Brandon Sookro would make it 2-0 just before the midway point of the period, before Tyson Empey (Swift Current, SK) and Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB) replied to tie up the game late.
Kristian St. Onge (Saskatoon, SK) and Adam Wilson (Edmonton, AB) each picked up helpers on Empey’s 12th of the season while Joel Kocur (Edson, AB) had the lone assists on Smith’s 27th.
The score would stay that way until the 18:25 mark when after a point shot looked to hit a few people in front of the net with Jordan Ross banging away the puck on the side of the net past a sprawled Zac Robidoux (Winnipeg, MB).
Robidoux would get the loss, but was solid in the game, making 34 saves, 17 of them in the final period. His record is now at 16-10-0-3 with a goals against average of 2.69 and a save percentage of 0.923 with 3 shutouts.
Flin Flon outshot the Terriers 39-38 overall, 20 of them coming in the first period.
Flin Flon now travels down the highway to Melville to take on the Millionaires tonight before returning home to take on the Melfort Mustangs on Saturday.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 0 for 2 on the power play with Yorkton going 0 for 6. --- Flin Flon is now 8-6-0-2 against the Viterra Division and is 3-1-0-0 against the Terriers on the season. --- The loss doesn’t help the team gain any ground in the playoff picture. They are one point up on the idle Nipawin Hawks and now give them a game in hand.