Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves come up short in Yorkton 

The La Ronge Ice Wolves ended a four-game road trip with a tough 2-1 loss in Yorkton Saturday night.

“I thought we might’ve started a little slow for the first 10 minutes, but we got way better as the game went on,” said Ice Wolves Asst. Coach Kyle Schneider. “All we are asking from our guys is a 60-minute effort.” 

Jacob Cossette had the only La Ronge goal 5:39 into the third period on the power play. The Ice Wolves appeared to score two other goals in the game, but they were disallowed. 

Topher Chirico was superb in the La Ronge net, turning away 32 shots in the loss. 

“I thought Topher was excellent again tonight,” said Schneider. “To only give up two, we’ve got a chance to win every night. If we get a couple more bounces our way, I think we win that hockey game.” 

Clay Sleeva and Ty Broten scored for the Terriers, while Blake Sittler made 33 saves for the win.

La Ronge earned three out of a possible eight points during its southern road trip through Saskatchewan. With the loss, the Ice Wolves slipped to 2-5-1 on the season, which has them sitting in 11th in the overall standings.

La Ronge is back in action Oct. 13 in North Battleford when they take on the North Stars for the first time this season.