Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves earn point versus Yorkton

The La Ronge Ice Wolves earned a single point following a 3-2 overtime loss Saturday night at home to the Yorkton Terriers.

“Obviously, it was nice to battle back and get that point,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski. “I think our focus and preparation needs to be way better here.”

Dalton Mayes opened the scoring 5:43 into the game for Yorkton when he beat Topher Chirico, who made 49 saves in the loss. Thomas Wright tied the game at one 11:47 into the first when he notched his seventh of the season.

The Terriers took a 2-1 edge following a marker from Tyson Perkins with just 13 seconds remaining in the first. Meantime, neither team was able to find the back of the net in the middle stanza.

The Ice Wolves tied the game at two 6:20 into the third when Jacob Cossette wired home his first with the Ice Wolves since coming over in a trade from the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints.

Regulation solved nothing, but the Terriers would end the game three minutes into the extra session when Cohner Saleski found Quintin Unreiner, who tallied his second of the campaign.

“This time of the year – or all year long, there’s no easy win in this league,” said Kaminski. “I don’t think we played 60 minutes tonight. We have to get better at that. Also, our scoring has to get better.”

With the overtime loss, the Ice Wolves moved back into second in the SJHL standings. La Ronge is now 19-9-2 on the season.

The Ice Wolves will look to rebound on Tuesday night in Nipawin when they take on the Hawks.