The Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings earned their second win in a row after beating the Yorkton Terriers in a shootout Thursday night at Crescent Point Place. This game marked the first of three games the two teams will play against one another this month. It also marked the first time the Red Wings would be facing former teammate, Connor Karo, on the Terriers lineup. Just over three minutes into the first period, Dace Prymak got the Red Wings on the board first with his sixth of the season and second as a Red Wing. Liam Rutten had the assist. The Terriers evened out the scored five minutes and 44 seconds into the third period with a power-play goal, and then pulled ahead 2-1 at the 13:43 mark. With just 19 seconds left in the second, Mathieu Belanger tied up the game with assistance from Jake Misskey and Connor Stephenson. After a scoreless third period, the game was forced into overtime. Neither team could make anything out of the extra time so a shootout was needed. Both Joseph Young and Philippe Bond from the Terriers were solid in net and weren’t letting anything by them. Finally, on the fourth shooter, Prymak sniped the puck into the bottom left-hand corner of the netting. All Young had to do was stop Terriers Keenan Taphorn and the Wings would win the game. The crowd collectively gasped as Young stumbled over his feet twice while Taphorn approached the net, but Young miraculously recovered in time to dive and make a glove side save. Final shots were 41-39 for the Terriers with Young earning the first star of the game, Bond earning the second and Belanger earning the third. The Red Wings and Terriers will face once in again at Crescent Point Place on Tuesday. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
January 10, 2020