The CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins pushed the Yorkton Terriers to the limit last night but it was not enough as the Terriers won 2-1 and with the victory, the Terriers lead the series 2-1.
It was an even
game through the first 40 minutes, while the shot clock read 21-12, the
chances were even as the Bruins had several opportunities but weren't
able to capitalize. Brett Blatz had a great chance for the opening goal
in the second period but rang a shot of the crossbar. Wyatt Garagan also
had a great chance but had a shot go wide by a couple of inches.
the other end of the ice, the Bruins Curtis Martinu was making lives
difficult for the Terriers as Yorkton struggled getting a shot past
Martinu. The 20 year old goalie flashed the leather on numerous
occasions with some big glove saves including a great chance from the
Terrier Captain Devon McMullen.
In the final period, Patrick
Martens was able to sneak in behind the Bruins defence and unleashed a
lazer of a shot past Martinu to give the Terriers the lead early in the
period. Martens would add his 4th goal of the series halfway thru the
period when he picked up a turnover in the neutral zone and proceeded to
move in on a breakaway and beat Martinu to make it 2-0.
Bruins didn't go down without a fight as Tanner Froese got the Bruins on
the scoreboard with 56 seconds remaining after deflecting Connor
Milligan's shot to make it 2-1. But the Bruins were unable to get the
equalizer as they fell 2-1.
Game 4 of the series is now set for
tomorrow night in Estevan and the game can be heard on CJ1280 and
discoverestevan.com beginning at 7:15.