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Yorkton escapes elimination

The West champion Yorkton Terriers began desperation mode by stopping the Eastern rep Carleton Place Canadians 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

Yorkton (1-2) needs another win against the West No. 2 Dauphin Kings (3-0) Thursday afternoon to keep their Royal Bank Cup national Junior A hockey tournament playoff hopes alive. The two teams met in the Western Canada Cup finals two weeks ago in Dauphin, with Yorkton winning 5-4.

"We need to do the exact same thing tomorrow as we did today, stick to our game plan and force pucks on net," said Yorkton goalie Kale Thomson, who recorded 25 saves to earn game MVP.

The Canadians opened the scoring when Anthony McVeigh got his first point of the tourney, from Stephen Baylis 9:36, into the first.

Yorkton leading playoff sniper Brett Boehm netted the equalizer on the powerplay. Former Vernon Viper Riley Hunt picked up an assist, along with Tyler Giebel, at 9:54 of the second period.

Tayler Thompson supplied the winner, from Dylan Johnson, four minutes later.

Chase Norrish added insurance, on the powerplay, from Norrish and Hunt, 6:04 into the third.

Forward Baylis was named game MVP for the Canadians.

The Vernon Vipers (1-2) face the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (1-2) Thursday night. The semifinals go Saturday with the gold-medal tilt set for Sunday (4:30 p.m.).

 

 

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