Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Terriers 7 Stars 4

Tuesday night in Yorkton, the Terriers scored three unanswered goals in a 3:44 span of the second period and beat the Stars by a 7-4 margin.

In a tale of two different halves, the Stars and Terriers appeared poised to play a nail-biter. It was 1-1 after 30 minutes. Clark Breitcreuz and Kyle Hall swapped goals.

On a Star's power-play the puck was turned over and the Terriers raced back on a two-on-one. Craig Eisenhut outwaited the defense and slid a pass across to Blaine Tendler who buried.

Moments later the Terriers tallied again when Riley Paterson and Nathan Murray combined to make it 3-1. They weren't done.

Davis Vandane had a point-shot tipped home by Alex Lamontagne and the Terriers skated to the locker-room with a 4-1 lead.

The third period was once again, full of offense. Tanne Schwab made it 4-2 with a dandy wrist-shot from the high-slot, but Yorkton promptly bounced back to make it 5-2.

Boyd Wakelin made things closer for the Stars when he banged home His own rebound to make it 5-3.

That is the closest the Stars would get. Rob Ciolfi and Clark Breitcreuz tallied for the Terriers, and a late Blake Tatchell power-play goal wrapped up the game's scoring.

The Stars finished one for six on the man-advantage and were outshot 39-25. Tuesday's game marked the North Star's debut for forward Luke Hannas who skated on a line with Samuel Fortier and Travis Cech.

After the game, Ken Pearson hinted that Tony Oak and Mitch Galbraith would draw into the lineup for Wednesday's game with Melville.

The Stars will face the Millionaires tonight at 7:30. You can catch the broadcast tonight starting at 7:15.


Anonymous said...

First time I saw the Stars last night, lots of talent on the team, thought they hung in there for the first 40 but too many defensive turnovers.
ps, Dan is the best dressed media guy in the SJ!

Anonymous said...

Well The North Stars Got Me Puzzled One Minute THere Hot The Next Minute There Cold.I Have Played Alot Of Hockey In My Life Time And We Made Mistakes Or Dragging Our Butts On THe Ice You Get Your Ass Chewed Out For Starters.And If THat Didn't Work You Were A Bench Warmer.THe Coach Gave Us An ultimatum Play Hockey Or Get Hell Out.

Anonymous said...

At this point in the season you really have to start to question coaching. Defensively this team is a mess, as it has been all year. Last night we give up at least 3 goals on 2 on 1's, one of them a shorty which seemed to really demoralize the team. Where is the accountability? And the top lines in the league are killing us, yet we continue to roll 4 lines, why not have a shutdown line?

Anonymous said...

The first two lines are constantly on the ice. Shifts are too long, that is when mistakes happen. Other teams seem to change at least twice to the stars one change. The third line seem to get plenty of ice time as well. The fourth line will get out maybe 6 shifts per game. That is not rolling 4 lines.

Anonymous said...

Come on people..... We have the best coaching staff in the league. We're very lucky to have them. Ken does run 4 lines every night. Like most teams Ken has 2 PP units. We have lots and lots of talent and its just a matter of time before all of it is put together. Just because we're in 5th doesnt mean we have a bad club. Laronge was in 4th last year and Yorkton was in 5th in the south and look where they ended up. We havent peaked yet and once we do, I think it will be awesome. We'bve got 4 solid lines that can all score, 2 good goaltenders. Our Defence is actually pretty good. I cant think of better pairings than these:
Folstad and Neurater (Both Could and probably will earn NCAA scholarships)

Woody and MacLellan. I feel Woody could be the best defencemen in the league.... Maclellan is a year away from being an Allstar..

Luhning and Sparrow... Luhning is the 2nd best defencemen in the league.. With him getting chosen for the Top porspects game is a huge honor. Spparrow is very steady stay at home defencemen. So we've got 2 defencemen that have played here from last year. It takes adgjustment period for these guys to gel. I really cant think of a better defensive core than us. I'm not being biased either... Estevan is a close second... Just keep suporting the team and things should fall into place... Ken has done a hell of a job in my mind. Laronge won the cup being in 4th place last year... It doesnt matter when you end up in the standings.. Philly got into the playoffs last year because they won a shootout in there final game, they made it to the NHL finals... Hockey is a funny game.