Le­gion­naires drop a pair to vis­it­ing Ter­ri­ers

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The Swift Cur­rent Home Hard­ware Le­gion­naires played two close games in the Saskatchew­an Mid­get AAA Hockey League over the week­end but were un­able to come up with any points against the vis­it­ing York­ton Maulers.

Satur­day, the Le­gion­naires led 2-1 after one pe­riod but al­lowed two unan­swered third-pe­riod goals in a 3-2 loss.

Jarett Ger­lach and Tris­tan Hermanson both scored in the first pe­riod for a one-goal lead after 20 min­utes. Brody Doep­ker, Gage Misskey, Bryce Hall, and Kee­gan Ran­dall all picked up as­sists.

York­ton tied the game 5:42 into the third pe­riod and Ky­lan Shea scored with only 1:08 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion to clinch the win for the Ter­ri­ers.

Chantz Vinck took the loss with 29 saves on 32 shots. Ry­lan Palchewich picked up the win with 31 saves on 33 shots. Nether team was able to cap­i­tal­ize on the man-ad­van­tage. The Le­gion­naires were zero-for-six and the Ter­ri­ers were zero-for-eight on the pow­er­play.

Sun­day, the Maulers scored three pow­er­play goals to de­feat the Le­gion­naires 5-3. York­ton led 2-0 after one pe­riod and 3-1 after two pe­ri­ods.

Hall and Caleb Grif­fin scored early in the third pe­riod to tie the game 3-3 but York­ton got a pow­er­play goal from Lo­gan Casa­vant and then an empty net goal from Casa­vant to seal the win.

Carter Phair picked up the win with 29 saves on 32 shots.

Vinck took the loss with 33 saves on 37 shots. Kevin Ben­dall also scored for the Le­gion­naires, while Keenan Lugt, Matthew Kess­ler­ing, Ger­lach, Tyde Hutchin­son, and Hermanson all added as­sists.

The Le­gion­naires also hosted the Notre Dame Ar­gos on Tues­day. Visit sw­booster.com for full re­sults.

The Le­gion­naires fin­ished the week with a 6-170-2 record, while York­ton im­proved to 13-9-0-3.

The Le­gion­naires will be on the road to con­clude their 2014 sched­ule with games in Prince Al­bert on Satur­day, be­fore vis­it­ing the Beardy's Black­hawks on Sun­day.

Photo by Steven Mah

Tris­tan Hermanson (right) tipped home a Bryce Hall cross-crease pass to give the Le­gion­naires a 2-1 lead Satur­day.

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