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