Brett Boehm scored three goals and set up another for the Yorkton Terriers on Sunday as the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League champions improved to 1-1 at the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin with an 8-6 win over the host Kings.
In Sunday’s other game, it was: Coquitlam Express 3, Spruce Grove Saints 1.
On Saturday, it was: Kings 4, Saints 2; and Winnipeg Blues 3, Terriers 1.
In Credit Union Place, Kailum Gervais added two goals and two assists for the Terriers, who never trailed during the game.
Tanner Lomsnes paced the Kings with two goals and an assist while Ryan Cooper, Dillan McCombie, Chandler Irvin and Souris’s Tanner Butler added singles.
The Kings (1-1) came within a goal with 9:23 left in the third but were unable to find the game-tying marker.
Both teams have today off and will return to the ice on Tuesday.
Express 3 Saints 1
On Sunday, Ryan Rosenthal scored twice for the British Columbia Hockey League champion Express, and Canon Pieper added a late insurance goal, while Gordie Defiel made 31 saves in their opener. Isaac Farrah replied for the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Saints (0-2).
Kings 4 Saints 2
Butler scored twice as the host Kings upset the Saints, who are ranked fourth in the country, in their first game of the tournament. Jared Morris added two goals and a helper, while Brandonite Brayden Cuthbert had two assists and Killarney’s Jesse Bernard had one. Jordan Piccolino made 29 saves for the win. Riley Simpson and Parker Mackay scored for Spruce Grove.
Blues 3 Terriers 1
Jake Stilwell, Ryan Bittner and Clay Tait all scored in the opening frame for the Manitoba champion Blues as they opened the event with a win. Riley Hunt replied with a power-play goal for the Terriers, while Russell’s Derek Falloon was held pointless.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 28, 2014