The Battlefords North Stars carried their momentum from the previous night's overtime win into Yorkton on Saturday, where they laid a beating on the usually high-scoring Yorkton Terriers.
Yorkton was tied for the number two offence in the SJHL, but you would not have known that from the final score. The North Stars hammered Yorkton 9-1 in a game they dominated from the beginning. The North Stars scored two in the first, four in the second and three in the third for the win. What's more, the North Stars won with a depleted offence with Matthias Urbanski and Ryan Gil on the shelf.
Dylan Esau got things rolling 2:43 into the first with his second goal of the season, Cody Spagrud and Tanner Scott assisting. Braydon Buziak added a power play goal later in the period with Spagrud and Macgregor Sinclair assisting.
The second period saw the North Stars blow it open with goals by Austin Becker, Sinclair, Brett Gammer on the power play and Buziak again shorthanded.
Branden Klatt got the lone goal for Yorkton at the 8:29 mark of the third period, but then the North Stars added three more: Esau got his second of the game at 10:55, Elijah Loon-Stewardson got his 12th of the season at 17:18, and Gammer got his second of the game to wrap up the scoring.
Joel Grzybowski got the win for the North Stars, who outshot the Terriers 32-20.
The win moved the North Stars to 26--12-5-4 on the season for 61 points, two points behind Kindersley. Next up is a trip to Melfort to face the Mustangs Wednesday night.