The Humboldt Broncos started Friday's game against the Kindersley Jr. Klippers fast, taking the play to the hometown team in the first few minutes. Kindersley did have some chances after the initial push by the Broncos, as Cam Perlinger, in his first game with the Klippers, nearly put in a loose puck after an Alex Mack shot.
But it was the Broncos who got on the board first on this one, after a faceoff to the right of Cody Jaman. The puck came to Jace Benvie at the left half wall, and he fired a seeing eye shot, which beat Jaman on the short side for his 4th of the season.
The Broncos doubled their lead early in the second, with Spencer Bell finishing off an odd man rush, and beating Jaman for his 6th of the season.
Kindersley answered back just over the halfway point of the second, as hometown Klipper Logan Linklater scored his 6th of the season on a scramble in front of Broncos goaltender Jared Picklyk. The assists went to Tylin Hilbig and Kyler Smith.
After the goal there was a little dustup behind the Broncos net, as Ethan Hilbig came to the aid of Linklater after he was getting roughed up by Cage Newans. Hilbig dropped his gloves and gave Newans one shot, and kindly letup after Newans did not want anything to do with the big defenseman.
Cash Arntsen and Broncos defenseman Carson Kayter also got tied up with each other. After the dust settled, Ethan Hilbig and Newans each got roughing and 10-minute misconducts, and Arntsen and Kayter got two for roughing.
The third period saw the nicest passing play of the evening. The Broncos worked their powerplay to perfection, and Spencer Bell found Alec Saretzky at the back door for an easy tap in goal to up their lead to a pair once again.
Aidan Bangs got a chance a shorthanded breakaway late, but was poke checked by Picklyk. The Broncos goaltender also made a super save earlier on an odd man rush by the Klippers.
Jaman also played excellent in the net for Kindersley, especially on a shorthanded chance by Humboldt captain Ethan Zielke, making three straight saves to keep the score at 3-1.
The final shots in this goaltender duel were 48-32 in favour of the Broncos, and they took the win as well, by the 3-1 score.
Cobe and Cam Perlinger did not look out of place in their Jr. Klippers debut, and both actually had some good chances to score throughout the evening.
The teams won't have to wait long to renew hostilities, as they are right back at it Saturday night at the EPA in Humboldt. Country 104 will have the call, with the Murlin Electronics pregame show beginning at 7:15 pm.