The Kindersley Jr. Klippers came back with another strong performance in the opening period of their game against the Notre Dame Hounds, and this time they were rewarded.
In a night where Tylin Hilbig was recognized as a nominee for RBC Ambassador of the Year, he went to work, putting in a rebound for his team leading 16th of the season. The assist went to linemate Cash Arntsen.
The Klippers kept coming, as veteran Matt Mazzocchi skated down the left wing and beat Hounds netminder Tucket Inabinet to double the lead. The goal was Maz's 14th of the season.
Logan Linklater started his big night just a couple minutes later, as Ethan Hilbig found him wide open out front keeping in a clearing attempt at the right point. Links made no mistake on Inabinet to give the Klippers a 3-0 edge.
The Klippers got a boost to the lineup this night, as Logan Cox returned to action for the first time since November 23, and scored a nice goal from the left circles, his 9th of the season.
Kindersley kept coming just over a minute later, as Maz got his second of the night on nice pass from Aidan Bangs. The second assist went to Rosetown product Kayden Ostrom.
Then early in the third period, Logan Linklater scored in my opinion the goal of the year in the SJHL, he took a Cash Arntsen pass out front, was all alone and went between the legs upstairs for a highlight reel goal you will have to see to believe. The spectacular marker was Links' second of the night and 12th on the season in just 24 games played.
Uhhh @theSJHL 😳— Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers (@KlippersHockey) February 25, 2023
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The Hounds got on the board with a powerplay goal by Will Dawson, his 21st of the season. And then late in the third after a Klippers penalty just expired Luke Helgeson scored through traffic for his 2nd of the year.
The goals made the final score 6-2 Kindersley. This was the second time the Klippers beat the Hounds by a 6-2 score, as they did so back in January.
Kindersley will look for the weekend sweep, as the Melville Millionaires come to town for a 7:30 puck drop Saturday at the WCEC. Melville is coming off a 9-2 thrashing at the hands of league best Battlefords Friday night.