In a back and forth exciting game at the Westland Arena Tuesday, the Kindersley Jr. Klippers and Yorkton Terriers played into overtime. The first period saw Cody Jaman make four outstanding saves to keep his team in the hockey game, three were point blank chances out front all alone. The Klippers knocked off those bus legs and pushed back, as Logan Linklater, in his first game with the Jr. Klippers this season, beat goaltender Caleb Allen, but not the post. Adam Paplawski had a wide open chance on a nice passing play between brother Adam and center Logan Cox, but missed the open side.
The second period is where Kindersley went to work, as they outplayed the Terriers by a wide margin, and were rewarded. Captain Brayden Koch intentionally shot the puck wide from the right point, and it deflected off the boards right to Logan Cox and he went upstairs on Allen for his seventh of the season to make the score 1-0 early in the period. The Klippers kept pouring it on, but Allen stood tall, as he made a nice save on a 2-on-1 off of Adam and Spencer Paplawski. Linklater, who played a solid game, drew two penalties, unfortunately for the Klippers, they were unable to capitalize. Either teams powerplays couldn't convert, going a collective 0-for-5.
The third period saw a push back from the Terriers, as they had countless opportunities, but Jaman was once again sharp in the pipes. Yorkton finally broke through on a slot shot through traffic by leading scorer Dylan Ruptash, his tenth of the season, to even the score at one. The Terriers actually doubled the Klippers shots in the third 12-6, but the teams headed to overtime.
In the extra session, Yorkton won the opening faceoff which is crucial in 3-on-3 overtime and they never really gave it up until they scored. Dalton Mayes got the winner at 2:46, his second of the season, to give the Terriers an exciting 2-1 overtime win.
Kindersley played really well in this game, were thwarted by some superb goaltending of Caleb Allen, and some unfortunate puck luck, as they also hit a couple of posts. The Klippers will be back in action Wednesday evening from "The Bank" in Melville, taking on the moneymen at 7:00 pm. The Murlin Electronics pregame show will kick things off at 6:45 pm.