The Kindersley Jr. A Klippers and La Ronge Ice Wolves played a chippy affair Wednesday night at the SJHL Showcase in Warman. The first period saw Kindersley get on the board late, with a Kyler Smith shot deflecting off Easton Inglis for his third of the season. The second assist went to Ethan Hilbig.
The second period saw three goals, two by the Klippers. La Ronge managed to tie the score on a powerplay goal by Parker Layton, his fifth of the season at the 1:17 mark. But Kindersley answered back in a hurry, as the Cox brothers went to work, with Logan scoring his sixth of the season just 50 seconds later, with the assist going to Danton. Russ Demo also picked up an assist on the Klippers marker. Then late in the period another pair of brothers went to work for Kindersley, as Cam Perlinger scored his third of the season at the 17:15 mark, with assists to brother Cobe and Austin Osiowy on the powerplay. This gave the Klippers a 3-1 lead which they held going into the third period.
La Ronge once again scored early in the third, with Kale Taylor scoring his second of the season just 54 seconds in. But Kindersley answered back at the 4:20 mark, with a nice Russ Demo point shot deflecting off a La Ronge player behind La Ronge netminder Topher Chirco, to give Kindersley a two-goal lead once again. The goal was Demo's second of the season, with Linklater and Ingram getting the assists.
Then the game got a little chippy, as Brock Evans and Willam Forsberg both got 12 minutes in penalties after a scuffle. Then late in the third period, Kyler Smith and Kyle Graham dropped the gloves after Graham was given a major for charging, Smith jumped in and had a good tussle with the La Ronge defenseman. Then just 52 seconds later Alex Mack and Rylan Silzer dropped the gloves and went at it in a spirited confrontation. All the penalties resulted in no scoring for either team however, and the Klippers skated away with a 4-2 victory.
The win would not have been possible for Kindersley without the solid goaltending of Logan Falk, who made 29 saves on 31 shots, including a couple of beauties when the team was holding on to the lead late in the third period.
Kindersley will now take its three-game win streak to the road this weekend, as they are in Weyburn Friday, before playing in Notre Dame Saturday and Sunday.