The Kindersley Jr. Klippers managed two out of a possible four points over the weekend against the top team in the league, the Flin Flon Bombers. The Klippers fell behind early on in game one Friday night a by Dawson Karol, his fourth of the season. But Kindersley weathered the storm from there and tied the game up early in the second, with Simon Diaz scoring his fourth of the year in the SJHL. Big John Vanden Elzen picked up the lone helper. Then the captain went to work, as Logan Linklater scored his 14th of the season just over the halfway point of regulation to give Kindersley a 2-1 lead. But the Bombers tied it right back up just over two minutes later, as sniper Alexi Sylvestre scored his 26th of the season to knot things up at two. 

Things looked destined for overtime, but Klippers sophomore Brock Evans went upstairs on Bombers goaltender Kenneth Marquart to make the score 3-2 late and that is the way things stayed thanks to some stellar netminding by Cody Jaman. The 19-year-old from Airdrie, Alberta made some spectacular saves and got some help from his friends, particularly the goal posts behind him and collected his 13th win of the season.  

Shifting focus to Saturday’s matchup, the Bombers came out with more urgency scoring two goals in the first 21 minutes of game time to make the score 2-0. But the ex-Flin Flon Bomber Brock Mueller went upstairs to cut the lead in half at 2-1. The goal was Mueller’s 6th of the season since joining the Klippers and 11th overall. The Bombers bounced back halfway through the third on a marker by Kylynn Olafson, his 5th of the season to give the Bombers the two-goal lead back. 

The Klippers did once again not go away quietly, as Kindersley’s own Cam Perlinger got his 6th of the season with the lone assist going to Tylin Hilbig. Kindersley pushed for the equalizer late, but Adam McNutt found the net on a fortuitous bounce which the Bombers needed, to give them a 4-2 win to snap their mini three-game losing streak. 

Kindersley will now begin their busiest stretch of the season on the road, playing four games in five days in east central Saskatchewan. First up are the moneymen from Melville, puck drop from the Bank is tomorrow at 7:00 pm.