The Kindersley Jr. A Klippers were at home Wednesday night against the Weyburn Red Wings. Kindersley got off to a good start with Nathan DeGraves scoring off a Logan Cox faceoff win, as the shifty defenseman skated out front and beat goaltender Dazza Mitchell on a splendid individual effort. The goal was DeGraves' first of the season.
That 1-0 score held into the second period, when Weyburn forward Jerome Maharaj beat out an icing call and put the carom off the boards between the legs of Cody Jaman to even up the score at one. The goal was Maharaj's team leading eighth of the season. Some unfortunate news also came out of the second period, as DeGraves was injured and needed to be helped off the ice and did not return.
Kindersley did come out flying in the third period, as leading scorer Keenan Ingram continued his strong play beating Mitchell to give the Klippers a 2-1 lead. This came after a 2-on-1 rush where Ingram hit the post and then scored just afterwards. Weyburn then came back with a 2-on-1 themselves later in the period, with Jacob Visentini scoring with the assist going to Blake Betson to even the score once again.
The teams were not able to settle the game in regulation, so it went to 3-on-3 overtime. Both teams had countless chances in the extra frame, especially the Red Wings who took the play to the Klippers. Kindersley came back a bit in the later stages of overtime, but Mitchell once again stood tall, and Weyburn came back the other way, as Elijah Anderson had a clear breakaway and beat Cody Jaman to give the Red Wings the extra point.
Mitchell was spectacular in goal for the visiting Red Wings, making 44 saves on 46 shots for the overtime win. Jaman was also solid the pipes for Kindersley, making 31 saves on 34 shots.
Kindersley had countless chances on the powerplay but could not convert, going 0 for 6 on the evening. Weyburn was 1-4 with the man advantage and upped their record to 8-4-3. Kindersley meanwhile sits at 5-8-3.
The Klippers will entertain the Humboldt Broncos tomorrow at 7:30 pm, while the Red Wings will continue their road trip in the Battlefords this Friday and Saturday.