The Kindersley Jr. Klippers played their first game since September 26 at one of the hardest places to win in the SJHL, the Whitney Forum in Flin Flon. The Bombers came out flying in this one, as they got on the board at the 4:57 mark, with Jaxon Martens scoring on a shot from the top of the circles which had eyes. This was the only shot which would beat goaltender Logan Falk in the period, who was outstanding in this one, making a bundle of scintillating saves throughout.
The second period was much the same, as Falk once again kept the game close, with more great goaltending early on. The Bombers doubled their lead at the 8:28 mark however, as Jaeden Mercier got his first of the season, with the assists going to Cory King and Jacob Vockler. Kindersley then got their opportunity on the powerplay, as Cole Duperreault took an interference penalty just over the halfway mark of period two. Kindersley's powerplay setup nice early on, but they could not solve goaltender Harmon Laser-Hume, and the rest of the Bombers penalty killers.
Then just about a minute after the teams returned to full strength, rookie John Vanden Elzen made a nice rush, and was one on one against Reece Richmond. As Vanden Elzen got the shot away he was hit by Richmond, and his stick managed to clip Richmond, causing a two minute powerplay for Flin Flon. Falk and Kindersley did a good job killing off the first minute and half of the penalty, but with just seven seconds left on the minor, the Bombers struck again, as Liam Bridger snuck one through Falk at 15:05, with the helpers going to Alexi Sylvestre and Cory King.
The third period saw some chippiness, which was expected in a 3-0 game, as Matt Egan boarded Josh Pufahl behind the net, which caused a scrum, resulting in a penalty to Cameron Rimstad for Kindersley, and an extra two minutes Egan. The Jr. Klippers could do nothing with the powerplay, and to put insult to injury, the Bombers made it 4-0, on a goal by Jaxon Martens, his second of the evening. So other bad news came towards the end of the third period, as captain Brayden Koch took a hit in the corner and had to be helped off the ice. He will be evaluated, and be a game time decision tomorrow.
Final Score Jr. Klippers 0 - 4 Bombers, shots 54-30 Bombers
The Jr. Klippers will have to forgot about this game, and refocus on tomorrow night's game between the two teams back at the Whitney Forum. One of the big standouts in this game, besides Logan Falk, who was sparkling between the pipes, was ex Estevan Bruins defenseman Alex Von Sprecken, who hammered a few Klippers, and was solid all night on the point. Jaxon Martens also had a pair of goals in the Bombers victory.