The Kindersley Jr. Klippers are back in the win column after a tight victory over the second place Flin Flon Bombers Saturday night at the WCEC. Kindersley got on the board first, as Tylin Hilbig got credit for his 7th of the season. The Bombers answered back a minute and half later, as Jaeden Mercier got his 11th of the season, with the assists going to Cory King and Liam Bridger.
Things stayed tied until just short of the halfway point of the second. Then Mercier got his second of the game on the powerplay, as he was loose out front and beat Kindersley goaltender Logan Falk over the left shoulder to give Flin Flon a one goal lead. The helpers went to Brent Gulenchyn and Jeremi Tremblay.
The Klippers were not rattled by the goal, coming back to tie the score just 27 seconds later, as captain Brayden got his second on a seeing out shot through traffic from the point for his 2nd of the season. The assists went to Kyler Smith, who had a strong game for the Klippers on the back end along with Koch, and Aidan Taylor got the second assist.
For the second night in a row the Bombers came out and dominated the third period territorially, but Logan Falk's splendid goaltending kept Flin Flon at bay. He made a couple of 10 bell saves, including one on defenseman Noah Houle, who had a nice game for the Bombers, in the slot. The save came off a scramble where it was pure chaos in the Klippers crease but was kept out.
Then Adam Paplawski got a breakaway, as Bombers defenseman Alex Von Sprecken fell down. He came in, took the shot and goaltender Kenneth Marquart made the first save but could not find the rebound, as Paplawski buried it to give the Klippers on 3-2 lead.
It was all Logan Fallk after that for Klippers, as he made some splendid saves, and got some help from the defense to end the Klippers seven game losing streak.
Kindersley will now shift focus to division rival Humboldt on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. Country 104 will have the call for that one, with the Murlin Electronics pregame show beginning at 7:15 pm.