The Kindersley Klippers hosted the Notre Dame Hounds at the West Central Events Centre on Saturday night for their first match-up of the 2017-2018 season.

Kindersley has been dominant on home ice through their first twelve games of the season. When playing at the West Central Events Center, the Klippers have posted a record of 7-1-2, for a total of 16 points of a possible 20 points earned in the standings.

Saturday night was no different, as the Klippers took the lead late in the second period when Cody Hodgson scored his 5th goal of the season, assisted by Curtis Peck (11th assist), and Brody Ryberg (9th assist). The goal came on a power-play with just under two minutes left before the second intermission.

Notre Dame answered back just twelve seconds into the third period on their own power-play to tie the game 1-1. The Klippers tightened up defensively, and played disciplined hockey the rest of the game.

Around the 13:00 minute mark in the final period, Austin Nault received a penalty shot which was just what the Klippers needed to take control of the hockey game. Nault made no mistake and found the back of the net to take a 2-1 lead over the Hounds.

The Klippers went on to win the game with the final score being 2-1. Justen Close, the Klippers net-minder, made 34 of 35 saves on the night and stopped all of the 15 shots faced in the third period as the Hounds attempted to tie the game for the majority of the final frame.

Kindersley has one more home game with the La Ronge Ice Wolves that will be played in Macklin on Wednesday night. Following this game, the Klippers will begin a four game road trip to play two games each against the Notre Dame Hounds and the Weyburn Red Wings.