Kindersley and La Ronge played a tight checking goaltenders duel at the WCEC Friday night. Kindersley got some great efforts all night long and got on the board first, on a nice second effort by Cameron Rimstad for his 2nd of the season, and first since coming back from injury. The assist went to Nathan DeGraves, who continues to sizzle in 2023, with his 11th point since the calendar flipped to the new year.

The Ice Wolves came back late in the period, as Thomas Wright got his rookie leading 40th point on a goal, his 14th of the season. Then with just three seconds to go in the first, La Ronge took the lead, with Jacob Cossette getting his 8th of the season. 

Undeterred, Kindersley came back in the second period, as Logan Linklater came back with another great second effort, as he reached for a rebound of his first shot, dove on his stomach to put it through the legs of Ice Wolves netminder Dawson Smith. The goal was Links 8th of the season, and 26th point in just 20 games since rejoining his hometown Klippers. Linemates Cash Arntsen and Tylin Hilbig got the assists. 

Things stayed tied to the third, thanks to some stellar goaltending from Smith and Logan Falk. Then the Klippers got a chance on a nice breakout, with Logan Linklater finding Tylin Hilbig, which turned into a 2-on-1 with Rosetown product Kayden Ostrom, the rookie took a sweet pass from Hilbig and went upstairs on Smith to give the Klippers a lead they would not relinquish. The goal was Ostrom's team rookie leading 9th of the season.

Logan Falk was an unsung hero in this game, making 38 saves on 40 shots to preserve the 3-2 win. The line of Linklater, Hilbig and Arntsen continues to shine, with another 5 combined points in this one. 

Kindersley and La Ronge don't have to wait long to renew hostilities, as they play Saturday night at the WCEC, once again at 7:30 pm. 

I sat down with Kayden Ostrom to talk about the game winner, and you can listen to that conversation below.