Despite missing big pieces of their lineup, the Kindersley Sr. Klippers managed to knock off the Macklin Mohawks Saturday night at the West Central Events Centre. Carson Grolla, Jared Erickson and Jesse Pocock were just some of the key players not available for Kindersley.
That did not stop the Sr. Klippers, as Jonny Calkins started off his big night with a goal in the first minute of play, with the assists going to Shayne Neigum and Byron Ismond. Kindersley doubled their lead on the powerplay, as Calkins got his second of the night, with the helpers going to Neigum and Brody Ryberg. Then late in the period Neigum got on the board with his fifth of the season, with the assists going to Lane Gilliss and Ryberg.
The Klippers kept coming in the second, with captain Troy Boisjoli scoring his third of the season on a nice setup from Damon McKenzie on a 2-on-1. Dylan Georget got the second assist. Then Jonny Calkins completed his hat trick on a beautiful passing play with Neigum on another odd man rush for an easy tap in. The goals gave Calkins five on the season. Then Gilliss got his third of the season, with assists to Ismond and Calkins to make it 6-0. Macklin broke the shutout late in the second, as Carson Pickett scored a powerplay goal for his first of the season to make the score 6-1.
That is the way things ended, as they was no scoring in the third period. The shorthanded Klippers can thank goaltender Logan Drackett for the win, as he had his best game of the season, making 48 saves on 49 shots for the victory. Macklin's starting goaltender Trevor Martin really struggled in this game, letting in 6 goals on 13 shots before getting pulled in the second period.
Macklin is still searching for their first victory this season, while Kindersley is now 4-1 and will not play until December 1 against Wilkie on the road. Macklin meanwhile was supposed to play in Wilkie Sunday, but the game was postponed. Their next scheduled game is Friday, November 24 versus Unity at home.