The Kindersley Sr. Klippers played a pair of games over the Remembrance Day weekend. First up, was a road trip to Biggar to face the improving Nationals. Kindersley got off to a good start in this one, as the powerplay connected with a Carson Grolla point shot being deflected in by Lane Gilliss for his first of the season about halfway through the first.
The second period saw the Nationals take over the game with three goals in the first half of the period. Jonathon Redlich got his team leading third goal of the season on the powerplay just 31 seconds in to tie the score. Biggar kept coming and took the lead at the 3:12 mark, as Brett Novak got his second of the season, with the assists going to Redlich and Hayden McMahon. Then just shy of the halfway point of the second, Biggar connected on a 2-on-1, with Keaton Haynes scoring his first of the year, with Derek Nicholls getting the lone assist.
Kindersley got within one in the third, as Shayne Neigum got his fourth of the season to get the Klippers within one. Then just a few shifts later a dump in bounced off the glass and went out front with Biggar goaltender Brett Matlock out of the net. Dylan Georget had a wide-open net but somehow Matlock got back to knock the puck away. That was as close as Kindersley would get to tying this one, as the final score was 3-2 Nationals.
Matlock was spectacular in net for Biggar, making 37 saves on 39 shots to give the Nationals their first win of the season. Klippers goaltender Logan Drackett was saddled with the loss.
The Klippers had a quick turnaround as they welcomed the shorthanded Hafford Hawks to town Saturday. Hafford only had 11 skaters and one goaltender but managed to score first in this one, with Brando Lesko getting his second of the season on the powerplay. But the Klippers answered back with a goal from Gilliss to tie the score halfway through the period. Shayne Neigum and Carson Grolla drew the assists. Then Kindersley got a powerplay of their own late in the period, as cashed in, with Damon McKenzie getting his second of the season, with the helpers going to Nik Fomradas and Gage Misskey.
The Klippers kept coming in the second, as Jonny Calkins scored just 27 seconds in the period to double Kindersley's lead. Gilliss and Jared Erickson got the assists on Calkins second of the season. Kindersley kept the pressure on and scored late in the period, with Kyle Donaldson getting his first of the season, with assists going to Jarrett Reichert and Nik Fomradas.
The third saw the Klippers put this one to bed, as captain Troy Boisjoli got his second of the season on the powerplay to make the score 5-1. The assists went to Calkins and Fomradas. Then with five minutes to go in the third period Donaldson got his second of the night to give the Klippers a 6-1 lead which would be the final score.
The Klippers now have a 3-1 record, which is second in the SWHL behind the 5-0 Wilkie Outlaws. Kindersley will now shift focus to the Macklin Mohawks, who come to town on November 18 at 8:30 pm.