It was a Sask West Hockey League showdown in Edam last night.
The mid-week SWHL matchup saw the first place Kindersley Sr. Klippers hit the road to take on the second place Edam 3 Stars in a postponed game from back in December, as a back-and-forth thriller saw Edam hand Kindersley their first loss of the regular season by a score of 7-6 in overtime.
The first period saw Edam open up the scoring with Mitch Wall putting one in the back of the net off the stick off Jordan Fransoo, but the Sr. Klippers would score a pair of powerplay goals shortly after as Brody Ryberg and Jonny Calkins put Kindersley up 2-1 headed into the first intermission.
The second frame got off to a fast start for the 3 Stars, as Cody Danberg scored 30 seconds in to tie it up before Jordan Fransoo gave Edam a 3-2 lead just under 2 minutes later. As the teams felt each other out for the next 10 minutes, Sr Klippers forward Shayne Neigum found the back of the net around the halfway mark, only for Edam to retake the lead on a powerplay goal from Kade Mosimann shortly after, though Brandon Cummings would come through for the Sr. Klippers with another goal shortly after to make it a 4-4 game headed into the third.
Edam got off to another quick start in the final frame as Mitch Wall and Kendall Fransoo connected in the first minute to go up 5-4, and then the 3 Stars scored an insurance marker at the 8:08 mark to go up 6-4. Once again the Sr. Klippers made a quick response as Damon McKenzie cut it to a one goal deficit, and after some hard work, Kindersley would eventually tie it up with just under two minutes to play as
Carson Grolla scored his 9th goal of the season to tie the game at 6-6.
After 12 goals in regulation fans at the Edam Arena were treated to a bit of extra hockey, and just over two minutes into overtime, Kendall Fransoo scored for the 3 Stars to convert the extra point and end the game with a 7-6 final.
Before the Kindersley Sr. Klippers hit the ice last night in Edam, they were one of the many Saskatchewan senior hockey teams that were tuned in to the 'Monday Nooner' podcast livestream that officially unveiled each first round matchup for senior hockey provincials here in the province:
🚨SENIOR BRACKETS ARE NOW LIVE🚨— Hockey Saskatchewan (@hockeysask) January 12, 2023
The @SGI_CANADA Provincial Playoffs are one step closer with the unveiling of the Senior A/B/C/D draws!
Special thank you to @MondayNooner for putting on a great show this evening! Watch the full unveil ⬇️
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Check out the full show from last night through the Youtube link above, as the Kindersley Sr. Klippers drew the Drake Canucks in the first round. After running the table to the Senior B Provincial's final game last year, the Sr. Klippers are officially registered as Senior A for 2023.
Drake has home ice-advantage for the series, and scheduling details regarding first round matchups around the province should be expected soon.