The Western Prairie Klippers are still winless early in the inaugural Saskatchewan Junior Female Hockey League season.
One of two games on the SJFHL calendar Saturday night, west-central Saskatchewan's two local teams locked horns in a late-night matchup from the Jim Kook Rec-Plex in Outlook. The Ice Hawks opened the scoring early and carried a 3-1 lead headed into the third period, before Klippers skater Laiken Swan scored her second of the game to make it a 3-2 game early in the third.
Shortly after Swan's second marker, the Ice Hawks would extend their lead to 4-2 with a goal from Keeley Martens. Despite a late Klippers powerplay goal from Caelie Illberbrun cutting the lead to one, the Ice Hawks would hold on from there for a 4-3 final and their first win of the season.
The Klippers were forced right back into action as they also played a home game against the Saskatoon Prairie Blaze on Sunday afternoon. The quick turnaround left Western Prairie reeling as they dropped a 5-0 decision to Saskatoon in their second home game of the season.
The team will have a shot at revenge as their next game on Sunday takes them to Saskatoon to face the Prairie Blaze. Their only game of the weekend will see the puck drop at 12:45 PM from the Rod Hamm Arena in Saskatoon.