The Western Prairie Junior Klippers were on the ice for a pair of games in neutral locations this weekend, their first Saskatchewan Junior Female Hockey League action since January 7.
On Saturday the Klippers beat the Southwest Impact 5-3 from Eston's AGT Arena, and then on Sunday the Klippers were the home team in Maidstone during a 7-2 loss against the Saskatoon Prairie Blaze.
The Klippers got off to a hot start Saturday in Eston. Laiken Swan, Caelie Illerbrun, and Brynn Wuttunee each scored for a 3-0 lead after one period, and then Wuttunee's second of the game four minutes into the second made it 4-0. The Impact did hit the scoreboard in the second, but Swan would score again to make it a 5-2 game headed into the final frame. One Southwest goal about halfway through the third period closed out the scoring, as the Klippers claimed their third win of the season.
Saturday was a special gameday for Klippers goaltender and Eston native Rilyn Roadhouse. The local player was a big reason for setting up a game in Eston, and Roadhouse played well in helping secure the Klippers two-goal victory.
Sunday's game was against the SJFHL's top team in the Saskatoon Prairie Blaze. The Klippers went down 3-0 in the first period and couldn't rebound, eventually going down 5-0 entering the third. The only two Klippers goals were scored by Laiken Swan and Sarah Folk as things ended with a score of 7-2.
As the Klippers get set to play another neutral site game against the Prairie Blaze this coming Sunday in Biggar, find comments on the season schedule from Klippers director Mike Cullen in the story below.