It's never easy winning on the road in hockey, but the Kindersley Klippers managed to win back-to-back games in a very tough atmosphere over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

The Klippers travelled to Flin Flon, Manitoba for a pair of road games against the Bombers, and played their best brand of hockey.

On Friday night, the Klippers made a nice little comeback after trailing 2-1 after the first two periods of play. About halfway through the 3rd period, the Klippers managed to tie the game up at 2-2 and would shortly take the lead exactly two minutes after finding the equalizer.

Klippers goaltender Justen Close was super dependent in net by stopping 42 of 44 total shots earning him the first star of the game. Kindersley went on to add an empty net goal to secure two important points in the standings early in October.

Klippers Austin Nault had a multi-goal game launching the first two goals for his club. At one point, Kindersley trailed 2-0 in this game but kept their composure down the stretch of the 3rd period when it mattered most.

After a quick turnaround, the Klippers went right back to Close to start in the second game of the weekend. Saturday night's game was incredibly even with two hot goaltenders on display, and not a ton of offence to speak of. Both teams managed to capitalize on their own respective powerplay opportunities and would need extra time to find a decisive winner.

The 5 minute overtime period wasn't able to decide anything and therefore needed a shootout. Devon Cyr and Caden Benson each scored in the first two rounds of the shootout and Close stopped the first two shooters on the Bombers to seel the win for his club.

Through 10 games this season, Kindersley has a record of 7-3 and trail the Humboldt Broncos by just one point in their division. Keep in mind that Humboldt has one extra game in hand, and it just might be far too early to look at the standings in early October.

The Klippers will play six consecutive home games to close out the month of October before beginning a road trip in early November. Kindersley will take on the Yorkton Terriers this upcoming Friday night and will have a quick turnaround as they host the Melville Millionaires on Saturday night.

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