A comeback attempt in the 3rd period from the Kindersley Klippers was not enough as they fell to the Melfort Mustangs 3-2 last night at the Northern Lights Palace.

The game didn't see its first goal until the 2nd frame thanks to solid goaltending from Kindersley's Justen Close and Melfort's Hunter Arps. 48 seconds into the period, the SJHL's Defenceman of the Month for October Kayle Tosh tallied his third goal of the season from assists by Justin Ball and Jake Hobson. The Klippers were already down 1-0 early and it would only get worse.

Nearly eight minutes later, Melfort's Colin Schmidt scored his seventh of the year to give the Mustangs a two-goal lead. Chase Anderson would pad the lead even more, putting the puck past Close with four minutes to go in the period.

Down 3-0, the Klippers had a lot of work to do with only 20 minutes left to tie up the game. At 4:14 in the 3rd, forward Damon McKenzie slotted the puck past Arps to finally give the Klippers a goal on the board, breathing life into the game with under 16 minutes to play. It was McKenzie's fourth goal this season with Brett Neumeier and Kyle Bosch were credited with the assists.

A powerplay was awarded to the Klippers shortly after their first goal from a Kenzie Arnold tripping call, but Kindersley would be unable to find a weakness in Arps's armoury until there was less than 6 minutes left in the game. Passes from Austin Nault and Josh Fletcher led to Kyle Bosch netting his fifth goal of the year to pull the Klippers within one.

Despite outshooting the home team throughout the game and giving it their all in the final minutes, the Mustangs managed to hold on to their 3-2 lead to take the two points at home. Arps made 37 saves in the win while Close pushed aside 25 shots.

The Klippers have lost four games in a row to start the month of November after a tremendous showing in October. They'll have the opportunity to bounce back at home with a couple games before Remembrance Day.

Tomorrow night, the Klippers host the Melville Millionaires for the second time this season. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. from the West Central Events Centre. On Saturday, the Estevan Bruins will be in town for a matchup at 7:30 p.m. too.

The Kindersley Klippers are 12-6-1-1 through 20 games and are 4 points from the league-leading Humboldt Broncos.

 

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