It was a successful weekend for the Kindersley Jr. Klippers, as they knocked off the Melville Millionaires and Estevan Bruins at the West Central Events Centre. Friday's matchup saw the Klippers shutout the money men 2-0. Reigning SJHL Rookie of the Month Keenan Ingram got the gamer winner in this one, scoring at the halfway point of the opening period, his team leading 16th of the season. The assists went to Tylin Hilbig and Russ Demo.
Easton Inglis got the insurance marker with just over six minutes left in the third period for his 5th of the season, the assists went to Zak Anderson and Russ Demo on the powerplay. Cody Jaman was the star of the game for Kindersley, making all 25 saves for his first shutout of the season.
Saturday's game versus the Estevan Bruins was Teddy Bear Toss night, and the Klippers did not disappoint, as Inglis scored just 25 seconds into the game to send the teddy bears on the ice. Cash Arntsen and Brock Evans picked up the assists. Estevan tied the score about five minutes later, as Carsyn Dyck got his 3rd of the season. Before the period was out, Cash Arntsen continued his strong game, his first since October 7, deflecting a Kyler Smith point shot to his 3rd of the season, the other assist went to Evans.
The second period saw the Bruins tie the score early on a sharp angle shot from captain Keagon Little, his 5th of the season. Kindersley once again answered back, this time just over a minute later, as Klippers captain Logan Linklater got his 10th of the season to give the Klippers the lead once again. Then the Kindersley powerplay went to work just past the halfway point of the period, with Kayden Ostrom scoring his 3rd of the season, with the assists going to Inglis and Evans. Then just over two minutes later, Ingram went to work, walking in and scoring a beauty for his team leading 17th of the season. The goal was unassisted and gave the Klippers a 5-2 lead.
As to be expected the Bruins pushed hard in the third period and they got their third of the night, with Felix Allard getting his 11th of the season, to lead all SJHL defenseman. The two-goal lead for Kindersley continued to the later stages of the third, when the Bruins pulled their goalie for the extra attacker with just over four minutes left. The Klippers held the Bruins at bay until with 35 seconds to go, Tristan Dussault scored right off the faceoff to make the score 5-4. That is as close as Estevan would get, as the Klippers held on for the one goal victory, to go a perfect 2-0 on the weekend.
The line of Cash Arntsen, Brock Evans and Easton Inglis had a great evening, combining for seven points in the win, including Evans picking up three assists. The team will now head on a quick two-game road swing this weekend, starting in Melfort Friday, and then in La Ronge Saturday. The Klippers next home game will be the annual Hookey for Hockey game on December 13 against the Notre Dame Hounds at 12:30 pm.