After having their three game winning and four game point streaks snapped Saturday in a tight contest with the Estevan Bruins, the Kindersley Jr. Klippers went to Wilcox for the final game of their busy road swing to take on the Notre Dame Hounds. In a penalty filled game, the Klippers would take the win 3-2 in a tight affair.

The Hounds have not played much hockey as of late with this being their first game in 13 days and only their fourth in 41 days, and the Klippers took advantage of their opponent's slow start with an early 5-1 shot advantage. The momentum for the Klippers would be killed four minutes on an unfortunate play that saw Prescott Senger hit one of the Hounds into an opening bench door, earning Senger a checking from behind major and a game miscounduct four minutes in.

The Klippers penalty kill was affective, only allowing four shots in as many minutes, but the Hounds started to find their legs as a result of the reduced pressure in their own zone. That's why when the five minute major was cut short by a Hounds high sticking call on Jaryd Sych, the 4-on-4 would make the game much more even than the start and it would stay like that throughout the rest of the game.

Matt Pesenti was dialed in from the beginning, and his nicest save of the game came early when Johno Hoins out of the corner to Pesenti's left brought the puck out front of the net, looking like he was going to try and reach around Pesenti and tuck the puck in blocker side. He short early, trying to beat Pesenti as he started to move, but Pesenti got the glove up for a great save in tight.

The Klippers would get two powerplays near the end of the period, including the first time in the game Pesenti would be run over on a goaltender interference call, but the Klippers couldn't get much going on the powerplay and the period would end scoreless.

After 1: Klippers 0 - 0 Hounds, shots 11-10 Hounds

More even action between the two teams would start the second period until seven minutes in and the Klippers would strike first. Jaxon Georget would strip the puck at centre from a Hounds forward and would carry it down the left side of the ice into the offensive zone. He curled to the middle to let both Josh Danis and Noah Lindsay catch up to the play, Danis would head to the net for a screen, Georget's stick would get hit, and the puck would go right to Lindsay at the top of the slot who fired the shot around Danis' screen, passed the glove, off the post and in.

Between that goal and the slough of penalties started to roll in, Pesenti again robbed Hoins on a cross crease onetimer in tight when Pesenti kicked out the right pad to make the stop.

At the ten minute mark, the penalties would start to rain in for the rest of the game. Josh Pufahl took a hit to the head in his own zone to the left of the goaltender, and would be alright for the rest of the game, but the Klippers powerplay would be cut sort slightly after Brayden Koch went to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct in the middle of the play. That Hounds penalty would be shut down early by another three penalties all called at once with Klippers defenceman Josh Morton going to the box along with Hounds Connor Nolan and Nik Sombrowski.

Still no one would score off the man advantages through the middle of the period to the 18:25 mark where the Hounds took a too many men penalty, but in the final minute would see a scary moment for Pesenti in net. On the pnealty kill, the Hounds saw Jake Sacratini sneak away on a breakaway with Cameron Rimstad on his heels, and Rimstad wrapped his arms around Sacratini forcing him to the ground and the arm went up for what was likely going to be a penalty shot, but Sacratini pushed himself up to his feet and laid a crosscheck right to Pesenti's chest, bowling him over into the net.

Sacratini was warned for goaltender contact earlier in the game, so his two minute minor came with an ejection while Rimstad would go to the box, and instead of a penalty shot for the Hounds, it would be offsetting minors instead. The Klippers would carry the man advantage from the too many men call into the third period.

After 2: Klippers 1 - 0 Hounds, shots 9-8 Klippers in the period, 19-19 overall

While the Klippers wouldn't score on the short powerplay to start the period, they would start off hot by extending their lead four minutes in. Charles Obobaifo and Cameron Rimstad would get a 2-on-1 chance with Obobaifo carrying the puck down the left side of the ice, and he made a nice feed to Rimstad who beat Austin Elliot in net with a wrist shot glove side to extend the Klippers lead.

Nine seconds later, and the Hounds got it back. Off the faceoff, Hoins would poke the puck ahead and he and Antoine St. Onge would both get assists as the puck pinballed between the two of them and the Klippers defence as they moved forward into the Klippers zone until it squirted out to the top of the slot for Sombrowski, he controlled the puck as he took it to the right, then fired a puck through traffic to beat Pesenti and keep it at a one goal game.

In the middle of the period, Obobaifo and Rimstad would get two more 2-on-1 opportunities, Obobaifo on the left and Rimstad with the puck on the right for both, but the first would see Rimstad's pass deflected while Rimstad's shot was stopped on the second.

Just over 14 minutes in, the Hounds would tie the game. On a faceoff, the Hounds would get a onetimer opportunity where Will Dawson would fire the puck from the slot and be stopped by Pesenti. From there, the puck would bounce around the crease with Pesenti outstretched to try and find the puck to cover it, but Oliver Band found it first and put the puck in the back of the net.

It only took 21 seconds for the Klippers to take the lead back, and they got a little puck luck for once. The Hounds in their own zone would mishandle the puck at the right side of the net, and Tylin Hilbig was there to pick it up. He sent it into the slot for a onetimer from Georget who was stopped, but the rebound popped out to a streaking Noah Lindsay who hammered the puck home to retake the lead he had given the Klippers back in the first period.

In the final four minutes, the Klippers took the only two penalties of the third to make the finish much tighter than it needed to be. Liam Bell took both, first a interference call with just under five minutes left, then once he was out of the box he'd take a second interference call that would leave the Klippers shorthanded for the rest of the game. There would be another play where the puck would find its way to the crease and everyone would battle for it four nearly 10 seconds, but the Klippers would get it free and clear it, and they'd make their way out of Wilcox with the win.

FINAL: Klippers 3 - 2 Hounds, shots 15-9 Hounds in the period, 34-28 Hounds overall

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