The Kindersley Jr. Klippers ended off their toughest part of the season schedule in Wilcox Sunday. This was Kindersley's fifth game in six days, and the Hounds first since November 18. Kindersley got off to a good start in this one, as Ethan Hilbig pinched in from his right point position and ended up behind the net. He made a nice play to find Kayden Ostrom at the side of the net, and he had an easy tap in goal on Tucker Inabinet for his sixth of the season.

But just over one minute later, the Hounds answered on what turned out to be a 3-on-2. Evan Vanden Heuvel was the beneficiary of a nice Will Dawson pass and he went upstairs on Logan Falk to even the score on his fourth of the season. Things stayed even until late in the period, until Aidan Bangs snuck one through Inabinet for his fourth of the season from the left faceoff dot.

The Hounds came out fast and furious in the second frame, as Will Dawson got his team leading eleventh of the season just ten seconds in. Notre Dame kept coming, as they took the lead just past the five-minute mark, with Rocsyn Bird finding a loose puck and beating Falk.

Heading into the later stages of the second, Logan Linklater found Matthew Mazzocchi coming out of the player’s benches behind coverage. Maz went in all alone and made no mistake, firing it over the right shoulder of Inabinet.

The third period saw some more back and forth action until Hounds captain Jaryd Sych made a nice rush from his own zone, went up the left side and then cut to the slot. He let a perfect wrister go, which Falk had no chance on, to give Notre Dame the lead.

Kindersley then got an unexpected combatant, as captain Brayden Koch dropped the gloves with Dane Probe in the corner. This came after a long battle in the corner for the puck, resulting in a whistle. Both landed some nice punches, and then Koch wrestled Probe to the ground.

The Klippers then got a late powerplay, as Connor O’Keefe went off for the Hounds. Kindersley looked all out of sorts on their powerplay, due to their quarterback Koch off for fighting and a game misconduct, and could not connect.

Notre Dame held on, and took the game 4-3. Some positives out of the loss for the Klippers saw John Vanden Elzen playing his best game of the season, along with his linemates Aidan Taylor and Ethan Scriven. Matthew Mazzocchi was solid in first game back from injury, not missing a step, as he got his eighth goal of the season.

Kindersley will get a much-deserved rest, as they will not play again until Saturday in a rematch with the Hounds, this time on Klippers ice. Gametime is 7:30 pm.