It happened during a 10-7 Kindersley victory on January 7th at the Hafford & District Communiplex. It was a Sask West Hockey League regular season game. It featured the Kindersley Sr. Klippers led by head coach Les Aylward, and the hometown Hafford Hawks led by head coach Greg Gryzbowski.
Now that we've set the scene, let's drop the puck.
Hafford drew first blood with a goal from Quinton Cubban. The nerves of a young Kindersley goalie getting his first start with the senior team must have been starting to fray. Cody Beswitherick was between the pipes for Saskatchewan's top ranked senior hockey team.
His Klipper teammates rallied in no small way. Kindersley answered that goal a minute later. Then they added two more. The tieing goal was scored by Troy Boisjoli. The second Kindersley goal was scored by Kyle Donaldson. Darian Dziurzynski netted their third goal of the first period.
But wait there's more!
Hafford ended the period with a goal at the 1:08 mark. It was scored by Ryan Schaefer, with Colby Daniels getting an assist.
As far as scoring goes, the opposite happened in the second period. Hafford scored three, and Kindersley only got a pair. It was Troy Boisjoli and Darian Dziurzynski with markers for the away team. Hafford got their 2nd period goals from Brandon Lesko, Colby Daniels, and Devin Gerun.
The third period got interesting. Even though Kindersley held a 10 - 5 lead at one point, the boys from Hafford managed to make it a more palatable final score when they got 2 power play goals in the last minute.
With 3 Kindersley players in the penalty box, Hafford's Colby Daniels scored at 36 seconds and 15 seconds. It was their only contribution to the score sheet in the third period.
Kindersley's 5 third period goals came from 5 different skaters: David Dziurzynski, Jonny Calkins, Darian Dziurzynski, Damon McKenzie and Josh Sim. Did you manage to add up all the goals for a final score? Did you happen to catch the lost battle for Kindersley in amongst the player names and game story?
The Hawks beat the Klippers by a score of 3-2 in the second period. Kindersley had won or tied every 20 minute frame until this game. It's a stat that only counts if you quit after 40 minutes. The fact remains that the Klipppers are still unbeaten (11-0) after 60 minutes. Head coach Aylward's prediction of a strong Hafford game (at home) came true.
Kindersley 1st period scoring results
Kindersley 2nd period scoring results
Kindersley 3rd period scoring results
Game results. Date & Opponent
- 8-2 Oct 29 at home vs Macklin
- 5-2 Nov 4 at home vs Wilkie
- 9-1 Nov 12 at Unity
- 8-1 Nov 18 away Unity
- 2-1 Nov 25 at home vs Biggar
- 7-4 Nov 26 at home vs Wilkie
- 9-2 Dec 4 away vs Biggar
- 7-2 Dec 10 away vs Kerrobert
- 11-2 Dec22 at home vs Hafford
- 9-1 Jan 6 at home vs Kerrobert
- 10-7 Jan 7 away vs Hafford
- Remaining Sr Klipper Games
- Wednesday Jan 11th 8:30pm vs Edam 3 Stars - to be broadcast on both AM stations
- Saturday Jan 14th 8pm vs Macklin Mohawks - also to be broadcast on both AM stations
- Sunday January 15th at home vs Edam 3 Stars
SWHL Report by Joe Cey
5 games made for a very busy weekend of hockey in the SWHL.
On Friday Edam continued their dominance over Unity with an 8-1 win at home. Veteran linemates Mitch Wall (4-2) and Cody Danberg (1-4) led the 3 Stars offence. Miners' goalie Brett Vandeveer faced 50 shots and made 42 saves.
Kindersley was home to Kerrobert on Friday as well. The Klippers won 9-1. Jonny Calkins had a stellar night (1-4), as did Shayne Neigum (2-2). Calkins (5-26) is second place in league points. Neigum (11-17) is in third place. With 26 assists Calkins leads the SWHL in assists by a wide margin. The Tigers' goalie Dillon Beaudien was busy, facing 48 shots.
Saturday night the Klippers maintained their perfect season (11-0) with 10-7 victory over Hafford. The two teams were tied at 5 going into the third. Kindersley exploded with 5 consecutive goals, allowing them to coast in for the win. Darian Dziurzynski (3-1), David Dziurzynski (1-3), and captain Troy Boisjoli (2-1) paced the offence for Kindersley. Colby Daniels (3-3) had a huge night for the Hawks up front.
Wilkie travelled to Edam on Saturday, and they got by their rivals 5-3 (empty net) in an entertaining tilt. It looked like overtime until Mike Sittler fired the winner on a power play. Only 25 seconds remained on the clock. Outlaws' goalie Jared Herle was the first star of the game. He turned aside 42 of 45 shots, many of which were outstanding saves. League points leader Brock Harrison (1-3) had another strong game for Wilkie. Edam's stand out goalie Jake Taylor was solid for the 3 Stars stopping 30 of 34 shots. Cody Danberg (1-1) led the home team offence.
Another exciting game took place in Unity with the Kerrobert Tigers scratching their way to 5-4 overtime win. Rylan Freed (1-1) scored the OT winner at the 2:30 mark. James Semilet (1-2) sparked the Tigers. Dillon Beaudien got the win stopping 33 of 37 shots. Ryan Rewerts was outstanding in net for Unity, facing 46 shots and stopping 41 of them. Brayden Schultz (2-1) had a good night for the Miners.
Week 10 player of the week goes to veteran goaltender from Wilkie, JARED HERLE for his outstanding performance helping the Outlaws steal 2 points from Edam on Saturday night.