Jr. Klippers falter on northern trip
It was a quick two game road swing for the Kindersley Jr. Klippers, as they were in Melfort and La Ronge over the weekend. Both games were close, but ultimately the Klippers fell short in both games. Friday's game in Melfort saw Kindersley outshoot the Mustangs 33-27, but thanks to goaltender James Venne, and veteran Zac Somers, Melfort won the game 2-1. Somers got the game winner with just over a minute left in regulation. Easton Inglis continued his strong play of late scoring the only goal for Kindersley in defeat, his 7th of the season. Cash Arntsen and Brock Evans picked up the assists. Looking at Saturday's matchup in La Ronge, the teams went scoreless in the first, before Kindersley came out quick in the second, as Tylin Hilbig scored just under two minutes in. The goal was his 14th of the season, with the assists going to Austin Osiowy and Logan Linklater. The Ice Wolves countered just over the halfway point of the first, with Parker Layton getting his 8th of the season. It was La Ronge's turn to come out quickly, as the Ice Wolves scored just 1:25 into the third period, with Dylan Handel getting his 4th of the season. Kindersley responded just past the halfway point of the third, with Cam Perlinger getting his 2nd of the season. The assists went to Luke Schraeder and brother Cobe. But just 26 seconds later, Raine Hodge scored his 10th of the season to give the Ice Wolves a one goal lead which they would not relinquish, with the final score being 3-2. Kindersley once again outshot their opponent Saturday 35-29 but had nothing to show for it. The team also announced a trade with La Ronge over the weekend, as they picked up forward Kale Taylor from the Ice Wolves for a PDF. The playmaking forward has 4 goals and 13 assists in 25 games played this season for La Ronge. 🚨🔁: The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have received forward Kale Taylor from the @SJHL_IceWolves in exchange for a PDF.#SJHLTransaction | #KlippersHockey pic.twitter.com/mwIf6TBx01 — Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers (@KlippersHockey) December 10, 2023 The Jr. Klippers will now get ready for their annual Hookey for Hockey game this Wednesday versus Notre Dame. Puck drop for the special game is 12:30 pm. Access news anytime and anywhere. Download the WestCentralOnline app by clicking HERE.