The visiting Nipawin Hawks came to the friendly confines of the WCEC on Friday, Feb.9th, but didn’t find the hometown Kindersley Klippers too kind as the Hawks fell by a score of 4 to 3. For the first time in a few games, the Klippers did not score the first goal. The good thing was that they didn’t lose their focus and composure and Easton Inglis tied it up to end the first.
Both teams traded goals in the 2nd and in the 3rd period, Kindersley took the lead for good. Cam Perlinger and Zackery Anderson scored in the first 3 minutes, much to the delight of the Klippers fans. Nipawin scored a minute and a half later and then it was the John MacPherson show again. The hometown goalie turned away 30 of 33 shots he faced and the rest of the team also pitched in and blocked shots or deflected them aside to help preserve the win. It was a total team effort.
It was a gritty win as Nipawin played hard and tried to intimidate our boys but they stood firm and let them know that they weren’t to be bullied. Penalties were 5 apiece and again, it seemed the officiating was a little suspect for both teams. However, that is just this authors opinion. Game 2 of the double-header happened Saturday night at 7:30.
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