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The Kindersley Klippers had a light schedule this week, playing just a neutral site game in Macklin on Nov. 29, beating the La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-2.
Fans got to see a wide-open Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League affair with the teams combining for 89 shots. The Klippers’ young guns led the way, with Kyle Bosch scoring two and Wil Van der Sloot picking up the other. Van der Sloot also recorded assists in both of Bosch’s goals.
In net for the Klippers, Billy Girard stopped 44 of 46 shots. Merek Pipes of the Ice Wolves stopped 40 of 43 shots in the loss.
Klippers assistant coach Larry Wintoneak said it may have been a good show for the fans but not so much for the coaches.
“I think we were kind of looking ahead to our road trip and we didn’t give them the respect that we should have and it was a bit loose. I think they had 19 goals scored against them in the previous two games and we may not have been very focused on the task at hand,” he said. “But we did find a way to win, which was important.”
He said that it was great to see Girard get the win.For more on this story, please see the Dec. 6 print edition of The Clarion.