Goaltender Justen Close tames the Hounds

Goaltender earns his second shutout of the season as the Klippers defeat visiting Notre Dame 3-0; Kindersley on the road this week

Goaltender Justen Close had a stellar night on Saturday, stopping all 31 shots he faced to backstop the Klippers to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Notre Dame Hounds.

Clarion staff

Goaltender Justen Close earned his second shutout of the season on Saturday to defeat the visiting Notre Dame Hounds 3-0 in the Klippers’ latest action this past week.

The Klippers also travelled to North Battleford to take on the North Stars on Wednesday in a makeup game, losing 4-2.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League squad is now on the road. They were scheduled to take on the Hounds in Wilcox yesterday (Tuesday), then travel to Estevan to take on the Bruins tonight. Friday, they travel to Weyburn to take on the Red Wings, before travelling back to Estevan on Saturday.

The Klippers held a 3-1 record against Notre Dame so far this season, going into Tuesday’s game. The Klippers have only played Estevan once, defeating them 7-5 in Kindersley on Sept. 22. Against the Red Wings, the Klippers hold a 2-2 record so far this season.

For more on this story, please see the Jan. 10 print edition of The Clarion.

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