Klippers have solid week as they prepare for playoffs

Justen Close named SJHL goaltender of the year

Klippers goaltender Justen Close was named this year’s SJHL goaltender of the year.

Clarion staff

The Kindersley Klippers had a solid week on the road, defeating the La Ronge Ice Wolves in their latest game Thursday 6-1. They also defeated the Melfort Mustangs 7-6 in a shootout Wednesday. Tuesday, at the start of their week, they dropped a 4-1 decision to the league-leading Nipawin Hawks.

“It was a tough loss in Nipawin, but I thought it was also the best game that we played during the week,” said coach Geoff Grimwood, “In Melfort, it was a very different game for us. We’re not used to that many goals being scored, but it was okay. The two best goalies in the league were out there playing and I am not sure what happened, maybe it was a full moon out there.”

There were eight goals sored in the first period of that game and Kindersley was up 5-3 after the opening frame.

For more on this story, please see the Mar. 7 print edition of The Clarion.


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