Thursday, January 26, 2012

Melville Drops Kindersley 5-2 As The Klippers Lose Their 10th Straight

- Wednesday night Kindersley failed to bring a full 60 minute effort, which resulted in a 5-2 Melville victory. They showed bits and spurts of solid hockey, but overall it wasn't the same performance we had seen out in Weyburn on Sunday. The start wasn't pretty for Kindersley as the starting line of Mireau, McNulty and Wasden struck only 14 seconds into the contest. Melville elected to put Wasden with those 2 for the games opening shift and it payed off as McNulty potted his 25th of the season. That was the only marker of the opening frame and Kindersley would strike next in the 2nd period early on their 1st powerplay chance. D Jay McGrath walked off the wall and ripped one short side for his 10th of the season. Melville would take back the lead though and then go up by 2 before the period was over. Kindersley did make things interesting for a few moments in the 3rd when Davies got Kindersley within one. The next shift though a defensive zone breakdown lead to Melville going back up by 2. That must of been a huge let down on the bench for the team after fighting hard to get back and then to go right back down on the next shift. Melville would add another one in the 3rd to win by a final of 5-2. It has become evident that for Kindersley to beat these veteran like teams in the SJHL, that they will have to work their bags off for an entire 60 minutes, and be crisp all the way through, as one mistake seems to always end up in the back of the net.

- Another tough weekend lies ahead for the Kindersley Klippers against 2 very talented Sherwood teams. Kindersley will play in Yorkton Friday night, Melville on Saturday night and Yorkton again on Sunday. Kindersleys special teams has been improving lately, which could be the key to Kindersley unlocking a victory this weekend.

- I will have all 3 of the weekend broadcasts on 1330/1210 Classic Hits Radio. These will be my final radio broadcasts of the season for Kindersley and I am hoping the boys can pull through with a victory.

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