Saturday, January 28, 2012

Klippers Drop 11th Straight Out In Yorkton

- 1st off I apologize for the game not being broadcasted on the radio. I forgot the power cord back at the radio station. This usually wouldn't be a problem because the board has a built in battery, but for some reason it wasn't working and I had no juice to broadcast the game . I think we should be good to go for tonight's game, as I am planning on meeting up with Craig Stein today from GX94 to borrow some radio gear.

- On to the game, Kindersley had a really solid opening frame which saw them kill off a lengthy 5 on 3 and also head into the break scoreless through 20.

- In the 2nd, Yorkton would elevate their game and Kindersley was unable match it. That's the problem, when the times get tough in the hockey games, Kindersley just doesn't have that fight back intensity.

- Early in the 3rd the floodgates opened for Yorkton as they would score 3 goals in the opening 5 minutes of the period. The lone bright spot for Kindersley in that frame was youngster Kody Thue. He plays Midget AAA for the Yorkton Harvest, and got called up for his 1st SJHL game as a Klipper. Thues rights had come over to Kindersley, in the Jordon Hoffman trade. Anyways, off the draw, Geislinger won it back to the point, and Thue launched a solid wrister top corner glove side. For a dman, that's about as pretty as it gets for your 1st Junior career marker. Thue also had a pretty solid outing for Kindersley. He kept it simple, didn't make any mistakes and scored the only Klippers goal.

- Kindersley has now dropped 11 straight contests, and things are looking doom and gloom right about now in terms of the rest of the season. Having said that, there are a few positives for Kindersly last night. Their penalty kill has been much more effective of late, and it showed last night when they killed off a 5 on 3 early. They are also generating good looks offensively. Kindersley mustered 34 shots on goal which is a positive. If they keep getting that many shots every night, the goals should come. Shymko was very solid on the night for Yorkton and earned the games 1st star.

- The Klippers will depart for Melville tonight and then back to Yorkton Sunday to wrap up the road swing. I will tweet updates on the radio broadcast situation at some point this afternoon, but like I mentioned, we should be good to go for tonight's game.


  1. The story of the year for Kindersley has been defensive breakdowns.Why have adjustments never been made?Why were five of the six goals scored in Yorkton last night an open or uncontained man in front and the other a breakaway with no d-men back. We can only seem to score one or two goals a game so why not concentrate on playing more defensive? Look after your own end and the offense will hopefully come. No time out called again last night, no adjustments made,maybe it's not the players with the so called "no compete" level, looks more like lack of coaching

  2. Dibella got the puck to the face... not Lowe-Wylde.

  3. Look at the bright side at least some of the kids will be able to forget the season and go play provincial senior hockey

  4. Why are 5 dmen allowed to make mistakes and the other dman makes a mistake and sits for almost 2 periods? Come on Rockie your blatant favoritism is showing. Maybe you should learn to coach all the boys and if not step down.