By Craig Stein
KLIPPERS BACK INTO AG RISK DIVISION LEAD
Declan Hobbs stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced, and the Nipawin Hawks put an end to the Flin Flon Bombers’ nine game winning streak with a 4-2 victory at home on Tuesday night.
Jeremy Bisson (1g-1a), Jake Tremblay, Carson Erhardt and Michael Makarenko did the scoring, as the Hawks (32-12-1-2) picked up two pivotal points, moving seven points up on Flin Flon for the Sherwood Division lead.
Jack Michel and Ethan Daniels did the scoring for the Bombers (29-14-0-2). Flin Flon still has two games in hand on the Hawks with one more head to head meeting in Flin Flon in late February.
The Kindersley Klippers are back in top spot in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division, as they opened up their four game road trip in Yorkton with a 4-3 win.
That pulls the Klippers (27-11-3-2) into a tie for the division lead with Humboldt, and they still have four games in hand. They’re in Melville on Wednesday, take Thursday off, before repeating in Yorkton and Melville Friday/Saturday.
Zach Johnson got the first start of the trip, stopping 40/43 shots. Austin Nault (1g-1a), Blake Kleiner, Devon Cyr and Tyler Traptow did the scoring.
Cole Keenleyside scored a shorthanded goal in the first period for the Terriers (24-20-1-0) and added his second of the night late in the third. Colby Brandt also found the net.
The regulation loss keeps Yorkton tied with Estevan for first place in the Viterra Division. The Terriers are down to one game in hand. They’re home again to Kindersley on Friday, and Battlefords on Saturday.