Humboldt’s Doug Scott had four goals on the season through 22 games coming into Monday afternoon’s action against Kindersley, and he scored four more goals, and and an assist on Family Day as the Broncos came from behind and beat the Klippers 6-3.
Scott’s afternoon included a natural hat trick, one goal in each period, before adding his fourth, on the powerplay late in the third period.
Tristan Shewchuk (1g-1a) and Braiden Koran also scored while Karter McNarland and Logan Kurki added two goals each and Brendan Forman made 29/32 saves.
The Broncos (24-21-7-2) are now into seventh place overall, one point up on Estevan but they’ve played three more games than the Bruins.
Sean Michalevich and Jacob Schnapp had Kindersley ahead 2-0 in the first period and Liam Fraser added a third period marker.
It was a crushing loss for the Klippers (21-25-6-1) who are now eight points back of Humboldt, and seven behind Estevan for what’s now the final playoff spot. The Klippers have a game in hand on Humboldt but have two fewer games remaining than Estevan, so their playoff hopes took a heavy blow on Monday.
Melfort and Nipawin both officially clinched playoff spots with the Klippers’ loss.