The Kindersley Klippers will try to snap a mini 2 game losing streak tonight when they visit the Estevan Bruins. Game time is 7:30pm and available on Classic Hits radio via Klippershockey.com.
The Klippers are 1-1-1 after three games in their current six game road swing albeit they do have a couple days of practice back home before wrapping up the trip in Nipawin and La Ronge on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the team dominates at home with a record of 11-3-1 they are only 5-8-2 on the road this season.
Andrew Dommett continues his strong play as of late. The SJHL's player of the month has 13 goals in his last 10 games. He also picked up 3 goals in the Klippers only meeting with the Bruins, a game in which they won 4-0.
Taylor Duzan is playing some good hockey as of late as well and has a 4 game goal scoring streak to show for it.
The Klippers made a goaltender swap. Josh Baker went to the SIJHL while Scott Hellyer was brought in from the MJHL. Both deals were for future considerations.
The Estevan Bruins were much busier at deadline time and acquired a superstar in the process. The Bruins dealt '90 Brody Haygarth to the Flin Flon Bombers for the SJHL's #2 ranked scorer in Devin Mitzner. The Bruins also acquired 1991 D Brett Rock from Melfort for '89 F Brant Harris. '89 F Anthony Collins was sent to Winkler in the MJHL for '90 F Joel Becker. The Bruins went even younger by sending '89 D Davis Brown to Weyburn for '90 F Kyle Johnson.
The Bruins have been in the basement of the Sherwood Conference all season and can see the light. They are just 2 points back of Melville although the Mills have 3 games in hand. Estevan will need to turn things around as they have just 2 wins in their last 8 games.
Listen online with Kris Hussey tonight by using the link on Klippershockey.com or tuning in to 1330/1210. I'll post scoring updates as well at Twitter.com/darrendupont.