LATE PUSH LIFTS TEAM GREEN TO WIN.
It was a game of momentum swings in a very competitive Kimmer Cup intrasquad game today at the West Central Events Center. In front of a healthy crowd on a Sunday afternoon, Team Green’s Devon Cyr opened the scoring shorthanded with teammate Kyle Bosch serving a minor penalty barely 5 minutes into the contest. Recently re-acquired 20 year old forward Tanner Thompson also found the score sheet for Team Green before the first intermission.
The second period took on a different tone as Stratton Pickett and Spencer Milne both scored early to even things up before Cody Hodgson made some magic flying down the left wing, laying the puck through defender Billy Trarback’s feet leaving him alone with the goaltender topped off with a fantastic between the legs top-shelf wrister a’ la Marek Malik (NYR ’06) that put Team White ahead for the first time.
The score remained 3-2 on White’s favor until late in the third period when with the goalie pulled and an extra attacker on, 6’5″ 230 lb defenseman Tate Page banged home a loose puck to tie things up with just under a minute to play in regulation.
A brief 4 on 3 powerplay ensued when Jordan Funk was called for a high sticking penalty but the overtime session continued 3 on 3 at it’s completion. Team Green’s comeback was made complete when Mason Fischer broke in one on one and shoveled a backhander through Hudson Killam for the winner.
Next up for the Klippers hopefuls is an exhibition game Tuesday afternoon at 2:30pm vs the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves followed by two road exhibition games before returning home Saturday the 9th to wrap up the exhibition schedule versus Battleford.
The Klippers organization thanks the exceptional young men and their families for coming to Kindersley and making this camp great.