The Humboldt Broncos gave up 4 goals in the third period as the 12th place Kindersley Klippers completed the 5-3 comeback victory to upset the 2nd place Humboldt Broncos on Friday night.
It was just the 2nd divisional game for the Broncos throughout 12 games this season and marked the first meeting between the Klippers and Broncos.
Humboldt opn3ed the scoring in the first period with Alec Saretzky’s 5th goal of the season.
In the second frame, Logan Cox tied the game at 1-1 before Saretzky scored his second of the game and Jacob Boucher added his 5th of the season to give the Broncos a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.
Going off the pre-game narrative of the two teams vastly different records, many would think the Broncos would have little problem closing out the game. However, give credit to the Klippers as the parity in the SJHL showcased itself once again.
Kindersley scored goals from Kayden Ostrom, Spencer Paplawski, and Cash Arnsten, mostly off Broncos defensive turnovers, to take a 4-3 lead. Paplawski added an empty netter for his second of the game and the Klippers picked up their third win of the season, handing the Broncos their second loss.
The last time the Broncos lost a game this season, they responded with an authoritarian 11-4 victory over the Nipawin Hawks. The lights are set to potentially align once again as the Broncos will host the Hawks the following day and look to respond in the same winning fashion way.