Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Broncos Ground Klippers in Shootout to Extend Winning Streak to 7

Humboldt celebrates their 7th consecutive victory in a 2-1 shootout over the Kindersley Klippers. Photo Credit: Marla Possberg Photography.

The winning ways continue for the Humboldt Broncos.

The Broncos welcomed in the Kindersley Klippers on Tuesday night and skated away with a 2-1 shootout victory. The win extends the Broncos’ streak to seven straight victories, while also remaining undefeated on home ice, now 8-0-0.

The Klippers opened the scoring midway through the first period with Tylin Hilbig’s team leading seventh goal of the year.

The game was a goaltender’s battle all the way until the third period. Logan Kurki, just 16 seconds into the final frame, fired a wrist shot off the post and in, beating Klippers’ netminder Matt Pesenti for his 11th of the year and tied the game up 1-1.

Once again, throughout the remaining duration of the third and the entire overtime session, Rayce Ramsay and Pesenti kept the game tied, forcing a shootout.

Neither team had lost in a shootout prior to last night, with the Klippers going 2 for 2, and the Broncos 1 for 1.

Both teams first two shooters were unable to break through. The Broncos third shooter, Cage Newans got his on the board first and put the pressure on the Klippers. However, Noah Lindsay answered right back to keep the Klippers hopes alive.
Matthew Perkins was the Bronco’s fourth shooter and he buried on his first career shootout attempt, once again leaving a do-or-die situation for the Klippers. This time, Rayce Ramsay turned aside Matt Mazzocchi to pick up the win and keep the winning streak alive.

Ramsay stopped 23 of 24, and 3 of 4 in the shootout to pick up his league leading 13th win on the season.

The Broncos improved to 13-4 and sit in sole possession of first place in the SJHL

The Broncos will now head down south for three games in three nights against the Weyburn Red Wings (Friday), and the Estevan Bruins (Saturday, Sunday).